Mature Athlete: Cycle 5, Week 2, Day 1

Mature Athlete: Cycle 5, Week 2, Day 1

The cycle is over. You have completed your first full week of training.

Your body feels stronger than ever before. Your mind too; it’s ready to take on whatever challenges await you in the future!

But what does one do with all this newfound power? What are some ways to use these new skills? How will you apply them during competition season?

Well, if you’re like me then you’ll probably just go out there and crush everyone else. If that’s the case, I’m sure someone already did it before you. Well maybe not, but they didn’t win any awards either.

So why don’t YOU try? Why don’t YOU put yourself in the position of those other guys and girls who came before you? And how would you do it better than they did?

If so, congratulations! You’ve found something you enjoy doing, and you’re going to keep at it no matter what happens. That’s great! Keep up the good work. However, if you want to get ahead in life or even just stay alive, then you need to start thinking about your long term goals now.

So let’s say that after reading this article, you still feel like cycling isn’t for you. Maybe you think that your goal is too big or that it involves too much risk.

Well, if that’s the case, then you need to ask yourself a different question from before.

How many people do you think are going to try out for the NFL?

The answer is a lot.

How many of those people do you think are actually going to make it?

Again, a lot, but this time very few.

So what does that mean?

It means that making it to the top requires a LOT of hard work and dedication.

How successful are you going to be if you aren’t willing to sacrifice everything just to reach your goal?

I mean, that’s a really important question. Not just for you, but for anyone you might be associating with. It affects them too after all.

Are you going to be able to hold them back because of your choices? Are you going to be responsible for someone else failing because you didn’t work hard enough?

Those are some heavy questions that you need to ask yourself.

Now, if you still want to go for this then I strongly advise that you take the necessary steps to get where you want to go. Your goals may change over time, and that’s okay.

As long as you’re always progressing forward then there’s always hope, but you have to be willing to put in the effort.

Be sure of your choice though. This is something you’re going to have to live with for the rest of your life.

Anyway, that’s all I have to say on this matter. Best of luck to you all, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

-Jr. Trainer Graham

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This article has been added to our archives. Welcome new members and thank you for reading!


A New Member?

Dear Jr. Trainer,

I just recently read your piece of advice to the new members. I think you did a really good job at explaining things, and you helped me understand some things better.

Thanks! Now that I know what you’re about, I’m going to have to agree with most of the other members. It is a little strange how you joined and then posted an article by yourself. That’s really weird.

Why did you join? What’s your goal? Are you a spy or something?

Oh, and I’m still wondering what you think of my new bike!

-Trainer Ian


Geez, how long has it been since I’ve gotten a letter from Ian?


Dear Trainer Ian,

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Thank you for the compliment on my article. I’m glad you found it useful.

As for your questions, I’ll be happy to answer them for you.

As for why I joined and posted an article by myself, I can’t think of a better way to introduce myself then to tell everyone who I am and why I’m here. Also, I’m not exactly new here.

I’ve been reading the articles on the site for quite sometime and even have a few of my own that I wrote a long time ago. I just never really introduced myself before this.

As for what my goal is, I don’t have any yet. I mean I guess I could say that my goal is to become a great Pokémon trainer like no other, but I think that’s too generic.

I want to become a Pokémon master, but that implies that I already train my Pokémon to their fullest potential and I don’t think that’s the case. I haven’t even started my journey yet, so I guess my goal right now is to train my starter until it can beat any wild Pokémon without too much trouble.

As for whether I’m a spy, I guess you’ll have to wait and see on that one.

I hope this answered your questions. Thank you for your support and I hope to read more of your letters in the future!

-Jr. Trainer Graham

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Dear Jr. Trainer,

I just battled this kid in class and he had a Lv. 4 Charmander.

It beat my Caterpie easily. I’m surprised it didn’t evolve though. Later, I’ll battle him with all my strong guys and show him that his Noctowl is no match for my team. Ha-ha.

Your Buddy,

Trainer Ian

Dear Buddy,

I want to challenge you to a battle! I’ll bring my whole team next time!

Trainer Ian

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Dear Trainer Ian,

You’re on! I can’t wait to see the look on your face when you see my whole team.

Especially my starter. A lot of people don’t seem to understand how powerful starter Pokémon can become with the right training. You’ll soon learn.

See you then,

Trainer Graham

Dear Trainer Graham,

I can’t wait for our battle! I’ll bring all of my Pokémon with me to the playground so we can battle!

See you then,

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Trainer Ian

Dear Trainer Ian,

I’m glad you’re finally here. I thought you’d stand me up!

I’ve been waiting here for quite some time. You bring all of your Pokémon as you said you would, and we can begin.

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