How has training at Elite helped you become the person you were meant to be?
I don't necessarily see training at Elite as having helped me become the person I was meant to be but instead has shaped me into a better me. From the first day to now I face challenges that break me and encourage me to be that individual. It's not just the workouts at Elite that have helped me. The Elite Nation is such an integral part in helping me be that better me with their encouragement and support (even though I can be difficult at times with that).
What adventures, events, trips, races do you have planned?
My first adventure is my upcoming retirement ceremony on the 18th but won't be fully retired until 1 April. Closely behind the ceremony is Valentine's Day Massacre which I am elated that it's back this year and can do this again with the TBSN crew. I'm always up for signing up to run some 5Ks since my self motivation to run on my own is a little difficult. If I paid for it I have to go right? Future aspects include doing Power Output again and visiting the Star Wars park next year in Disney.
What would you do and where would you go if time / money were not object?
This is such a tough question to answer as there are so many things that come to mind. If money was not an object, I know of many friends and family needing a little bit of assistance to reach their goals or provide a better quality of life for their family and would do what I could to aid them. If time was not an object, I would spend more of it with self improvement. I would like to learn a couple of languages but on many days, there does seem to be enough time to accomplish this.
One goal is to focus more on the workout and remember that I don't need to go heavy to get a good workout and it's starting to be a good focus. Another goal is to lose some holiday (and pre-holiday) weight which I'm sure will come off in time with the focus on the workout and getting back to better nutrition.
Immediate professional goal is to find a job to take me through the transition from military to civilian life and then find a job that I enjoy. If the transition job turns into that then that's one less thing to worry about.
My personal goal is to continue to improve and grow in my faith, friends and family. It's difficult for me to get through life and hard times without those and know I need to be better in all three aspects.
Something that most people don’t know about me:
I really and truly enjoy and appreciate the simple things in life. I am elated if I receive a card in the mail, pop some bubble wrap, run through a sprinkler and have a good laugh. Simple things make life so much better.