So I've had this blog site for quite a long time... I have not, however utilized it as of resent. I have gone through a lot of changes in the past few years and now my focus and future are coming back into clear view. What's different?
- My current venture as the Managing Partner of RunAbout Sports Roanoke is doing great and we are growing and gaining traction within the Valley more and more with every passing month.
- I have an absolutely beautiful fiancee' that I adore and love... I enjoy doing everything with her. She is my rock and is so encouraging that I find strength in her love of me daily.
- After some time away my training has become structured, consistent, and hyper-focused on attaining the goals I have set before me for the remainder of this year and beyond.
So with all of that I believe it is time for me to once again reflect on the things that are going on in my life... mainly in one of the three categories listed above in future posts.
Hopefully you already know what RunAbout Sports is and made your way out to visit me, Patrick Woodford, or one of the other employees that work there. We all work very hard to make sure that you leave with the best pair of shoes you've ever had for your feet chosen to meet your specific running needs. We are passionate about running and we geek out about it so you don't have to :) Working with Tyler Bowersock as my business partner has been crazy at times and a blast at others. We are like two brothers wrestling with each other and giving each other wedgies while all the time trying to play nice when others (James our other partner @ RunAbout Blacksburg) aren't looking. It has been and will be a worthwhile ride!
Then there is this girl... you will probably get tired of me mentioning her. This is Christy Lilly. My fiancee', my training partner, my biggest cheerleader, and the love of my life. We do everything together and that is just the way we like it. I have had a blast so far between the Blue Ridge Half Marathon, trips to SnowShoe WV, the Boston Marathon, Salsa Dancing at Valhalla Vineyards, the training runs/swims, the walks downtown, finding hidden gems in Roanoke, the kayaking/fishing/hiking/camping trips, and all of the other things we have done this summer. I could not have asked for someone so loving and full of grace to spend my life with. She is absolutely beautiful inside and out. She works just as hard in training as I do and keeps pushing herself to always get better. I love how competitive she is with me about everything... from fighting me to do the dishes, racing me to open the car door for her, and even on all of our runs. Her heart is huge and my heart is full <3
You all know that I truly enjoy the process of training for an event. Not just training, but training hard and with a purpose. I have had a lot of ups and downs in my success over the past 2-3 years but now I feel I am back on track and am very excited about what the future holds here. I am currently training for IronMan Louisville and even though this is not something that is a big goal for me it is definitely something that is getting me back on track. I have two Half Iron distance races, The Patriots Half and Richmond Rox Half, prior to the IMLOU to get me dialed in before hand so be on the lookout for race reports on these.
Stay tuned for more reflections, reviews, and reports in the weeks and months to come! Have a great week and #DoWork!