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Michael Gardon

  • Writer's pictureMichael Gardon

Ups and Downs

Updated: Aug 23, 2022

6 years ago yesterday I had one of the best days of my life. I completed an Ironman triathlon. I had two small children.

Two years ago in October I completed the Chicago Marathon for the second time and PR'd.

Today, I can barely run 5 miles without walking.

The last 6 years has been amazing in so many ways. We added another child, watched the kids grow. I've started businesses had professional successes. We have grown our friend network and had so many positive experiences with our "crew."

I live an amazing life . . .

But, man I'm in the dumps about my fitness. This has always been a source of pride for me. Even when I've been really uncertain in other areas of my life, I could count on fitness. Now it seems like a liability or at least a weakness.

Just a reminder that nothing stays the same, and that as I get older I have to choose my priorities even more carefully than ever.

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