Monday, October 10, 2011

Another great weekend!!!

I have to say that I am truly blessed at times.  This weekend again was proof of that.  I was able to spend some time speaking with athletes at the Denver Rock n Roll Marathon Expo on the benefits of Marathon Energy and Protein Bars and then get several people signed up for the 2012 Colfax Marathon here in Denver.  Carlos and I were part of a photo shoot a few weeks ago to help market the 2012 marathon.  Made some great contacts that I hope with project me into a new career within the sports marketing, nutrition, or fitness markets.

Saturday I was able to speak with people that are battling morbid obesity and looking at their options to take back their life.  I love when I can share my journey with others and see that I have motivated and inspired them to do something and do something NOW!  It is never to late to take back control and get healthy.  I then was able to again spend time talking with athletes at the Expo about Team Marathon Bar and how this product has helped me to become a better endurance athlete.

Sunday I ran the Denver Rock n Roll Half Marathon and was able to PR, 1:36, man I have come a long way.  As my first marathon in 2010, the Denver Rock n Roll proved to be fatal to me as it took me down with excrutiating pain from a bad IT Band.  I was determined to make 2011 Course my bitch and I did just that.  It was a great training run for the upcoming Savannah Rock n Roll full marathon on November 5th.  I am training to PR that, as I would like to get my full marathon PR down from 3:56 to 3:30, I know it is a big cut in time, but I think if I pace myself appropriately I can do it.  Then again at this point, I have allowed nothing to stop me!  The next three weeks will be packed with 6, 9, 12, and 20 mile runs before tapering down the week before the Marathon.  I hope the ole body holds up!  Carefully evaluating the nutritional needs that I have to also help me prevent exhaustion and fatigue this time while running back in the hot and humid south.  I am heading to Savannah next week for work and will hopefully get in some training runs in the humid environment. 

 I never wanted to be one of those people who looks back and says, “I wonder if… If I have a goal, I’ll go out and set forth to achieve it. When something is your passion, it becomes everything. You put everything into it without hesitation. No questions. No doubts. Nothing to stop you.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I want to welcome those of you that are joining me in my journey from overweight to endurance athlete.  This has been an amazing journey and I hope that by blogging I can inspire others to overcome whatever barriers you may have and take back control of your life, leading a healthy and happy lifestyle can be yours if you take control and make it happen.  I want to thank all of those that have stood by and supported my insanity over the last two years, in all I think it was worth it.  Thank you especially to my partner Carlos Hill, who on a daily basis inspires me to be the best that I can be.  I am sure it has not been easy for him.

I started off my day by posting this message on some friends Facebook pages as they overcome challenges with their weight...

‎...It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been test your break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.--Anais Nin

Now it is time to run a short taper run before the Denver Rock n Roll Marathon this Sunday, I hope that I get the opportunity to meet some of you and share in your journey as well.