“300 pounds felt terrifying! I will never take my health for granted again.”
A Moment To Pause
Above is a picture of me from April, 2014. I’m the guy on the far left. I was approaching 300lbs. Unbelievable actually. What is surprising to me, is that I did not think I was actually that heavy at the time, even when the scale told me so.
It is August 2015, almost a year and a half later. I am down 40lbs. I have a long way to go in terms of weight and have all the motivation to do so. I am welcoming the decrease in pounds as I train for each race I run this year, leading up to the BMO Vancouver Marathon. Building a training plan to reach that 42.2k goal will be essential!
In the interim, I start training tomorrow for the first of two 10k races coming up in September and October. In November I will run my second half-marathon at the Fall Classic on UBC campus.
I’m very excited to get the ball rolling. When I am not preparing for a race, I run 2-4 x a week, with yoga thrown in here and there. It is time to ramp things up so I can be prepared to beat my 1hr 4min personal best for the 10k!
We Are Not An Island
Thank you friends, family and readers for all the support. I look forward to sharing my journey. I am proud of the changes I have made for improved health, and also acknowledge that I could not have, nor will be able to, do it on my own.