What A Long Strange Trip It's Been...
|Left is July '09 at 220#, right is July '10 at 178#|
Well, kind of an interesting adventure for me. As a kid I was always into sports, but as I got into high school I started having some goofy pains in my right knee that doctors couldn't pin point the problem so I really couldn't play hard. Being the competitive person I am, I decided I'd rather not play than play at less than 100% all the time. So over the high school & college years I got fat & lazy. I spent 3 years at K-State skipping classes and enjoying the college life. That doesn't do well for your weight or your self image! I moved back home and really wasn't happy and continued to get bigger and go drinking all the time. Then, I met my wife and life got better. I wasn't drinking all the time anymore, but I still got bigger because I wasn't eating well at all and still never did anything active. I still had random issues with my knee and still doctor after doctor (including specialists) just couldn't find anything wrong.
|Running my third 5k|
|Finishing my first 1/2 marathon|
|With my mom after finishing my first full marathon|
|Finishing my first 50k|
|Pacing my friend Donnie for his first 100 miler|