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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"

Half Ironman (swim)

mdvcostinby mdvcostinMay 9th 2010
On the swim, I thought it went well. I had on the dive wet suit, a rash guard, and my bike shorts. I moved into the water and was not sure where I fell in the pecking order with swim skills. My group was made up of Masters and Master Clydesdale. I decided to start in the back. There was only about 25 guys in our group. When the swim started I was a little in the OMGosh mode and forcing the stroke and making way in the water. After the first 250 yards I settled into a groove. Started to move forward I was passing folks and then settled into an area where I was alone. Then the age groupers and elites passed on their way around for the second lap finishing up. I wrapped up the first lap and was feeling good I pushed through and kept a good flow for the second lap. The suit was awesome; I think it was big reason for ease of the swim I was buoyed up and making way. All in all a great swim.
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