10yrs

For the husband who told his wife he loved her before his plane went down in a field. For the wife who stopped in the stairs to call her husband to say she will love him forever. For the mothers and fathers who kissed their kids goodbye that morning for the last time. For the policemen, firemen, and other rescue workers who rushed in to help others and lost their lives. For the soldiers who fought back and made the ultimate sacrifice. Today, tomorrow, years from now, we will remember.. ♥
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Awesome stuff that went down…

  • getting that my experiences are my own and I can have them however I want
  • rockin that Bitch Cindy!
  • training for the NYC Marathon in 8 weeks…sweet jesus
  • signing up for an open water swim clinic in the Hudson
  • showing up to aforementioned swim clinic…and surviving thriving
  • only slightly freaking out in the open water
  • getting accepted to TriLife BAM!
  • acknowledging the important ppl in my life
  • swimming on a regular bases
  • not being at all worried about running around in a bathing suit
  • being invited with expectation to do group rides/swims and runs by the bike store guy
  • signing up for an out of water open water swim lecture - Saturday
  • Remembering ten years later and getting it

Carry on…

Happy Birthday to my dad Rocky “Soulman” Johnson aka the original Rock! The man who broke color barriers for blacks in the world of Pro Wrestling in the 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s - back in the day when wrestling was not the global commercialized business it is today, but rather an extremely hard core cut throat business where he and other wrestlers would be paid in cash nightly and carry guns on them just case “things got a little out of hand” in these small towns all across the U.S. He started kickin’ my ass on the wrestling mats and in the gym when I was around 10yrs old and would always say, “If you throw up go outside and if you want sympathy go home to your mother.. but either way you’re gonna work your ass off to earn your respect.” The more experienced I become, the more grateful I am for my pops and all the defining DNA tools he’s given me. #HappyBirthdaySoulman

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Thanks for 10 Years, Halo! :D <3