Tomorrow is the day

Posted in My life with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2016 by theroadandthedamned

I take my personal trainer certification test. I have studied I have worked in the field. I know what I need to accomplish yet I still have doubt even after acing multiple practice exams. This isn’t something new to me self doubt is a constant…wish me luck.


I’m now a Fitfluential Ambassador

Posted in Uncategorized on June 9, 2016 by theroadandthedamned


Posted in My life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2016 by theroadandthedamned

Why are people so disingenuous and full of hate? People are so judgmental about hot button issues such as transgender bathroom usage and whether or not people should or shouldn’t identify as(fill in the blank). Why be so hateful about someone else]s life? I don’t sit back on a moral high horse and judge people…not really my thing but I see SO much intolerance it makes me sick.People I know who claim not to be racist or homophobic will let remarks come out and defend it with “we Christian’s are attacked constantly”. By whom? I am not a religious person. I’m a straight white male pushing forty married with a daughter from an ex wife. Some will say I live a life of “privilege” and while white privilege is a very real issue. I certainly wasn’t born nor am I now wealthy. Why be so bitter about how Caitlyn Jenner chooses to live her life?It’s hers let her be happy. I’m bombarded daily on FB by people I used to know who used to be very different in their thought processes. It makes me sad to see other humans slandered because they dob’t fit your definition of “normal”. I want my daughter to have the best life possible. My wish is that whomever she chooses to love treats her well.

Blogging is it for you?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 6, 2016 by theroadandthedamned

Short answer for me, probably not. When I write something with substance it gets no attention if I post a pic from the gym that gets liked. Maybe this isn’t for me.

Help me eliminate Alzheimers

Posted in My life, Running with tags , , , , , , on June 4, 2016 by theroadandthedamned

I have lost both of my grandmothers to this horrible disease. I am running a half marathon in their honor. I’m accepting donations all go to an alzheimers charity. Any help from the running community will be greatly appreciated.
Please reblog this, share it donate whatever you can do.
Thank you
Bob Ripperdan

3:46 am on a Saturday

Posted in My life, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2016 by theroadandthedamned

I’m getting ready to to train my first client of the day, I started thinking about all the slogans I see on clothing at the gym. like “Just do it” or “Sweat is fat dying” or whatever campaign is popular this month. What I wanna see is real clothing. Something like “I’m here because I love cheeseburgers” or “I’m here because society says I should be”or “I pretend to be confident” A lot of people I see are not in it for the health aspect it is solely the physical… I wish it weren’t that way. Now don’t get me wrong I love certain phrases as a former fat guy  “redefining my impossible” is one I live by. I also like funny shit like “I ran this half marathon because I love cheese” which I do and I have.


Posted in Life with tags , , , , , on May 29, 2016 by theroadandthedamned

What is a TV show that makes you remember your childhood fondly?
For me they are Transformers G1, The Wonder years, and Thundercats. Wonder years changed me. As I got older I looked at Dawson’s creek as an updated version of that classic.