This is my moment! Nothing I can say or explain the time, struggles, sweat, tears, stress and hours away from family. All leads to this one reward you sacrificed so much for to hear those words running along this glorious red carpet to finally hear “Ricardo Cuevas you are an IRONMAN”. That moment will always be remembered, 11/19/17! Grateful and thankful for all the support off and on the course! Thank you!! #Ironman#IronmanTri#IMAZ#CalTri#HammerNutrition#HowIHammer
But... you’re always so smiley and happy? Anxiety doesn’t discriminate and doesn’t only affect the ‘sad’ or ‘weak’. You could be around people for a long time without knowing what goes on behind closed doors. Having mental health issues does not mean that you’re fragile or broken all the time. I’m a happy, confident, positive person yet I still have anxiety and i still deal with crippling panic attacks. Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself. Staying in a constant state of movement. Deciding you’re going to be happy. Not waiting for happiness to come to you. Some days you just gotta keep going. Because you said you would. Be a person of your word. Not your emotions. They don’t define you. Your actions do. Grow through what you go through. You got this babe. 😚🙌🏻💕
Happy Thanksgiving beautiful people! May your days be filled with family and friends👨👩👦👦 lots of laughter😆 and even more great food🍗 Don’t forget to sit back for a minute and think about what you’re thankful for. With all the problems we all face on a daily basis, it’s easy to forget about what all is going right for us. Just remember it could ALWAYS be worse. I’m thankful for my loving family and friends and all of y’all that support me on my journey through life; for The Big Man upstairs blessing me with another day and an able body that allows me to chase my dreams; for having a career that lets me do what I love while being surrounded by amazing teammates. The list goes on!🙏🏼 Started the day right with a nice walk around the neighborhood this morning with the pup🐶 followed that up with a 2 hour sweat sesh riding around The Jungle in Watopia 🚴🏼♂️ then I got the leaves blown for the parents🍂 now it’s time to relax and enjoy the family time😋❤️ Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights. And our comfort when we occasionally falter.
Thanksgiving might have some odd beginnings. But I love the idea of reflecting on things we have to be grateful for; Including: shirtless runs in November, food, a beautiful place to live, a roof over my head, a good job and amazing people who think I'm neat (and even those who don't, but love me anyway) .. but most of all shirtless runs in November.