Racing for a cause

It’s official, I’ve paid my entry to the “English channel conqueror,” event and America’s Shamrock Run, both for great causes and fitness. I began racing for a cause yesterday and completed my first (of many to come) charity runs. 21 miles, planting five trees… my finisher certificate is below and my medal for finishing is being sent to me.

In March, I’m doing  America’s Shamrock Run for St. Jude’s children’s research hospital, they are accepting supporting donations on my behalf as well and I was given a link to share with friends and family… click here to support their research and work. Even $5 helps…

I am planning on doing more charity events, hopefully at minimum one every month, and preferably one’s I can bike and not run in (my knees can’t handle the impact of running). 

I absolutely love the idea of running/biking for a good cause and to keep fitness levels high. It’s like combining body and spirit into one exercise and the fact that you have to push yourself to complete the event adds mind into the mix. 

My next charity run and update

Charity race

As many know I have been doing virtual races to keep in shape and let’s face it, in the age of Covid-19, it’s the safest way to race. My next race is coming up March, 1st, 2021 in the form of the American Shamrock Race, which benefits St. Jude’s Children’s research hospital. This is a Nationwide event and for a cause that couldn’t be better to support. 

If you want to show your support, click the link above and enter, you can walk, run, and even cycle your way to the finish line. It’s a great way to help others, get in shape, and get some really awesome swag at the same time!

More Ancestry information

Through uploading my raw DNA to a few other services, I’ve found out even more regarding my ancestry, and it’s amazing. 

When it comes to ancient cultures, a majority of my ancestors were Celts and Gauls. I also share 97% of my DNA with Cheddar man, the oldest body found in the United Kingdom (7,150 B.C.). 

A little update

I haven’t updated this site in a few days, so I wanted to do a brief one for those who check this site out. I haven’t updated here because I’ve been sick (stomach bug), coupled with not a lot of news over the past few days. So here is a little update on what’s happening…

I am reworking the entire structure and website for my wellness business star of dawn wellness. I have had some major, life-altering ideas to better serve my clients with it and I want to immediately begin building on them. These are very exciting times for us!

I am also awaiting my AncestryDNA results, which are in the DNA extraction phase at the moment. It should be a week or two before I have the final results, but once I do, I will post them here. I am nervous and excited to see what they find, mainly because I’ve never known my father or his side of the family (though I have it on the family tree on Ancestry). 

My art website is also getting a makeover, mainly in the way my art is presented and with an only shop to buy pieces. After selling over 200 pieces of art, all originals, around the world, I see this to be an important step to take in sharing my works. 

Finally, I got a new fitness watch, by MorePro and it is phenomenal in keeping track of my workouts and exercises, sleep, and walking. $50 on Amazon and I absolutely love it, my wife and kids want one too. 

I just finished my first virtual race!

Woooooooo!

I just finished my first virtual race! I did the battle miles 2miler, 20 burpees, which was 1 mile, 10 burpees, 1 mile 10 burpees. Now if you know me, you know I have a badly injured spine (and still workout through the pain), and today…I did it in 9 minutes, 5 seconds. I am so proud of myself honestly…

Five months ago I would have half died and not been able to complete this challenge, after 3-4 months of working out, I’m looking at 5k runs and bike rides!

Virtual races are really amazing fun, and at the end you’re getting a medal that says you completed it. My first medal is on the way, I am planning on getting many more in the future and building up a collection. This is my midlife crisis and I couldn’t have picked a better one honestly!

About five months ago I was all about fitteness pizza in my face, now I am about fitness, for myself and to inspire my kids to a healthy lifestyle. I have gotten told, “You’re going to die anyway, why waste your time,” but it’s not about death, it’s about living!

I want to be able to walk and jog into my 60’s and 70’s, to be healthy and fit to eliminate a lot of health conditions. I want to live my best life, not a half-life of being hardly able to walk or to have a ton of avoidable health conditions. I do it for my kids, for my wife (who also works out), but most of all I do it for myself.

Every mile on my bike, a pump of weights, swing of the kettlebell, and kick in martial arts is for me, to be a better version of me. I have my four kids and my wife, the lovely Lady Samantha, behind me cheering me on, so I know I can tackle anything!