Strong Body and Runner

I’m a runner. I’ve been running for 15+ years.

I neglected strengthening some of my muscles during a chunk of that time. I hade muscular imbalances and weaknesses that I didn’t work to correct.

I didn’t realize it how important it was to have a strong core and foundation.

I’ve made it a priority to strength train regularly and consistently.

Here are the benefits I’ve experienced:

1. I’m stronger.

2. I move better.

3. I’m more confident.

4. I’m a more balanced, well-rounded athlete.

5. My core is stronger and more stable.

6. My muscles are in balance.

7. I’m less injury prone.

8. I’m a stronger runner and endurance athlete.

9. I can perform a wide-range of exercises without thinking twice.

10. I can now do lunges without losing my balance and my legs wobbling.

I feel so much better about my body – not necessarily how I look but how I feel.

If you want to feel better about yourself, I highly recommend building a strong body and getting fit.

As you get stronger and your fitness level increases, your confidence will skyrocket.

I no longer want to be a runner. I want to be a strong runner.

The Struggle

We don’t have to struggle.

We don’t have to continue in the perpetual cycle of agony.

Why do we take pride in struggling?

Just because we’ve seen our family and friends struggle doesn’t mean we have to struggle.

We don’t have to accept it and go down the same path.

Break the cycle of struggling.

Do better for yourself and your family.

Open your eyes and mind to all of the possibilities.

The world is big. Think big and play big.

Dream about it and do it.

There are opportunities out there that we’ve never seen and heard about. Find them and seize them.

The better you do for yourself, the more you can do for your family and the more you can help others.

Rural America, Main Street

Rural America is struggling. Main street is struggling. Small towns are struggling. Small businesses are struggling. The economy is small and lackluster.

These are the cold hard facts. This is the harsh reality. The truth hurts.

I grew up in a small town. It hurts me to think and write about it. It’s a hard pill for me to swallow.

It’s a shame people must leave their hometowns because there aren’t enough decent jobs and the areas aren’t able to support businesses.

It’s a shame people must leave their family and friends.

All great things come to an end.

I want to stay. I want to change the area. I want to turn it around.

I want to help the area. I want to better the area.

I want to help make positive changes. I want to make a difference. I want to have a positive impact.

Can I make a difference? Can one person make a difference? Is the problem too big to solve? Are we too far gone?