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
September 15, 2006
DEPRESSION. This is a disease that just sucks the life out of everything around it.

Thankfully I don't have it. But I am affected by it. Half of my life is exposed to it. That would be my home life and I don't know how much more I will be able to take. Everything else in my life is going just the way I want it too. Sure, I could make a little more money, I could be working a better job, I could be driving a newer car, but all in all my life away from home is going great.

My training is progressing on a regular basis. I look forward to waking up every day that I can train, shoot I look forward to anything I have to do as long as I don't have to be home. Sounds kinda brash I know. My love for triathlons includes my love of being surrounded by people I don't know yet feel their positive energy pouring out of each pore of their existence. I have yet to see another triathlete in the water, depressed.

I am exposed to depression on a daily basis. Either in person and up front or on the phone. I sure hope it is not contagious. I will continue to use my training and friendships to fight it off. I have been praying for the answer. As of yet I have not heard a response. I do know that I will find an answer sooner or later. And it will not be an easy one. The hard choices are usually the hard ones to do. As much as I am not looking forward to making that choice I feel that it is inevitable. I can only take so much.
posted by Mondo @ 11:29 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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