In 2012 and at the age of 25 I was a little overweight. I had noticed I was getting chubby, but it wasn’t until I stepped on my friend’s scale while using his bathroom that I realized I was 200lbs, which at 5’11 is about 25lbs too much. At that exact moment I pledged to get back to a healthy weight. This started a journey which saw me lose over 40lbs, but more importantly fostered my addiction. While I initially started running to lost weight, my new love of running grew into something much more. It started as just trying to improve my times, but as those times dropped significantly it has grown into a new goal: going from the coach to competitive. This is my road to sub-elite.