I don’t talk about it much but before my running days, I was a soccer player. Every minute of my free time from 5 years old until 20 years old. I slept with the ball, I had it at my feet when I walked around. I was hooked early by the pure chance that I was on a state championship team at the age of 6. The success continued as I moved around the country and had the pleasure of playing in summer leagues in Germany and France representing the US. Before the age of 12 I was one of the best. Making select teams that represented at first the city, then the state. Everyone was just waiting to see how I matured. I did, but it took a little longer than other players. The top kids caught up quickly in High School. Not really surpassing my skills but physically they men, I was still a boy. When it was time to go to college I was mentally starting to burn out. I had lived and breathed soccer for a long time. I never really tried anything else because I had such success. Where I’m heading with this is the goal of my life was to play in the world cup. Watching it bring back a lot of emotions from my youth.
Watching the US win yesterday brought it all back. Early on in my career there were coaches and scouts that thought if I “kept it up” I would be trying out for the national team . It was just enough to keep the dream alive. But as the other guys got bigger and stronger I soon realized I was a great soccer player, just not elite. It’s not settling for anything, its managing reality. By the time my body became strong and big I played a few more years and then I was done. But the competition and journey helped me in a lot of things I do today. Even in my running, I am competing with others and myself. Some people think I have achieved amazing things but I am not elite. I am great for my age group but at the national race in Boston I place 80th. I am fortunate that I am still getting faster but I accept the fact that won’t continue forever. I accept there will always be someone faster. But each year there are less. And watching the world cup brings it all back. I remember that yearning, that love, the dreaming. It was everything. Now I watch as an old man appreciating that these young men are achieving their goals and I can be happy for them because I truly understand. Been there, almost done that. On another note, Congrats to Francois on his new platform, Lend.ME, I hope it’s a big success, he deserves it. Here are today’s names. . Taking names for FRIDAY’S BOOK OF 10. SIX spots left and 2 names for $40 early bird special. Get your name in front of 18,000 plus potential buyers.
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