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Bonus Blog: Met On2Victory

Thursday, November 22, 2012

ON2VICTORY mentioned in his blog yesterday that he was skipping the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot because he needed recovery time after his recent half marathon. I mentioned in a comment that he could stop in at the Race with Grace to say hi. That didn't happen, but we did manage to meet Thanksgiving afternoon at his motel.

Robert is pretty much what you see from his blogs and Spark Page. He's a pretty down to earth guy who is working on getting his weight where he wants it, and along the way running half marathons and triathlons. I am impressed by people who can run multiple half marathons, given that I flamed out training for my first. Robert was impressed with my 10K time and general fitness level.

We had a nice long chat about running, weights, kettlebells, and nutrition. I gave him some tips about learning the kettlebell snatch. He gave me some tips about training for longer distance runs, and also gave me a limited edition commemorative iron miner's cap. We totally failed to take any pictures, but he looks just like the pictures he posts to SP.

I took the opportunity to meet Robert based on my sister's recommendation to meet a Spark Friend whenever you have the chance. Now, I concur with that recommendation. If someone you've conversed with on SP is around your local area, make time to meet him or her. You'll be glad you did.
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    How great that you two were able to get together even for a short time! ...even better, that you shared your workout stuff with Robert! I know he was appreciative!
    2008 days ago
    Nice work, guys! :)
    2008 days ago
    Awwwwww thanks guys! Trust me bud, it was really cool to get in a workout with you. It helped to get a sense of routine back when everything is pretty much turned on its ear on vacation. Thanks for opening up your home to me :)

    Loved the kettlebells. Can't wait for mine to show up, I checked Amazon and they did ship but won't show up until after I start my midnight shifts when I get back. It gives me something to look forward to.
    2009 days ago
    Fantastic that you got to meet with a spark person in real life! Sounds like a positive experience.
    2009 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/23/2012 1:22:54 PM
  • NWFL59
    So glad you got to meet a fellow Sparker and exchange information. tips, and generalities. I've yet to come across one of my on line Spark friends but then I don't travel much outside my little area even to visit relatives. emoticon
    2010 days ago
  • RG_DFW
    2010 days ago
  • ACTIVE_AT_60
    You are right - Robert is 'what you see is what you get' and down to earth. I have met him (and his family) twice now. Both times were a lot of fun.
    2010 days ago
    I agree wholeheartedly - I live within 5 miles of Robert and he is the first Sparker I met. Great guy, great family, great motivator to meet more members of my Spark Family.
    2010 days ago
    So glad you guys got together! It's amazing, isn't it?

    2010 days ago
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