About Me:

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:

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Long Run This Morning

Got up early around 7am to get some Wheaties Fuel in me and then went out for what I thought would be a 10 miler. I felt good and kept going to the end of the Paint Branch Trail I guess. After mile 8 I ventured into a park to ask the park ranger guy if he had a key to the bathroom. He didn't so I kept running hoping to find something. Thank you to the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute for being open on the weekends. Ran about a 9:20 pace which was much faster than my half marathon pace in October by about a minute. Went to health class later and felt a tweak at the back of my left knee so just taking it easy now. We have to workout in our health class, kinda forgot about it before the run. Oh well worked up a 2nd workout there, more with weights. Would have hit the pool at AACC after but they were closed so I hit the hot tub at home and feeling GREAT!!

A little bit tired :)

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