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Great coaching moment -She finished her first 5k :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

This weekend was a proud moment for me as a coach. To give you a little background, I have been coaching a woman at my gym and encouraging her to finish her first 5k. We started a few months ago.. See blog here for details
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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This Saturday, I had the privilege of running her first 5k with her. As many of you know, I also started a running club as well. Here are some photos from that great day.



There was a conspiracy among the ladies of the running group to try to get me to wear a Tu-Tu for the event... ummmm nope! It was all in good fun but a guy still has his pride... but they did make garters for me and another guy in the group so he wore his on his arm but I went the extra mile and wore it like a headband.


While I'm more of a traditionalist when it comes to running, it's events like this that really makes it fun and I can be a total nut and get away with it :)



Running group shot at the end


Adding her 5k sticker to her car :)


She worked really hard to finish this event and I am so proud of her


The next day, I had a triathlon so it made for a really busy day.. I was on the go, go, go.

here are some photos from my big day as well










I really haven't had the time to sit down and blog like I normally do and I miss everyone here. You folks are important to me and I don't mean to drop off the map like I have. Big hugs for everyone.


Let's be friends on Facebook
www.facebook.com/#!/robert.wadhams.7

  
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LOVEXAVIE 7/16/2014 11:06AM

  Spectacular!!! You are SO inspiring, it's ridiculous!!
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FITWITHIN 7/13/2014 5:18PM

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SHERRYBETH84 7/4/2014 7:07PM

    You are living your life and showing us how to get to the next step. Thanks for the pics and the fun 5 k experience. It looked like fun, rather than work... Although a lot of work had to go into it. Hugs to you and your family. :)

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RUFFIT 7/4/2014 1:13PM

    Great blog. My youngest son is my coach. He is awesome. Hugs Moni

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SWEDE_SU 7/4/2014 12:49PM

    great story - how wonderful that you are as inspirational for those around you IRL as you are among us here on spark! emoticon

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SPEEDYDOG 7/4/2014 11:38AM

    Very nice story, Robert! Congratulations on your strong finish. Great job motivating people.

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SUSIEMT 7/1/2014 4:17PM

    Congrats to you coach! It must be comparable to that of seeing your first born right after birth! Woo Hoo you, your coachee and the running group!

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KIMMAS82 7/1/2014 12:16PM

    Congrats Coach!!

I did Run or Dye with my sister's on my birthday this year! So fun and a great race for a beginner!!

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WATERDIAMONDS 7/1/2014 8:00AM

    Thank you for sharing your proud coaching moment. Congrats to you and her on a job very well done.



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NUOVAELLE 7/1/2014 2:18AM

    What a great feeling it must be to witness somebody's accomplishments and know that your coaching and your inspiration were a part of this success!
Congratulations!
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 7/1/2014 1:08AM

    Great job! And yea for your trainee! :)

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JAMER123 6/30/2014 10:35PM

    Oh come on.........A tu-tu??? That would have been fun!! emoticon emoticon
Congrats to you all especially to you and your first timer!! Way to go!

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SPINNINGJW 6/30/2014 9:27PM

    I still think you would have looked fabulous in a tu-tu!
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BUTTERFLY-1976 6/30/2014 9:16PM

    Awesome!!! I'm doing my first color run next weekend & I'm soooo excited!!!

Congrats to your client on finishing her first 5k event. Did she catch the race bug???

Congrats to you on finishing another triathon :)

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LIVEDAILY 6/30/2014 8:18PM

    Congratulations Coach!! You've got yourself an awesome running club there!! Good job on your Tri, too!!
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ONEKIDSMOM 6/30/2014 7:13PM

    I keep up with you on FB, but face it, Spark has a special place in your heart and mine! I'm not QUITE ready to be as public as you, being a confirmed introvert (I know, hard to tell at times)...

But I am SO Incredibly Proud of you, Robert! You are one AWESOME force of nature! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 6/30/2014 6:32PM

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

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LINDAKAY228 6/30/2014 6:08PM

    I'm so happy for her that she made it too! I saw your tri info on FB and congratulated you so won't go through that again. But for the race and the people you coached and running it with them all of you are awesome!

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AGGIEKBEAR03 6/30/2014 5:26PM

    Woo hoo Coach and YAY to your awesome "student!" What a fun race to have as her first 5K!

