Fedora|Suede jacket| Jeans

  1. Fedora by Westend
  2. Shirt by Truth, Substance & Common Sense
  3. Suede jacket by Jones New York Collection
  4. Denim jeans by Cielo
  5. Shoes by Skechers

*Writings*

WOD – Cycling destination Cloud Gate at Millennium Park – Chicago https://virily.com/beauty-health/wod-cycling-destination-cloud-gate-at-millennium-park-chicago/ via Virily

My 20th marathon run https://virily.com/sport/my-20th-marathon-run/?mref=1065 via Virily

Exercises To Do If You Don’t Want To Join A Gym https://virily.com/beauty-health/exercises-to-do-if-you-dont-want-to-join-a-gym/ via Virily

4 ways to urge yourself to run https://virily.com/beauty-health/4-ways-to-urge-yourself-to-run/

Blog: Picked up some Mango butter & Charcoal facial cleanser https://virily.com/beauty-health/blog-picked-up-some-mango-butter-charcoal-facial-cleanser/ via Virily

WOD – Tolerable road cycling weather in December of all months https://virily.com/beauty-health/wod-tolerable-road-cycling-weather-in-december-of-all-months/ via Virily

Chicago Marathon application update https://virily.com/sport/chicago-marathon-application-update/ via Virily

My college graduation https://virily.com/celebration-events/my-college-graduation/ via Virily

Blog: Casting for Fargo https://virily.com/lifestyle/blog-casting-for-fargo/ via Virily

Never lives up to its hype: Michigan Wolverines vs Ohio State Buckeyes https://virily.com/sport/never-lives-up-to-its-hype-michigan-wolverines-vs-ohio-state-buckeyes/ via Virily

WOD – Kettle bell added to workout regime https://virily.com/beauty-health/wod-kettle-bell-added-to-workout-regime/?mref=1065 via Virily

*Yelp writings*

Yelp page – https://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=qdY_Tk-SzYUQk8S2-7nMAw

Thomas G.’s review of YEE: CycleBar Fulton Market on @yelp https://www.yelp.com/biz/yee-cyclebar-fulton-market-chicago?hrid=C6TZs4XMC6pZSQWVKG3Nhg&utm_campaign=www_review_share_popup&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com

Thomas G.’s review of Don’s Grill on @yelp https://www.yelp.com/biz/dons-grill-chicago?hrid=0fav2K7_IL-qtmWcCnFSDg&utm_campaign=www_review_share_popup&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com

Thomas G.’s review of Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon on @yelp https://www.yelp.com/biz/detroit-free-press-tcf-bank-marathon-detroit?hrid=pZwny6f3SmUJIPHP57RkAg&utm_campaign=www_review_share_popup&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com

Wintrust Arena by Thomas G.:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/wintrust-arena-chicago?hrid=2U0aA7LxZ7CVrsB6KQncIA&utm_source=ashare&ref=yelp-android

Caffe Umbria by Thomas G.:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/caffe-umbria-chicago-7?hrid=YzFE0hDRzmhqkWGnnYoT7A&utm_source=ashare&ref=yelp-android

Thomas G.’s review of City of Chicago on @yelp https://www.yelp.com/biz/city-of-chicago-chicago-6?hrid=RcB95PvRKgnyMQu3g6Qs6Q&utm_campaign=www_review_share_popup&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com

Golden Valley Lending by Thomas G.:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/golden-valley-lending-upper-lake?hrid=eJ0XKO5_mPqLaB5DefKB_w&utm_source=ashare&ref=yelp-android

*For writers & bloggers*

Get paid to share articles, fashion, polls, pictures, etc – https://virily.com/?mref=1065

*Blogs/Website*

Piscean Daydreamer: https://thlg2jr.wixsite.com/tgouard
The Galactic Empire: http://tgouard.blogspot.com/
The Jedi Mind Trick: https://tgouard.wordpress.com/
Bloglovin’: https://www.bloglovin.com/@thomas1043/
Website – Heart Of The Midwest: http://tgouard.weebly.com/

