Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ironman Finisher 2nd place age group

Lorie and our family

Lorie finished 2nd in her age group.

It has been a very exciting weekend for the Armstrong family. My wife Lorie is a Triathlete for those of you that don't know. She just concluded her 4th Ford Ironman Triathlon this weekend in Tempe. She placed 2nd in her age group. The time difference from first to third was about 3 minutes. That is a close race considering it is over 140 mile course. The full Ironman course is a 140.6 mile race. It is a race that is a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and a marathon 26.2 mile run all back to back to back.

She had a great race! She was ether in first or second place for almost 138 miles when a women from Canada passed her with 2 miles to go. Her finishing time qualified her a spot to compete in the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii next April. WOW! That's my girl.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sorry, I haven't posted in a while. As you can imagine, I have been thinking about my future. I have been busy reading as much as I can about the freelance commercial photography business. I have to tell you the bar is really high and there are a lot of very talented accomplished photographers in the Valley.

I totally believe, I am capable of achieving great new heights in my life. I just have to be commit and be totally convinced that this is the right road to go down. I am continuing to move forward learning as much as I can with the help of some very good friends. One thing is certain this will not be an easy road by any means.

On another note. It is beginning to be clearer and clearer to me that my old job was and still is the quintessential dead end job.