That quote has brought a lot of change to my life. Yes I have a good job, I can run well, and I'm in charge of my diabetes but I want more. I have my dream job in my mind and I have had a little taste of that, I'm stuck and don't know how to get where I want to be. The same is true when it comes to my running career, I'm not the fastest but my mind is strong and long distance races might be my calling. Finally diabetes, I'm in charge and very happy with my A1C and my management but it can be better. I can always be better!!
My life and social media feeds are filled with people that are better than me. I look at Facebook and see what I believe is a true friend that is running the Boston Marathon as a speed workout for an Ultra Marathon!! If that doesn't make me feel like crap as a runner I don't know what will. Yes it makes me angry but it also motivates me to work harder and to be better. I'm trying my best to become an ultra runner because of him.
I also have friends on social media that have an A1C that I dream about having!! Their lifestyle might be a lot different but I still want that number. Shooting for what I believe is a perfect A1C makes me a better, father, husband and son. Better blood sugars before, during and after a race make life better for everyone in my life. At the end of the day that is my always my goal, have perfect blood sugars so my life and the people in my life are happy.
Five years ago I never thought I'd be where I am today. Last year I never thought I'd be where I am today. As I have sat back and looked at everything in my life I can't help but smile and cry. It hasn't been easy but I love everything in my life, I love the outpouring of support when I post about my life with diabetes It's not about the number of likes but it is the messages and private messages that I have received. I won't go into detail about those but they all brought a tear to my eye. My view of the world has changed tremendously but the dream I had a child is becoming a reality, I can't thank everyone enough for motivating me. I hear I'm the motivation for so many but I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for the people that are better than me. You are the ones that make me work the way that I do. You are my role models and you're the reason that I will never ever give up!! Keep running those ultras, keeping posting those perfect A1Cs and keep posting about the difference you are making in the diabetes world because it is motivation for everyone in this world that is living with diabetes!!