The weather this morning was perfect for the workout I had already decided on. Instead of going for a mind-numbing jog or doing bodyweight exercises in the basement, I headed to the fields I grew up playing soccer on. It's been an embarrassingly long time since I've gotten any touches on the ball and I figured I could get a workout in while re-familiarizing myself with my favorite sport.
It was cold, cloudy, and the wind was howling: perfect soccer weather. Actually this is what I hated most about playing soccer in Nebraska. The season is in the spring, which is usually windy and rainy; not such great weather for soccer. However, considering I grew up playing in this weather, stepping onto the field today brought back the memories. Suddenly my body felt alive, young, ready for action.
It quickly became apparent that I'm actually not any younger or ready for a real soccer match. Boy do I suck! A couple of sprints down the field set my lungs on fire! But that's exactly why I went out there today. Gotta start somewhere, right!?
As I think about how far I've fallen from my peak physical health, I'm reminded of the mantra Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine taught me: "Day by day, in every way, I'm getting better and better." I may not be any good anymore, but every day is a chance to get better, not only in soccer, but every area of life.
Day by day, in every way, I'm getting better and better.
Do Good || Be Strong || Fear Nothing