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LSPIZZA 6/30/2014 4:34PM

    All very cool. Very busy weekend!

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GINA180847 6/30/2014 11:43AM

    I almost choked on my coffee seeing you in the garter/headband. You are such a great guy rooting for all the ladies and guys. It inspires me just knowing you care.

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GARDENQE2 6/30/2014 11:37AM

    What fun!
It's so special to share another's accomplishments!

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NILLAPEPSI 6/30/2014 11:23AM

    emoticon You have every reason to be proud, Coach. emoticon

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LINDAK25 6/30/2014 11:02AM

    Congratulations coach. Love the headband! What a crazy weekend you had! I can't believe you did a triathlon, too. Hope you're getting all the kinks worked out and that your foot/ankle issues are a thing of the past.

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DALID414 6/30/2014 10:54AM

    Wow! You've been busy! Congrats on your acomplishments as a coach and for your own events!

I walked a 5K with my sis yesterday! She has a limp from a childhood foot operation so she thought a 5K was too much for her. I pep talked the whole way, she wasn't amused, but we finished!

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PATTISTAMPS 6/30/2014 10:22AM

    I am so happy to see your success as a coach and as an athlete! You are so changed from that guy I first started reading about! And still evolving! Keep that Spark burning - you have got this!!! emoticon

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NDKARIKARI 6/30/2014 10:15AM

    you are an awesome coach, whether through the direct support you give, or the example you model for those you coach! emoticon

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NITTINNANA 6/30/2014 9:30AM

    Tell her emoticon from all your SparkFriends! And we're proud of you too - for your first coaching milestone.

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GORDON66 6/30/2014 8:50AM

  Very cool!

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CAROLCRC 6/30/2014 8:47AM

    Coaching can be a lot of fun. Seeing others hit those first milestones brings back some of the excitement about getting fit in the first place.

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A Wonderful Fathers Day

Monday, June 16, 2014



I got quite the surprise in my lunch today. I am on midnight shift this week and predictably, I felt myself starting to sink into a slump. It happens every time I rotate to night shift. The feelings of isolation and sleep deprivation all begin to take their toll and it can be quite overwhelming. When I was getting ready for my second 12hr shift, I found a note from my oldest daughter. It wasn't fancy, just a simple note telling me how much she loved and appreciated me and how she wanted to take me out for dinner once I get off nights. She even bought me a Subway with her own money.

It is amazing how something so simple can turn things around for a guy. I can't remember the last time I have gotten a simple note of appreciation in my lunch. I wrapped it up and stuck it in my pocket so when I start feeling down, I can pull it out and read it all over again.

I don't talk much about what I do here on Spark because I try to be upbeat and fitness oriented in my posts. After bouncing around doing various jobs I finally got one of the best jobs in the area. It's union, pays very well, and my family no longer goes without. Unfortunately, that kind of freedom also comes with a price tag. I have given up a normal life in order to provide. Life as a miner is filled with good times for sure but it is also filled with mud, mosquitoes, -30 windchills, grease, high voltage, heights, depths, and hazards that will send you home in a body bag if you are careless. Then there are the missed life-moments. Lots of them. There isn't a price that can match missed birthdays, parties, and moments with friends.



I listen to the stories of what happened at various events, eat leftovers, and fight pangs of jealousy as I read the Facebook posts of people with normal lives as they talk about the things they are doing on the weekend.... As I read them at 3am sitting in a truck waiting for a call out. Weekend? What's that?

While not wanting to be sour grapes, that does accurately describe a big chunk of my life.

Then I look at what my personal sacrifices bring for my family and I realize that it's worth it. I'm human and can fall prey to feeling sorry for myself, then I get a note like that and it makes it all better.

I work hard, I sacrifice, I press on, and I never give up because I am a dad.

I wouldn't have it any other way.

Love is strong.

  
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LIVELYGIRL2 6/30/2014 12:07PM

  I knew you did night shifts part of the time, and didn't know what you did.

You are so blessed. Many times we parents have to wait till our kids are grown, until they thank us this manner.

So WONDERFUL Robert. I'm happy for you.

I would love to met you in person.

Many people aren't full of life that have to do these shifts or kind of work.

