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Same SHIrT Different Day!

“I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.” ~ Ken Venturi ~

Same SHIrT Different Day!
First, let me explain the title and pictures. The picture by the lake is the only picture of me that I have from that period of my life, and it is a constant reminder of one of my personal battles. The other picture is taken wearing the same shirt years later, and minus many pounds. The title ties together the transformation my body has gone through and the constant reminder of what I must continue to battle not to go back to what I once was. Anyone who knows me should know that these pictures being displayed here contain no ego or arrogance. The unfair fact of the matter is that I can undo six weeks of hard work in very short order.
Similar to anyone who struggles with any form of self sabotage, it is sometimes easier to deal with failure than success. Unfortunately, for too many of us, there is a sense of familiar…

Wyco Is Making Me Psycho

“Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air.” ~ Friedrich Schiller ~

Wyco Is Making Me Psycho!
This is going to be a tough one to write so where do I start? Like so many previous plans; Saturday began with confidence and good intentions and leaving my watch at home so I could take the day as it came. I really felt ready both physically and mentally for the challenge to come, but it is said that momentum is a cruel mistress and she can turn on you at the drop of a hat. Someone described what was to follow as the perfect storm.  
I dedicated the race to a 14 year old named Abigail who has been struggling with being bullied and has responded by trying to hurt herself. I do not know her but she is the granddaughter of someone I know and I guess I wanted her to be aware that people she doesn't even know care about her. Bullying has become a real problem especially with social media and people need to realize that life is hard enough without us making it harder on…