On Sep 24th, I will turn 35. And so will the annual event of Santa Cruz Annual triathlon. So basically when I was born, a world away, in Santa Cruz, people were doing the tri for the first time at that venue. I never quite learned to swim the right way. And the biggest challenge… Continue reading Turning 35. My first Triathlon.
Life is good. A balance has now emerged between raising my five year old, work and a new blossoming relationship. It is a lot of work. And there are a lot of moments where I just want to lie in bed. Not wanting to get up. Working out for me was a very big part… Continue reading Following through
Jul 23rd 2017 was an important day in my life. At 11:40AM, I was standing on the peak of Mt. Shasta. What a humbling experience that was. I would like to share how it felt. How I prepared. And how it changed me. Here is a video of my climb. Why Climb? To start, I… Continue reading Climbing Mountains is good for your soul. And legs.
I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone. As some of you know, my marriage dissolved after 10 years in December 2016. And I have since found details of infidelity which were difficult to grasp. But thanks to the wonderful turn of events in my life, I have never been happier. I was a… Continue reading If you smile at the universe, the universe smiles back
I am beginning to notice that I have a few old patterns of thought that are re-surfacing. Why bother? When doing things that are not instantly gratifying or challenging, I keep wondering about why I bother. Here I should remind myself, that if I don't try , there is only one future for me. I… Continue reading Old habits
I rode on my first full suspension bike yesterday. And it was pretty intense. It was lighter and faster and I shaved 30 mins of a 2 hour time it used to take me earlier. The downhill section felt a lot more comfortable on the full suspension. … Continue reading Scraped and bruised, I feel alive!
It was pitch black except for the modest illumination of the head lamps. There was litte to see other than an endless landscape of rocks. We were on the slopes of Mt. Shasta, probably at around 9000 ft. Underneath our boots, the rocks and boulders shifted precariously. I knew I was walking close to the… Continue reading Jumping out of perfectly good airplanes!!
I have this question everyday, so I might as well write about it. How do I finish the day, so that I feel good about it? I need a plan going into it. Or at least a good attitude. Today. I will be productive at work. Take my boy out once I come back. And… Continue reading Winning today
My life is a graveyard of abandoned hopes and dreams. I have always been a fairly motivated and focused person. I was supporting my family since I was about 20 years old. But there was something about me that took a bit away from my experiences. I was always scared of failure, and laser focused… Continue reading Things I never saw through to the end