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My struggles....
Thursday, November 10, 2011      41 comments

I dont know what it is about us guys but we do not like to admit much when it comes to anything that we consider our own weaknesses. As a matter of fact, we, for the most part are not a chatty bunch at all. If one does not agree with that, then ... Read more
Fun time with my daughter....a cute moment...
Sunday, October 30, 2011      44 comments

I got home from a 12 hr shift and I was pooped out. So I ate then laid down on the floor and let my 11 yr old daughter ( her name is Emily) walk on my back. I was sooo stiff from being in the maintenance truck then climbing alot of stairs etc...... Read more
so far so good...
Friday, October 28, 2011      17 comments

Today's workout Before work 5am 20 min indoor cycle trainer - didnt wear HRM after work 530pm Crossfit WOD (14:30) 3 repeats of 400m run/sprints 21 rep 25lb Kettlebell squatswings 12 reps - modified pull ups using rings,... Read more
Crossfit... this might work for me...
Tuesday, October 25, 2011      37 comments

I person I know from work has opened a Crossfit gym/training center in my town. The business totally took off where they had to expand and they made it 24/7 over the process of about 2 years. I have heard nothing but good things coming from my o... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Making Progress..
Saturday, October 22, 2011      47 comments

I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support that you all showed me on my last blog. It really made me feel so good to have so many friends rally to share an encouraging word and a virtual hug etc... thank you, it really meant alo... Read more
maybe I should explain...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      76 comments

In a word, I have been struggling of late. I surprised a few people when I dropped my team leadership positions and I am really sorry for the sudden no notice departures. I really have not wanted to blog about this but I feel it is time and I gu... Read more
WhistleStop Half Marathon
Sunday, October 16, 2011      40 comments

Me fooling around at the expo.. :) ... Read more
coping with failure..the path to success...
Thursday, October 06, 2011      34 comments

As the year winds down, I am beginning a new phase in my training but before I can begin any of this in earnest, I have to confront an age old adversary my weight... No matter what I dream of doing, unless I win a victory on the scale,... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I am a runner....i acknowledge it....its something special to me..
Monday, October 03, 2011      66 comments

I work in a pretty rough job where people are not afraid to tell you what they are really thinking. That just comes with the territory when you work in an industrial, blue collar environment. The boys are just "the boys" and nothing will change ... Read more
Blues over... Kept it short, on to next goal....
Saturday, October 01, 2011      22 comments

I was on a low ebb after my race but it never really set in until after I got home. Once the smoke settled, the feelings started rolling in. I have read about it many times and experienced it on a smaller scale with other races but this was mor... Read more
Lessons From The Marathon Part 5 - Recovery
Thursday, September 29, 2011      27 comments

This is the last I will bore you with the details but again, I feel its important. Its not so much a how to but rather it is more what I experienced and what I did about it. I hope someone is helped by it or, like in my last post, doesnt make th... Read more
Lessons From The Marathon Part 4...The Race
Thursday, September 29, 2011      20 comments

Despite my previous racing experience, I made some blunders that almost cost me big time. It goes to show that you are never above totally screwing up, ever, and you have to keep your guard up. All of the info is not stuff that folks must do to ... Read more
Lessons From The Marathon Part 3…The Taper and race night
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      19 comments

-The mental crash - it might happen to you, be prepared if it does. This was an interesting time for me. After I finished my last long run and officially began my taper, something happened. Rather than being driven my some sort of anxiet... Read more
Lessons From The Marathon Part 2..Training, Long Runs, Gels etc..
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      32 comments

Now for the boring stuff on training... -The Long Run(s) I am GRATEFUL for every long run I have ever done. I don’t understand training plans that have only ONE 20 mile run in them. This is why I like the Galloway plan so much, you ar... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Lessons From The Marathon-Part1..Mental Toughness
Saturday, September 24, 2011      108 comments

One of the biggest factors of the marathon was the mental aspect. There are several things that I did in training that really paid off handsomely during the race... 1) Running without music on some of my long runs. - Running without mu... Read more

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