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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

"2019" Happy New Years!!!!!!!


      I failed to read through the whole last post, and I failed miserably at the races in 2018. Last year, what a F#$%^&* Year. I was electrocuted for days by shingles, went to Positano, Italy with my dear friends for Karlos's 60th birthday drank ate and smoked too much and got deathly ill in Italy. Missed trains, buses, had cars break, a volcano erupted 7 or 8 miles from my house, went out and help friends out next to the volcano while it was erupting, the kids had a crazy fun summer, in the fall they did every extra activity I believe they offer on the Island. I double booked Italy with the Lavaman Triathlon and missed it. Was sick so often that I couldn't do the Honu, tried to get a refund with proof of doctors visit and was denied. I signed up for the 2019 Lavaman thinking for once I would be smart and get a base before starting to train for a race, found out we were having our first annual Exterra Race on the Kona side, with a month and a half to train. I got sick. Injured my hip the week before the race. I did everything possible to heal the hip. Heavier than every, loaded full of massive doses of Ibuprofen, extremely under trained, I had my first every D.Q. at a triathlon. I was heat stroking and almost passing out on the super gnarly bike course, and chose life over going out and continuing on the run. Since the race I have had several mountain bike rides and several runs up to 8.8 miles on the runs. I am going to, and I really really mean it, try to make this the last year of the Chubby Cheetah Documentary. Even if it has to be turned into a short documentary. I am going to be on a relay team of medium speed on January 5th in the Hilo to Volcano Run, maybe the swim and bike at the Team Mango Mini Monster 70.3, The Lavaman Triathlon at the end of March, and Honu 70.3 at the beginning of June in Kona. I wasn't going to try Honu this year, but five of my friends who I train with, who never have done the race while I was doing it, are doing the race this year. Before I knew it, I was checking the box to be in the competition to earn a slot into the World Championships Big Island slots during Honu 2019. Even if I can chase my friends there are tons of guys in their live of conditioning training, and if I do win a slot do I want it? What the F$%^? A 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run in the Kona heat and Kohala winds, I am not sure if that is something I want to do. Even if it is something I want to do, find a way to qualify, how will I find the time for works that last 6 plus hours on the regular. If I have learned one thing on the Big Island it is, "to go with the flow". I am going to push as hard as I can without giving up all my fun, and without turning into a total dick because I have worn my fat ass out. The best thing that has come out of this project so far is when I opened this blog page. After searching just to find it. Dusted it off, and saw the picture of my sweet children together when they were little. They are only nine and 6 now, but I miss those cute little people.

     My 2019 New Years resolution is to write faithfully on my second blog which I just started. At some point I will add links to it on this page, even though neither has any followers, and that is not the point any longer. My goal is to not let that one die off like this one did, and allow that persistence bleed over into all things I do or need to finish. Happy New Years! I am wishing anyone who stumbles upon this love, light, and peace!

Mark L. Lewis

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