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What I Used To Only Imagine, I Am Now Living.
Im tapping this blog out on my phone so please forgive any format issues or typos. Im on midnight shift right now and sometimes my mind drifts.
I feel like my journey is entering a new phase. The whole theme of my journey seems to be center... Read more
To succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
This will be short, I am on my out the door to work. After my last 12 shift yesterday, I decided to take my new bike out for its maiden voyage. Frankly, I was pretty nervous since it was my first time on a time trial bike. I knew it would handl... Read more
It Followed Me Home...Can I Keep It??
I took the plunge and bought my time trial bike. I have day dreamed, talked about it, blogged about it and ultimately I put my money where my heart is. I raced home from work, crammed my pockets with the money I was going to spend and booked it ... Read more
Every Medal A Memory....Big decision....
I have reached a crossroads where I have needed to reflect. I display my medals in my office, not to show the world how great I am or that I am something but rather they hang as a reminder of something I have discovered about myself. I am remind... Read more
Looking at old photos....
I am posting these even though I still have a long way to go. They remind me that I have come so far. There was a time that I prayed that these photos would NEVER see the light of day. They were stashed on the computer and quickly forgotten. He... Read more
From Mailboxes To Miles. My Journey To 26.2 Part 3
That wet and miserable first race on Thanksgiving day 2009, was the race that started it all. By December, my road running was all done, unless I felt like dashing through the snow. Being poorly equipped, I wasn't in the position to try cold w... Read more
I am moving forward to 70.3
Thank you so much for the support on my last blog, I really appreciate all of the feedback, sparkmails and goodies. Mentally I guess I just had a meltdown of frustration. What my problem is, is basically two fold.
#1) I got away from the... Read more
Reaching out to my Sparkfriends....
I guess the point of this blog is two fold. One is to set the example in that all of us need help from time to time no matter how well we have done and two, I need to hear not only from my Spark friends but also from those who have made it all t... Read more
From Mailboxes To Miles, My Journey To 26.2. Part 2
Why the marathon?
From the day that I tackled my first run, each new mailbox representing a new personal record, there has been more and more affirmation with each mile I successfully finished. I strongly believe that my running has gone h... Read more
UP Northwoods Triathlon.. my first race...AWESOME :)
I finished my first triathlon today and I finished strong. I did far better that I thought I would in spite of irregular training and just stuff getting in the way. My biggest fear was swimming since I have not really been a swimmer in my life. ... Read more
Leaving for my first triathlon..
update for my Sparkfriends. I have finally packed everything, gone over my lists and done the Santa thing and checked them twice. I look at all the race numbers I have up on my wall and realize that one thing never changes... race day anxiety f... Read more
From Mailboxes To Miles, My Journey To 26.2. Part 1
6th grade physical fitness test in gym class. My once a year dose of public humiliation whether I needed it or not. I had to make it 4 times around the cones at opposite ends of the gym. My goal, the 50 yard dash. My heart w... Read more
Open Water Triathlon Swim Clinic...My First Group Swim...
** MY NEW TRI-SUIT
I went to a sponsored open water swim clinic where an experienced triathlete takes you on the swim course and passes on some hard earned lessons. What a... Read more
Updates for my Sparkbuds....
Now that my blog series is over, I need to catch up a little. I made it a point to not blog about anything for the duration of the series to preserve continuity. In short, I have been through the grinder. Without too much detail, there have bee... Read more
The Path To The Holy Grail - Response-ability....the series conclusion.
Mastery of response-ability
Any guide, no matter how good they are, can only take you as far as they have been themselves. I started my journey in 2008 at 385 pounds. To date I have lost and kept off 116 pounds. I have survived many battles... Read more
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