Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Anniversary,

Happy Anniversary to me! It was 1 year ago today that I made life styles changes that would have profound effects on my life. You see after many months my Dear friends Trisha Pena convince me that I could lose weight with her help. This after many failures on my own. And with her help by March 25th of 2010 I was able to lose and to keep off 50 pounds. I can’t tell you how my life has change for the better. Trisha I would to like say “Thank you” for all you help, support and love that you have shown for me over the last 4 years. I don’t know if I could have made it without you. Love You Trey

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Music City 10k

Forgive me for taking so long to get this post up. But my life has been going through so many changes. Some good some bad. But the big news coming out of July
was my 4Th of July walk. As many of you know I competed in my 2Th 5k. And after the great time I had in that race I decided to see if i could do a 10k. So I entered the Music City Fourth of July 10k.This race took place in downtown Nashville. As always I was blessed that dear friend Trisha Pena took time out of her day to come down to show her support and to take photos of the race. If you would like to see the photos of the race. Just go to my Facebook page.

The course not a easy one but a very enjoyable one. We would start in front of the Sehermerhone Symphony Center. Head up 4Th ave then cross over the Gateway Bridge. From there the course would take us pass LP Field , The Metro Court House. Through downtown pass TPAC, The state capital and down Broadway. I'm very happy to say I turn in a time of 1:45:43.Not bad for my 1St 10k on a tuff road course. As always I must say " Thank You "to Trisha for all your love,support and believed in me. Trisha I could't have done this with out your help.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Continuous Journey Home

As I continue to try make my way back to the life I once had. On June 12Th I took my latest step. I was able to take part in the C.M.A St Jude 5k road race. This was my 1st 5k road race. Unlike the 5k I did in April, the course for this race was through the streets of downtown Nashville. And it was a much tougher course then I was used to. At 8:00 the gun when off so we head down 3Th ave. Then we turn on James Robertson Parkway and took that thought the Bicentennial Mall. And as we turn on 6Th ave I hit the 1 mile mark. As I moved on down on 6Th ave and turn on Harrison St I had the biggest surprise. My dear friend Trisha Pena was waiting there to cheer me on. I have tell you my eyes were filling with tears as I saw that pretty red head cheering me on. After I left Harrison I when down 5Th Ave and turn on Jackson Ct. From there we when up 4Th ave where Trisha was waiting to cheer me on to the 2mile mark. I was able to hit the 2 mile mark with a time of 33:15. Then we when up Gay St for about 1/2 mile and turn around and when back down to Gay and 3rd. There we made the turn for home. When I crossed the finish line Trisha was waiting for me with a hug and bottle water. And I needed both. Because it was almost 9oF that day. And I'm so proud to say I turn in a time of 50:33. That betters my time from April by all most 4 1/2 min. At this time I would like to say "Thank You" to Trisha not only for the photos and coming out but for all your help. And to you for taking the time to read this post.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Day 5

Day 5 started at 5:45. But my meeting was cut short. You see Friday is always the longest and busiest day of a World Changers project. As the day begin it was my job to see to the last minutes needs of the crews. On Fridays I will spend the early part of the my day running from one site to the other. As the crews run out of material we try to use the left over material from the finished sites. By noon I had already drove 120 miles. That was more then I did on Tuesday and Wednesday combine. I told you I would be busy. But then lunch time came around i was only able to stop for 15 minuets. Because word came some of the crews were starting to finish up. Now my job became to run the unused supplies back to Metro Roofing. This year was a lot of stuff that need it to be return. And I was busy. But after 10 hour of nonstop running came the words I was dying to hear. We were done. I was so happy. I drove over 210 miles on Friday. This year Nashville was bless with over 280 volunteers from Tn, TX, Sc.Ne,Ar,IL,Ms, and Ga. These crews replace 10 roofs and did dry wall work for 4 homes that was flooded. But because these crews so fast they were able to rebuild 1 wheel chair ramp and do flood clean up for 10 other home owners. This was unplanned work that was need it so bad. This year we spent $ 40,000 on supplies.And we provided over $ 130,000 of free labor to Nashville. As i close this post i must say Thank You to all the volunteers who paid $280 to work in Nashville. And to Kevin and Le Ann Hale who work so hard to see that all the job sites done on time, To our host church Park Ave.Baptist Church. To my Friends who prayed and gave me support during this long week. And I would like to say Thank You to GOD for letting me be a part this week.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 4

