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A Hero's Transformation

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Written by Pat Curran

Posted on 17 December 2017

Last Updated 17 December 2017

Motivational Moment - 

"A Hero's Transformation"


Peggy Carter: Shut it down!


Abraham Erskine: Kill the reactor, Mr. Stark! Turn it off! Kill it!!

Steve Rogers: No! Don’t! I can do this!!



--Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (A good man)

Transforming to ”Captain America”

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After months of training, it’s important to acknowledge how much we’ve transformed in mind, body, and spirit. There is a lot to be proud of. We have made significant progress toward achieving our goals and there is no one who can take those gains away from us.


However, the journey is not done. As you go into this week, it’s important that we transition from training to doing. Focus on getting comfortable with the transformed version of you and tweak the skills you have gained. Also, make it a point to interact more deeply with others and be open to their feedback. This will accelerate your development and build upon the tremendous foundation you’ve created.


Sometimes we like the solitude and safety of training so much that we forget about the reason why we are doing all of this in the first place. It’s the difference between being disciplined about following our plans verses being a disciple for what we believe in. Get out there! Make it a point to trust yourself and simply just be.


West Point Triathlon is this Sunday! Looking forward to racing as part of Team RWB.


Make it a great week!

God Bless,


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This Week in Training –

“Why Are We So Different?”



Superman: Why am I so different from them?


Jor-El: Earth’s sun is younger and brighter than Krypton’s was. Your cells have drunk in its radiation, strengthening your muscles, your skin, your senses. Earth’s gravity is weaker, yet its atmosphere is more nourishing.

You’ve grown stronger here than I ever could have imagined. The only way to know how strong, is to keep testing your limits.



Superman discovering his powers in ”Man of Steel”

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So, why are we so different from them? We are not from the planet Krypton. We do not have elevated “midi-chlorian” counts in our bloodstream that make us one with the Force. Nor are we genetically enhanced by a group of scientists, making us nearly indestructible. We are just human, with all of the same strengths and weaknesses as everyone else. So what is it? In a single word, it’s Courage. Without it, we could never test our limits and find our full potential.


This Sunday, I will be participating in the West Point Triathlon. All of us require some bit of courage to get through the race. Among us will be single and double amputee wounded warriors who will inspire us all. They are true examples of individuals who refuse to fear failure and continue to figure out how to be more.


No matter where you are in your personal journey, this is the week to be super. Leap into action. Learn as you go. Give it everything you got and be nothing less than exceptional.


Below is this week’s workout plan.


Monday: Swim 3 x 100m; Core Strength 1

Tuesday: Bike 30 min; Run 20 min; Core Strength 2

Wednesday: Bike 45 min; Core Strength 1

Thursday: Swim 3 x 300m; 4 x 25m; Core Strength 2

Friday: Transition Drills; Practice Tire Change; Light Jog

Saturday: Cheer at ToughKids Triathlon; Long Stretch
Sunday: West Point Triathlon      


*Core Strength 1 focus on chin-ups, pushups, planks, lower back/abs

**Core Strength 2 focuses on squats, hip strengthening, and stretching
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The Transformation Challenge
“Make Life Your Greatest Life's Work”

“And on the 8th day…

God looked down on his planned paradise and said,

I need a caretaker!


So, God made a farmer…”



“So, God Made a Farmer” by Paul Harvey

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This week’s transformational challenge, will be a leap for some. It requires both awareness and humility. Simply put: Make life your greatest life’s work.


Endeavor to do one big thing for your family, community, or cause that acknowledges our role as “caretakers” and builds something new, exciting, and real for others. Then, let it be part of your daily priorities! Dream big, have fun, and be absolutely driven in achieving your goal.


To accept this challenge means that many early mornings and late nights are ahead. To live life to the fullest and be exceptional takes great dedication and a commitment to not cut corners. Like a farmer, you are going to have to plow deep and straight in order to make it last. Also, you will need a little bit of luck to grow a good harvest. Don’t be scared of this. The mind places boundaries on our capabilities but our spirit finds ways to make it all happen with the time we have.


There are an increasing number of influences hitting us that steals our time, suppresses our creativity, and minimizes the value of life. Reject these influences.   Rely on what you now intuitively know: There is nothing more real, more important, more precious than the gift of life.


Be exceptional. Use your life to be a force for good.