Tuesday, July 03, 2012
I have had some setbacks over the past 5 years of my journey, but none more great than the things I have gone through this past year.
I have a number of health related issues, mostly with this bad back of mine, that have chipped away at my motivation.
Slowly but surely I began gettin out of shape and letting my back issues control my emotions and routines that kept me healthy.
2 months ago I lost my best friend in the whole world. (He is in the picture on my page handing me a water bottle during a marathon I was running)
He was 35 years old and was in good health, or so we thought.
He was not over weight and played sports regularly. He died of a sudden heart attack 4 days before he was set to marry the love of his life. He had a heart condition and had 3 blocked arteries he didn't even know about.
One month after losing him, my wife gave birth to our first child 3 months early AND at home. It was sudden and terrifying to go through to say the least.
1 week after she was born, our little girl died of complications.
To say the least, it has been a difficult time the past while.
All this has made me again realize just how short life is and that we have to make the best of our time here. I am re-motivated to get back in good shape and to lose the weight of have put on. I have started running again and got a nice ne Garmin 410 to help with that.
Alot of people have counted me out and thought I was done. BUT...
I am NOT, I am so motivated that I believe nothing can stop me from achieving my goals.
I have lost sight sometimes, but my goals have always stuck with me in my mind.
I am on the come back. I am ready and willing to give it everything I have.
Stay tuned and watch me go!!
God bless and thanks for checking in on me. More to come real soon!