Day 4 started at 6:30 with my daily meeting with Kevin and Le Ann. After that I hit the road hard. One of our crews need it supply to finish there job. A day early at that. So I when to Metro Roofing to get what they lack to finish that job. Thursday's are one of ours busiest day. As the crews start wine down. We runners will take extras supply form one job site and take it to a other site. And that what I did till lunch. I was so happy to have lunch today and be able to sit in a cool room. But after lunch I was back on the road. As it got hotter I got busyer. I when form job site to job site. Leaving what the crews need it to finish and taking what they didn't. And now 2 of our crews are done with one day too go. With any luck the other will be done early tomorrow. I sure hope so because today I got done at 4:00. And I drove 120 miles today. It was one long, hot and busy day. But I sure enjoy doing it. If i don't post anything till this weekend please forgive me. I will not be home till late. And I have to get up early Saturday morning. So I may not have time post anything till then. Thanks

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day 3

Day 3 started at 5:45 am. Yes I know it early! After getting up I headed to west Nashville. For my 6:30 meeting. But sad to say the rain came on the way over. So our crews were late to get started. With that my day was real slow till when the rain stop. And with that i was off to the races. Le Ann had me running all over town. Till lunch. And the crews really got to work after the rain. Many of the roof jobs the kids have the old roofing rip off. And had the new decking down. And are starting to put down the new roofing. I was able to get all my stop off around 12:00 and headed to lunch. After lunch I had a run 2 stops. So that keep be busy till 2:15 and then the rain came back. Work came to a stop again. With the rain so heavy everbody had to pull off the sites around 3:00. So my day ended early. I drove 91 miles to day. And a lot of work got done today. It was a good day all in all.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 2

Day 2 started at 5:30 am. Yes 5:30 I know it early. After getting up I headed back to west Nashville to have my 6:30 am meeting with Kevin and Le Ann Hale. At 7:00 all the work crews left the church to go there job site. And for me after my meeting i hit the road myself. And i spent the 1st part of the day running pant and supplies to one job site near downtown. Then when noon came around I when on lunch. And I got to spent time watching Trisha Pena get her tattoo finished today. She was only 6 blocks away from my job site. I have to tell you, Adam "The Kid" her tattoo artist is amazing. After lunch I was back on the road. Today was sort of slow. But i still drove about 100 miles today. And 3:30 I headed back home for the day. For what I hope is a goodnight rest.

Day 1

Day 1 of World Changers this year was a day of meeting. I had to report to Park Ave Baptist Church at 4:00 pm. For a series of meeting. The first meeting I had was with Kevin and Le Ann Hale. Kevin and Le Ann are the project coordinators.They are are my bosses for this week. The crew chef's and the runners met with them to discus about the work that had to be done this week. And 2Th meeting once again the runners and Kevin and Le Ann met to discus the work load we will have this week. This year Nashville is to bless to have volunteer from Tn. Ar. Ms. IL.Ga. Sc. TX. and Ne. And with that I headed home to to get some sleep. Because tomorrow will come early.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

World Changers 2010

As week starts this is the week that I look so forward too. For next I will be working with the mission group World Changers ( World changer is a student base mission project that repair the homes of people who can not afford the repairs them self. I have been bless to work with them for the last 6 years. Both here in Nashville and Al. and Mo. This years Nashville project will have over 250 students working on 10 roofing job sites and 4 homes that were flooded. This week I will be working as runner. It will be my job to run tools and materials to the jobs sites as needed.It hard and dirty work. But it means so much to the family that we sever. Please be praying for all of us this week. I will be giving you up dates as the week goes on. So please check back.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Win #49

As far as the poker wars go. Not much as been going on. That is till May 12 when I put together a come from behind win. I was playing at Legends in Hermitage that night. As I reach the finale table I was 6Th in chips. But the one thing I have learn form my coach is when at the finale table just be patient and play you game. So I carefully pick the hands that I played. And before I knew it I was heads ups with the chip lead. And heads up is were I shine. With that I have my 49Th win with American Rounders.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Round 3

