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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 one

mdvcostinby mdvcostinFeb 8th 2010
Completed 45 minutes run. 15 minutes in heart rate was 144 30 minutes in 168, last 45 minutes at the end 144. I did experience a slight cramp in left calf. I started to speed up and grew tight. Stop and stretched for about 20 seconds and continued on seem fine just tight. When I was done I noticed I was back to normal breathing in a very short time. I am estimating from older efforts that my Max heart rate is 190 and resting is 50. Using the calculation of> max - resting = base number. Base number x effort % + resting = work out effort. TonightÂ's effort 190-50=140 (140*70%) +50=148.

TonightÂ's run was at 5pm about 40 degrees. I ran on pavement through small a neighborhood.. During beginning of the run I started out with slight pain in left area below knee cap. I made need new shoes. Pain left very early on so I am not to concerned. I have had pain before it comes with cold weather a lot. The run was fine I had to remind myself to keep pace slow. I had to use my MP3 counter and pulse to keep track of heart rate. My monitor needed batteries. Other than the facts above it was a good run, no such thing as a bad one.
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