So today I woke up and decided to hit the bike and then run for a brick workout. (towel for sweat) I remember back in the day with my mountain bike I couldn't bike very far at all. I would struggle to climb hills and blame the tire for being flat when really I look down and it's not flat at all, it's just my weight pushing down making the tire look flat and causing me to go nowhere fast. Summer of 2009 my brother and a friend and I took our bikes to take a ride to the Kinder Park (local park). I got to about the next neighborhood over panting and weezing and had to turn back early blaming the bike tires. It wasn't. I walked almost all the way back in shame and sweat thinking what the hell happened to me. Today i'm going to shoot for anything over 1.5 hours on it.
I used to weigh 375 lb. Mid July 2010 my grandfather passed away from complications with diabetes. I saw first hand what I was going towards. It was not pretty. In August of the same year I began this journey to lose weight and become more fit. Many don't know this but at first it was a journey to try and play College Football. (I know a long shot) Over the months of running and gym workouts I found a love for running and cycling. I combined that love and did my first Triathlon in June 2011. With that I pushed to see what the limit was. I have run more races than I can count, 5k's, half marathons, marathons, and Ironman Arizona. Doors have opened in my life that I never thought possible. Moving back to Maryland I trained as an EMT/Firefighter along with becoming a terp at UMD. There I joined the Maryland Triathlon team GO TERPS!! In the Summer of 2014 I will be joining others on a bike ride called the 4K for Cancer from Baltimore to San Francisco to help raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults. Today I weigh 245 lb and life is good. This is my journey: