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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"

tri run thru

mdvcostinby mdvcostinApr 20th 2010
On Sunday my training called for a 30 minute swim, 2.5 hour bike, and 1.5 run.

Well here is the 1 cent story. The swim was in a pool. I also was experimenting with some cycling shorts I want to use for competition. They worked out well. I ended up knocking out 1500 yards in the time. The transition was not blistering. I had to put the wheel on my bike and get dressed out for the ride. It took 7 minites. I used some vaseline for the ride to lube the bum. Worked great! I felt great the wind was not too bad and it was a total blessing it was mostly a cross wind or a tail wind. I managed to click off 47 miles in the time. Got off the bike back was a little stiff. Well it got worse for a bit. Walked a bit, a lot :( , seem to loosen a bit then a cramp in the calf. I do not want to seem whiney. I think I was just not use to the transition (3 minutes). I felt I was hydrated as well. This freaking calf seems to do this all the time. So anyway I managed to squeak out what I think.... Don't laugh.. 7 miles. My lower back was very tight after it loosened. The calf started hurting 35 minutes into the run. It is sore a little now. Will run on tread mill tonight to get a run in and loosen it up. All in all a great work out and let's me know where the work needs to be done.

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