Swipe ⬅️⬅️⬅️ for yesterday’s running route and the splits 🏃 🤖 Read ⤵️⤵️⤵️ for my inspiration: I set out with the intent to put down five miles. It seemed like a good goal at the time anyway. Well, once I got out there things started getting real tough, real quick. My back started to get pissed off at me (“Yo, you ran 4.5 miles on Saturday, played hockey for 2 hours yesterday- WTF R U DOIN BRO?!?”) And then everything started getting kinda crampy - my breathing was off-rhythm so my abs started getting way too tight, my hamstrings were pretty irritated in general and I almost fell a number of times. Welp, I kept at it - kept pushing, didn’t stop. I reached a number of points during the run where I said “I’ll just turn around up here,” but just kept going. WHY? Because, I can. Because I spent the first 20 something years of my life being told “You can’t” “No way” “It’s not possible” And because, each day, I meet and engage with people who have been told the same things - “You won’t do X, Y, and Z again since your injury” Hear me loud and clear: FUCK. THAT. Ladies and gentlemen, YOU and YOU ALONE decide what you are capable of. Too often we wholly embrace the narratives we’re being told without question. I say it’s time to start questioning the people making these statements and holding them responsible for the outcomes they lead to. When’s the last time you did something that you were told you “couldn’t”?