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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-one

mdvcostinby mdvcostinMar 13th 2010
It has been a while since I have swam and it really felt sluggish. The work out was supposed to be 4 500 + 100 easy. I did a warm up and then 150 and then started. I went about 300 and was at a point could not catch my breath. I took a minute break and decide to scale back a bit. I did a 400 and it felt good. I had to put focus on the stroke and had a little bit of problem with the breathing. The next two 400 went very well. The last 400 I almost slid back into the sluggsih stroke but managed to finish and added another 100 on to that to make up for the 300 earlier giving me 1600 yards all together.

My son was there swimming with me and I asked him how I looked. He said I did not look like I was drowning but not smooth either. He paused and said I looked like any old guy swimming. So I have that going for me. : )

Later on I got to the bike lots of rain and wind so it ended up being a night on the trainer. Nothing spectacular just a night of spinning. No, you know what I do not want to say that. It should be that anytime we get up off the couch and do the work we should take that as a victory. So I had a successful trainer ride for an hour watching TV.

Next week will be strange lot's of travel.
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