Two weekends ago I was running up one of our local canyons and the grass and weeds along the trail had grown up quite tall. As I was cruising through a mini switchback section with grass as tall as my head I noticed in front of me a long limb from some berry bush with tiny barbs sticking out of it. My immediate response was to transition from my left to my right foot while at the same time twisting slightly to my left in a mini pirouette to avoid the thorns. Just as I did this with my left foot in the air my right foot hit an unseen rock sticking out. The result was less than spectacular as I found myself once again falling straight forward with nothing to break my fall but my hands, arms and shoulders. After taking a deep breath and spitting some water from my hydration pack on all the cuts to get most of the dirt out of the cuts I continued up the mountain until I felt I had gone far enough for the day and turned around and ran back.
That is an example of a transition that had a bad result but one I could bounce back up from. We all have transitions in life and it is our response to these transitions that define who we will become in the long run. Guess what we are all going to get old, we are going to transition from our younger, more active selves to a different body we will have to learn how to adjust to. How will you transition, make the changes and keep moving forward? There are career transitions, location transitions, home life transitions and so many more that I could go on and on. With all of these we must learn how to respond and keep moving forward.
Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting some practical guidance based of course with stories from the trails as I run through life that will hopefully help you prepare for the transitions in your life by giving you some practical tips on how to keep moving relentless forward in this ultra life we live. You will notice some transitions to this website as I prepare for the launch of my first book launch, Living An Ultra Life that will include a free gift of my journal. Life Is A Marathon is a journal I wrote years ago for myself that I have put in PDF form and will send to everybody who signs up for my bi-monthly newsletter or who shares my site on social media and emails me to let me know. There will also be a Living An Ultra Life Facebook page going up and maybe even Twitter. Once again I am making another transition in life and I can’t wait to live this adventure with all of you.