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Thing’s don’t always go as expected.

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

So yesterday I went to help out at an Ultra I was originally supposed to run (before tearing both my soleus). I went to take photo’s and cheer on my fellow runners and friends.
By the end of the race I helped perform CPR on a man that didn’t make it. The race went well for most people the winner shattereed his previous course record by 10 minutes. A little while late a four time finisher came across the line asked for water and collapsed. Cpr had already been started when I arrived. I took over chest compressions while other’s were on the phone with EMS. As I started to get tired another runner took over we worked on him till the EMT’s got there. I figured he was gone but held out hope. They defifibed him multiple times and nothing. The ambulance took him away (none of us knowing his fate) and we tried to continue the race day as normal as possible. I did not know this gentleman but what happened yesterday will stick with me probably the rest of my life.
You really do have to live each day as it’s your last. This man died 3 minutes after I took his photo and he seemed so happy and healthy. You just never know.

Making the jump

Posted in My life, Running with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2016 by theroadandthedamned

So I have only been running for 3 years and my furthest race has been a half marathon. That being said my determination is larger than my brain..
I have a half in November
Then a 50K in December
I also got invited to attempt a 100k in January
I’m going to do them all,will I succeed I’m not sure. What I am sure of is that I will get out there and bust my ass if I have to tap out I will. Yeah I’m writing this on the one year anniversary of getting a heart stent. So yeah never let anyone tell you not to try something
worst case scenario, you fail, learn from it and try again.

 

In today’s news

Posted in My life, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 19, 2016 by theroadandthedamned

I will be quitting my job as a trainer. The company I worked for (Around the clock fitness) has ripped me off of literally thousands of dollars. My complaints have fallen on deaf ears. I hate to leave my clients, they work so hard towards their goals but I cannot work at a place that puts zero focus on honesty. I learned a lot there in a small time about what I don;t want to be like and how not to treat people. and with that said  I’m out.

NCSF certified Personal Trainer

Posted in My life with tags , , , , , , on July 1, 2016 by theroadandthedamned

Passed the test officially.

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.

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.
https://runsignup.com/Race/27306/Donate/y9NHzMfjOx9v2HtB
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.