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… and it’s on.
“Only if you” talks about a pledge to ourselves: making of our lives something of substance. We should not go through life unceremoniously. Please, I mean it.
There will be as many answers as people to fulfil this task, and here I am ready to contribute mine, which sits on:
– Motivation. This is the one and only thing we need to reach meaningful experiences.
– Time. Finite resource that we’d better put to good use before it’s too late.
– Learning. How are we supposed to create new realities if we don’t seek new inputs to reshape our comfort (or discomfort) zone?
I feel privileged to be able to share the experiences that will fill this blog. And why not, of having overcome —or be in the process to!— everything else not as easy in the eye that after all has worked as a catalyst, not as an obstacle.
“we must learn to walk before we can run” (proverb)
You see, I’ve always liked cycling. I always struggled running. I’ve never really liked walking. I’ve never been a good swimmer.
In 2007 when I went about to complete my first St. James’s Way (from now on “Camino”) on my bicycle, something clicked. For the first time —ever?— I truly saw what my body and mind could accomplish and how —damn!—good it felt. Then in 2011 I took up running, and that was the definite game-changer.
Since then, I’ve kept enjoying my cycling, I have become an experienced runner and hiker, and I intend to become a decent swimmer. But most importantly, all of this makes me HAPPY.
Less is more, and all of the above is enough for today.
Welcome and enjoy your race!