The struggle for a healthy life is all in my head. It’s a mental game. At least that’s what I think it is. I have some goals fitness goals for myself for 2014 that lead into 2015. As some of you know, when I was blogging a lot more, I would throw out my goals […]
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I’d say it’s been a little while since I’ve written on this little blog. I can’t say that I’ve worried about it, but I would say I’ve missed it. A lot. What I’ve missed most about it is how simple blogging can be. Think about something you want to say and just write about it. […]
I’ve come to know this phrase as a daily part of my life. I used to hear it all the time in my twenties and one day I decided to actually pay attention to what it really means. So wait a second, I went to college, got a degree and you are trying to tell […]
Well I finished another race. My 30th triathlon to be exact. It was an emotional and painful finish. But then, any race with the name Ironman in it is bound to be just that. Emotional and painful. For those of you just now tuning in. The Boulder 70.3 Half Ironman is 1.2 miles of swimming, […]
Last week I raced in the Boulder Tri Series Sprint Triathlon. It was a short distance race and I’ve raced in my fair share of them. I was using this race as a gauge to see where I sit physically. The first 5 months of this year where a little tough getting my training in […]
That’s how long it’s been since my last blog post. About three and a half months. A lot has happened in those months. Mainly, my son Micah was born and the journey through the first three months of his life have been nothing short of busy, tiring and fun. I will write about his birth […]
Most of you who keep up with me on twitter know at least two things are certain about me. I love traveling and I love flying American Airlines. Something you won’t pick up from me very often at all is my dislike for other airlines or even bad customer experience from products I use. I […]
When I moved to Colorado, one of the first things I did was join Life Time Fitness. It has everything I need to continue training for Triathlons along with one of the strongest cycling clubs in their system and a growing community of triathletes. One of the big perks is they have an outdoor pool […]
This title “The First Step To A Healthy Life Is Realizing You Are Unhealthy” sounds like a “no duh” statement. But the truth is, most people how want to be healthier look at life from a “I know I need to eat better and exercise more” view point. The road to a healthy lifestyle is much, much more than that.
I’ve always felt like my life has been on this interesting journey of sorts, especially the past 8 years, but it didn’t get seriously whacked until I went through a divorce in 2005. The start of these past 8 years was “things get worse before life gets better” and when life got better there was also redemption at the end of the rainbow.
There came a time during it all that I realized how unhealthy I really was and how much my own unhealthiness had played such a huge part in leading up to the divorce.