Monday night I had dragon boat practice, which I must say I do love. Shsss, don’t tell Coach Vince as he’ll have me out on the water 3 nights/week. I’ve been moved to midcrew and am now paddling left rather than right. Cool.
I love being out on the water at sunset;
I love the camraderie of the crewmates I’m just getting to know;
I’m utterly fascinated with the skill required to ‘master’ the dragon boat paddle stroke; and,
I simply adore when these things come together perfectly and the boat seems to move itself across Lake Ontario.
Tuesday night I ran after work (and before the key lime pie disaster) and felt great, shaving 26 seconds off my time for the usual route I follow.
I love jogging at the end of the day;
I love the quiet moments of inner reflection it brings me;
I’m utterly fascinated with the skill required to ‘master’ the art of foot following foot; and,
I simply adore when these things come together perfectly and time seems to stop – if only for a moment – and “I” cease to exist.
My jog yesterday got me to thinking about this:
My triathlon bike, which has – literally – sat unused on my balcony since July 25, 2004 (the day I completed my Ironman Triathlon)
My Ironman Triathlon ‘m-dot’ tattoo which forever brands me as someone who endured what seems utterly impossible – swim 4 kms then cycle 180 kms then run 42kms all in a single day.
But, if you master the art of mind over body, and suspend “I”, and sink into ‘the moment’ … you can conquer even the impossible. And believe me, once you conquer impossible you are forever changed on levels hard to imagine … let alone explain.
So, don’t delay. Whatever your passion is; whatever secret goal you cherish; whatever out-of-reach dream you seek … go after it!