*Pictures*

Photos by me – https://www.yelp.com/user_local_photos?userid=qdY_Tk-SzYUQk8S2-7nMAw

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Email: thlg2jr@gmail.com

Song: Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over (2010 Version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWOyfLBYtuU

Team Jet Hawaii 

“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” — Arthur Conan Doyle, British author

#JACO #DiamondHeadChiropractic #TeamJetHawaii #Honolulu #RunnersHI #MikeBates #XterraWetsuits #Sugoi #JambaJuice #BikeFit808 #ChetBlanton #Aiea #MomentumMultiSport #MultiSport #ThomasGouard #Chicago #Swim #Bike #Run #Tiki #WahoosFishTacoHawaii #WahoosFishTaco #Graffiti #Art #ChicagoGraffiti #Alley #Edgewater #Illinois #ThomasGouard #Fashion #Cycling #Midwest #Red #Shorts #Legs #Tattoos #Tattoo

A tour of the boroughs of NYC via TCS New York City Marathon – Virily https://virily.com/sport/tour-boroughs-nyc-via-tcs-new-york-city-marathon/?mref=1065

To All Of The People Who Don’t Watch Out For Bikers http://scriptedsweetz.com/people-dont-watch-bikers/

I’m Just A Small Town Guy, With Big City Dreams – Scripted Sweetz http://scriptedsweetz.com/im-just-small-town-guy-big-city-dreams/

How much do you know about Hawaii? – Virily https://virily.com/virily_quiz/much-know-hawaii/

Refueled fire between Tevin Farmer and Gervonte Davis https://virily.com/sport/refueled-fire-tevin-farmer-gervonte-davis/?mref=1065 

My 2017 Chicago Marathon collage ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU9DkBQjn6w&t=2s )

Welcome to the USO Penitentiary

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First off, I want to say happy birthday Usos! The two twins just celebrated their birthday, August 22! Next, I would like to say that I really love the push that World Wrestling Entertainment: Smackdown Live brand is giving the brothers, Jimmy and Jey, but after watching them on the Smackdown Live episode that aired August 22; I’m wondering if they can stay entertaining as they were while feuding with The New Day. The Usos defeated The New Day during a kickoff event for 2017 SummerSlam, and it’s only so long that a feud can last between two tag teams. The chemistry between the Usos and The New Day matched perfectly, but I’m curious to see what “The Uso Penitentiary” brings against other tag teams on WWE Smackdown Live, such as The Shining Stars; Breezango; The Ascension; Hype Bros, or maybe this new tag team of Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin. Out of all the tag teams mentioned, I would have to say that Hype Bros, which is the team of Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley are the only team that comes close to bringing the entertainment that the Usos brought against The New Day.

The Usos have a great gimmick that shows the same swag they had in the past, but a more street-like, grimier side, but it will take a tag team with some sort of swagger to keep the microphone chemistry entertaining. I’m one fan that just happened to look forward to seeing them on past episodes, but let’s just hope that whomever steps up to feud with the Usos; it does not end up to be a bury session for the Usos, because of the chemistry level not being the same.  As a long time, World Wrestling Entertainment fan, I have seen what happens with that, and have heard many different stories from wrestlers on podcasts being interviewed about their experiences with World Wrestling Entertainment. A good perfect example would be with what World Wrestling Entertainment: Raw brand is doing with wrestler Emma. For all my World Wrestling Entertainment fans, I’m sure you remember the promos of Emmalina, introducing this new character, which was supposed to be a big deal, but now the push with Emma has dropped, and she is nothing more than what she was before this character push. Emma, is just another stepping stone for other female wrestlers to get the push that she once deserved, but that is just an example.

Hopefully, the Usos do not get that same treatment, but I’m sure they would take it differently than Emma has, because they have been around the wrestling business a lot longer than Emma, and have been at the bottom and risen to the top, before this new push. For more information on Emma, an article by Raja titled “Emmalina is frustrated with her debut on Raw” breaks it down more detailed.

