Thursday, November 5, 2015

Good Bye World

So all good things must come to an end.

This was my first blog, ever. I had no idea what this would have turned into when I first started it. It was just an experiment really. What started as a way to chronicle my journey for myself, quickly turned into one of my most valued motivational tools.

The blogger world is just awesome. I quickly found like-minded athletes, many of which were competing in the same events as me. I met some pretty amazing people along the way, some bonded through the blood, sweat and tears that is Ironman triathlon and some aspiring onlookers who lived vicariously through each other's posts.

Nonetheless it's time to close up shop and move on. I've started a new  blog for a new adventure!

Tour Divide here I come!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

In the beginning

A run around the airport, a 1 hour bike each way to work and a first time out run with a local triathlon club. That's what a good start looks like, the beginning of building the basis for momentum.

It sure feels good running and riding in shorts and t-shirts while the people back east are still under snow. We live in paradise and am incredibly happy to be here.

Will try a group ride and group run this weekend which should hurt quite a lot. I have to brush the dust off the road bike and charge the batteries for the shifter system.

Show up and suffer!!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hello? Hello... is this thing on??

So ummm.... yeh.

Hello blog. Remember me?

I didn't think so.

Ugghhhh where to start...... ..... .....

Do I close this down?

Do I pick up where I left off?

Do I just not bother at all?

I just don't know.

So much to say that I can't be bothered to even start to try to quantify where I'm at now.

Why am I even here? What compels me to write a blog post after all this time...?

Maybe it's time to get back into it. I'm so far from where I once was, it feels like I'm back to square one. A huge mountain before me, too tall to contemplate. So I won't... I'll just start.

Starting with this post. Starting with baby steps. One workout at a time. One win at a time. Focus on the task at hand and not the mountain before me. Need to get back into shape. Need to get back on track and find a balance.

Life is good. Work is good. Moved to the west coast, lots of change. Put all the weight back on in the process. My how I have fallen pretty far off the top of the mountain. I don't do anything half-hazard, so when I burn out I burn out to the extreme!

Time to be the has-been athlete once again. There's an athlete inside of this phat body wanting to get out, I just can't contain it anymore. Need to release the beast. Endure the grind once again back to fitness. Maybe beyond... but that's too far away right now. Just focus, on the now.

Cycling to the office. Running regularly. Show up and suffer to club rides and do my best to keep up.

Ohhh the grind. Back to the grind. It's time.

Entered the Kona Lottery too while I'm at it. Let us hope I don't win.

What Is Your Motivation?
This is probably the single most important question you will have to answer again and again about long distance triathlon: Why do you want to do it? Why do you want to hurt yourself like this? Why? And the simple fact is that only you know the answer. And you do have an answer. Whatever that answer is, that is your motivation.


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