About Me

Where to start…

Well, I’m 39 years old and work in the IT department for Old Dominion University. In December of 2015 I realized that I haven’t been taking care of my body very well and wanted to do something about it. Now don’t think I’m severely over weight or anything, it’s just that I could be healthier. I’m 6’2″ and at the time weighed 185 pounds (the heaviest I’ve ever been). So I needed something to motivate myself to get off the couch and be active. So I signed up for the Shamrock full marathon that was schedule for March. Now I have never ran a marathon before and had no clue what to expect, but it did light a fire under my butt. I ran everyday for 2 and half months. Loved every minute of it. I felt at peace with the world running in the evenings. I would run 13 miles a day leading up to the marathon. And when the gun went off to start the marathon there was an overwhelming feeling of pride that I was there starting this marathon that I was training for in what felt like forever. I did great the first half, surprised even myself on how well I was doing. Than at about mile 16 my right knee started to hurt. By mile 22 I couldn’t bend my knee at all. I had to walk the last 4 miles, but I finished. That’s what was important to me, it wasn’t a race for me but a journey. I didn’t have anything to prove, it’s just the fact that I wanted to finish this marathon for myself. It turned out that my IT band was not happy with me. After breaking down and seeing a doctor about it in July (Yes, I waited until July to seek medical attention) that I was able to start running again. My goal is to complete an Ironman Triathlon before I turn 40. Again, not to prove anything but to motive myself to get in better shape. I searched for weeks trying to find something to reference to on how people train for a triathlon and couldn’t find much. So I decided to start this blog, as you can tell I’m not a good writer but I would like to share my experiences of this journey with you.

 

 

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