After I finish my walk in the Purity Moosic 5k Dairy Dash. I knew it was time to start my 3Th round of detox. As many of you know I have be able to lose 45 pounds with the help from dear friend Trisha Pena. And as I came into this round I was hoping to lose 20 more pounds. Unfortunately I pick a bad time in my life to try to lose weight. You see I lost my income for over 2 month's and other troubles I was having at the time add to much stress to my life. And with all this I was only able to lose 11 pounds this round. But the good think is I lost a lot of inches this time.My total inches lose for this round is 10 inches. Which is great because people are really taking notice of the hard work I have done. And that make me so happy. So with that I'm now training for my next 5k that I hope to do in the next few weeks. As I close this post I will do as I have done in the past. I would like to say " Thank You" to Trisha Pena. Trisha you have help change my life is so many ways. And for that I'm so bless. And Thank You to God for all that you have done for me the last 5 years.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Losses and Blessing

As I'm writing this post my eyes are filling with tears. And yes they are tears of joy and sadness. You see it was on this day May 17Th 2005 that I had my stoke. And on this day my life would change forever. As I look back over the last 5 years there have been many losses. But there have been many blessing too. I will not bore you with the losses. Because I lost everything. And I mean everything!!! But I will try to look to the blessing. Over the last 5 years God has given me many blessing. Each summer I get to work with World Changer. Repairing the homes of the elderly. And really love this mission work. In the winner on Mondays nights I work with Room in the Inn. Were we give 12 homeless men a warm place to sleep for the night and 3 meals. I was able to keep my parent's in there home for a few years. I found poker as a way to help in my recovery. Much to my surprise I'm pretty good at it. ( I know guys.I was pretty bad at first). And I have met many great people from my time at the table. I was able to travel to Las Vages 3 times. And see my best friend play in the W.S.O.P. I will never forget walking out of the Rio at 2:00am with a smile on my face.

But the great-es blessing I have receive is something that I have never had before in my life. At the age of 46 I found the unconditional love of a true friend. Someone who is there for you at anytime of the day or night. A true friend that there no matter what you say or do. Some one who holds you hand.When you can't even stand on you on two feet. Why God put you in my life I will never know. But I thank him ever day. And I love you my friend. Now as the tears are making impossible to see I will close this post out. As I do I must say Thank You to GOD for letting me stay on this earth for the last 5 years, And Thank You for all the blessing you have given me.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Long live the king.

In the poker world there are a few player that can be called a king. The W.S.O.P has Phil Hellmuth. And the American Rounders in Nashville Tn has Von Moye. Von puled off the rare feat of becoming a back to back to back to back venue champion at Legends Bar and Grill. And what makes this so amazing is Von miss a few weeks of play. But because of his strong play he was still able to win his 4Th straight championship . So with that I must say congrats to King Von. Long live the king.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The next step in my journey

As I look at my life over the pass 5 years. It been a journey with many little steps along the way. As many of you know I had a stroke on May 17Th of 2005. And on that day my journey begin. The first step for me was to learn how to walk and talk again. Because after my stroke I was not able to do ether. But after many weeks of physical therapy and Gods blessing. I was able to complete that first step. And there have been many more scents then. And on April 10Th I took what I feel is my biggest step. As you know I have lost 45 pounds and I'm trying to live a healthy life style. So in March I started walking as a part of that life style. Much to my surprise really enjoyed it and I was good at it. And soon i was doing 3 miles in 75 minutes. Any it didn't long for to get down to 66 minutes to do 3miles. So with that I decided to try a 5k. I found out about the Purity Moosic City 5k Dairy Dash. It was being held a Metro Center. It was a great course to do a 5k, it was flat and fast. So on that Saturday Trisha and I met at the starting line. As we started I found a good pace and stayed with it. And soon I was crossing the finish line. I can not tell you how proud i felt when Trisha came up hugged me. Six months ago there was no way i could have done this. I was hoping that could complete the 5k in 66 minutes. But on this day I was able to do in in 55:18. As great as that was I still got work do. Trisha was able to do it in 44:32.. Again I have to say Thank You to Trisha for all you help. But for now I will be taking a break form walking as I will start my 3Th round of weight lost.

The drought is over!!!

