Hello. First off I'd like to introduce myself as a normal guy who was not at the bottom of the barrel and needed something to help pull me out. Sure I started slacking with regards to fitness after I got married and started a family. But I was never so out of shape that I thought about going to a casting call for 'The Biggest Loser'.
Now that we've got that out of the way, I'd like you to know that one day I came to the realization that if I did not change my lifestyle, I might not be around to watch my youngest graduate college, get married, or play with the grandchildren I hope will be in my life one day. Being married to someone who is in my opinion a great distance runner, I felt I had an edge as I decided to pursue my first marathon and ultimately, an ultra marathon. Along the way I'm hoping to discovery things about myself I have yet to learn and change my lifestyle so that I live a long and healthy life.
I don't think I have any false preconceptions of what this journey will be like. It's gonna hurt like hell at times. It's gonna feel great at other times. When all is said and done and I can call myself and ultra marathoner, I hope my family sees that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. Remember, 'Challenge Equals Growth'.