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Nelly- Heart of a Champion

January 4, 2020

If, at the beginning of this year, you had asked anyone in my circle about me and patience, they would probably have laughed at you for several minutes, then proceeded to tell you that Johnathan and patience go together about as well as oil and water. In general, patie...

May 22, 2019

Chattanooga is a beautiful city that is tucked between the mountains. It is one of those cities that really makes you appreciate life (if you have never been you should go). It had been a good 9 months since the last time I toed the line against the top competitors in...

April 29, 2019

Dear April,

F*ck you!!! I knew you were coming many months ago; you were the bad train wreck that I couldn’t look away from. You were about Survival.

See April You hurt me, in more ways than one. Physically you took me away from the places I wanted to be and when I dream...

February 14, 2019

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm --- Winston Churchill.

I discovered this quote searching for a way to combat my loss of motivation this week. It is the first time this year that I have waivered in my journey to “reinvent myse...

December 17, 2018

When I first started to think about the year I put together, I did nothing but beat myself up. We are, after all, our own toughest critics. In my eyes, I had one good performance, many failures to launch, a struggle to get going, and arguably the worst off-season I hav...

November 1, 2018

Man, What a Day!!!

The expectations I had in my head for what the day was about and what going to be like were not even close to how it played out. The love that we experienced out there on the course was beyond anything we could have hoped.

Waco turned into a long Sunda...

October 1, 2018

Courage--a word we've heard a lot lately floating around this great country. Many people are talking about the people who have the courage to stand up to bullies...about the people who have the courage to stand up to someone who assaulted them...and about to those men...

September 26, 2018

I love the feeling of being at the start line of a race. When the anthem plays, it takes me back to my baseball days when as the home team we were on the field. Sometimes it takes everything I have to not yell “Play Ball” after it’s over, I guess I have been classicall...

August 8, 2018

Trust is a tiny word with big ramifications. We go through each and every day trusting something or someone. Trusting that someone put the car together correctly so we can drive to work or that the button on our pants is going to hold throughout the day. One of Webster...

June 19, 2018

Swimming, has to be the most frustrating thing I have ever done. The form, the not breathing, the breathing, for that matter, and let’s not even get started on the open water facts. Needless to say, I think swimming is one of those things that did not come naturally to...

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