Hello there family, friends, and readers!
It has been over a year and half since I last posted. It has been a challenging year but overall it has turned out perfect. I was unable to complete the half Ironman and full Ironman I had scheduled from 2018 due to external circumstances out of my control. But I was able to take what control I did have and use it to my advantage to grow hundredfold. I focused on my mental growth by challenging myself to read about 85 books about various topics. I did more research on physical challenges such as the Ironman and ultra running. Now that I am out of the military and regained control of my time I am training up for the first ever IRONMAN TULSA (May 31)!! Along with getting into Ironman Arizona next November. I officially started training the first weeks of December and so far it is going excellent. Leaving the Marine Corps was a bitter sweet moment of my life, it has taught me a tremendous amount about life and perseverance. But it is the right move for Emily and I that I leave that behind to focus on the future we want.
I have run two trail runs since coming home. Turkey n Taturs 25K was in November where I placed 5th overall. Then last Sunday I ran the Half n Half Marathon where it is half trail then half asphalt, overall I got 10th for the Marathon even with getting lost and ending up with 26.9 miles. Almost forgot that the day before my 27th birthday I went for a 27 mile run where my parents and wife helped support me by setting up little food and water stops. Then the last couple miles my wife road a lime scooter to pace me. I will start posting more about my training plans, equipment, techniques and little things I learn along the way but for now I just wanted to thank everyone who are helping me make my dreams into reality. Thank you to my wife, parents, family, and friends for this past year.
LETS MAKE 2020 THE YEAR WE PUSH OURSELVES TO NEW HEIGHTS!
The one and only,