My daily routine was basically a long drive to work, sitting behind a computer for 8 hours, and then an even longer drive home because of rush hour traffic. Once home, I laid across the sofa, watching TV and eating junk foods until I went to bed. Needless to say, my sedimentary lifestyle caught up with me. I gained weight, I was slower, I felt sluggish, and just didn’t feel good.
So in 2013 at the age of 41 and weighing about 250lbs, I decided it was time to make a change and began my journey towards losing over 60 pounds through exercise and changes in my diet.
I started slow. Just taking the time to walk every day. This everyday walking evolved into running. Soon, running became my primary focus after getting the courage to participating in my first 5k, then my first 10k and ultimately my first half-marathon.
Always looking for something different and a new challenge to take me out of my comfort zone, I signed up for my first duathlon event in 2017 at the age of 46. I immediately fell in love with the challenge of the run-bike-run format. While I’m not an elite or a pro, I’m a pretty good athlete that works very hard to keep improving in my two favorite sports, running and cycling, as well as share my experiences: the good, the bad and sometimes ugly.