Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 in Review..

Well it's here, the last day of 2009 and many of us are looking back at our year and wondering, where the Hell did it go! haha.. I am no different, so let's fly through and recap the year of JT.

January - Humm.. I was living in LA and not really living, if that makes sense. Got laid off from work.

February - Turned 38, decent birthday but not one of my best. Still in LA but looking forward to training for RAGE 70.3 in April.

March - Left LA behind for bigger and better things in Las Vegas! Life is Happier. Attempted to ride a century in the King of the Mountains Tour of California with Formulaic in his build up training to Ironman Coeur d'Alene but my ITB won out at mile 85 and left me walking for about 2 miles till the check point.

April - Rage 70.3 is on and a great tough race as usual. I have a great bike but a sucky run as usual on this race and fail to catch Formulaic! (maybe 2010). IronLuke comes out and joins in putting his test to the Vegas terrain. Met Antonette, the Team in Training run coach and began helping her and TNT.

May - Somehow my inner feelings of running an Ultra came out and I started training for my first 50 miler! while still training for Buffalo Springs 70.3 in June. Took and passed my Nevada Chiropractic State Licensing test. And my great friend Formulaic and wife Kelly, welcomed there new baby into the world.

June - Raced Buffalo Springs 70.3 with John Tuggle and CoachLiz two of my all time great friends in life! Good tough race. Formulaic joins the club of Ironman in completing Coeur d'Alene as I am glued to the computer all day long tracking him and good friend Dr. Victor Leach of Biomechanics of Las Vegas.

July - Settled in at an office and start working my business. Met Molly Sheridan who was running Badwater 135 and needed a crew member, so I signed on for the task. One of the BEST things of the year in meeting her and the people connected to her, Bailey, Jimmy, Georgina, Brendan, Bill, etc. Experienced a wonderful event at Badwater with Molly and the crew. Official training for Ironman Cozumel has started.

August - Completed my first 50 mile run with great friends Antonette, Jimmy, Cynthia, Jeremy and Donna! We all made it! Great experience, great memories and a great running partner that helped me along the way, thanks Antonette. I continue to help TNT and the peeps raising money for blood cancer. I meet Desiree and we start dating.

September - Business is slow. TNT is good and preparing for SOMA 70.3 in October along with Ironman training continues.

October - SOMA 70.3 at the end of the month is a great fast race for me, PR. Desiree is introduced to the world of triathlons and the craziness.

November - Formulaic feels Iron is not enough and takes on and completes Silverman 140.6. Once again, I'm following along but this time it's on the course for most of the day. After being sick and falling behind in my Ironman training I am in the final push to taper for Ironman Cozumel. Learning Stretch to Win - Lower body fascial stretch is one of the best things I have done career wise and am looking forward to expanding it here in Vegas.

On Nov. 29th, after forgetting all my bike nutrition, panicing, rushing back to the villa, getting my bike nutrition and making it to the start of the Ironman Cozumel, I completed my 2nd Ironman!! with John Tuggle, CoachLiz and IronLuke all on the line as well. It was a great day and experience with friends!

December - After returning from Cozumel, it was off to Walnut Creek, CA. for Team in Training Certification for triathlon coaching with Dave "The Man" Scott! It was great class and lots of great information and looking forward to Coaching the Las Vegas TNT season with Brendan! Capital of Texas triathlon in May 2010 is our event which is a great event I have personally done and helped CoachLiz with before. Christmas is great with Desiree and life is good. Business is still slow and a change in office locations has even made it slower but 2010 will bring bigger and better opportunities in the new location.

The year has been good. A lot has changed in my life this year and even though some of it was not good, tough times and stressful it has been a step in the right direction. I met people I would have never met anywhere else if I had not been in Las Vegas, I have completed things if I had not been in Vegas and I would not be going in the great direction if I would have not been here. I am thankful for all the things this year and the people I have met. I am thankful for Desiree as she has brought great insight to a part of my life that was missing for a long, long time. I only hope I have helped or brought something to the people I have met along the way and continue to meet in 2010.

Happy New Year's, be safe and see you next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Dr. John! I hope 2010 brings you great success and joy!

Stef said...

Happy New Year!!! Have FUN tonight celebrating exactly how you want. Look forward to seeing you in 2010.

Doreen said...

Happy New Year to You!!! Nice recap of the year...and what a year :)

S. Baboo said...

Great year JT!

You bring good stuff to all your relationships!

Looking forward to racing with you again when we hit Old Pueblo!

Happy New Year!

Josh said...

Great recap! And what a year of changes and challenges. I'm looking forward to following along during 2010!

CoachLiz said...

Happy New Year JT!!!

lindsay said...

happy new year johnny! do i even want to know how many hours you spent training in '09? i'm pretty sure you'd put me in shock :) here's to a happy and healthy 2010 for you!