280 to 70.3

This journey started with wanting to loose weight. It has turned into so much more. I have discovered myself. Through wrecks, depression and anxiety, lost jobs, coronavirus and moving across continents, my desire to complete this goal has burned bright.

route for my first century ride
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280 to 70.3: My first century

I went to deliver an “I’m a brick” shirt to a local brick! As we were talking she mentioned a ride in a couple of days. A local bike race was canceled and a group of riders decided to do most of the race anyway. 102 miles, instead of 140. She asked if I wanted

posing before my first open water swim
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280 to 70.3: Open water… panic inducing.

I watched the bottom of the lake fade into green nothingness as the cold wrapped itself around and through my torso. It took my breath away and made it hard to keep breathing. It was kinda like that feeling as a kid when I would get the breath knocked out of me.

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280 to 70.3 – Failure

Not every week you crush it. Sometimes it feels like it crushes you. That was my last week. I had plans that never happened and I felt so inadequate. I keep triing anyway.

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280 to 70.3 – Longest Ride Yet

This last week I was able to restart being disciplined about my training. Without a tangable event and with the quarantine it has been difficult to get into a routine and setup goals for my training. This last week I started again. With the “I’m a Brick” event on my mind I wanted to see

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280 to 70.3 – Quarantine, or inflating the spare tire.

We moved. Moved our stuff from Italy and the stuff we had left behind in a storage unit. We are now living in Logan Utah. Well, really nearby Providence. We were in a AirBnB for a few weeks while we were looking for a place to live. We found a great rental for the next

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280 to 70.3 – From Italy to Utah

I can’t believe all that has happened this week. With the increasing regulations on the corona virus here in Italy I was getting pretty anxious. I needed to get out and ride. I filled out my paper and hit the road. I had planned a long ride. I wanted to go about the 56 miles

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280 to 70.3 – My journey to the Half Ironman.

Around the end of the summer of 2018 I decided I was going to do an Ironman 70.3. It was in my mind to be a triathlete for a long time even while I was over 280 lbs, but this time I signed up for it. I was committed, had been training for a few

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