You came a long way, from fearing for your life to running incredible distances. How did you get started?
I weighed 333 pounds and I had an epiphany. We lived in Italy at the time. I was packing for a work trip, and couldn’t button my shirt. I thought to myself, “You’ve got a great job, a beautiful wife and kids and you’re going to be dead because you’re not taking care of yourself.”
I had this old pair of running shoes. I threw them in a bag with a pair of shorts and a shirt. I went off on my business trip, and that night I went out for a run. I made it about 100 feet.