The day started out early where Matt and I hit the University of Maryland Rec center for some weights. My 1st workout came and went and Matt went off to class. Then I headed on over to the track for a Run. 5k 23:00. I'm getting faster and faster every single day and I think it's the weight training that is doing it. After the run and cool down run I had to check out the accommodations pool side. I hopped in the water for 3 laps before my goggles snapped. But wait, there is a pro shop inside the rec center. Bought new goggles and got back in the pool only to lose a contact lens (it's ok it was time to replace it). 1000m of swimming, didn't stop, it was delightful. All in all the Rec center was great and can't wait till next semester to spend more time in there then at home. Next, I was on my walk back home when I ran into my long time good friend Pat who was kind enough to spare me the 2 mile walk home and gave me a lift. Got in the door at home and had about 15 minutes until I had to leave for class. Made some chicken and veggies and headed out. With 3 workouts already done, it was time to hit weight training class from 2-4pm. Arms are killing me at the moment. Huge workout today done with a bike and run brick tomorrow. Just got home from a Calc test and chugging this here protein shake for everyone out there who had a good Valentine's Day.
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: