It has been a few weeks since I have written up my experiences with my attempt at tackling my first marathon, The Mystery Mountain Marathon.  The Mystery Mountain Marathon is an ultra technical trail marathon hosted at Fort Mountain State park, with roughly 15,000 feet of vertical change.   Orignally my plan was to run […]


Less than a week to go and I will be running my first race at a distance greater than a half marathon, a full marathon, the big 26.2 miles.   Of course I did not choose an easy race, instead I chose a severely technical, massive elevation trail race for my first every marathon, the […]


I wanted to start a new series of posts on this blog, with the principle goal of dissecting trails I will be racing on in the upcoming months, The Tortoise and the Hare 50k and Mystery Mountain Marathon.  These  two big races for the year are both held on local trails that easily can be driven to in […]

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I am sure you have read or heard the story of the Tortoise and the Hare at some point in you life.  In quick summary its a story about a race between a tortoise and a Hare where the tortoise wins the race because the Hare continuously goofs off while the tortoise plods along at […]

1000 running miles for the year!

Just a little less than two years ago I ran my first 5k, the Monster Dash 5k, in downtown Atlanta.  Prior to this first 5k I was a complete couch potato heavily invested in a sedentary, slothful lifestyle.  I was overweight (as high as 365 at one point) and so out of shape, walking to […]


Last week I reviewed the second of three phases I use to divide the months of the year. (read it here).    The biggest shift for this third and final phase for the year centers on running far and long and reduces the role of cycling and swimming, both triathlon related activities.  From now til the […]


In December of 2010 I weighed 360 gross, obese pounds.  I could not run, let alone walk to the curb of my driveway without difficulty breathing.  I was in the worse shape imaginable.  A year later I would get the shock of my life as I began my never ending battle with my blood pressure […]

From my last half marathon in the end of August.

The end of August marks the end of the second 3rd of my yearlong progression.  For a reason I cannot remember I decided to split this year into thirds instead of quarters and use that metric to analyse and plan and regroup for the next. Triathlon Goals: The beginning of this quarter , beginning in […]

From my last half marathon in the end of August.

Its been a few weeks since I posted anything on this blog. Unfortunately running 45-50 miles a week and a hectic work schedule took its toll on my allotted time for posting much. I figured I would post an August big picture progress post detailing where I am currently at with my training along with […]

Early 2011 on the left and my recent vacation photo on the right.  Not sure percentage on left but I now am at 30%.

When I started this journey, way back in April of 2012 and a few years earlier I had reached my heaviest weight, 365 pounds and was in the worst shape.  I had never been an athlete and rarely would the concept of athletics ever come up, unless it involved television or video games. Back then […]


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