|"I started out in High School, running Track and Cross Country. I ran the 1600m, the
3200m and the 100m hurdles. This was an odd combination of events, but it worked for me.
I then ran the Kentucky Derby Mini-Marathon for three years, and walked on the cross
country team at University of Louisville for two years. While at U of L, I worked with
excellent weight coaches. I put on 10 pounds of muscle while running 50 miles a week in
one year. I became more interested in increasing my weights and shaping my body than
shaving time off my P.R. I quit running for U of L and didn't work out much for a
couple of years. I lost my naturally energetic nature and became unhappy with my body
after gaining about 10 pounds of fat. I started working out again and went to watch my
first bodybuilding contest. After that, I decided to lift heavy and learn more about
training to be a bodybuilder. After a year of training, I entered my first contest.
Now, I'm a certified personal trainer and a competitive bodybuilder. I still enjoy
running for cardio, sometimes with one of my dogs.