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My Body Is My Finishers Medal.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Just a few quick thoughts before I finally get to bed. I did my first real workout since the 70.3 and it felt really good to get back in there and mix it up. As expected I'm a tad tender but that's ok. On the one hand, it feels kinda sad that the race I have worked so hard for is now in the rear view mirror but at the same time, I have been looking forward to the day when I can concentrate on finishing my journey. If I mange to drop another 40+ lbs, that will put me in striking distance of being able to train successfully for a 140.6 mile triathlon. That would also put me at about a 155-160 lb weight loss and quite frankly, that's enough... Ill be happy with that.

Even though I do get surgery to remove loose skin and such, I'll never look like a fitness model and to be honest, I don't care. This is about far more than trying to sport a 6 pack. Would I like one? Would I like to be cut and buff? Sure I do, who wouldn't ? But it's not important. What is important to me is to finish this and to get fit enough to accomplish my ultimate goal of a full Iron distance triathlon. The issues I had during the race did little to extinguish my desire to go all the way. If anything, they just wet my whistle. I must be a tri-maniac... Not even a day after the race and I was already formulating battle plans, looking at elevation charts, and plotting my next adventure.

I feel like a different person when I'm out there. I feel strong and capable and its because i love what I feel when I'm out there that I want to take a period of time and really hammer this out until I'm done so I can go on and reach for the big goals.

Ultimately when it is all said and done, my body IS my finishers medal and my ultimate reward for a job well done. that is one finish line I can't wait to cross.
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    Great blog....way to go

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GOLDEYGIRL 8/26/2013 10:55AM

    All I can say is "WOW"! Great Job!

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CM_GARDNER78 8/25/2013 9:22PM

    emoticon emoticon AWESOME!!!!! Can't wait to hear the latest chapter of your journey!!! Rooting you on over every hurdle, and cheering you on for every single victory!!! Keep it UP!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

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ILIKETOZUMBA 8/23/2013 10:34AM

    Awesome!!! And I saw a "70.3" bumper sticker on a car the other day and thought of you...how amazing that you finished something so grueling, and now you're itching for even more!! :)

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LCRUMLEY81 8/23/2013 7:02AM

  great blog

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  Good blog

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DRTOVAH 8/22/2013 10:36PM

  Well done, congrats on your success so far!

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JAMER123 8/22/2013 10:21PM

    Wonderful attitude and drive!! I wish you good luck in your ventures. I am sure you will get there!!
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    congrats

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PENOWOK 8/22/2013 9:08PM

    Hope your feet have recovered!

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    So fantastic!!

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GARDENCHRIS 8/22/2013 8:38PM

    WELL DONE! YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO FEEL PROUD OF YOURSELF!

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DOGLADY13 8/22/2013 8:25PM

    Robert - you are an inspiration. Congratulations. You worked so hard for this victory - the physical and mental victories. You can hold your head high. No one can take this away from you.

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    AWESOME. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

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LIVELYGIRL2 8/22/2013 6:21PM

  You have a remarkable drive. I'm a bit wondering how old you are. Because it seems to me, that doubling the 70.3 is astonishing to consider. Actually most can do the 70.3.

You look as if your solid( hard ) in spots from this and don't take this wrong, but it's encouraging that you like more like an average enthusiastic man , other than a model ( that people take one peek at and think no way, that's just for dreamers. ). Obviously, you do have alot of vision, but what I'm attempting to explain... it makes the rest of us who don't look like we are air-brushed over over 40, that hey the impossible could be possible.

Just reading where you started out makes it all the more incredible.

So keep on sneezing, Robert, we hope, want it to be contagious. emoticon emoticon

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JSEATTLE 8/22/2013 2:25PM

  You feel like a different person because you are in so many ways. But it was and is always a part of you, the NEW YOU!!

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    Great blog, and great insight!

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  emoticon What an excellent attitude you have!!!!!

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    Good for you!

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MBSHAZZER 8/22/2013 10:06AM

    A true sign of maturity is appreciating your body for what it can do rather than what it looks like!

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Thank you for sharing your journey.


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SLIMLEAF 8/22/2013 9:25AM

    Good blog post, Robert. Thanks for keeping us updated.

I think my "finisher's medal" needs some work before it's ready to be presented!

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MIMIDOT 8/22/2013 8:58AM

    Great blog! You're doing great!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 8/22/2013 8:07AM

    Wow!! I love the title - it is sooo true! Our bodies (and our minds and character) ARE our finishers medals. We have it even when we lose the medals we gain from this or that race or event!!

Onward and Upward!!

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MOMMY445 8/22/2013 8:06AM

    what a great blog! have a terrific day!

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    You go!

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    Congratulations,

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    I love your attitude.

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