The Business of Changing Directions


Well hello you fine fellows. I hope this post finds you well.

As you can see, I have not posted in a while. Life has thrown some interesting obstacles in my way recently.

I have not been training for any races and I have not been writing ANYTHING because of this. The long story moderately short is that I am in the process of separating from my business partner and divesting the small business portfolio that we have built over the past 10 years. It is not an easy thing to do and in all reality it sucks.

I have tried to stay motivated to write about the stress involved and how it is affecting my new healthy lifestyle, but I haven’t. Everything has been a bit overwhelming and in all honesty a lot of what is going on has caused me to lose interest in continuing this site. But I think that is probably stressed induced and not necessarily the way I actually feel.

But I still wanted to give this bit of an update. I am going to set this as a sticky post so that any new visitors to the site know what is going on as well.

I have been writing here for 2 1/2 years now and I am not 100% sure how much more I have to say. It started as an introduction to my weight loss and it evolved through my weight journey into a motivational site and then a place for me to talk about racing triathlon. I am not sure that I have daily, weekly or even monthly value to add here any more.

With that being said, I AM CONSIDERING writing a book. Something that talks about where I came from, what the root causes for my obesity were, how I overcame that, and how other people can as well. This is just a thought, but it is a thought that I can see myself pursuing.

I will be checking in here and posting some updates but they may be few and far between at this point. I just don’t want you guys to give up on me and I don’t want you to feel like I am giving up on you.  I would love any feedback that you have and to be honest, I would love to know that you are still out there and want to know what I am up to.  Is that selfish? Probably. But I have enjoyed you being a part of my life in a significant way for the past several years and I can’t bear to throw the switch and just cut that off.

So there you have it for now folks.

Beast Face, out.




Body Shame from a Male Perspective


So it has been a while since I posted last. Several weeks as a matter of fact.

I can chalk it up to being crazy busy. I am in a transition in my life which will leave me with a lot of decisions to

2014 Ironman 70.3 Florida


Have you ever heard the phrase “an uphill battle? Keep that in mind as I spin this yarn about a former fat-boy who is now tri-ing.

So last year I ran my first 70.3 at Try Charleston. At the time, it was the most

Alan Ali – Triathlete


I made a promise to a friend about a year ago.

My friend Alan has been on an incredible weight loss journey over the past couple of years.  He has lost around 150 pounds and I think that he will tell you that he

2014 Parris Island Sprint Triathlon


Well, if you haven’t heard… this was my best triathlon to date.

And it started like this…

Last week I wasn’t even sure I wanted to do this race. I pretty much decided the week before that I would do it even though I

The Race Season is Upon Us


So I have had some crazy stuff happening at work recently. It has had my mind occupied and has put my triathlon training into a bit of a funk. But you didn’t come here to listen to me complain about work. You came here

You Wouldn’t Give a Drug Addict a Cheat Day


I submitted this blog to the Huffington Post but for some reason they decided they didn’t want to run it. Since it was already written, I figured I might as well post it here for you guys to read. Anyone who has followed me

Ungredient: You Heard It Here First


My wife was talking to me about what to make for dinner tonight.  She said that she had promised the kids that they could make pizzas because they didn’t think I would be there for dinner. Well thanks to Charleston Snow/Icepocolypse 2014 Round 2

2014 Charleston Half Marathon


Here we are again. Me, apologizing for not writing sooner. You, holding it over my head and making me feel like a complete slacker. Well, ok. So only 50% of that scenario is actually the way it is. With that being said, I’m sorry

Chas Half Mary Approaches


So, somehow when I posted my upcoming race schedule, I left off my first event of the year.

Not sure why I failed to mention what I have basically been training for since the end of October.

On Saturday I will be running

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