Tag: life

Great news and some reinforcement

If you follow me on twitter, or if we’re friends on facebook, you already know the news. K’s cardiology appointment went well. But I promised I’d share the news once I knew. And frankly I need to work out what’s been swimming around in my head the past 24-hours. So you’re along for the ride…wheeeeeee!... Read more »

My plate is overflowing...

You know when you go to a buffet, and you see a lot of things you want to try. So you start piling them on your plate. Eventually you run out of room and your plate is full. Sure you can try to add more, but you’ll make a mess as things will start falling... Read more »

Unfinished business...

Unfinished business...
You often hear professional athletes talk about unfinished business. Much like the Bears after their loss in the NFC Title Game feel as if they have unfinished business. In theory, this sense of urgency will drive them this off season and next season, to work harder and finish what they started. I’ve decided that this... Read more »
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trying to shake it off...

trying to shake it off...
I’ve talked about feeling that “itch” to get back to training.  I’m excited…but at the same time, I’ve had an odd feeling creep in there…fear.  I’ve talked before about being freaked out about a backslide; that I’ll go and gain the weight back.  Rationally I know it won’t happen.  But with doing little the last... Read more »

who wants to go for a run?

who wants to go for a run?
This year on of my big goals is to “pay it forward”.  I talked about wanting to mentor someone last week but soon after I shared that post I had a bit of a nagging thought.  I started to wonder if and why I should only choose one person to mentor.  I’m not sure I... Read more »

next week, it's back to work...

next week, it's back to work...
Coach Jen and I talked about my goals for this year, one big one I set…which is sort of vague…is to get stronger and faster.  I wasn’t sure how to quantify it and thought it best to not try.  Both Jen and I thought it would be good to bring someone in to help focus... Read more »
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weigh-in wednesday, year 2, week 2...

weigh-in wednesday, year 2, week 2...
It’s week 2 and the results are in.  I gained 0.lbs this week.  Meh.  Not great but considering I haven’t done much of anything since he marathon, it’s understandable.  I also allowed myself a treat or two since the marathon, which is fine. But I can’t keep doing that.  I decided to get back to... Read more »

rest is nice...

I can’t lie, I’ve rather enjoyed the rest this week.  Today I’ve laid low and hung out with the girls.  Hell, I’m still in my pajamas…and it feels awesome.  After a year of busting my ass and running the marathon, it’s a nice way to celebrate it.  The downtime has given me a chance to... Read more »

what would you do if you were given a second chance?

what would you do if you were given a second chance?
Today is my birthday…well, sort of.  One year ago today, I sent an email that changed my life.  Today is a great day! Before getting into things, if you haven’t done so already, go read Dave’s marathon recap…you really should.  Go on, I’ll wait here…and take some Kleenex, trust me.  You back now?  Ok, good…now... Read more »
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I'm not supposed to be here...

I'm not supposed to be here...
Seriously, I’m not.  In five days I shouldn’t be lining up to run a marathon and I shouldn’t have been able to lose 110 lbs in a year.  And let’s be honest…those who knew me before I decided to make a change, a year ago, who thought I would be?  It’s ok, be honest.  See,... Read more »