Wednesday, March 26, 2008

WALKING MAN

Hi again. Wanted to drop a post on you guys. Not sure if I will be able to post in the next week as the Bride and I are heading to a little vacation where its warm. One week of SP50. Hot, sunny.I will run much, and swim. If we can find access to blogland, then by all means, I will pop in. Who knows. They might have Commodore 64 computers where we are headed. Ha, the internet explorer might be "Lewis and Clark". Really. Two guys in a canoe.

TRAINING
Training update. Excellent. Been doing alot of interval work. My goal of an 8:00 pace for a 5 k is within reach, I think. I will do the 5k on April 13th at Hathaway Brown. On April 19th, there is a class for newby crew folks put on by the Western Reserve Rowing Association. The Bride was signed up but can't make it. I might fill in for her. Will be interesting.

Thanks to the gang at Ohio Sports and Fitness Magazine for having yours truly amoung a group of guys they featured in the March issue. At your store today. Haha. Heres the link. You scroll down to some old dude in a wetsuit..Ha. I look stoned, for goodness sakes, LOL. Thanks to Stacy, the magazines head honcho, and to Steve Schirra for writing the piece. You'll see a piece on Paul Martin. I remember doing a story on him for Fox 8. I am just here enjoying the gift the Lord gave me. Using my body to enjoy the sport, and hopefully inspire others to maximize their potential.

D.J. GREGORY
Someone once said, "Golf is a good walk spoiled" I'm not sure D.J. Gregory would agree to such a statement. D.J. might not know what a "good walk" is like. He has C.P.. Walking becomes a Herculean task. Agonizing. Not Pretty. While Tiger Woods has had his own kinda win streak going. D.J. has one of his own. He has walked every hole of every PGA tourney this year. Its a remarkable streak. He could cop out and demand a cart. Nope. Check out this YOU TUBE VIDEO and I am sure you'll see what an amazing thing he is doing. Want more??? Awesome article in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Props to D.J., another member of J.T's Motivation Nation.

In the meantime. Keep grinding away.. Keep blogging and reaching greater heights.

21 comments:

Rainmaker said...

Powerful video. Thanks for sharing.

Donald said...

First off ... rowing is awesome. That was my sport in college. Give it a try!

Your profile is pretty cool, and the picture's not that bad.

Enjoy your time away!

RunBubbaRun said...

Have some fun in the sun..

Liked the magazine and article. They even had a ultrarunner profiled..

Rowing, always wanted to try that, let us know how that goes.

Wes said...

You have a great vacation! Looking stoned, eh? Would that not be an improvement?! ROFL!!!! Ahhhh, slap me :-)

Marcy said...

OOoooooo I'm jealous! I need some warm weather in my life LOL. HAVE A SAFE TRIP! ;D

Viv said...

I hope you and the bride have a fantastic vacation!

Awesome interview article. You don't look stoned, more like some sun in the eyes :-)

Lily on the Road said...

Nice shout out in the magazine!!

Thanks for sharing the "walking man" video, I went through all of high school with my best friend who also has CP....she totally amazed me everyday with her determination and good humour.

She works in one of Toronto's largest hospitals, specialising in CP...

Wishing you and your bride a well deserved, wonderful vacation.....warm weather, what's that???

The Lazy Triathlete said...

Enjoy your vacation with the Bride. Nice write up in the magazine too!!

cindy said...

Glad your training is going well!

Have a fun vacation!!

jahowie said...

Have a great vacation, and lay off the bong will ya? LOL!! Just kidding.

JenC said...

That looks like a lovely vacation place! Enjoy!

You did not look stoned!

I rowed with that group for 4 years. It is a lot of fun! Don't abandon us triathlon folks though. : ) I actually see myself getting back into it someday.

Tri to Be Funny said...

Enjoy your trip and some much-welcomed sunshine!!

Julie Lewis-Sroka said...

John you have one awesome blog! Very inspirational. Great post.

Walk on... Julie

Bill said...

Hope you and your Bride have a wonderful vacation. Enjoy the time away..

Bill

Papa Louie said...

A Truly inspirational video on D.J.!
Have a great vacation in the sun.

GP said...

Great showing in OSF — I like when they feature successful athletes with real lives/jobs.

It not only stands as a good example to athletes and athletes-to-be, but quietly thumbs our noses at people who are "too busy" to be active. Way to go!

Vacation well.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Have a great time on your vacation!

Mine is over now. BooooHooooo.

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice article on you!!

Kurt said...

Enjoy the sun. Lord knows we need some warmth in this frozen north that I live in now.

beth said...

have a great vacation and enjoy some time off! ....great article- nice work!

Marni said...

your pics are amazing!!!! Great blog!