What can I say about me? Let’s start with the basics: my name is Mark Keating. I’m 38 years old. I am the father of two two wonderful boys, Ian and Will. Each and every moment I spend with them is a gift, that I constantly need to remind myself to cherish, not take for granted.
I am interested in many things, passionate about a few: multisport (triathlon/duathlon), distance running, motorcycles, and photography topping my list! I’ve posted a few of the endurance sport activities about which I am most proud.
As far as my philosophical view of life, I can say that I am a person who takes things seriously. If I believe in something, it becomes all consuming. A gift sometimes. A curse at others. I believe that to get what one wants out of life, one has to be willing to put in the effort. That means hard work, and sometimes sacrifice. If it’s important, it will be worth it. And, I believe that in life one gets what one deserves. That means being careful to do what’s right. Even if it is the harder thing to do. Which unfortunately, is often the case.
My bucket list is long. I want to have set foot on (or better yet lived on) every continuent before I die. So far I have only managed three of the seven. I want to complete numerous marathons in far-flung places in the world, and ultra-distance races of all varieties.
My next big challenge is to complete an Ironman triathlon – scheduled for August 19, 2012 in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. Project IronReady is the public face of my prep for that race.
Want to send me a quick note? You can find me at AgeGroupDiaries(at)gmail.com.