Tri - Runner's Roost

A blog from a "Middle of the Pack Marathoner" starting his journey from Newbie to Ironman. The ride is awesome!

I Don’t Wanna Stop

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I started running in January of 2004 to get in shape. I had gained too much weight and felt terrible. I was able to run my first 5K 3 months later. 2 years later and 50 lbs lighter, I have continued to push for greater goals and have run 5 marathons and I am training for an Iron distance triathlon now. Everyday I wake up with a positive attitude towards life, training and my future.
Marathons Completed
Arizona RockNRoll 2007
Salt Lake City Marathon 2006
Steamboat Marathon 2005
Boulder Backroads 2005
Las Vegas Marathon 2005
Why do I Tri?
Should be why do I want to Tri? I want to see just how far I can push myself. With everyday I am in the best shape of my life. And I'm never going back!!!!
Elite Family Fitness-Canon City
BB's Tanning and Massage
Scheduled Races
Littlefoot Triathlon
Bolder Boulder 10K
Highland Ranch Sprint
Boulder Long Triathlon
Redman Iron Distance
Boston Marathon Monday
April 17, 2006
How is it humanly possible for someone to run that fast. WOW! I'm having trouble getting to my qualifying time for Boston and they are done about my half way. it's nice to see 3 Americans in the top 10 for a change. Way to go!

I'm feeling better so far this week. Did a 12 miler yesterday and 4 today. My R hip flexor is a little tight - I'll work on stretching it out tonight. My stress level today is a bit high with problems at home. Hopefully - I can get things balanced. How does everyone else deal with the stress at home, combined with training for a Triathlon.

For the past 2 years I have changed my life completely around - living a healthy lifestyle, losing weight, and exercising regularly. My wife on the other hand has gone the other direction. I feel she has almost given up on life. Depression, weight gain and feeling bad all the time is the norm. I have tried to help her, I have encouraged her - to no avail. I am lost as to what else to do. I will try and have her see her doctor but she will probably refuse. She blames her ills on her past - growing up with a mother that told her she is worthless. I try and tell her the past is the past - live for the future. I just can't get through. She will not see a counselor. I am lost and I don't know how to proceed.

Stress only make training more difficult. I continue to push to get my training in but in a way I feel guilty that I am out there training and working towards a goal when my wife is drifting farther away. Has anyone else ever felt like this? Am I the only one? Why do I feel guilty? I will work throught this. Running gives me lot's of time to think, to get lost in my thoughts as the miles go by. To reason with myself and play advocate. As the miles go by, slowly, contantly, moving. Just like Life --------------
posted by Mondo @ 1:05 PM  
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HPIM0667 Name: John Maynard
Home: Canon City, Colorado, United States
About Me: In 2008 I completed a full Ironman. Since that time I have continued to keep myself in a decent shape with running and hiking. As the years have rolled on so has my midsection. With my 50th birthday behind me I have embarked on another journey in life. This journey will take me into my next decade in the best shape of my entire life. It's time to kick life into overdrive.
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