Before you read further, check out the short video about a man named Lyle Anderson. A friend showed me this article, and I could not help but be taken back by his story and how he views life. Although diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) at the age of 30, Lyle was able to use this diagnosis to change his lifestyle around. He is now a triathlete who has completed an astonishing 38 Half-marathons, 7 Marathons, 4 IRONMAN 70.3 races, 12 Olympic distance triathlons, 4 sprint distance races, and more 5k’s that he can count.
Upon reading an article about Lyle and listening to this short video, one thing stood out to me.
Lyle said one simple, yet powerful thing.
” There isn’t anything that’s going to hold me back.”
It’s that kind of mindset that has carried Lyle to mentally and physically push himself to heights he previously had never thought of reaching.
I’m learning that a large part of life is mental, and I learn from people like Lyle Anderson, people like Steve Gleason, and people who are able to see life for all that it has to offer. It’s completely how you view life that will determine the type of person you want to become. Me, I want to continue to test myself and hopefully help others do the same.
With that said, this is an OPEN INVITATION to join myself, Garrett O’ Hanlon, and Jason Melancon in the IRONMAN 70.3 taking place in New Orleans in April. We will be reppin’ Mind.Set.Go. and hope to push ourselves beyond our comfort zone and expand our boundaries. If you are slightly interested, you should come join us. Yes, we are nervous, yes we are out our comfort zone. Yes, this even seems a little crazy, but the reward this mental and physical challenge presents can be life changing.
And guess what!? Training starts Saturday, November 16 with the Mind.Set.Go. “Going the Extra Mile for ALS” 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk/Run!
IRONMAN or not, this is event is a great way to show support for a man, Steve Gleason, who lives his life to the fullest, inspiring people along the way. Signing up is easy! Just click here and fill out the online form. Come push yourself and be around a positive environment, all while supporting The Team Gleason Foundation!
Remember, there is nothing that can hold us back, so let’s attack life with this attitude and see how much fun we can have along they way.
Thank you for reading this and have a great rest of the week.
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