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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"


mdvcostinby mdvcostinMar 11th 2010
It feels like a bad drunk that would not end. The first 5 days of not being logged were only procrastination. The work outs were done and done well. But then came the cold bug. I did not feel well and could not breath that well. I thought to myself, "self" we should take a day off. I can honestly say that was a good call the next day I felt very weak and tired. The following day I had to drive for 13 hours. I felt ok but I have made a huge discovery for myself. This may be no brainer for most but it is quite the revelation to me. On my travels down I stopped and got food. Well I was doing well until dinner time. I was very hungry and stopped and got some hamburgers and a soda. On my trip I was feeling better and better and getting a little runs in to try and stay some what fit during the spat. But I noticed that when I ate this junk food I felt weak and tired <-------revelation))). SO the moral to my tale is that I need to stay away from this type of food.

For me, and most of you, we are all or nothing type of people. People with addictive personalities. There is not half way for me. So I need to stay away from this. Sounds easy I know. That is where the other Tri trait will have to come in (Discipline).

I am rambling on now. Too many thoughts to put down at one time. To many thoughts and not enough fingers to type with.
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