For years I joked that I would finally have to grow up when I turned 30. Well with 30 finally here, I'm happy to admit I just got some Star Wars lego's for Christmas and growing up may have to wait till 40. I'm the old guy in my group of friends, but as 30 comes I feel that I finally have to embrace that role. Its the next step in the evolution of BHudg.
I've been running now for 2/3 of my life. I caught the running bug at 10 and now at 30 I'm as hooked as ever. Despite all the miles, races, wins, loses, and accolades, I still feel a burning desire to get better. From 28 to now 30 I am just now becoming the athlete I dreamed about as a 13 year old kid. Nothing is more gratifying and terrifying than realizing your dreams. There was even a time after the Olympic Trials this summer where I thought, what now? I was scared that I may have finally run out of mojo accomplishing such a big goal on my bucket list. But after a few months of turmoil and thought, I realized I'm not done. I'm back in 15 or 19 year old Brandon who has just come onto the scene and looking forward to the journey of working my way up the ladder. That top peg is of course a birth on the 2020 Olympic Team. But till then I have a lot of running and growing to do as an athlete and a person. I look forward to the challenges ahead, but even more important now than my personal journey is the journey of #TeamBrandon and my Victory Over Vasculitis Campaign. It's our goal as a campaign and group to inspire each other, lean on each other, to live healthy together, chase ours dreams by holding each other accountable.
So cheers to growing up one small step at a time, but keeping that youthful energy to fight for our dreams! More exciting BHudg news coming soon! Stay tuned.
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