New Goal: Losing Some Weight!

Come May 20th I’ll be speaking in front of 800+ people about why I love rugby (Yay!) at Ignite Phoenix 10 (double yay!). Then that video will be posted on YouTube for thousands more to see. And if my family can stay awake they may stream the presentations on the East Coast. But if they can’t tune in, I know many others will — how many? No idea.

However, I’m thinking that I may also want to drop a couple of pounds prior to getting on the stage. (Boo!)

Nothing crazy now but it may be worthwhile returning to a healthier lifestyle.

Dieting – Eating Cleaner

I’m a flexitarian. So what!? That meant a lot more when I was eating tons of fatty cuts of meat. But I’ve been enjoying chips, ice cream and beer. In an effort to feel better and make the clothes looser, I need to eat cleaner.

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I’m going to miss the beer.

Running – Still Sucks

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I still don’t enjoy it but apparently I’ve learned that I can round 2+ miles so maybe now I need to do that more regularly.

Weight Lifting – Workout Of Choice

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Second to rugby, of course. I love pumping iron and asking people if they’ve got their tickets to, you know, the gun show!

Start The Countdown!

I’ll check in with weight updates OR just wear black on May 20th.

Stay tuned!


Warrior Dash – The Countdown Starts and Warrior Shout Out

If you count today, there are four more days until the Warrior Dash. FOUR!!

The final countdown to the running, jumping over fire and large rusty cars, climbing down the ravines and crawling in the mud really starts.

Yesterday’s run was dreadful as I’ve still not convinced (read: tricked) myself that running is fun, although I know deep inside that it’s good for me. However, what has been fun is training with a great group of friends for this event.

Whether it’s running along Tempe Town Lake together and supporting the stragglers (read: me).
Running along Tempe Town Lake

Or finding equipment to train on and practice being tough.

And one of my favorites is rock climbing because those ravines, as I’m sure, are gonna be steep.

So in this quick post, I want to thank John “Carnage” Strebler, Rick “The Butcher” Schmidt, Jukin’ and Jivin Jimmy O and Joel Flint (or less known as Lorem Ipsum).

Fellas, if we live — I’m looking forward to the next dashes from Tough Mudder to the Mud Run. We can do it!!