In 2007, for me, it was seeing the movies “300” and “Peaceful Warrior”, along with discovering CrossFit, that inspired me to pursue extraordinary fitness for myself and as a coach. I wrote a brief blog post about it at the time – not describing those details, but expressing my declaration and my passion for a possibility that was amplified and made new for me at that time – extraordinary fitness.
Here’s what I wrote:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007
For the past year or so I’ve been entertained and intrigued by many of the horoscopes by Rob Brezsny, published in our local paper (www.freewillastrology.com)
This is my most recent one, and it’s a perfect fit with my life right now.
Here’s what George Sheehan wrote in Running and Being, his book about running: “If you want to win anything–a race, your self, your life–you have to go a little berserk.” For a limited time only, I’m endorsing that strategy for your personal use, Cancerian. While I do love your sensitivity and subtlety, right now I’d like to see you get half-crazy in a ferocious devotion to the noble dream you love best.
I’m taking this on as my manifesto of the moment:
Getting half-crazy-berserk in ferocious devotion to the noble dream I love best – extraordinary fitness.