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, May 2, 2012

30 Mile ride tonight.

Tough Mudder on Sunday with my friend Ryan. HOORAH!!. One of the most fun events of my life so far. Although it was freezing the obstacles were fun and entertaining and never a dull moment. Some were quite difficult. The camaraderie with other average day Americans made that event one to never forget and i'm already planning the next one.

In other news, my spandex tuxedo came today. I plan on running the Ottawa Marathon May 27th up in Canada with my friend Mike. He was a red one he is going to sport, hopefully we'll get tons of pics and put on a good show.

This Sunday I plan on burning up the triathlon course at the University of Maryland College Park. See if maybe I can squeeze in a top 3 finish at the Terp tri. 750m swim in the pool, 12 mile loop of campus (4 loops) and a 5k on the trails to cap it off. A sprint tri, i'll update after that. Followed by my birthday on Monday the 7th. It's going to be a busy weekend.

Thursday: Swim and Run
Friday: Swim and Bike
Saturday: Carb load
Sunday: Race
Monday: Birthday


  1. oh my goodness!! you're adorable :) your weight loss is truly inspiring. you're also really upbeat and optimistic, which I love! keep up the fantastic, healthy work!

  2. Continue what you started. You progress huge.