Thank goodness the drought is over!! For the pass three months I have been on a win less streak at the poker table. My last win can on January 6Th. And it not that i have been playing bad because I came close many times. But I was not able to seal the deal. But all that change on April 5Th at Dave and Buster at Opry Mills. It was during the 1st game there that I found my self heads up at the final table. And as we when heads up I was only down 5 to 1 in chips. But with all the great coaching I have had over the years came though. And with that I was able to pull win number 48 with the American Rounders out of the bag. Now I hope that win 49 will not take so long.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


As the new year started . I begin my 2Th round of weight loss. Back in October I used the same weight lost protocol that Trisha had used in 07 to lose 65 pounds. And I able to loose lost 24 pounds. So this time Trisha set a goal of 20 pounds for me. And after 47 days once again I was able to reach my goal. This time it was lot harder to loose the weight. I stayed at 255 for over a week. But Trisha would not let me give up. And with time the last 5 pounds did come off. So now I'm at 250 pounds and you can not believe how good I feel. I saw my doctor in March. And I have been on blood pressure medicine for 5 years. And when they took my blood pressure this time it was too LOW. ( What a blessing) So now I'm able to work out and walk with out the pain that I have had in the past. So now as I close I must say Thank You to again to Trisha. Trisha even my doctor tells me how lucky I am to have you as a friend. And I am truly blessed that you are in my life.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Win 46

Back on December 30Th. I won my 46Th tournament with American Rounders. That win came at Legends bar and grill.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


As we move forward the big news for December was my trip to the Las Veges Rock and Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon. And no I was not the one participating in the 1/2 marathon. I flew out to show my support for Trisha. Trisha has been doing 1/2 marathons for years. And in 2008 she completed in her first full marathon. And I felt bad for her because nobody was there to cheer her on. So when she completed in the Nashville 1/2 marathon back in 2009 I when down to the finish line so I could cheer her on. Well I had on ideal how big a deal this was to a marathoner.So with that I decided in June that I would fly out to Veges and surprise her. Now I will not bore you by telling you the whole story about how I pull this trip off. But if ever see me and would like to know just ask. ( It a great story) And to say this was a great trip would be a understatement. When I go Veges I stay that The Imperial Palace. Once again they took great care of me. And it dose not hurt that I won a $125 pot playing poker. And I got to see The Blue Man Group. That was my first time to see a Las Veges show. And Trisha was she ever surprise to see me there. She told me that she could not believe that some one would do that for her. As I wright this down,I can not wait to get back to Veges.

Monday, January 25, 2010


As we move into November that means it time for Room At The Inn. Room at the Inn is a homeless program that help the homeless get off the street.From Nov. to the end Mar. my church Grace baptist church will host 12 men or woman each Monday.We will give a warm place to sleep for the night.We feed them a hot dinner and breakfast.They can shower up for the night.And when they leave they will have lunch for the next day.This is my 6Th year with the program.Go to to learn more.And now back to the fun stuff (poker).On Nov 9Th Trisha Pena won a tournament at Dave and Busters in Opry Mills.( I think that was win #38) And for me on Nov. 7Th I won my 1Th tournament with the Last Call Poker League.So all in all November was a good month for all.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


October was a big month for me.Because I made changes that would have long term effects on my life.But before I get in the heavy stuff I will talk about poker.On October 14Th I won my 46Th Am.Rounders tournament.And that gives me 49 tournament over all.And now to the big stuff.Back in 1992 I when to work as a over the road truck driver.And as the years when pass I gain about 50 pounds to come in at 294#.And after my stroke in 05 I have tyred many times to loose the pounds.I even when to the YMCA for year with nothing.And after seeing my Dr. in September I knew I had to do something.So once again I turn to my beloved friend and poker coach Trisha Pena.For those who do not know about Trisha I call her my poker coach but she much more than that.Over the last few years I have had a lot of heart break but Trisha is the glue that has held me together over this time.Trisha back in o7 started a life style change.And with this protocol and hard work Trisha lost over 65 pounds.So with that on October 9Th I started the same protocol.Trisha had set a goal for me of 24 pounds,which would bring me down to 270#. And after 47 days of hard work and lots of support from Trisha I reach my goal of 270#.I will tell you it was not easy but it was worth it. And when I saw the Dr. in December he was so happy with me.And has I close this post I must say Thank You to Trisha.Trisha I give thanks to God everday that he put you in my life.I hope you know how much I Love You.Trey

Way to long

Wow it been 5 months sends I have written any thing on my blog.And I know that way too long.But you have to understand that writing is something that I have trouble with.But I going to try to do better.And so much as happen over the last 5 months so over the next few days I going to recap what as happen month by month.And with that we will start with September.On September 12Th I won my 45Th tournament with the American Rounders. And I was so happy to get the win after a month of so many close calls.And with that we will move to October in the next post.And again Thank you for taking the the time to read this.