I'm glad you have found outside activities that recharge your psyche

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SANDRALEET 6/30/2014 8:41AM

    Good for her

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EMMACLAIRE5 6/24/2014 11:37AM

    Just catching up on blogs and saw your Father's Day post. So many of you loving fathers toil away with little recognition for what you do. I'm so glad your daughter took the time to let you know that she gets it, and appreciates it. That is a gift that keeps on giving!


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KATHIC2 6/23/2014 7:42AM

  Wonderful life moment! That shift work is brutal.

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LIVEDAILY 6/16/2014 10:13PM

    My Dad would leave very early in the morning. I would leave him notes on the counter for him to see before he left for work. He'd leave me notes back. I still have mine. Hold onto that letter. It's very precious. Happy Father's Day!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/16/2014 9:50PM

    You have a very special daughter! Awesme. ((((HUGS))))

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JAMER123 6/16/2014 9:20PM

    What a beautiful note from your loving daughter!! Shift work does take a toll on the family as I well know having worked 3rd shift for many yrs. You aren't remembered by what you did for a job or the shift you work but by the things you do at home with your family. Those are the fun things in life and remembered forever. My dad has been gone for 20 yrs. and I remember the fun times thing when we camped together and as my DH & I raised our family, the connections I still had with my dad. He is missed. That's the important and that is what you have concluded! Good for you and blessings to you. Hope your Father's Day was enjoyed even thou
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IRISHGAL46 6/16/2014 6:46PM

    It may help you to know that your children do not remember the days, they remember the moments so that is what we should focus on as parents. Good luck to you. Your children have a very special Dad.

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AGGIEKBEAR03 6/16/2014 5:20PM

    What a sweet gesture from your sweet daughter!

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LINDAK25 6/16/2014 4:41PM

    You just defined what it is to be a DAD. Happy Father's Day!

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RUNNERRACHEL 6/16/2014 3:27PM

    WHAT A SWEET LETTER!

Great way to show love and appreciation!

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SUSIEMT 6/16/2014 2:25PM

    Yea you Robert!!!

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HALFTWO 6/16/2014 12:34PM

    Wow, I had no idea that you had a job as a miner on top of everything else you do. You're truly amazing and an inspiration.

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PATTISTAMPS 6/16/2014 12:26PM

    I hope that one day your certifications and your writing can bring you enough money to support your family in the way you are supporting them now, without the risks and the night shifts! Yes, it is worth the sacrifices, but maybe someday you won't have to make them!

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NOTGVGUP83 6/16/2014 11:48AM

    I know it's rought for everyone in your situation. I'm living it daily also but my hubby rotates between 3 shifts. =/ Glad your daughter made your night better!

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LINDAKAY228 6/16/2014 11:43AM

    I am so happy for you that you got that wonderful note! I know, because I've made lots of sacrifices for my kids and then my grandkids, how much the simple things can touch us! So much more than a store bought item. They really do appreciate how much you go out of your way for them!

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GINA180847 6/16/2014 11:42AM

    What a sweet daughter! You are so loved by many.

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HAPPYSOUL91 6/16/2014 9:31AM

    That was a wonderful note, sure makes everything worth while.

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GORDON66 6/16/2014 8:53AM

  What a lovely Fathers' Day note. Good for you!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 6/16/2014 8:39AM

    Beautifully said! What an awesome note from your daughter. Just proof that you are raising her up right. Be very proud dad... be very proud!

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LSPIZZA 6/16/2014 8:15AM

    Love is strong. As parents we do whatever it takes. But it is tthose little things that make it worthwhile. You are a great Dad raising great girls. emoticon

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WATERDIAMONDS 6/16/2014 7:50AM

    It isn't so much that you provide the food on the table and the security of not going without, although both are important, of course.

It's more that you provide the foundation, inspiration and example that led your daughter to write you such a love-infused note.

What a wonderful father you are. And congratulations on the REAL gifts you give.



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JADED_CHICK19 6/16/2014 7:29AM

    That letter is absolutely adorable. What a very special daughter you have. Your family probably appreciates what you do more than they let on. What you do for work is hard and it is a lot of sacrifice but you should be proud because not many people would do what you do. You are amazing and great job on being an amazing dad!

