Two time Brain tumor Survivor - Husband - Father of two young children
Brain Surgery June 2018 - First race 9 months later
Brain Surgery July 2020 + 38 days of Radiation treatment - Ran everyday of treatment! I am passionate about motivating and inspiring others to do things they dont think they are capable of.
I was never a runner growing up and only ran for wrestling practice. I was inspired to run after reading "Cant Hurt Me" by David Goggins where he talks about finding yourself through doing difficult things. In 2019 I ran my first 10k on my own just to see if I could do it. This was my first time ever running over 3 miles. From there I began to run further and further, taking on my first race that summer and then Sky to Summit shortly after.
Now I have run a few Ultras and mixed in other trail races/savage races. Running still doesn't come easy for me, but I chose to take it on anyway. I've grown passionate about taking on "hard stuff" by choice, so that when difficult times come in life they hopefully aren't so "hard".
I am trying to build a strong aerobic base where I can ramp up for races when I want - I want to improve and maintain my VO2