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Saturday, December 31, 2011


So, another year ending and a nice even twenty-twelve begins tomorrow. I
The new year is just another day for many, but for some, it stands to be the best year yet.
I've personally hired a cycling coach- something I've wanted to do for two years. I also bought
A new road bike...not that I'm trading in my kuota. I'm actually going to finally learn how to ride,
And hoping to break some personal records this coming year in the 70.3s.

Professionally, I'm taking on a big venture as the head strength coach for lava. That is a make up of at least 120
Athletes. I'm also managing four teams out in Montecito, and we are even starting a new league for lil guys.

I hope that you sit down and just spend at least 5 mins dreaming of your goals for this year. T
Your goals will be attainable, but throw a few pipe dream goals in there as well. You might be surprised
Just how amazing your year can be.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Enthusiasm is Everything, I was pretty excited to finish this year's Superfrog Half Ironman. Not only was it my first sub-5 hour half-ironman (about time..only been 8 years)...but, it was a tough course, and I alsmost didn't have a wheel to ride on 10 mins prior to the race. I never gave up hope that morning, and stayed relatively calm. Not sure how that happened, but it definitely paid off. And, my face shows it all.

I am not a professional athlete. My sister is- and she is my hero. I never wanted to be a professional triathlete- maybe a pro vball player....but, a pro triathlete, no. I do want to continue to get better with each training season. However, I am not going to kill myself if I don't win races. I DO, however, consider myself a professional coach. And, I get pretty bummed out when I feel like I haven't given it my all at a practice, or if I feel like I have not developed an athlete to her/his potential. I feel the same way with my everyday clients as well. And, frankly- the only way I get through my days sometimes is by pure excitement. Even if I have to fake it- excitement- enjoyment- passion- enthusiasm. Whatever it takes- good energy.

Energy and enthusiasm comes from your surroundings. And, I don't know how I do it, but most of the time, I have it. Or, if I don't, I find a place that does. Or, I talk to a friend who does. Or, I try to give more of it, and I get more back. It is the coolest thing in the world- enthusiasm. Energy. Enthusiasm: definition is-
1.Intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.
2.A thing that arouses such feelings.
What I tell my kids is that nothing good is achieved without it- didn't Coach Wooden say that? Anyway, I believe it 100 percent. That is my "carpe diem" - enthusiasm. Coach E-nthusiastic. Try it tomorrow- you might like it! (fake it until it comes..)

Clancy, Mike and I

Clancy, Mike and I
SB Tri Finishers- Nice Tiles!