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:
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
First day of weight training class :) Obviously I went for the 50 pounders... jk 15's. Got to tone up the arms and legs for the upcoming race season. Or in my case just get some muscle. We did a pre-assessment of our abilities for push-ups and crunches etc and then went and did a 1 mile run. Now as training for a marathon and now an Ironman I haven't been able to assess my 1 mile time anytime recently. The professor said "take your time this isn't a race" however for me I saw this as a perfect opportunity to see what my legs and lungs could handle. First 2 laps around the track went a flat 2 minutes each and the last 2 a bit quicker with a final time of 7:37. My goal is to be at a 7:00 by the summer. Then hit the weights and some other upper body workouts. Lower body is Thursday. Going for a run in the morning. Goodnight world.