My girlfriend wears the pants... I wear the gown.

On February 19th I posted that I was going to start training for a full marathon.  Feb 19th POST

Honestly, I haven’t done any running yet, but I have done a little walking. The pneumonia kind. Walking pneumonia. The day after I posted about running again, my body decides that’s not a good idea.

Prior to me knowing I had pneums I tried self medicating with some over the counter drugs. A little NyQuil™ here, a little DayQuil™ there… a sprinkle of Benadryl... a long list of teas and other herbs and spices. I lived off dry toast & over the counter liquid gold for a few days. I thought I was getting better but my girlfriend was not impressed.

Here’s the reason my wonderful girlfriend wears the pants in the relationship and I wear a gown.

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She basically forced me to go to the doctor by setting up an appointment for me. She called me on her way home from work, and told me it was time to man up & go to the doctor. While I was coughing and trying to tell her I was fine and getting better, I received a text message from a doctor’s office confirming that I had an appointment in 1 hour. I told her I’d meet her outside when she gets home, so she could drive me to the office.

After a few minutes with the doctor and a quick x-ray, he confirmed it was more then just a little cold. I had full blown pneumonia.

You can understand why I hate running. Thinking of running gives me pneumonia.

P.S. I lost about 8 pounds from this, so it’s sorta like I was running the whole time. (Gotta stay positive)

Dang peer pressure...

Dang peer pressure… You’ve gone and done it. You, YES YOU are to blame for this. Ya’ll are forcing me to do something I’ve never done before, again.

Every Monday, as I’m scrolling through the BIG 3 social media apps, I come across the hashtag “#MotivationMonday.” Well, today is the day I have finally been motivated. In 2019 I will complete my first (and probably only) FULL MARATHON!

I hate running, but I bought running sneakers about 2 years ago and never used them. So, tomorrow I will dust them off and start my training. If you know any good marathons in the DMV, let me know. I haven’t figured out anything past the “get out a run” part.

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Podcast 019- K.P. Kelly

Day 255

I’m on a mission to prove everyone wrong. I don’t know why I’m so hung up on proving the naysayers wrong, but I feel as if it’s in my DNA. I grew up in a household where I was compared to random people, and acknowledgment for my accomplishments wasn’t something that came often. Looking back on my life, I can’t say I’m disappointed but I do have a good understanding of why I am the way I am. I don’t talk to my family. I’m not upset about it either, because it’s just how things worked out. I have some great friends. The accept me for my “out of the box” ideas. I’ve been told that friendships fade and they don’t last forever. Honestly, I’m not too concerned with the future. At least, not the way I used to be hung up on it. 

Presently, I have goals and I am going to achieve them. No matter how many times people tell me I’m crazy, that I’m not qualified, or that I am qualified but they don’t think it’s worth it for me to relocate. (I’ve been told the “not worth relocating” line five times!) Sure it’s frustrating but I can’t let them bring me down. I can only keep dreaming and keep working towards my goal. What you just read is a very watered down explanation of what motivates me. 

I recently started telling people I want to ride a bicycle from New Jersey to California and once again I’ve been told this is crazy, so naturally I have convinced myself that I have to do it. 

This podcast goes out to those who think riding a bicycle ride across the country is crazy, because on this episode my guest is going to run 100 marathons in 100 days across the country.

You read that correctly.

K.P. Kelly is a Branding Consultant that has ran over 100 marathons in his lifetime. He’s ran across Ohio twice and his next adventure will be running across the country. This 6’7 pizza, coffee and wine loving giant is going to do something that most people would consider impossible and crazy. I think it’s amazing. 

I had a great time talking to K.P.

He is very active on social media. His goal is to bring awareness to many different charities and he wants people to get more active. Please follow him as he gets ready to go on his journey. You can also donate to his GoFundMe.

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Podcast 015- Joe Mineo w/GetJollie.org

Day 205

It’s January.. It’s cold.. I still live in a van. Not much has changed. Tomorrow I’ll be a Billionaire. Thank you for donating to my Powerball winnings!

It’s funny how that happens. One day you’re doing the same old routine and the next day one event can change everything. One day I made fruit baskets for a living, the next day I didn’t. One day I paid rent, the next day I didn’t. One day I didn’t have a website, the next day I did. One day I didn’t have a van, the next day I did.. You get the point!

Sometimes life is a bumpy road and sometimes it’s smooth sailing. Yes, I’m just rambling. Stalling you could say. But why?! I have no clue. This is my website and I can ramble on like Led Zeppelin if I want. Thank you for reading all of that.

January is Thyroid Awareness Month #ProtectYaNeck

How do I know this? Well, I had a chance to chat it up with Joe Mineo, founder of The Jollie Organization. He is a 24-year-old media professional currently based in the greater Philadelphia Area.  GetJollie.org is geared towards helping out in any way they can. No matter who you are, what you do, or where you go, they’re here to support charities big or small by getting the word out and promoting.

Joe and I talk about running track, entering the real world after college, the radio industry, “learning something new everyday”, running 52 5K’s in 52 weeks, The Jollie Board, and much much more!

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Website: GetJollie.org

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