I ran here and there and spent seven years in the military where I dressed up as a bush and ran around with a large pack strapped to my back. I am the one in camo with the rifle...
In 2000 I moved to California and fell in love with Mountain Biking again until moving to New York in 2004 where I worked too much, ate too much, traveled too much and gained 50lbs! I moved back to California in 2006 and started running to lose a bit of weight. New Year's Eve 2006 I vowed to run a marathon before I was 40. In June 2007 I ran my first Marathon, two months before my birthday. In September that year I started Trail Running in November the same year I ran my first 50k. Since then I lost the 50lbs and a few more on top. I have run another six Marathons and started twelve Ultras; finishing ten of them.
In late 2011 a dear friend said to me "yeah you could do an Ironman" so I started swimming; a lot! In November 2012 I finished Ironman Arizona!
2013 was a bit of a bust and I was sick for the first three months which meant I had to rethink the year's schedule. I also took a break from blogging as you can see from the drop in posts!2014 was a mixed bag with an Ironman 70.3, mountain and road cycling races and a Marathon!
In 2015 I am going back to the trails and getting some dirt between my toes again!
My old profile used to say; "You could say long distance running has become a habit! But be warned I keep moving the targets in much the same way as the horizon keeps moving…such is the lot of a runner!" It looks like the horizon will continue to move in 2015!
There are some other bits and pieces you might find interesting here...