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Thursday, February 13, 2014      19 comments

February 12th, 2014 I heard something this morning that really hit me square in the mouth. I've been on my health journey for just over 4 years now and it's been an incredible journey in so many ways. There have been frustrating times along... Read more

The Marathon is not about the race...

Wednesday, September 04, 2013      8 comments

September 4th, 2013 ďThe Marathon is not about the race Ö Itís about commitmentÖitís not about instant gratification, itís about endurance. Itís not about the thrill, itís about passion. To run a marathon, you need to not only commi... Read more


Tuesday, August 13, 2013      15 comments

/One Man's Journey from Fit to Fat--and Back Again Allow me to start by saying this: I love sharing my story with the hope of inspiring others to take their lives back. It is my hope that by continuing to share my story that I can help ev... Read more

My Next Major Challenge

Wednesday, August 07, 2013      17 comments

HI Everybody, Today is Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 and I am excited and nervous all at the same time. Many of you know who follow me that I have ran two marathons to date, both have been the Dallas Marathon in 2011 and 2012. I ran my FI... Read more

Where Do I Start...

Thursday, June 20, 2013      6 comments
06/20/where-do-i-start/ ... Read more can calm the stress of the day

Friday, June 07, 2013      4 comments

This morning I got an early morning call from work that totally disrupted my day!! I was about to start my Friday morning YOGA session and had to nix that so I could take care of work related issues (I do IT work). Completely rattled my mo... Read more

Be Still....

Friday, June 07, 2013      1 comments

Posted on my personal blog originally, but thought I needed to share this here as well. Today I was reminded again how much I love to run. Today is National Running Day, of course I had to run this morning. I ran with my music low and ... Read more

2013 Oklahoma City Half Marathon

Saturday, May 04, 2013      10 comments
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Fairview Half Marathon Blog

Sunday, April 07, 2013      11 comments
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2013 Dallas Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Recap

Thursday, April 04, 2013      7 comments

March 24th, 2013 Dallas Texas Rock °Vn- Roll Series I°¶ll start by saying that I LOVE the half marathon distance. Ok, now that that is out of my system, I can more o... Read more

Fat aren't welcome here!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013      23 comments

Originally posted on my personal blog site:
elcome-here/ March 6th 2013 I have NO IDEA WHY, but my former self is talking to me today! He is telling me that I need... Read more

2013 Hot Chocolate 15K report

Monday, February 11, 2013      8 comments

Posted on my personal blog, but wanted to share
02/09/2013-hot-chocolate-15k/ 2013 Hot Chocolate 15k Posted on February 9, 2013 Read more

A Realization from the Blindside

Saturday, January 26, 2013      18 comments

Originally posted on my personal blog January 26th, 2013 I had a realization today that honestly sort hit me on the blind side. That realization was this: "we really are an obese nation" Ok... Read more

Success Factor #1

Friday, January 11, 2013      13 comments

I wrote this originally over a year ago, but is STILL very relevant today! I will post Success Factors 2 and 3 in the coming weeks Wake up to what you're really eating How many calories do you eat in a day? Did you stay within your ... Read more

TODAY is that day!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      15 comments

I wrote this a year ago....but it's still VERY relevant today! Yes this is a repost, but I KNOW there are STILL folks out there who are waiting for THAT DAY! Make that day TODAY! THIS is a very special day! There has been much dis... Read more

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