If you can’t be friends, at least try to be frenemies
The object of this Facebook note is to identify ways which you know, or feel pretty sure, you are NOT average. It sounds like it might be for “misfits” or “pompous” people, but hey, everybody is “not average” in a lot of ways. Try it! I think you’ll love it! I don’t think you’ll have to encourage some friends to try it themselves, either, after they see it! There’s something about not being average that breeds competition. They’ll be “stealing” it, in Facebook-speak, from you as soon as they can find enough time to think about doing it for themselves!
The Olympics is a rich source of inspiration. It is somewhat regrettable it only comes once every four years, although the stagger to make it every two years definitely helps.
So, with the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics now over, what will it inspire you to do?
Or what did it inspire you to do if you’ve already started something by the time you read this?
I’m going to take up a new winter sport next year. I don’t know what it will be yet. I’ll try a few and decide.
Maybe I’ll curl more avidly than just a game a year.
Maybe for the 2011 Canada Games in Halifax, they will have a long track for me to try out long track speed skating.
I’m sure cross-country skiing could benefit me. I’m just not much of a cold weather guy, even though I do my marathon training outdoors during winter. I didn’t say I liked it, though.
Maybe I’ll finally learn to skate backwards or stop like a hockey player. I can only do wicked corners right now so maybe short track speed skating.
I’m not going to dream big, because I know the most difficult part in any long journey is taking the first step. I’ve done that for 27 marathons now, along with many more less literal journeys. It’s time for another journey.
Any suggestions for a 5′ 2″ 108 lbs. guy with strong legs, lots of endurance and coordination?
I’ll take summer sport suggestions, too! 🙂
Also any suggestions for Olympics withdrawal?
Where’s a good rehab place?
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