Run this morning of 6 miles at a pace of about 9min/mile. I woke up feeling great today and saw a wonderful e-mail from the people at Huffingtonpost.com telling me my story was up on their site. You can read all about it here . That's like part 1 of the exciting news, the other being that today also marks 20 push-ups. Now I know this doesn't beat world records but going from never being able to do one to this has really brought a smile to my face.
Part 3 of exciting news: Today I get to go do a ride along with the College Park Volunteer Fire/EMT crew. Something that i'll hopefully be doing next semester at school while going to school and living at the station. Just another adventure in my life that my weight loss has opened a door to. It's Friday around a college campus so i'm sure we'll get some calls.
Happy Weekend to All!! :)
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: