I ran my first marathon in New York City on November 5th, 2017. This adventure wasn’t just about going out and running a fast time, although through the process I’ve fallen in love with running and become a time-obsessed runner. This was a life exercise, not just a physical or mental exercise.
In the past 13 weeks I lost 19 pounds and 7% body fat. I went from being an overweight hypocrite to an aspiring and ambitious athlete again. I went from being someone whose health was in question to a healthy person. My body works better, my mind works better, my life works better. Thanks to my support team, and my new daily regimen of @curoslife, I finally feel like the elite athlete that has been buried inside me since college. Talk is cheap, eventually you have to walk the walk, and sometimes you have to run the run. There are plenty of people in this world who try to lead by talking, its much easier than doing it by example. For me and those around me, it was time to shut up and run.
Running a marathon has been on my list for a while, and one day I just became sick of making excuses. I realized I was an able-bodied person more than capable of running a marathon, but here’s the epiphany. I realized to do it, I couldn’t talk about it, I actually had to do it. I don’t mean the running, I mean the training. I mean putting in the work that is required to achieve your goals. My realization was that this is a direct parallel with my business life, my personal life and any other goals I have. I can do it, I just have to do it.
Running the marathon was a choice, I didn’t have to do it. I wanted to do it, but to do it, I had to do it. It made me realize the core of what Nike is actually telling us, is, do it. This is IT.
Don’t forget, the government wants us to be fat. We eat sh*tty food, we get fat, we get sick and then we need drugs, and thats what they want to happen. Because those drugs make the drug companies rich, and politicians get elected with money provided to them by people who work for the drug companies. If the government really cared about our health, they would fix the food system, but instead they just create more drugs for when we get sick from the food.
So a shoutout to all those who have been there supporting me on this path, you changed my life and may have saved it. And a note to all those who are battling a similar feeling, message me anytime. Take the first step, its a long race, but it can change your life.