My Story

I am a fat guy and always will be in the same way they say that “once an alcoholic; always an alcoholic”.  Eventually I got upset about my failing health and ballooning body frame so decided to change things for the better.

Some people sign up for Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, or whatever fad diet program happens to be occupying the majority of air time on the boob tube.  Other people prefer to run out and purchase the latest, fold away, piece of shit being hawked by some celebrity has-been.

Me?

I decided to take up triathlon. Where I had abused my body over the years with bacon cheeseburgers, pints of beer and double-dipped donuts, the time had now come to abuse my body with physical exertion, perseverance and hard work.

The time had come to kick my ass.

I’m just a random guy who decided one day that enough was enough; time to get in shape. Why not do an Ironman? And somewhere along the line my life changed for the better.

Don’t ever take anything you read here as absolute gospel about the sport as it is merely intended to be my own blueprint of the things I learn and deal with; warts and all.  A simple story of one fat man’s foray into the challenging world of multi-sport.

They say that ‘every thousand mile journey starts with a single step’ (or an arm stroke as in my case), so you can consider these pages here as my first steps.  I may never be the next Dave Scott but I may just kill myself trying to be.

I am the “fat and the furious”.

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Comments
  1. Damn straight. Looking forward to your journey!

  2. What a goal you set for yourself. I am really impressed by it. I feel like you, my inner self is a fat self. I like burgers. ice cream, and many other things I won’t bore you with. I have also been on a journey now and its been a year. I am really interested in hearing about your journey.

  3. I enjoyed reading about your triathlon journey and started thinking…Would you be interested in contributing your story to a triathlon community website called The Triathlon Experiment? We hope to showcase innovative ways today’s triathletes and triathlon supporters are shaping the sport. We are very excited about the future of our community platform beginning with a planned launch by June 2013. Check out our mission statement at our in-progress page: http://www.triathlonexperiment.com

    If you are interested, we will feature your story with accompanying images on our website, promote it through social media, and include a link back to your blog. Send us an email and we can give you further instructions on your submission. Thank you for your time, and we look forward to hearing from you.

  4. I came upon your blog when researching kids triathlons. Your story is an inspiring one! It’s also refreshing to see your commitment to kids participating in this sport! I’m working with a new 501(c)3 nonprofit called Tri4SuperKids whose mission is to provide resources to underserved kids so that they may train and participate in triathlons.

    It’s our hope is to launch the T4SK website by the first of the year. That being said, there’s an image on your blog that I think would be a good representation of our cause. If possible, we would like your permission to use it in our web banner. We would be willing to make a small donation to an organization of your choice, as long as it’s focused on kids and triathlons.

    The organization is also looking for volunteers and chapter coordinators, if you’re interested.

    Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to your response.

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