 

Dilbert, Ryan. “Breaking Down WWE Raw, SmackDown’s Tag Team Divisions After Superstar Shake-Up.” Bleacher Report, Bleacher Report, 13 Apr. 2017, bleacherreport.com/articles/2703299-breaking-down-wwe-raw-smackdowns-tag-team-divisions-after-superstar-shake-up. Accessed 22 Aug. 2017.

“Superstars.” WWE, http://www.wwe.com/superstars. Accessed 22 Aug. 2017.

Raja. “WWE: Emmalina is frustrated with her debut on Raw.” MyKhel, 8 Aug. 2017, http://www.mykhel.com/wwe/wwe-emmalina-is-frustrated-with-her-debut-on-raw-017598.html. Accessed 23 Aug. 2017.

Berge, Kevin. “WWE SummerSlam 2017 Results: Biggest Missed Opportunities with Show’s Booking.” Bleacher Report, Bleacher Report, 22 Aug. 2017, bleacherreport.com/articles/2728294-wwe-summerslam-2017-results-biggest-missed-opportunities-with-shows-booking. Accessed 23 Aug. 2017.

Staff”, “WWE.com. “WWE SummerSlam 2017 results.” WWE, WWE, 21 Aug. 2017, http://www.wwe.com/shows/summerslam/2017/article/wwe-summerslam-2017-results. Accessed 23 Aug. 2017.

How can you not love someone with autism?

Autism

You can’t help but to love someone that has autism, because there in their own little world, and the only time you have any turmoil with them is when their world has been disrupted. The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines autism as a variable developmental disorder that appears by age three and is characterized by impairment of the ability to form normal social relationships, by impairment of the ability to communicate with others, and by repetitive behavior patterns. When talking about my client with autism, I like to compare my daily experiences to the movie “50 First Dates”, starring Adam Sandler (Henry Roth) and Drew Barrymore (Lucy Whitmore). Very great movie! If you have not seen it, you might want to see it. In the movie, Henry Roth meets Lucy Whitmore, and hits it off, and then he discovers the next day that she has short term memory loss and forgets him the very next day. The hilarious part about the movie is that he goes about imaginative ways of doing it over again every day.

I compare my experience only because of what my client does, but by all means; he does not forget who I ‘am; he actually has a great memory. A lot better memory than me, but he only forgets simple things like washing his hands, cleaning up after himself, or forgetting to look while crossing the street. However, he can remember plans that were discussed for the future; as well as every single YouTube video on his playlist, which he just happens to write out on a sheet of paper on a weekly basis.

Now that I’m in my mid-thirties of age, I can officially say that I know many Barney songs; Mary Poppins; Songs of South; and anything else that relates to Walt Disney, because my client recites quotes from them; as well as watches, them on a regular. There are many times also that we do not finish the entire movie, because my client repeats, rewinds or fast forwards certain parts of what he watches. I can’t help but to shake my head, and laugh at not being able to finish a movie, because it’s who he is. I can only hope to finish it another day, but deep down I know that I will never finish the movie, unless I buy or rent it myself.

He operates well when you keep him informed on tasks, and what’s next after each task, but God forbid a wrench being thrown in a current task that we are doing or you will get a totally different person, or tension! So, I have found it very important to keep him informed in everything we do, or what I would like to do with him, because no one wants tension. When there is tension he shuts down, and I do not get to hear him recite his favorite Walt Disney quotes that make me smile. I also sing them just to instigate him to sing them as well, which always works, and it makes me feel as though I have entered his world.

I have been with my client for some years now, and his quotes and music from his favorite songs have grew on me. I never would have seen the day that I would have Mary Poppins songs like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious “, “Chim Chim Cher-ee”, or “A Spoonful of Sugar” stuck in my head; even “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” from ‘Song of the South’. I didn’t even know those as a kid, but now that I’m in my mid-thirties, I can officially say that I now know them. The quotes and music being stuck in my head have also made me smile and got me through tough times, when I needed to be cheered up, because it reminds me of him.

