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Why is this blog here?

Why is this blog here?

I write this blog - a series of letters to myself - to chronicle my journey of doing difficult things. The spark for this endeavor was my attempt to come out of a dark period in my life. I was overweight, feeling emotionally flat, and struggling with important...

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Run and Bike Improvements

Run and Bike Improvements

Stuck in a performance plateau To my disappointment, my fitness and performance indicators plateaued in April. Between April and July, I struggled to improve. I was still enjoying training, but I felt adrift. Becoming overly concerned with losing weight, I ended up...

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Race execution vs finish time

Race execution vs finish time

After a thorough review of Ironman Lubbock 70.3 with Johnny, I came away with an epiphany. Race execution trumps race finish time. I've always been focused on how quickly I am able to finish. How I actually "do" the race has been the second priority. We discussed the...

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Ironman Lubbock 70.3 (2 of 3)

Ironman Lubbock 70.3 (2 of 3)

After overcoming a mental meltdown and flirting with the idea of quitting during the swim, I entered transition 1 with a renewed sense of purpose. The focus was to have a solid 56-mile bike ride and then be ready for a breakthrough half marathon 🏃🏾. Coming out of the...

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CapTex Triathlon – New PR!

CapTex Triathlon – New PR!

TLDR: This was my first race since having prostate surgery 6 months ago. During this time I've trained hard to get back into race-shape and looked forward to testing myself at this Olympic distance triathlon. The time had arrived to face my fears and go all-out with a...

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The power of latent goals

The power of latent goals

Background noise Throughout each day, our minds sift through information that's constantly thrown at us. As we move throughout the world, we are presented with a barrage of sounds, and images that we have to filter. Our brains have to decide which bit of info to keep...

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