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The Most Important Thing?…

❤️ “The most important thing is to keep the most important thing the most important thing.”

Yikes…That is a big statement. What is the most important thing? Are we talking one thing? Pick just one? Something I cherish without question- my family. An actual thing I use every day- my swim goggles. Something I am passionate about- yoga. Something I am working on daily- being present…

So what is THE most important thing? And now I have to KEEP it THE most important? Prioritize? Commit? … Maybe I can look at it differently. Perhaps all those big important things, including people I love with my whole heart; perhaps those are only important in the context of the ACTUAL most important thing… Radical acceptance of myself in my life, moment by moment, being love, appreciating all the richness of this one life and the inevitability of its sorrows and heartache.

Because really, there is no substitute for living life moment by moment. The buzz word is mindfulness. To me, it is an awareness that taps me on the shoulder 437 times a day, to say, “This is your life. Now. Not anticipating what is to come; Not remembering what is gone.” … This does not mean I don’t have vision, or goals, or memories of past. But the place in which I dwell, the present, the capacity to BE IN life, allows me to be with grief and with bliss, to be passionate, to be authentic and wholehearted, to show up…. I will keep THAT the most important thing… BEING here and BEING love. ❤️ I’m Love.

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Triathlon Transition…Being Love.

“Going Deep. Being Vulnerable. Being Strong.” -Wim Hof

Race Day.

Exhilaration.

Passion.

Depth.

Sweat.

Work.

Team.

Love.

Adventure Always.

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Inspired Ocean Love.

Swimming in the ocean this morning, I was lost in the magnificence of it all….in every moment, capturing the inspired synergy as I moved through our immense playground of the sea.

The incredible thing about swimming in the ocean is being IN IT….You can be all-in with each breath, a full ensemble of senses- the feel of subtle rise and fall with each wave; the sound of rhythmic splash as each arm enters the water; the taste of salt; the sight of the horizon meeting the ocean in a vast and infinite freedom.

With every swim, every paddle, my love and respect for our mighty ocean grows deeper.

🌊 I’m Ocean. I’m Swim. I’m Love. – Ned ❤️

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Swim with your HEART.

When your arms get tired, swim with your HEART.

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Race day. One wave start. One mile. Open ocean. Many swimmers. Many variables.

We each showed up and swam our own race. But there was a collective pull, an energy; knowing we were among friends, training partners, passionate athletes. Whether we muscled through with burning lats, gasping breaths, and grinding strokes, or kept a smooth and steady pace, feeling each pull; we all swam with heart.

And we all had our mind giving us some series of statements- maybe it was “quit, this is hard”, maybe “I keep swallowing salt water”, or “was that a fin in the water!”, or “you got this, keep going”…. our mind plays into so much of how we show up, what we do when our training is behind us, and how we access our HEART- our passion, our drive, our attitude.

Do the results really matter? Maybe. But maybe not.

Where is your mind? Where is your heart? Are you smiling? Are you BEING Love? Are you BEING Inspired? Today I am grateful for each person who showed up and inspired me.

Just keep swimming. BE Love. ❤️🌊

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I’m Bikes. Tour de France Monday Motivation.

I’m Block Island. I’m Bikes shirt to kick off the Tour de France, the most intense, respected cycling race of the year. Inspired and in awe, we watch as these athletes ride with grit and determination, truly giving their all- a seemingly limitless body and mind sacrifice for 21 days of stage races over 2,082 miles. We have already witnessed crashes with broken bones, facial stitches, bloodied riders who push through to move on to the next stage. Their training has been much more than physical, but mental, emotional, and strategic, to earn a spot in a most-viewed sporting event worldwide. We will be watching as these incredible athletes take on this multi- stage race with passion, drive, and 100% toughness. That’s Monday Motivation. Be Passion. Be Bikes. 💪🏼❤️🚴🏼‍♂️ #tour #tourdefrance #imbikes #imlove #passion #grit #imspecialized @ride100percent @petosagan

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