By day, I am just a mild mannered attorney. I go to work in a suit and tie just like all my colleagues. However, in the early morning hours I have a different persona. I get up early, don my partially spandex compression shirt, put on some lightweight running shorts with reflective stripes, strap on my utility belt, and wrap my magical satellite watch around my wrist. A little stretching, and then I am off. Not to fight injustice or crime, that comes later in the day, but off to do something else even more amazing. With a speed and endurance not expected from an ordinary guy like me, I blaze a path to accomplishing the impossible. For those moments, I am a superhero!
Now that I am back from my morning run, the costume has come off and I an just ordinary Travis C., sitting down and writing my thoughts for the day. My run today was a 10K (6.2 mile) run and, while I didn't set a personal record, I was within seconds of it and blazingly fast finishing in 54:54. As I put on my running shirt this morning, I was chuckling that I was actually wearing something with spandex in it. That is when I started to think of the superhero analogy. 8 months ago I could barely walk a mile, now, I am running 10K's like they are nothing. I was light on my feet and it felt like I was flying through it. The best part is that this was not a superpower I was given at birth, but rather one I had earned through a lot of sweat equity (88 pounds of it so far). When you earn something, you appreciate it more than if you are just given it.
So, to all those who are reading my blog: Never fear! Travis C. is here! OK - that was a little corny, but, you get the idea. The best part of all this is that you too can be a superhero. Put in the time and the effort to better your life and, 8 months form now, you too can join the ranks of the superhero league of which I am a charter member. Not a sidekick, but a full hero. If I can get here (and go beyond) so can you!
Once again, life is good.