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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 Twenty-four

mdvcostinby mdvcostinMar 16th 2010
As you may remember I had to travel all day on Monday. So what little work out I had to do on Monday did not happen. So today I doubled up and took yesterday's work out and did it today. Yesterday was a 30 min run and 6 x 100s quick strides. That didn't seem to back to me so I added it to my 45 minute ride.

Because I am currently on a business trip I had to use a spin bike for my ride. That was not too bad this time. There was a situation I wanted to share. I was in the room by myself spinning for about 30 minutes. In walks a guy and two women. No big deal they are doing a work out of sorts again no big deal. I am facing forward toward the mirrored wall. I am not vain just the room lay-out. Well the women get done with their warm up and go to the mirror and begin to do squats and other exercises that require a lot of bending over. Here I am looking forward about 20 feet behind them. I am sure that they are from time to time looking at the mirror and seeing if I am being "that guy". I am looking forward just looking blank into space and still feeling weird. So I just look down and not look like "that guy".

Anyway I had a great work out. Thought I would share that.
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