This was me around 2006. I was overweight and got very little exercise. A series of life events over the next few years changed that.
My dad, who was already diagnosed Type 2 diabetes started having difficulties which resulted in a medication change. My mother and sister both were diagnosed with diabetes. With this increase in family history, my already cautious doctor started looking at my overall health a lot closer. In 2010, I was pre-diabetic, had high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and according to my doctor, would be on insulin within a year.
I started making small changes through diet, but in 2011 made the big jump to running again. Although I ran Cross Country for William Byrd High School (Roanoke, VA), I hadn't run in years. This was going to be a challenge.
This is me now, 55 lbs. lighter. The Cross Country coach for Bullitt Central High School in Shepherdsville, KY.