So, this is awkward. I’m really not a serious person, which is why I have garnered the nickname ZFs (Zero F’s (the F stands for….I’ll just let you figure it out. (Hint: It rhymes with ruck))), so doing this whole bio thing has me stumped. I guess I will start at the beginning of working out, for real working out, not some pansy “I go to the gym so I can treadmill for 20 min and sit in the steam room” working out. So we started this whole adventure because I was stupid enough to show the GoRuck challenge to Allie back in Spring 2016 and she took it and ran with it (literally).
I had been starting to work out with David and running a few times a week, but nothing serious. I had gotten up to 220 lbs and was just a big fat fattie and I didn’t like it. I had no idea I was going down this path of pain and muck and sweat and pain and sweat and mud and pain. I’m glad I did though. We have such a feeling of accomplishment now that didn’t exist a year ago. In just under a year, I have run 5 5ks, 2 10ks, done a Light GoRuck challenge, attempted a Tough GoRuck challenge, done a Spartan Super, and a Spartan Sprint. By the end of the year, I will have gotten the coveted Spartan Trifecta by completing the Beast and I want to attempt the GoRuck Tough again next year. I feel better inside and I look better outside. I can do more, I can be more, and I like that feeling.
When we started to train for the GoRuck Light, I couldn’t run a full mile without stopping and I couldn’t do a pull-up without someone basically lifting me up the whole way. I have come a long way from there and I hope to continue to become stronger and leaner. I don’t ever want to be bulked up like the bodybuilders in the gym, but I want to have a super strong core and have the endurance to go through whatever life could possibly throw at me (I’m looking at you Zombie Apocalypse).
Well, that’s my fitness life over the past year, but I also am a husband and father. I have a beautiful wife who supports me 100% (and doesn’t mind the fact that her husband is looking sexier than ever) and I have 2 great children, Fiona and Eliot. We also recently adopted a dog from the Humane Society. Her name is Piper and she’s a hound/pointer mix. When I’m not at work, I’m home with my family, spending time with them. They are my world.
So that’s me, I’m an ass, a fighter, a joker, a lover, a badass, and a dad…