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I passed the RRCA Running Coach Exam :)

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Just a quick note before I head off to work, I passed the exam with a 95%. The most difficult parts of the test was physiology and program design. I have worked so hard to get to this point and this really puts the icing on the cake.

Program details-
www.rrca.org/programs/co
aching-program-overview/


Why?

In short, I have tried and failed so many times to lose weight or stick to anything. Ultimately it was running and endurance sports that finally got me to stick with something. Up to that point, I was always getting knocked back to square one every time some little life disruption arose even though I enjoyed what I was doing and was getting results.

Anything I did was rooted in a negative reason.. People rarely darken the doors of a gym because the LIKE how they look or are happy with how they are. Most of us, myself included, go because it is part of the accepted process to correct a problem.

With running and triathlon, the feeling of accomplishment turned the negative into a positive.

By consistently training for something, I overcame the hiccups that make up daily life and felt something real at the end. It wasn't about exercising to get rid of my butt or cure my over-the-belt-itus, it was about reaching my potential and striving for my best and the awesomeness that I feel when I reach that goal.

The negative becomes a positive. The joy of accomplishment, how ever that accomplishment comes. It's about getting stronger, more capable, watching myself grow and seeing what a capable person I am, not about beating myself into submission because I ate too much or for any number of the physical defects I see when I look in the mirror.

It's all about being a strong me.

I want in some way to pass that on because, for me, it was the key to what success I do have.


Next goal- finish my ACE CPT then start C25K training program.

Love you folks
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Thank you so much for all of your encouragement and faithful comments. You all keep me going and I really appreciate it.

Robert :)
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CATNCAG 5/23/2014 5:12PM

    emoticon Robert! We love u 2 & all of your great blogs & the inspiration u provide! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRAMPIAN 1/10/2014 6:23AM

  Brilliant! emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 1/3/2014 11:07PM

    Wow a great blog

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AGGIEKBEAR03 12/10/2013 4:14PM

    Awesome Job! I completely agree with the feeling of accomplishment finishing an endurance event brings.

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MIAMIRN 12/6/2013 12:38PM

    Wow, awesome job!
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I want to train for the Learn to Swim certification. I'm a swimmer and teach children swimming. You inspired me to look up how to get training.

Thanks!

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IMSMILEY88 12/5/2013 9:19PM

    Congrats! I'm so happy for you! And, I think you'll be a terrific coach. You'll just keep on spreading your spark!

WooHoo!

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EFFRAYECHILDE 12/3/2013 7:56AM

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MWWENSIN 12/2/2013 7:09PM

    Another great accomplishment!

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SBARGANZ 12/2/2013 3:12PM

    Wow! Congrats on the 95%!

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123ELAINE456 11/30/2013 3:52AM

  AWESOME JOB ROBERT. WTG!!!

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WENDENANNIE 11/26/2013 2:49PM

    Robert,

You have come such a long way and you are just an awesome inspiration! Congratulations!

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/26/2013 6:56AM

    Didn't do a lot of responding while I was on my trip as I am NOT a thumb typist! But this is SOOOO awesome! Congrats on a job well done, and good luck moving forward... you are one determined and emoticon guy!

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ASCIESZKA 11/25/2013 1:22AM

    Thank you for sharing!

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ROXYCARIN 11/24/2013 10:40PM

  Congrats

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NPDSLEUTH 11/24/2013 10:24PM

    What a fantastic accomplishment and a reason to be motivated. Talk about inspiring! Thanks so much or sharing this story with us! You are amazing!!!

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JOOLS7 11/24/2013 8:46PM

    Congratulations on your achievement!! I think that is really awesome. emoticon

Thanx for sharing with us.

Jools


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MARGARITTM 11/24/2013 8:32PM

    Congrats on the certification. .... Good coaches are heard to find - and I think ou will be a great one!

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TOKIEMOON 11/24/2013 7:06PM

    Good for you - you put your heart and soul into making exercise a way of life. emoticon on getting you certification! emoticon

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  Congratulations !!! You are emoticon Certified. emoticon

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FIRECOM 11/24/2013 5:41PM

    Truly, an inspiration to many, including me. Thank you.

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SHAKENMA 11/24/2013 4:52PM

    emoticon That's great! Congrats-

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SAMMI-SAM 11/24/2013 4:15PM

    Great job Robert!!! emoticon

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MOMMY445 11/24/2013 3:59PM

    woo hoo! that's fabulous news! congratulations!

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    You're awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KKLENNERT809 11/24/2013 2:54PM

    Congrats, sounds like you are quite busy!

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DAWNDMOORE40 11/24/2013 12:00PM

    emoticon on passing your exam! I know you feel on top of the world! I hope that your goals continue to work out for you and that you get all the things you treasure in this life! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TIME-4-TINA 11/24/2013 11:41AM

    Another goal to check off your list.
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AJB121299 11/24/2013 11:07AM

    nice

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KBEHNKE81 11/24/2013 10:25AM

    Impressive and inspiring.

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JRTITTLE 11/24/2013 10:24AM

  emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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DGFOWLER 11/24/2013 9:19AM

    WooHoo!!! WTG.. what an accomplishment.. YOU DID IT!!!! Be proud of this... ~ Donna

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BECCA315 11/24/2013 8:32AM

    Yahoo!

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IN102WIN 11/24/2013 6:50AM

    No thank you for letting us in and sharing... I continue to be inspired!!!

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TIGER_LILY_613 11/24/2013 3:17AM

    Congratulations Robert ! emoticon

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IGNITEME101 11/24/2013 3:05AM

    Robert, Good for you! I love it when another reaches their goals!



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RONNIEHUEY 11/24/2013 2:17AM

    Awesome!

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    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. emoticon

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AMY_1217 11/24/2013 12:22AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm so happy for you!!! I know it was a difficult road getting to this point, especially the last week. I couldn't be more proud of you my friend! emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 11/23/2013 11:41PM

  Congratulations! That represents a lot of hard, hard work. You should be very proud!

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