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Austin, Texas, United States
I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Do You Work?

Since I quit my full-time office job last Fall, so many people have asked things like, "What are you going to do now???" and "How will you keep yourself busy??" (As if I sit sluggishly on the couch every day and wait for my mani/pedi).  I stated from the get-go that I had two main goals:  become a certified USA Triathlon Coach and do some freelance writing.

Well, after a weekend of classes in Tucson back in March and a comprehensive exam, this came in the mail last week:

And, since February, I've been a freelance writer for www.livestrong.com.  

I've had about 20 articles published on various topics including:

...to name a few

You'll never reach your goals if you don't set them. And this is only the beginning...


Amanda said...

Great post, I didn't know you were writing for . Cool!

Jon Gilchrist said...

Bravo on the Cert...and good shtuff on the writing...so....what's the next goal? Will your advance to level II coach? Takes real guts and moxy to go after your dreamss...awesome shtuff

CoachLiz said...

Congratulations on getting your certification!

Fe-lady said...

how ARE you paying the bills? just wondering...
never could follow my dreams much because I have a kid/mortgage...but that was my choice.

NOW I can at 57...never too late I guess.

ShirleyPerly said...

Congrats on the USAT certification!

Since I quit working for a living many years ago, I have been busier than ever. It's much more fun to do things when money is not the motivation, I think.