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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

From Mailboxes To Miles. My Journey To 26.2 Part 3

Monday, July 23, 2012      37 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I am moving forward to 70.3

Monday, July 16, 2012      251 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Reaching out to my Sparkfriends....

Tuesday, July 10, 2012      226 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts From Mailboxes To Miles,  My Journey To 26.2. Part 2

Tuesday, July 03, 2012      285 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts UP Northwoods Triathlon.. my first race...AWESOME :)

Monday, July 02, 2012      307 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Leaving for my first triathlon..

Saturday, June 30, 2012      123 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts From Mailboxes To Miles, My Journey To 26.2. Part 1

Thursday, June 28, 2012      286 comments

Beginnings.... 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


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