So today was just another normal day in terms of fitness. I had a morning run of 5 miles and then hit my weight training class from 2-4pm.
I wanted to go another direction for today's post. About 5 minutes ago I came across a video that pretty much sums up what I was heading towards. Not exactly how I started but this video is about bringing awareness to obesity in America and how it starts. I hope anyone that sees this has a new view on just how harmful childhood obesity is. It is a growing epidemic in America.
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: