Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Intro - but not yet the beginning

Once upon a time, in sunny SoCal, there was a young man who worked at SuperGo Bike Shops;
which was quite fitting because he road bikes really fast, his name was Sam. Sam didn't just ride his bike - he SuperGo'd it. After years of training hours per day - a lifelong feat of goals was accomplished; a course record, a national grand prix series victory AND a national title in the sport of duathlon had all been secured!

This meant success for his incredible sponsor Fuji Bikes, who was just entereing the world of multi-sport. Everyone always wondered how someone could have the "fastest bike split" on a road bike; but they'd never sat on a 2005 Fuji Team Issue frame - this thing was truly a rocket on wheels. His friends at Performance Bike, which had bought out SuperGo, were incredibly supportive and liked having a home grown racer around - and life was good :)

Waking up at 6am to train wasn't a big deal for Sam as he had just finished four years as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps... but as time went on Sam became very tired inside. The racing and traveling was great but there's only so much you can do on your own. After a seemily successful career; Sam traded in his cycling shoes for a ticket to return to his home and native land of Canada.

Two short years later, Sam's life was filled with a beautiful bride, great friends, and a job that is continually expanding his horizons.

But there was still a tinge of his past that needed to be dealt with. Three years later a question has consumed him, "is there any fire left in these legs?". After a go-ahead from the wife, and from God - the quest for the answer has begun.

This blog is an online accountability record of the journey to finding out if the fire still remains. It's one thing to work your heart out when there's a coach checking up on you; there's another when you get up in the morning, put your feet on the cold floor of life, and get out and train yourself. It's 6:00 am - again - let's do this.

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