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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Thank you..
Saturday, September 08, 2012      48 comments

thanks for all the encouragement and support, i really appreciate it. I do need to make a correction. I made alot of refrences to job loss in my last blog. That was me drawing from past events trying to figure out why this whole work issue has a... Read more
Soul Searching...
Friday, September 07, 2012      74 comments

i have been doing alot of it of late. Trying to come to grips with why this situation has impacted me so hard. I feel it all boils down to my past painfully similar situations. Lots of old unresolved issues. Let me explain a little... While... Read more
struggling but getting by..
Thursday, September 06, 2012      74 comments

still no concrete word on what the outcome will be concerning our labor contract issues. I do not do well in situations like this. Last time there was a major problem at work ie...layoff.... I gained 20 lbs in less than four months. It seems lik... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Marquette Half Marathon 9-1-12 - come run with me (video blog)
Saturday, September 01, 2012      105 comments

I did this with my cell phone video camera so it is pretty wobbly in spots but I had alot of fun making this... come run a Half Marathon with me! Video Length- 6:23 I didnt really plan on doing this but i videoed the race start then starte... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Quick update
Friday, August 31, 2012      210 comments

This day has been surreal to say the least. Pretty tough to describe the atmosphere at work, then add in the presence of security guards and it was a tad tense and certainly distracting. Safety was a prime concern. Not safety from them, but saf... Read more
My hearts not into it.
Thursday, August 30, 2012      90 comments

I have a half marathon coming up on Saturday morning and my heart is not into it at all. I'll run it but im just going through the motions because I already paid for it. There is some serious stuff going down at work and the anxiety is kill... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Reflections During My 43rd Birthday.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      106 comments

Today was my 43rd birthday. No big celebration but it seems like I spent much of my time reflecting and thinking. Don't know why but it seems like I have a thing for just sitting with a mug of coffee and pondering. Frustration has been the theme... Read more
Not fitness related but interesting....
Sunday, August 26, 2012      71 comments

I get asked quite a bit about what I do for a living since i make alot of references to being out in the pit or rotating shifts etc... I work at an iron mining operation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, providing high voltage electrical ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I WILL
Thursday, August 23, 2012      120 comments

As I write this, I am rapidly approaching my 43rd birthday (August 28th). For most of us, the looming specter of our forties is the kiss of death to any illusions of youth, vitality, and for some, hope for change. Everywhere blogs abound speaki... Read more
Epic Ride - 53 miles in 3 hrs 30 min...
Saturday, August 18, 2012      67 comments

I finally worked out the kinks with my new time trial bike and took her for a spin, ride #2. I can sometimes be a little impulsive on my riding or anything else i do but that's just me. I know this wasn't the ideal thing to do since before doing... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What I Used To Only Imagine, I Am Now Living.
Sunday, August 12, 2012      216 comments

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
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts To succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
Monday, August 06, 2012      212 comments

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
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It Followed Me Home...Can I Keep It??
Friday, August 03, 2012      188 comments

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
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Every Medal A Memory....Big decision....
Tuesday, July 31, 2012      91 comments

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
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Looking at old photos....
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      455 comments

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

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