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
November 04, 2007

Well the time has come - it is finally here. Ironman Florida registration opens today at 11am my time. I have been waiting for this day since my dirst Triathlon. I am going to sign up for the greatest race every.

Tonight or should I say this morning I am at work. Working the late shift - Graveyards - is a challenge just from the standpoint of trying to keep both eyes open at the same time. All the caffeine in the world doesnt work. I got in about 4 hours of sleep from lasts night's shift, and that does not seem to cover me this morning. I am really having problems keeping my eyes open. I will need to stay up for the first half of tomorrow in order to be ready to sign up for Ironman Florida. I don't know how awake I will be but I will be up.

Training this week has picked up some. I got more time in the gym than I had been getting. I am working a lot on core exercises and trying to builup more strength in my swim muscles. I am feeling a lot stronger in the swim and hope to bring down my time as much as a can. I need to start running more - I have a half-marathon scheduled for the first weekend in December. I am no where near ready to run that far yet. Most of the team is planning on that run so I will have to get my butt in gear soon.

This next week will be my first meeting with the courts on my divorce. Gladly my ex is starting to get her stuff together and has found a place to move to. I wish it would not have come down to this - no really I wish it could have worked out. This whole divorce thing is just no easy on anyone. I thought about it for a long time the other day. I just can not continue to live with her. I have changed over the past few years - hopefully - I think I changed for the better, but change happens. I really believe that we will be better friends after the divorce is over than we are today. At least that is my hope.

Well for now - Ciao. I will continue to blog as race registration gets closer.

posted by Mondo @ 3:26 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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