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:
Thursday, April 19, 2012
This Week in Recap
On Tuesday after weight training class I decided to see where my 1 mile run stood at. I started off great at the AACC track with the first 400m in a minute flat. The rest was downhill from there. 6:27 on the mile by the end and hopefully getting that down to below 6 by the end of the semester. If I didn't go out so fast I am confident I could accomplish it. However, it was the fastest mile I have ever done my fastest before being from middle school around 7:20.
Tonight was a night run. About 6 miles at a nice 8 minute pace. First night run of the Summer.