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
Hump Day
May 24, 2006
Here I am, 10 days to go till Salt Lake. Getting excited. Starting to feel that little nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach. Anxiety setting in? Nah ! Must be last nights dinner.

Got in a 90 minute bike this morning. Listening to the new podcast by Cara and Elizabeth. I thought they did a great job for the first few shows. It's nice to just here them stay stoked about the sport. And boy do they have energy or what!

The ride went well - I did not bring my Garmin so I have no idea how fast or long I went. I just needed to get my mind off of some personal stuff I have going on. I like to workout to calm my mind and help me think clearer. I guess it may be like an addiction but healthier. When angry, some people may throw things, or get into fights, or drink large amounts of alcohol, I just get out and push myself till the feeling goes away and then I can relax and think things through.

Today however, I was able to calm down but I'm still lost as to what to do. I keep being exposed to a very negative environment (relationship) that I continually try and change to a positive environment. But, nothing seems to be helping. The negativity just seems to come back no matter what I do. I am not one to give up easily (that's why I like Tri's)but I am not sure if I can continue in my current situation for much longer. I hate the fact that all this negative energy is taking away from the energy I need for this race season. Sometimes life does in fact suck.

Tomorrow I will get in a good tempo run and start getting my stuff together for Salt Lake. I am leaving ealy on June 1st so I can spend a day at the Expo and relax in Salt Lake. There is still no word who is playing the post race concert this year. I hope it is a good rock band - last year it was Third Eye Blind.

posted by Mondo @ 8:10 AM  
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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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