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This Day in History




6am at Gold’s Gym Norcross

Originally uploaded by Mike’s Adventures.

It was a year ago today, on a morning much like the one in the picture, that I decided to become a better triathlete. I’m not sure what the catalyst for that day was, other than I was wide awake at 4:30 in the morning and figured that I might as well get up and go lift weights.

Looking back through the blog, I don’t even see any entries between the Emerald Point Tri and the Marine Corps Marathon. But I am reminded of the sale of my company and my mantra that “Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes”. So perhaps that’s it. I realized that I wasn’t going to get better by just staying mediocre. I demand more of myself than anyone else ever does – and this was no exception.

So at approximately 5am on Tuesday, October the 10th, 2006 – I went to the gym to lift weights and in the process started a seemingly irreversible process to become a faster runner, stronger triathlete, and better person. 1 year later, I was up at 4am, heading out to the Y for a morning run. A lack of body glide cut this morning’s run short but a little chafing never hurt anyone. I just couldn’t think of any better way to celebrate this anniversary.

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