I was contacted by the editor of Vivathlete.com last week who asked if I’d do a guest post for their awesome triathlon site (I also follow the wordpress site). I hadn’t written a really good “my story” post in quite a while so it was an interesting challenge… What to include, what to leave out? I re-wrote the thing twice and then took the better part of Monday and Tuesday to edit it down to its final form that can be read here.
An excerpt, and probably one of my favorite paragraphs of the post:
For me, training is one of two options: It’s either train or do as my buddy Grateful Jim suggests: “We can all head down to the local donut shop and tell each other lies about why we’re overweight and miserable and have a grand old time”. I have tried the latter one time, standing in front of the mirror more than a decade ago… That period lasted less than 24 hours – it just isn’t for me.
Generally, while I do think highly of myself, I have a problem with tooting my own horn – or more aptly stated, with self-promotion. I find it rather distasteful. On the other hand I really like that post. I had to abridge it quite a bit but it covers a lot of my recovery in a relatively short period. If you have been following my blog for any length of time then you’ve probably read most of the story already but if you were wondering where I came from and what makes me tick, that post is a great place to start.