I love to lift weights. I like to hike. I like to swim. I like to take long walks. I like to play catch. I like to ride bikes. And I've liked doing most of these things for a long time. Even when I was younger. And I was always fat, even when I was … Continue reading Hard truth time: Gaining Weight
In the past few years, fitness and being active has become so integrated into my everyday life that I honestly have a hard time remembering a time before it. I know that there was a time before it, but I'm hard-pressed to remember it. My family has a history of mental illness, from Bipolar Disorder … Continue reading Depression and My 2019 Season
While I've been training for WTM I've still been maintaining an active race schedule. Toughest Midwest was about 7 weeks ago and I did my first non-TM event of the season, The Peachtree Road Race (a 10K) on Independence Day. I came back from both of them with injuries that took away my ability to … Continue reading Injury Report, a.k.a. How Not To Train
A week ago I had a big birthday: The big 3-0! I wasn't dreading the day or anything. It came upon me like any other Sunday and I had a few things I wanted to do, but nothing major. Because I've embraced this day. And getting older in general. It's a bit weird, the value … Continue reading Gonna Be A VERY Dirty Thirty
There seems to be some misconception regarding happiness being directly linked to weight. For some reason, people seem to think that the heavier you are, the less happy you are. BUT I like to believe that I was a happy person when I was heavier; I know that I made many great memories that I … Continue reading Happiness Is An Action
I never really imagined being a person that people would ask for advice from regarding fitness and health. I mean, regardless of what I've accomplished personally, I'm still a 'chubby bunny'. But it's happened. It's actually happened a fair amount. And I've had friends tell me repeatedly that I should look into becoming a personal … Continue reading Moral of this Story? Listen to Me!