It’s been almost a year since my last post, as I sit here and write. So many things have happened in the last year, it’s hard to keep up. My last post was in July 2014, I hadn’t yet gone to RAGBRAI, which I hadn’t been back to in several years. It was a great time, met some life long friends and one in particular that always has no up to no good. NO GOOD in a great way you know who you are! LOL!
So first of all I have to say am watching Cast Away, the movie always makes me think of Jenn, my one love from college whom I definitely shouldn’t have let go, but LIFE HAPPENS and sometimes these things just don’t work out we want them too. C’est la vie right? There is a pat in the movie toward the end when Tom Hanks goes to see Helen Hunt and they embrace in his Jeep. And for a moment they lose themselves and he starts driving away with her and she says ‘I love you, you’re the love of my life,’ they jump in the Jeep and start driving away and then she says ‘Chuck,’ and he finishes off by saying ‘you have to go home.’ I feel like that at times when I think of here, I have seen her on several occasions, when I hugged her it felt like we never broke up all those years ago, but ‘she had to go home,’ she will be the great love of my life that got away.
I’m at a point in my life where I feel like I’m at a crossroad, a sense of ennui has set in and I feel like it’s time for a change. There is nothing that keeps my in Hoboken, I have a job that I marginally like, I have some good friends, but I’m gregarious and can make new friends anywhere right? 😉 I never thought I would be single still at this point in my life. I am saddened to think that I FAILED at marriage, I’m not used to failing at anything. But I failed miserably at it–I ruined her life and mine seemingly. No regrets–still does suck!
Enough of this melancholy BS, you read to hear about my adventures right?
July 2014, rode RAGBRAI, great ride with Team RWB. We had a small group but, had such a great time. I met this really nice woman Marjorie, with whom I spent most of the week bringing up the end of our group. RAGBRAI is so great, you can go thru it like you’re riding Le Tour de France or you can meander and take in all the sight and happenings at this great annual event. Obviously we chose the latter–had so much fun. So much fun that I am going back again this year for another go at it with a different group.
As you all may or may not know my dream is to run a triathlon, but the swim has always been kicking my ass. I did a couple of triathlon relays last year–West Point and Nations Tri, this year I’ll be doing the full triathlon all on my own–God help me! I also will be doing a couple of Sprint Triathlon relay’s. Today I signed up for a Austin 70.3 Half Ironman, although I am sure I shouldn’t have but anyone who knows me–GO BIG OR GO HOME right? LOL. So now it’s all about training for the big show(s) in the fall. My Ironman occurs a week after the NYC Marathon, maybe I’m not that well though out..
I did the New York Road Runners 9+1 program last year, I have a guaranteed spot in the NYC Marathon this year which I am proud to say I will be running. I am also running the Chicago Marathon in October as well as The Disney World Marathon in January. I am pretty sure I will run The Paris Marathon in April. I only registered for Paris 3 out of the last 5 years and ended up chickening out. No turning back this time.
I am currently prepping for a ride from Washington, DC to Tampa, FL. It’s called the Ride for Redemtion, we are raising funds for several charities one of which is Team RWB. We will be leaving on July 3 and finishin about 9 days later. Quite an aggressive schedule, you all know I’m not well thought out all the time–this is proff. But hey life is all about the adventure right? Stay tuned I’ll blog and let you know what’s going on during the ride.