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NUMD97 6/16/2014 7:09AM

    In the quiet of the morning, with most still sleeping, or just getting up, and the laundry already awaiting the dry cycle, I thought to spend a few moments visiting your page. Being a long-time fan, I already know your story. You don't need to have Father's Day to know that you are doing a great job with your kids. You live that each and every day. You still have young girls, and even at this most impressionable age, they already "get" what daddy does for all of them. That's priceless, Robert, and it speaks volumes about you as a parent.

But I'm still glad you found your daughter's note in your lunch sack. Sometimes having it written out like that, makes it more real for the bad times when we start to doubt ourselves. Read it as often as you need, but to the rest of us, we already know the kind of man you are.

Thanks for allowing us to be a small part of your world, Robert. And thanks for posting this blog. It made my morning.

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SANDRALEET 6/16/2014 6:58AM

    Little things do matter

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/16/2014 6:52AM

    emoticon Those moments when you get to see that your kids *do* listen and care and are thankful? Priceless! Sometimes it takes a couple or three decades for them to get to the appreciation of why Dad or Mom missed things... the provider role is probably the least "intuitive" for a child to "get"... but eventually, they do get it.

Happy Father's Day... to a great Dad whom I have had the privilege to see in action around his daughters! For all you do, Thank You!

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CM_GARDNER78 6/16/2014 6:37AM

    Aw!! emoticon What a sweet thing for her to do!! It definitely makes it worth keeping on. :-) Good job daddy!

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PICKIE98 6/16/2014 5:21AM

    I have always been a morning person, could not stay awake past nine no matter what. You are a great dad and hubby. Your daughter is gold!

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NILLAPEPSI 6/16/2014 4:23AM

    What an awesome gift! Keep smiling!! emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 6/16/2014 2:42AM

    Night shift is hard. Kudos to you for doing what you can.

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Update for my friends...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I have been really, really busy over the last month so here is a quick summary before I go to night shift...

1) What started out as a local idea for a running club at the Anytime Fitness I go to, has now gone area wide spanning 2 counties. We are coordinating group runs and are planning a group trip to the Whistlestop race in Ashland Wisconsin in October. There is a full and half marathon as well as a 5 & 10K race so there is something for everyone in our group.

2) I completed my Coaching Fundamentals course and am now entry level certified through USATF.


I've been hard at work and it is now beginning to show .. here is a link to my fitness credentials so far..
drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B4BR
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3) I got my online coaching business up and running and am working on doing recorded webinars..
victorylifestyleconsulting.blogspot.
com/


4) Currently working on writing a book... BIG PROJECT... (head explodes)

5) I am also currently training for:

-Teal Lake Swim (Benefit for diabetes research) 2.25 miles open water (finished last year in 1hr 41 minutes)
-UP Northwoods Triathlon
- Whistlestop Half Marathon

6) The Run Or Dye 5k is rapidly approaching and there is a conspiracy in the running group to get me totally color plastered as well as to try to get me to wear a TU TU!! ... ummmm NOPE ;)


Last but not least.... Big moments this week as a daddy.. my youngest is now on her way to high school and my oldest just graduated high school...




and yes, even the kitty is a little smarter... with honors in napping, chair selection, scratch post fundamentals, and mooching.




Friend Me On Facebook :)

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JUSTYNA7 6/14/2014 2:54PM

    Such great successes! Congratulations!

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SUSIEMT 6/12/2014 6:39PM

    Congrats Robert!! Loved the blog!! Woo Hoo you and your kids!

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RHOOK20047 6/12/2014 12:07PM

    So many reasons to be proud. Great work.

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WATERDIAMONDS 6/12/2014 8:38AM

    Oh, I love it all! Your smiling daughter with her smiling dad, the medal your other daughter wears so proudly, even the cat!

But most of all, Robert, I love all you've done with your life. What a glowing lamp you have lit in this world, what a fantastic example you are, for all of us, for your clients and, especially, for your girls.

Super, super congratulations, and thank you for keeping those of us who cannot get on Facebook up-to-date on your inspiring journey.

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ROXYZMOM 6/12/2014 8:00AM

    You are doing fantastic!!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 6/12/2014 1:30AM

    Great job!

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JAMER123 6/12/2014 12:31AM

    emoticon emoticon to you and your family! Add the cat into that as well!! emoticon
You have done so well and I hope you continue to keep it going! You sound like it's a fantastic fit for you!!

