The Marine's Mindset

We all have it in us to do amazing things. This is my journey to awesome.

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Name: Ryan

Nickname: Blevey

Birthday: July 6, 1981

Gender: Male

Sexuality: straight

Height: 5’10 

Time Zone: Central

What time and date is it there: 4 pm, 27th august.

Average hours of sleep I get each night:  I love my sleep, but most days it is 6.5, or 7.5 on the weekend

Last thing I googled: Stock prices… lol

Most used phrase(s): BTW, Dude, Whatev’s

First word that comes to mind: awesome

Last thing I said to a family member: Love you

One place that makes me happy and why: Disney… We go here at least once a year… we belong to the Disney Vacation Club and always have a great time.

Favourite beverages: Amber beer or sweet tea.

Last movie I watched in the cinema: The new horrible Ninja Turtle Movie with my daughter.

Three things I can’t live without: Phone, Car, iPad

Something I plan on learning: I feel like I’m forever a student… Something school related I’m sure, but unrelated to school would be something with nutrition.

A piece of advice for all my followers: I have always been a firm believer that your attitude + your aptitude = your altitude. 

You all have to listen to this song: 
Anything by 5 Seconds of Summer… that or this.

Blogs: just this one!

Gotta love 4am!

Only 89% humidity! I could almost breathe out there!

Happy Monday folks!

Gotta love 4am!

Only 89% humidity! I could almost breathe out there!

Happy Monday folks!

What is this world coming to?

What is this world coming to?

Another 4am run knocked out. 

What was the humidity this fine morning you may ask?

Only 90%

When the hell does it cool down?

Another 4am run knocked out.

What was the humidity this fine morning you may ask?

Only 90%

When the hell does it cool down?

Why is it so humid at 4:00 am?!?

Probably because I’m in Florida. 

It really makes morning runs difficult. 

On a positive note, I got up and got my body moving. It feels good moving in the right direction.

Why is it so humid at 4:00 am?!?

Probably because I’m in Florida.

It really makes morning runs difficult.

On a positive note, I got up and got my body moving. It feels good moving in the right direction.

Someone wanted their photo with Mary this morning before church.

Someone wanted their photo with Mary this morning before church.

My awesome little training partner. She wanted to go for a ride and I was just going to walk beside her. She had enough speed to get me to jog beside her, so that’s what I did. 

Couldn’t ask for a better training partner :)

My awesome little training partner. She wanted to go for a ride and I was just going to walk beside her. She had enough speed to get me to jog beside her, so that’s what I did.

Couldn’t ask for a better training partner :)

Sometimes it is really hard to start over. 

What I have found is that it isn’t the act of getting out there that is the hardest, but rather the act of seeing how strong you were, and how fall you have fallen.

This morning I decided I needed to start over. No trying to get out there and push out 3 or 4 miles, but act smartly; to start from the beginning and to smartly build up a base. 

I decided the best way to do this is to be consistent. To watch what I eat, move my body, and most importantly, look to the future and not to the past. I know my legs can carry me 13.1 miles, up over mountains, and through the woods. 

My journey isn’t about what I was able to do in the past, but about the amazing things I am going to do in the future.


It starts with smarter decisions. Today my journey begins a new.

Sometimes it is really hard to start over. 

What I have found is that it isn’t the act of getting out there that is the hardest, but rather the act of seeing how strong you were, and how fall you have fallen.

This morning I decided I needed to start over. No trying to get out there and push out 3 or 4 miles, but act smartly; to start from the beginning and to smartly build up a base. 

I decided the best way to do this is to be consistent. To watch what I eat, move my body, and most importantly, look to the future and not to the past. I know my legs can carry me 13.1 miles, up over mountains, and through the woods. 

My journey isn’t about what I was able to do in the past, but about the amazing things I am going to do in the future.

It starts with smarter decisions. Today my journey begins a new.

Its time

There comes a point in everyone’s life when they have to stop feeling sorry for themselves, pick themselves up off the floor and get moving again.

This is the time for me.

My time for feeling down in the dumps is over. I have to stop making excuses and start making positive decisions.

Robin Williams death really woke me up that people deal with their issues in different ways. For me, it is easy to back away and let my life spiral out of control.

Well today, it stops.

Today I brush off the cobwebs, look up, and shoot for the stars.

Nothing is going to stop me now.

dempseyliveswell:

http://covercontest.runnersworld.com/entry/1220/

http://covercontest.runnersworld.com/entry/1220/

A lot of you know I love to run, but most of you don’t know the story behind why I am so passionate about it.  Check out my entry for the Runner’s World Cover Contest and you will learn why.  Running helped me battle back from a potentially life-threatening stomach condition. Running is the reason I am healthy today.  Please check out my submission and if you feel so inclined vote!  I would love to be one of the finalists for this amazing contest.  Read my running story below…

I began running as a sophomore in college as a way to mentally and physically cope with a potentially life-threatening stomach condition.  Toward the end of my senior year of high school, I was diagnosed with a rare medical condition called gastroparesis.  The affliction paralyzed my stomach, left me unable to eat solid food, and landed me at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic.  After months of medical tests and experimental treatments, I turned to healthy living and exercise (running in particular) in hopes of battling back from this disease.

I entered the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in 2011, as a 19-year-old college student.   My father was a life-long runner and suggested running as a way to cope with my stomach ailments.  I had signed up for this race the previous year, but my training ended abruptly due to a lack of physical strength.  When I began training the second time, I could not run more than 5 minutes without having to stop and walk.   After ten months of training, I crossed the finish line of the Nike Women’s Half Marathon and I did so without walking once.

Running is not only tied to the joy in my life, it is also a necessity to maintain my health.  In the midst of my illness, there were mornings where I was too weak to get out of bed.  I slept up to 15 hours a day.  I hated my body for betraying me so young in life and I hated the doctors who told me I would never be able to eat solid food again.  Running is what healed me mentally and physically.  Though I still struggle with stomach problems, running has helped me battle back from this crippling disease.

http://covercontest.runnersworld.com/entry/1220/

http://covercontest.runnersworld.com/entry/1220/

 

Incase you were wondering what she was doing!

(via dempseyliveswell)