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
August 17, 2007

Sleep eluded me last night, barking, howling dogs and other noises disturbed my nights sleep. Plus the thoughts of upcoming events worked against me. It was hard to relax. You end up thinking of everything. Did I pack everything? What if I forget something? Will the flight be good – will my baggage be lost?

I was packed by 8pm, re-checked my baggage and rechecked it probably 5 times. This morning I got in a quick 2 miles run – felt good to get back on the road. Helped to clear the head some. Running seems to always put things in perspective.

I have a lot to think about this trip. Not only the coming race but decisions that need to be made about my life and relationship. Separation or divorce is never easy for anyone. But it is harder when you spouse is co-dependant, unable to be independent and never has. This was a bad time for working on this, with the pressure of race week and everything. I would rather just think about racing. However, I must think about my future as well as the present. I cannot see myself living a stagnant, depressed life anymore. Running, marathons, triathlons and training has opened up my world to what my life can be. They say that the “Grass is not greener on the other side of the fence”, but I am here to say that yes it is. Sure, there are problems but they are new problems. Problems that lead to a better life in the long run. Decisions, decisions, and decisions……….
posted by Mondo @ 4:54 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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