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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Alot has happened over the last week / weekend. I've got exactly 5 minutes to tell it all so I will very quickly summarize it. It's a real rush of excitement when you are finally seeing your goals starting to come to pass.

One big race wasn't enough for me. It was hard to just lay down my sword after the 70.3 and call it quits for the year so I signed up for the Iron Mountain Half Marathon in September and the Whistlestop Half Marathon in October. In November I am going to be travelling to an RRCA seminar for running coach certification.

www.rrca.org/programs/co
aching-certification/


Also getting my CPR / AED / First Aid training in about a month or so as well to get that lined up for both the RRCA and the ACE certification requirements.

The best part of all is that I met with the gym manager yesterday and nailed down some concrete times to start my classes. This has some real potential to get big and the manager is behind me 100%. If this takes off I will also be travelling to 2 other locations as well to teach. I'll pass that on as I go.

Also, once certified, I will also be starting up a Couch to 5k running group and also a Half Marathon training group. The HM group is mostly aimed at getting first timers across the finish line but is for all runners. In our class we will embrace "no runner left behind". Everyone finishes. The vision is to pick out a local race and that I would see everyone through to the finish line, have a group party at the end, share "war stories" etc... everything that I can think of to really make the first event as memorable as possible so it will stick with them for the rest of their journey.. I know what it has done for me and the sense of camaraderie is something that I never really had but would like to give to others. It's important.

OK...gotta run.... it's off to work...

What are you going to do to reach for YOUR goals today?
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GRAMPIAN 10/12/2013 11:18AM

  Hope the classes are going well. emoticon

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NASFKAB 10/8/2013 6:09AM

  awesome need somebody like you in Bangladesht

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1TOBFIT 9/17/2013 1:34PM

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I'm also studying through A.C.E. and I cant wait to hear more of this as things unfold.

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MANILUS 9/14/2013 3:49PM

    Sounds like you have great directions, having concrete goals and helping others equals success.

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MISSFITOKSANA 9/12/2013 4:38PM

    STAYING ON track with my diet!
Love it!You ROCK!! emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 9/9/2013 11:10PM

    Great, enjoyed

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NDKARIKARI 9/6/2013 3:34PM

    all of this sounds fantastic!

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ZUMBAOBSESSED 9/1/2013 10:56AM

    sounds like a lot on your plate. exciting times. once you become a trainer, will you be retiring from the mines?

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BOODIGGETY 9/1/2013 4:27AM

    How exciting! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DUXGRL1 8/31/2013 3:49PM

    That's wonderful news!


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CHANGINGHORSES 8/31/2013 9:07AM

    You are such an inspiration Robert! I am running my first Half next weekend and yesterday I finished my last LSR before the race. People like you make me believe in myself and that I can do it!
Thank you!

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MARYJEANSL 8/31/2013 12:53AM

  You are well on the way to achieving some fantastic goals. Congratulations to you!

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JOANNHUNT 8/30/2013 5:27PM

    WAY TO GO. AWESOME

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/29/2013 9:19PM

    That's FANTASTIC Robert!!

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CLPURNELL 8/29/2013 9:03PM

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GEORGE815 8/29/2013 5:36PM

    Steady and progressing towards them!

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NEWTINK 8/29/2013 2:14PM

    Seems like things are really going well for you ... I am so proud for you emoticon

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HAPPYMENOW58 8/29/2013 11:32AM

    Awesome! You are really doing great!

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JIBBIE49 8/29/2013 12:19AM

    Hugs

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Way to go with getting certified as a coach and responder!!

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TIGER_LILY_613 8/28/2013 9:30PM

    This is amazing ! Congrats !

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JUNEAU2010 8/28/2013 9:07PM

    I wish, I wish, I wish you were in my area!

Awesome!

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CICELY360 8/28/2013 8:30PM

  Good blog

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NONNAOF2 8/28/2013 5:12PM

  You are so awesome! :-)

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SUSIEMT 8/28/2013 4:20PM

    Good for you Robert! I just love your enthusiasm! Keep reaching for those goals!

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PATRICIAANN46 8/28/2013 3:40PM

  Sounds like lots of POSITIVES in your life. Good for YOU!!!!! emoticon

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JSEATTLE 8/28/2013 2:54PM

  Good for you on your Certification goals, makes me very interested!

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DMSGLASS 8/28/2013 12:44PM

    Wow! emoticon Your students will be so blessed to have you as your coach!

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AGGIEKBEAR03 8/28/2013 12:28PM

    You have some amazing things planned for the next couple of months! I am running a half in November that I hope to smash my PR!

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MRSRIGS1 8/28/2013 12:06PM

    WOW! Congratulations to you!

What am I going to do to meet my goals today? First, I will get moving and walk my 6 miles today (haven't felt well the last couple of days. I believe, because of meds) However, I've gotten myself out there. I figure moving slow is better than no movement at all.

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QUAIL75 8/28/2013 11:31AM

    Wow! You continue to motivate and inspire me! emoticon emoticon

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MONTREAL12 8/28/2013 11:16AM

  emoticon on the wonderful update! Congratulations and keep living your dream! emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 8/28/2013 9:54AM

    That all sounds so AWESOME!!!! Way to go!

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SCRAPBECCA 8/28/2013 9:40AM

    So pleased for you! Thanks for sharing your successes!

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NEWMOM20121 8/28/2013 9:21AM

    Great job.

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DJSHIP46 8/28/2013 9:09AM

    Congrats! I'm sure you'll be an enthusiastic instructor!

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4RASCALS 8/28/2013 8:25AM

    emoticon I so wish I could take your class. It's great what you are doing.
It's awesome that you share your experiences with others to help them. You are going to go far in life. wishing you the very best. You Rock!!

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