“The voice you’ve chosen to listen to is one of defiance. A voice that’s says there was a reason you set that alarm in the first place. So sit up, put your feet on the floor, and don’t look back because we’ve got work to do.”
Welcome to The Grind
A lot of people are telling me that my story’s inspiring and that I’ve lost a lot of weight and that it’s great that I’m undergoing this journey. I’m glad I’m able to inspire and get people to realize that they can do it.
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What made it even better was that they were with me in my longest and toughest race (so far) – we swam together, rode and ran together. It was one helluvan experience that I will share with people whenever I get the chance.
That said, here’s what my overall time is:
That right there is my baseline time and I think, as a beginner in the sport, I did fairly average considering my overall performance. Hopefully, I get to improve in my next race (Regent 51/50).
Whether it’s getting myself to feel the gravity of an encounter in a Dungeons and Dragons campaign or getting myself to dig deeper during training under the scorching heat of the sun, I always believe that there’s a fitting fight song for any situation. Continue reading “What’s Your Favorite Fight Song?”
We had this conversation in our team Facebook group chat and, since I’m excited for Subit 2017, I associated it with a little conversation from the Hamilton musical.
Team captain: “Only 5 weeks to go for solid training for SubIT.” Swim coach: “Speed sets week.” Me *to myself anyway*: “I am not throwing away my shot.”
I used to despise speed sets and intervals because they suck. Really, they do.
But they’re actually good for you because they help increase your tolerance to pain and bump up your threshold. Since that’s the case, it’s important to seize those opportunities no matter how painful they are.
Think of it this way, think of those painful workouts as “opportunities” rather than just moments of pain (which they are). They’re opportunities to make yourself stronger, faster and more durable.
BACKSTORY: I’ve had several blogs before and have been known to create content about social media marketing, geekery and video games and volunteering.
Thing is, after a few unfortunate circumstances (taking too many business risks, not being wise to people’s tricks, losing some major clients because of not being wise enough, etc), I lost funding for all these websites and my original hosting provider and have now only been able to salvage this. This is all that is left and I’m grateful to still own it.
I’ve come to believe that, after hitting rock bottom, the only way to go is up. True enough, I’ve been getting business leads left and right (as a freelancer), been losing some weight and, for once in my life, have been getting some sense of direction in terms of where my life was going and what I really want out of it.
I am now writing this blog to chronicle my different experiences as a REAL person – an entrepreneur, freelancer, social media expert, newbie triathlete, and geek – because I felt like the first few ones were very much concerned with reputation and looking good in the search engines. I’ve come to accept this website as my own little place to share what I’ve learned and what I’ve experienced without the fluff and “swagger” of what were once my online places. It’s also my way of practicing how to write intelligibly because I want to write a book someday.
Think of this as some sort of rising up from the ashes of what once was a very young and aggressive me who always wanted to prove something. This is really more of a mature “Carlo Angelo Gonzales” who really just wants to laugh and hang out with friends, have a healthy and active lifestyle and rolling dice to find out if I avoid magical attacks.
So if you’re into the things I’m into (Digital marketing, Triathlons and Dungeons and Dragons), GREAT! We’ll have a great time getting to know each other! If not, well, stay awhile and listen because I might be able to help out in one way or another.