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    emoticon GOOD for YOU and your Family!

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SPINNINGJW 6/11/2014 10:06PM

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DALID414 6/11/2014 9:52PM

    Wow! Even the cat makes me feel like an under achiever!
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LINDAK25 6/11/2014 9:21PM

    Fantastic! Congrats to you and your girls. Graduations can be so sweet and scary at the same time! Love the cat picture.

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WONDERWOMAN 6/11/2014 9:05PM

    emoticon (I remember I got my very first WooHoo from you) emoticon

I'll be volunteering at the Run Or Dye. Not sure what I'll be doing yet though. Hope to see you.

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SKIRNIR 6/11/2014 8:49PM

    Love the picture of the cat. Does sound like a busy, but a good time for you.

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/11/2014 8:48PM

    Majoring in mooching... my cat does, too! Congrats on everything you're doing, Robert. You are a rock star!

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JADED_CHICK19 6/11/2014 8:08PM

    All such wonderful things to be busy with!!! :)

Congrats on all your accomplishments and your daughters as well!

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LIVEDAILY 6/11/2014 6:07PM

    WOW, you HAVE been busy, but with very important things. Congratulations all around!

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PRESBESS 6/11/2014 3:49PM

    You are surely on a very positive roll! Keep going...

You Rock
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LEWILL1982 6/11/2014 2:34PM

    EPIC!

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NILLAPEPSI 6/11/2014 2:20PM

    Whew! I'm tired after reading all that. emoticon emoticon

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JES_VARNER 6/11/2014 2:16PM

    So much going on! Great job on your & your daughters' (and kitty's) accomplishments!

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PATTISTAMPS 6/11/2014 2:15PM

    I am so happy to read this, and to contrast it with they guy a year or so ago who was hoping to start a class at his local gym... You have come a LONG way, and at some point if you ever do get laid off, you will have a great head start in a new career! You are AMAZING!!

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DEESHAREE 6/11/2014 2:12PM

    I'm exhausted just reading the list!!!! My goodness YOU ARE IN THE ZONE!!!!

Congrats to you, your baby girl on graduating middle school, and your oldest girl for graduating high school, and your Kitty for getting a PhD in Cat Behavior! Lol...love it. You are awe inspiring! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DLDMIL 6/11/2014 1:58PM

    Wow, you have been really busy. Congratulations on everything. emoticon emoticon

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FITWITHIN 6/11/2014 1:46PM

    What great accomplishments you have achieved this year. Congratulates, to your daughter's, moving into another phase of their lives. Enjoy all the many blessings that have came your way. emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 6/11/2014 1:45PM

    Wow! LOTS going on! Congratulations to you and your DD's on their graduations from 8th grade and High School. Let the good times roll!

Wishing you much luck w/your coaching and your book!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/11/2014 1:23PM

    Wow, you certainly have been busy! Congrats on all the new projects in your life, that's great! The girls are growing up, and it's so hard, and so rewarding at the same time! Your BEST PROJECT EVER! Right?!?
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Couch to 5k kick off presentation

Thursday, May 15, 2014




We had a small group for our initial couch to 5k kickoff and it went really well. This has been a long time in coming, everything that has gone into turning this idea from a mere day dream to a physical reality has been worth it. It often takes far more energy to get something off the ground than it does to keep it going and this is no different.

The presentation covered the following:
-My story and background
- Why train for a 5k?
- Introduction to run/walk training
-The science behind the effectiveness of run / walk training
- Basic periodization and it's importance
- The fitness progression
- Avoiding over training and the top 4 running injuries
- The importance of proper running shoe fit and selection.

When I get off night shift, I'll put some of this into a blog for our beginning runners out there.

Today I did an eval on one of my c25k clients to determine her run/walk interval and her best training pace for aerobic base training and best recovery between sessions. We discovered during the process how much better she felt at a training interval that was best suited for her current conditioning and she told me later how she was always sore and her knees hurt before because she was training at a pace that everyone else was doing and not what was best for her...

#WIN

Next week I'm meeting with other clients to get their pace and schedules set up and the. Next Saturday is our first group run :)

It's kinda hard to fathom how fast things have progressed toward my goal of starting a running group and coaching/training clients. What started off as ... Wouldn't it be cool if I did... Became reality because of consistent dedication and small steps that leaned toward what I ultimately wanted to do.

