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FIT@50 / week 63

FIT@50 / week 63 Retired Watch: I’ve worn this watch for many years. It’s probably not worked more often than it has. Yet, I wear it without fail. Why? It’s what I’ve tried explaining to Liliana Hart for years. This watch has been with me through the best and worst times in my life. While strapped around my wrist, it has hugged my sons, been complimented by a United States Attorney, swam miles in pools and open water, endured years of graduate school, survived []

Common Sense, Ain’t So Common

Common Sense, Ain’t So Common So this week I had to get my new bike from Louisiana back to Dallas. Simple, right? No problem I told my wife, I’ll drive it there. The small voice in the back of my skull whispered, “You’ve not been on a bike in over 20 years.” I dismissed that little voice. It then said, “It’s about 525 miles, and it’s already 3:00 pm,” pesky voice spoke out. So what I thought. That little voice tried again, []

FIT@50 \ week 2

FIT@50 \ week 2 Finding this picture earlier I thought about how much better shape I was then than now. Behind my computer the adrenaline returned to re-experience the rush. I still sensed the empty state of exhaustion after having completed an open water swim and a long bike, to only prepare for a long run. Then I took a deep breath, hit “save” on this document and looked at the picture of me. In that chaotic ocean of nylon, Velcro and []