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It’s never too late, but now’s a good time!

For some reasons it seemed that physically I started a downward spiral at age 30. My metabolism seemed to slow down, I found out I had Obstructive Sleep Apnea, physical fitness slipped on my priority list, and at age 35 I hurt my back on an Airborne Operation. From age 30 to 36 my weight and physical fitness level went on a rollercoaster ride. At age 36 I decided that 20 years of smoking was probably a little much and that I needed to quit. I went from a solid pack a day to zip. Well the side effect of that was my weight jumped from 240lbs to 265lbs. Let’s just say that it wasn’t a good 25lbs that I had acquired. November of last year is when Kelly and I made a choice… we were going to take back control of our lives. A friend of mine posted on Facebook today, and I quote “If you want to change your body, then exercise. However if you want to change your life, become a runner”. On November 3rd, 2012, Kelly and I decided to become runners. You might be asking yourself… why is he going on about all this. Well I’m going to tell you. Today we ran the Fort Bragg MWR Family 5K, which I ran in 21:19. This set a new Personal Record (PR) for me. Also, another friend of mine took a picture of me while running today which closely resembled another picture I have of me on that November 3rd 5K. So as it was…all the planets aligned and it was meant to be that we talk about a few steps in the journey of my life. This is my life, and as far as I know the only one I’m going to get. I’ve made it this far, why not see if I can get a few more miles out of this bod of mine. I know most people who are reading this know me, but if you or someone you knows needs a little kick in the pants… It’s never too late, but now’s a good time!