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Old 07-25-18, 08:42 PM
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I vocalized for the first time the other day (to my brother, when talking about scattering my dad's ashes) that I feel like I'm at the beginning of the end. Until recently I've felt like I was still in the beginning, albeit pretty late into it. Now... not so much.

I still have dreams, aspirations, but it's different now. I see some things in my son ("Junior"), his intense desire to win games, etc, whereas for me it's no big deal if I lose, and if I can teach Junior a lesson by losing then it's actually good. I don't get upset if I get shelled in a race, other than to think that maybe I can train a bit more. 30 years ago I wanted to finish, to be in contention, but now there's not that drive/need.

Like all things in life, it takes experiencing it to understand it.
"...during the Lance years, being fit became the No. 1 thing. Totally the only thing. It’s a big part of what we do, but fitness is not the only thing. There’s skills, there’s tactics … there’s all kinds of stuff..." Tim Johnson
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