Brand New Day

January 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Posted in Training | Leave a comment

Thirty weeks until Ironman Lake Placid.  Sounds like a long way off but it’s not.  I’m realizing quite quickly that I need to get disciplined and start training in earnest now.  Seems like I have many excuses for missing workouts lately, most of which are pretty lame.  To date, I’ve only spent about 3 hrs a week on the bike, 35 miles of running (that’s okay), and 0 minutes of swimming.  In fact, I haven’t been in the water since the beginning of September!  Thankfully, today is an opportunity to start fresh and today I will swim before running with my friends.  And, I’ll make myself fall in love with the pool…YUCK!

No more excuses; time to get serious!



A New Beginning

January 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm | Posted in Attitude, blogging, Change, Goals, Happiness | Leave a comment

It’s been nearly 3 years since I wrote in my blog, far too long.  Truthfully, my life was so chaotic that I found it difficult to write about anything.  But it’s the beginning of a new year and a beginning of a new book for me, the book of joy.  This year I am dedicating every cell of my being to finding joy.  That doesn’t mean finding wealth or finding herds of friends.  To me, finding joy means digging deep within my heart and seeking that missing piece that I’ve wasted so many years pursuing.  I’m realizing that I need to let down the curtains that have hidden my feelings and be vulnerable; I need to open up myself to God’s purpose for me.

This blog will continue to be about my training adventures but it will also include my endeavors toward finding joy.  That’s my most important goal in 2013…find joy and shine it brightly for all to see.

This song spoke to me, changed me, broke me.  Maybe it will speak to you.

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