I’m a retired professional boxer, sponsored adventure racer and mountain biker and all around LOVER of all things active and endurance racing. I have 2 boys and a girl that I absolutely live life for. I’ve been a contributing writer for several fitness magazines as well as a feature in such publications as Vogue, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Backpacker and Men’s Journal – through Motor City Bootcamp and Watters Performance. Both strength and conditioning programs that I own. I’m the head coach of Team Priority Health Endurance Racing and a member of the Brooks PACE (performance and coaching elite) and ID (inspire daily) programs.
All those things being said, my alter ego has partied with rock stars, failed at almost everything I’ve done (once), had the most humiliating experience of my life televised and been an all around ass hole to almost everyone I’ve come in contact with. I think this blog is about balance and walking that line between listening to that little voice in your head and having the willpower to resist it. Being the person you want to be is NOT an easy thing. At least not for everyone. I think that’s why people, like me, long for it so much. It takes us that much more work to pull it off.
I’m tryin’… I’m tryin’ hard to be the shepherd
This blog is an outlet for me. Not just to spread the word to those that already follow me but hopefully to attract some new “disciples” that are tired of hearing about the latest and greatest and are ready to be told that it WILL hurt and it DOES suck at times. But, in the end, the price you had to pay is equal to what you get out of it. Some of what you read, you might not like. If it’s too opinionated, don’t follow it. If you think you have a better message that contradicts everything I publish here? Right on, start your own blog. Maybe my way is all wrong, maybe I’m full of shit. Who knows. My way is what’s worked for me and it’s worked for many others. Will it work for you? Probably so, if you’re true to it and don’t try to bullshit your way through it. Always remember, you can’t cheat the grind.