I love being a trainer.


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BRITT831 6/8/2014 7:12AM

    It's always an amazing feeling to realize you are living a dream!!!! Congrats on your success!!!

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    emoticon emoticon Congratulations and continued success. I am not a runner but I do plan to walk a 5K in the near future.

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    Yay!


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TIME-4-TINA 5/19/2014 7:51PM

    Thanks, I would appreciate some free info. on the couch to 5k program. Hope you enjoyed your first class. How often do you meet?

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    I just signed up for the rookie program :)

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IN102WIN 5/19/2014 12:53PM

    emoticon would you believe I was thinking to begin this program!!! I am looking out for your post based on the couch to 5K for pointers!!! Thanks and thanks for "friending" on fb lol

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  Good for you, and I'm sure your clients love you too!!!

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PENOWOK 5/18/2014 7:42AM

    That's awesome, Robert...word gets around. You'll soon have a waiting list!

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MICHELLE_391 5/17/2014 10:24PM

    I've been popping in and out, watching your progress for quite a while, and you are such an inspiration - and way to go! Look at you, coaching?! Someone other than yourself!

You rock!

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    "It's kinda hard to fathom how fast things have progressed ..." #believeinyourself not going to say #toldyouso :)

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    You look and sound GREAT! We are all so proud of you! Congratulations!

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  That is so neat, wish I could be there too, to learn from you.

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    I'm so happy for you, and totally enjoying seeing your journey evolve!!

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    Anyone who is lucky enough to have you as a trainer will be blessed.
With how far you have come and the obstacles you have faced you can inspire anyone!

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  Even though it was a small group, it probably is easier to begin this way. I can see your accomplishing amazing things. I'm so freaking PROUD of you.

I do look forward to seeing your 5 K running plan, when you get an opportunity.

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    What a blessing to be able to do important work that you love! Hope I get there someday soon!

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DIANNEMT 5/16/2014 2:36PM

    Great!! I'll be in the UP in August but only long enough to get DD3 set up at college.

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  You most definitely have found your niche!! :-)

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I did it :)

Friday, May 09, 2014



Up on the wall with my running coach and weight management certifications :)


Just a quick note for my SP friends that I finished my Kettlebell certification. I finished my goal way ahead of schedule which leaves me time this year for the big push to finish my CPT. While I'm not ready to start training clients one on one, this puts me in a good position. I first want to get the couch to 5k program off the ground (kick off presentation is on the 12th) and I need to develop training programs for 3 clients that I will be training one on one for upcoming endurance events.

After they get underway, I am going to be putting a basic intro to kettlebells program that will guide the novice through safely executing basic lifts such as the 1 and 2 handed swing, the clean, press, push press, dead lifts and go let squats, then on to the half and full snatch and jerks.


Got big goals this year. If I can get my CPT out of the way, I really want to get my ACE Health Coach. What I really want to do ultimately is design an exercise program centered on motivation and weight loss that incorporates effective one on one training, education, and accountability. The whole purpose is to get people through the rough patches of the first year of lifestyle change.

Friend Me On Facebook :)

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RANCHGAL9 5/19/2014 8:10PM

    Good you getting your certification. I have been doing kettle belles online with the info on Mike's KB site for about four years. Good luck in all your endeavours emoticon

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    Wish you worked at MY gym!

Congrats!


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    I see I would need to leave the Caribbean and come and hire you to train me!!!! You are doing so very well!!! I continue to be inspired to keep trying lol emoticon

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    Congratulation!
Kettlebells are awesome.

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    HOORAY FOR YOU!!!

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    You are on a roll!!

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    Your Amazing!!!!!!!

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    That's great how you set your goals and do everything you can to make them happen! Way to go!

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    Very proud of you! Checking off those goals. Great plans. The future is NOW!

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    Congrats! Hoping to do some kettlebell classes when I get up to my summer home.

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    Happy Mother's Day to the Mothers in your life.

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DIANNEMT 5/10/2014 3:34PM

    Great!! Wish you were closer so I could get training in Kettlebell from someone I know is certified.

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GETSTRONGRRR 5/10/2014 2:38PM

    Sounds great! I'm taking my first SFG course on kettlebells tomorrow!

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