Tuesday, July 17, 2007

New Beginnings...

One of my up-and-coming athletes, Liam O'Connell, turned me onto Blogspot, so here I am! For old blog posts, check out my "other" blog @ www.jandariccimunn.com/blog

For those of you who don't know me, here's a quick snapshot:

I was born and raised and continue to proudly reside in the country's oldest seaport: Gloucester, Massachusetts. I've been going full throttle since the day I was born at the stroke of midnight on November, 30th, 1975 and have no plans to slow down anytime soon.

As a kid growing up in Gloucester, whether it was track & field, youth football, baseball, pit-jumping, mountain biking, scuba diving, BB gun fights, evading police capture or just general hell raising, I at all times loved mixing things up and maintaining a close knit relationship with excitement. I've never been able to handle stagnation and to this day find life much more enjoyable when I'm taking risks and operating outside of my comfort zone.

A competitive runner since the age of 8, I have at all times felt a deep need to prove myself time and time again by pushing my limits as an athlete. I guess that it's no surprise that I stumbled onto the sport of triathlon nearly 12 years ago and have never looked back since.

I've had my fair share of success as an athlete over the course of the last 25 years, but firmly believe that learning from the many mistakes, shortcomings and failures that I have experienced along the way, is the primary reason that I'm where I am today as a coach, athlete and human being.

Maintaining a blog provides me with the opportunity to add a personal element to the somewhat impersonal business of coaching athletes via the Internet and phone lines! My goal is to convey the true emotions, struggles, good times and hard work that I experience on a daily basis both as an athlete and coach.

Stay tuned, as I'll be updating this blog frequently...



Liam O'Connell said...

right on dude. looks awesome, awesome quote. rainy here today, so looks like a possible trainer ride? ttysoon

JRM said...

Rain? Trainer? Huh??? Note the last 6 sec. of this clip:


What would Lance do?

Liam O'Connell said...

dude, im so glad i rode in the rain, i'd feel like a chach watching that commercial. haha. dude, seriously that last piece was the hardest and most painful interval ive ever done. awesome.

JRM said...

Nice! Keep rolling!!!