Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Creed

As this team coalesces and becomes an even more cohesive group of individuals I have been thinking a lot about about what it means to share my life with these men, my brothers as it were. Even just a year ago, many of us were just becoming familiar with one another, still feeling each other out, trying to see what makes all of us tick. And yet a year later, this team has become more than that, it has become a greater than its individual members, it has taken on a life of its own far bigger and greater than any of us could have imagined.

Upon reflecting of the events of last season and of late, I have been thinking about what makes us so strong, about what has developed between our members that has helped us to become what we have become. Time and again I have witnessed devotion amongst the team, a devotion to something greater, something that we are seeking but don't necessarily speak aloud. We all seek to become better athletes, better teammates, better men. We do this not only for ourselves but also for each other whether we realize it or not. We push ourselves in our training as well as our racing so that we bring not only ourselves the recognition that we so desire, but also recognition for the team, a recognition that all of our hard work as individuals pays off for everyone involved in the organization. A strong showing at a race, or a well run event that the team is organizing shows the community that we work hard together and shoulder the burden as a team. Without this all for one spirit we are nothing more than an assembly of individuals with no real direction. But with the mindset such as ours we have shown that great things can be accomplished as long as our hearts and minds focus on the one true goal, teamwork.

Una fraternità nasce da un desiderio di riuscire-a brotherhood born from a desire to succeed

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