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Just a man saying I am.
Just a man saying I am.
About Me
I am a husband and father first and foremost. I thought I had been doing sports my whole life. My kids are active in sports and in the past few years I have really focused on their careers as athletes. I caught myself one day pushing one of my kids. Saying "you have to push yourself, go past what you think you can do". The look she gave me, I felt I got back from her, hit hit me like ton of bricks. It was a look of what have you done to push yourself.... Wow, what have I done recently.

Professionally I pushed myself to the top of my field, Spiritually I have a relationship with my Holy Father, Mentally I am pushed with my career. I cannot say emotionally I am there because I am not happy with my physical self. I feel I am overweight, not seeking the next brass ring if you will. I had to push myself to find myself.

I originally wanted to find myself with cycling. I love the thought of pushing. A quote from Armstrong that goes [the winner of the tour is not the best cyclist but the one who can suffer the most]. It is not the reality of winning or losing but being pushed. To go past who you were and to who you are.

Lastly I want to use another quote. This one from the movie Rocky Balboa,

"What's crazy about going toe to toe and saying I am"

Day eleven

mdvcostinby mdvcostinFeb 19th 2010
Good day overall. The swim was cut a little short. I got through 3 of the 4 400 yard freestyle stoke work but the pool closed. I tried something different during one of the strokes. I was thinking of energy conservation and thought what if I reached in front of my arm rather than moving my reach in front of my head. It felt really weird. I only did it for the last 400. I asked my swim tech coach later and she said that reach in front towards the head is not bad just do not over reach because it could put stress on my shoulders. She also added with the way body twists in the water I was probably already reaching straight out and not really knowing it.

I got out and went for a bike ride, very exciting. It was exciting because it is the first bike ride outside in about 3 months. The weather and my laziness has kept me on my trainer for most of the winter. Today it was 54 windy and great. For those that remember I also had just put my older handlebars back on that would accept an aero-bar clip on. That is where I felt some shoulder discomfort. I am not sure if it was because I had not ridden like that in a long time, to close together, to far forward, or to far back. There will be some tweaking going on that is for sure. The ride was great. I really enjoyed it. I had to slow myself down constantly. The wind made me really work so the heart rate kept going up. All in all a good day.

See you in the zone
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