One thing that will be a hard pill for me to swallow, is when I graduate from college, and must move on into my career. It’s something that eventually must happen, but remembering his quotes and music will always put a smile on my face, and help me reminisce what my experiences were like working with someone with autism.

 

“Autism.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autism. Accessed 8 Sept. 2017.

“50 First Dates (2004).” IMDb, IMDb.com, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0343660. Accessed 8 Sept. 2017.

5 Ways to get into running, and stay into it

I have not always been a serious runner; I just fell in love with it! The love for it came from having an interest in running a full marathon, which became a goal, and the rest is history. You do not have to have a goal to run a full marathon to get into running! All you need is a goal, and a desire to accomplish that goal. Below, I share with you 5 ways that helped me get into it, and stay into it for over a decade.

  1. Find a local running club to run with– I have had success finding running groups that range from beginners to amateur. Places that I have found these groups are websites like Meetup.com; Running in the USA, and Facebook. The running groups will also allow you the chance to mingle in with runners that fall into your ability category, which will give you the opportunity to build relationships. The relationships you build will give you something to look forward to, and keep you coming back for more runs as the time goes on. The relationships you build will also allow you to connect with someone that maybe lives in your neighborhood. You would be surprised to find out, that you may have more in common other than the interest in running.
  2. Surround yourself with things or people that love it – I have found that keeping things that involve running in my life have kept me fueled and inspired to do it. I always keep a good running magazine or two in my apartment, because you would be surprised at some of the stories you would find inside of it. If I never would have found an article on Dean Karnazes inside of a running magazine, I would probably not be so into running how I ‘am today. Some of the stories that are shared in running magazines, such as Runners World; you would be surprise at some of the friction that many encounter in their lives, and how running allows them to battle through these obstacles. As mentioned in the first point; you have your running clubs, but another way to further that would be to go out and volunteer at local races. Something that I always tell my friends that are interested in running, is to be in that environment. Being in that environment will allow you to feed off some of that energy from other runners, which will fuel you to get out and do it or be in that environment.
  3. Post your workouts on social media – This may be annoying for some of your friends, but some may like it. It gives you that extra support system, plus; it gives them something to talk about when they see your posts, or see you in person. It can also lead to compliments of how running has changed your physical features as well. Many of my friends that see me in person always ask things like “Are you still running?”, “What race are you training for now?”, or they may even ask your recommendations on a brand that their interested in. One of my favorite things that I have done in the past, was show up to church in running clothes. It allowed me to break the ice with fellow church members that were a little hesitant on approaching me, plus; it gave me the chance to hear some of their interesting stories about how they’re not fit to run, which resulted in smiles and laughter.
  4. Always have goals – Whether its running a 5k; losing weight; beating cancer; or running a marathon, always have goals! Goals like trying to fit in to an outfit, or to get fit for the summer will not work. One of the things that always make me laugh are those New Year’s resolution goals to run or stay in the gym that only lasts for a few weeks or months. You must think beyond things like outfits; resolutions, and summer goals. Try thinking about your health or the ones that will be effected by your health if you continue to live your life the way you are. That should fuel you to keep at doing it, because it’s something you care about versus an outfit that won’t last forever or just being fit for the summer. Think beyond!
  5. Sign up for a race – Whether it’s a 5k, 10k, half marathon, or marathon, sign up for it! And use your own money to register for it, because if you do not get out and get ready for it; the money is a total waste. And nobody wants to waste money, so why not go for it! A great approach would be to register for it; informing anyone that would support it, such as family, coworkers, friends, or friends on social media; then finding that local running group to add extra support in fueling you to get outside the door to run.

The key things to take away from this, is to always have goals, and surround yourself around people that are into it, or support it. If you are a beginner you do not want to be around people that hate it, because it really won’t do you any good, and will later impact your motivation to do it; as well as your goals to better yourself. Surround yourself with people that support your goals, not people that tear down your goals.