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:

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Never Too Late

So in between workouts today (currently resting from a 9 mile run and waiting to begin a 2 hour bike), I thought I would share an amazing story of Lew Hollander an 80 year old triathlete that was the oldest man to complete an Ironman distance. He began triathlons in 1985 at the age of 54. For some a late start but for him a calling. 

Although coming just 14 minutes shy of the 17 hour cutoff time, Lew finished strong taking the lead in his age division with just 2 miles left. Props to this man, he is proof that it is never too late to work towards our dreams. Full article below.

Another great read I came across recently was the effects on your legs as you age and the difference between a 74 year old triathlete and a 74 year old sedentary man. http://www.everymantri.com/everyman_triathlon/2012/01/at-74-years-oldthese-are-your-legs-on-triathlon-these-are-your-legs-without-triathlon.html The difference will amaze you. Just to prove that having an active lifestyle will pay off huge as you age.

No comments:

Post a Comment