Archive for Honesty

…Changes

Posted in My life with tags , , , , , , on September 2, 2016 by theroadandthedamned

I have a lot of STUFF… with another birthday looming I don’t really want much more stuff. I  want experiences, I want to run Lake2Ocean, I want to take a day trip to Savannah with my wife. I wanna go photograph Coheed and Cambria again. Stuff doesn’t have the appeal it once did. Don’t get me wrong there are things I will need to aid me on the adventures I want to take but that isn’t the same as buying yet another action figure I’ll never open.10391878_10209307975645258_3508852295874680509_n.jpg

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.

 

Hoka speed instinct review

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 23, 2016 by theroadandthedamned

So I have been waiting weeks to get my hands on these new Hoka trail shoes. I took em  out for a quick trail run this morning. I have to say they are some of the most comfortable Hoka’s I’ve ever worn. The 3mm drop is perfect for me, the shoe is responsive and cushioned at the same time. The lugs aren’t huge but they are more than adequate. The shoe is pretty light and feels fast on your feet. It does seem to soak up every bit of water it touches… But hey that’s life in Florida. All in all a solid shoe I currently would give it an 8 out of 10.

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.

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.