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
July 11, 2007
"Life comes at you fast" - I saw that on a commercial recently. Then I read a saying from Abraham Lincoln -"It is not the years of your life but the life in your years"

Both these sayings have me thinking a lot about my life and the direction I have taken. Is there anything else that I should be doing? Am I choosing the right path? Do I even know what the f___ I am doing?

Lately I have had a lot of time to think about life. My job, my training, my personal life. Am I where I should be - am I as happy as I should be.

I am finding that in a lot of ways I am on the right tract and in some I am not. Triathlons have taught me some very important lessons that I have tried to apply to the rest of my life:

1 - With proper training (preparation) anything is possible
2- Attack the obstacles in life full speed and out of your seat.
3- Have good friends and keep them close to you.
4- Always have another race (goal) to shoot for.
5- Keep in shape - never know when it comes in handy.
6- Push past your mental barriers, push past your emotional barriers.
7- Keep your bike, equipment and life clean and well oiled.
8- Don't dwell on poor training days or races or events in your life. Move forward always.
9- Don't be afraid of the unknown, just jump in and start swimming.
10- If you don't know whether you are jogging or running in life, run faster !!!!!

so as you can see my mind is a mess right now. I am trying to concentrate on training but other things in my life are making that a challenge. I feel I am ready for my half-ironman next month physically and mentally. Emotionally I am not quite there yet. Just need more time. Just more time........
posted by Mondo @ 8:09 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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