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Words to live by: "The Journey, not the arrival, is what matters, to move is the great thing."


Monday, May 8, 2006
 For those of you who don't know the origin of the arena.

It was given to me By former seasonal worker Dan Wadowski who now is employed by the government taking bullets for the president.

The Arena: It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena who strives... who spends himself and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew victory or defeat. 

Teddy Roosevelt .

Just got back from the Bruce trails in Tobermorry Can. did a long weekend of fast packing, endured some cold nights right around the freezing mark  but was prepared and enjoyed being pushed to the physical limit also got to try out some new light  equipment.

Completed the Poto trail half marathon last week ran it in 1 hour 52 min. my best time for this race since the early 90's, this was race no# 12 in a row at the mighty Poto.

I plan on running a 10k trail race in 2 weeks in Brighton then another 10k trail race on the tenth of June in Nov., I hope to do a few more in between races before doing the Free Press half marathon in October.

"I am Chemically dependent on exercise" it has been my great savior!





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In The Arena:


    The Free Press Marathon

The first event as a whole to be selected to be represented in the Arena. The organizers of this event do a great job to make this race a unforgettable event for all participants. 

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        Zep's Gyms:

Places I sweated since 1982

Dearborn racket club

Forum health Club (Westland)

Worlds Gym (Canton)

Livonia Racket /gym

Body Rocks (Livonia)

Danzig (Livonia)

Powerhouse Gym (Livonia)

Golds Gym (Wixom)