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Well, today is the 52nd post for Mind.Set.Go., which means it has been a full year since this journey began. With that said, I want to recap the year and thank everyone not only for your support, but also for your inspiration and words of encouragement along the way.
I want to start with my own testimonial:
Within one year, maintaining the “Mind.Set.Go. Mentality” has helped to bring clarity to my life in ways I did not even know existed. I am becoming more aware of our capabilities as people, and I want to continue to test myself and others to bring out the best in ourselves. I have stepped out the box, I have expanded my comfort zone, and I have done things I never saw myself capable of doing.
I have also failed myself at times, procrastinated from doing certain things, and took the easy way out a number of times. With that said, I am not afraid to admit this and call myself out for it. I know where I need to make improvements and plan to pester myself until these improvements become habit. There is always room for improvement and the fear of failure or fear of the outcome should never deter us away from our actions. Life is about failing and about what we learn from our experiences. Take these experiences in stride and work to better yourself and those around you.
Again, thank you to everyone who has supported Mind.Set.Go. You inspire me to do more, and I hope Mind.Set.Go. can have the effect on your own life as it has and will continue to have on mine. There is more to come and plenty more to be done, and without your help, none of this is possible.
There are so many memories created thanks to so many different people! Thank you to all. Check out some of these memories from last year:
Huge thanks to Grif Fos of Team Good Folks for allowing me to be a part of the amazing 3 day, 270 Mile Trek to raise funds for those with ALS. It was such a great experience and I was given the opportunity to make new friends and hear of stories that were inspiring to say the least.
Huge Shoutout to Katie Fisse, who was brave enough to step out her comfort zone and serve as our beautiful model for the “Keep Rolling” Shirts. She is also an avid crossfitter and is posing here after one of her workouts reppin some Mind.Set.Go.
These guys have been nothing but family to me. Mr. Ray is a supporter of Mind.Set.Go., and Logan and I are doing a little representing in Miami for his brother’s bachelor party.
Thanks for reppin your reminder Logan.
I am proud to say that Lance Oncale from Fatty’s Main Street Grill in Laplace was a huge help and donated both his time and cooking skills for our food drive as well as the “Going the Extra Mile for ALS” 5K. Thanks for your help and support Lance.
James Callahan and Grif Fos are busy in handing out meals as we raised over $1,800 for Team Gleason as part of some fundraising we did for the 270 Mile Tri-State Trek. Huge shoutout to James Callahan for running the ship on this special day. Thanks brotha.
Nick Smith has been nothing but a huge supporter of Mind.Set.Go. and I was able to join him for the New Orleans Bowl run in December. Of course we had a great time and repped some Mind.Set.Go.!
Pre-race. Me and Nick Smith getting ready to stroll around NOLA.
This was a great time. Team Mind.Set.Go. took part in the Take 5 for Perry Cabbage Ball Tourney. Paige and Britt are all cheers while Helm is checking the action on the field.
Huge Thanks to Andrew Coleman, who is a true lifelong friend and who was a constant workout partner. We both pushed each other through some crazy workouts, and we could not have done it without each other. This is us after our first run ever in Chicago. It was 4 miles, to support Mental Health, and we scored some awesome shades out of it as well.
This is a memory! Huge shoutout to Team Mind.Set.Go. at the Austin, Texas Tough Mudder in April last year. We were only smiling because we had no idea what we were about to encounter that day. Thanks to Andrew, James, Alex, and Chris for such a great time.
A personal favorite, here is at the start of the “Going the Extra Mile for ALS” 5k which Mind.Set.Go. put on and raised $5,120 for Team Gleason! Thank you to all the sponsors and everyone who came out, went the extra mile, and helped to make this event such as success in its first year. It is truly amazing what we can accomplish when we come together as a team.
Ms. Melanie was a huge help in putting the 5k together. Her enthusiasm and willingness to lend a hand is something to be learned from. Thank you for your help Ms. Melanie!
Lifelong friends Darin and Corey have also been a huge help with the progress of Mind.Set.Go. Darin worked to help put up the online registration for the race and Corey was the photographer for our food drive. Thanks for your help fellas.
Huge shoutout to Garrett Bernard, Brian Yee, and Patrick Mackintosh for completing the Marine Corps Marathon in D.C. in October. They all repped Mind.Set.Go. and ran all 26.2 Miles. Incredible and congrats again to those guys.
Brian & Garrett Post-Race. Congrats on one hell of an accomplishment!
Nick Smith even took Mind.Set.Go. to run in a race in New York. Thanks for reppin Nick and keep up the hard work!
Ms. Rosemary from Tres Chic, LLC in Laplace, Ms. Diana who is an old neighbor, and my Mom all were a huge helping hand during the “Going the Extra Mile for ALS” 5k. Thank you to not only these ladies, but to everyone who volunteered a hand on this special day.
After my 1st Half Marathon. My body wanted me to quit several times, but my mind was able to keep me rolling.
Blake Gillies busted out the Keep Rolling Tee during the MS 150 ride. Thanks for riding as Team Mind.Set.Go. and congrats on the accomplishment!
Blake Fogleman and Joe Eldridge took Mind.Set.Go. to Houston, Texas for another Tough Mudder event and gave it hell. Thanks for reppin and congrats on joining the Mudder Nation!
Team Mind.Set.Go. at the Take 5 for Perry Cabbage Ball Tourney. Thanks to this group of friends who kept the day quite entertaining all while reppin a little Mind.Set.Go.!
Magan Munson all the way up in D.C. sent me this pic of her reppin during one of here morning workouts. She is a bundle of energy if you can’t tell from the picture that was taken at 5 in the morning!
My good buddy Zach out in Houston, Texas snapped a pic of his newlywed wife, Amber Osborne, as she is taking it easy while reppin her reminder.
Thanks to Lauren, Sue, and the rest of Team Gleason for allowing me to volunteer with them on several occasions! Team Gleason is where it’s at! No White Flags!
After my 1st 10 Mile run in Chicago. Little did I know I would be running a full marathon at the beginning of 2014.
This pic was sent to me by a friend when they spotted someone at a Pelicans Game Reppin some Mind.Set.Go. It’s blurry, but that’s Mind.Set.Go.! Thanks for repping your reminder at the game!
Shoutout to Rustin Steib who sent me this during one of his runs. This guy was also a great workout partner and pushed me on a daily basis. Thanks for your dedication bro.
This is special to me. Our first 5K event put on to benefit Team Gleason. Thanks to all who came out and supported this event!
My mom and I the day before the big run! Nerves were running high, but she helped make many pre race preparations for me! Thank you for the help and support.
As you can see, Mind.Set.Go. is comprised of a group of individuals who wish to help give back and pursue that positive lifestyle. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone involved and to all of Team Mind.Set.Go. Whether you purchased a shirt, have been following along, or have pushed yourself to new limits, you are a part of Mind.Set.Go.
The benefits speak with the actions we take. I can not stop saying thank you to everyone for the support. We are all a part of Mind.Set.Go. together, and we wish to continue to grow both as a team and as individuals. Keep Rolling and keep that Mind.Set.Go. Mentality!
My message to us all:
The mind is powerful, and our thoughts dictate the actions we take, so my question to you is: Why not make your thoughts positive?
Thank you for taking time to read this and for helping to keep Mind.Set.Go. rolling for over a year now!