I just realized that it has been over two years since I’ve logged on here and jotted down my thoughts. To be quite honest it is probably because I’ve been a bit (totally) embarrassed by what wasn’t going on. I will give a quick recap for those of you that might not be following closely to my day to day life. Of course if you want the full story there are over forty posts on this blog that will inform, inspire, and satisfy all your curiosities. Not back to my recap… smoked for 20 years, quit, got fat, realized that I didn’t like that, started running, fell in love, began training for a marathon, had wrist surgery, ran marathon, had hernia surgery, tried to get back into running… and that is where this blog dies off.
Well before I begin to fill you in on the last two years that is missing from this blog I want to admit something. I let those two surgeries kick my mental butt. It isn’t what happened and I’m sure I could muster some virtual group hugs and cyber sympathy but the truth of the matter is that I let life (those uncontrollable things) knock me down. So the last two years have been a roller coaster of ups and downs in both my running and my weight. Now that we have that out of the way lets move one to the the present day and where we are taking this thing.
This blog started off to document Kelly and I training for a marathon but I’ve realized that for me this is a little bit more. I want to document, maybe a little more for me but also to share with you, part of my journey of both my physical fitness training but maybe a little bit of life also. I recently turned 40 and I hope that what I’m doing now will help me continue on my journey for many years to come. Sometimes I joke about the aches and pains that come with spending my whole adult life as a Soldier and Paratrooper in the Army are not the contribution of the years but of the miles we’ve put on our bodies. So with that in mind I want this blog to be about the journey, both the things that knock us off our training goals and also the things that drive us to continue on despite those set backs.
I decided that I’m nowhere near ready to give up and that I need to get back at it. With that being said I’ve signed up for a half marathon which will be on November 19th and just started my third week of a 12 week training plan to prepare for it. I will also be adding some additional activities which may or may not be against my prior claim of being a “one event type of guy”. I recently purchased a mountain bike and will be looking at purchasing a road bike also. Kelly and I have decided to begin training for a cross state bicycle ride next year that will last over 7 days. I invite you to subscribe to this blog and join me in my journey and I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below.