Originally from Virginia, the accent comes out when I’m back home and when I’m singing.
I fixed land combat missile systems when I was in the Army (94A for those currently serving, but when I started out, my MOS was 27E).
I joined the Army when I was 17 (2003), turned 18 in Basic Combat Training, and met some of the best people I have ever known. Many of whom are still my close friends, even though I have not seen them in years.
I have been with the Devil Dog family for nearly a year and even though I take rather long breaks because I can’t figure out my routine in those times, the coaches and other members are always there with heart-felt “welcome-backs.” I love doing the METCON’s, participating in Barbell Club, and on occasion (though I should do it a lot more), getting my yoga on. I love the gym and the people. The coaches are great and everyone is always supportive.
So far, I have completed two lifting events (Silkies and Singlets and Colorado State Championship), two obstacle course events (Spartan Sprint and Tough Mudder), a running event (Baylon Michael Myer Memorial Run/Walk), and the annually held Devil Dogg Veteran’s Day Ruck Challenge with VO2. I hope to participate in many more events in the future with VO2 and Devil Dogg.
Going into 2020, I want to continue to participate in events with VO2, be more consistent with my health goals, and get bigger, stronger, faster. I want my ass and thighs to get SO big I have to get all new pants and PR all five of my major lifts (squat, dead lift, bench, snatch, and clean and jerk) by 20 percent of my current 1RM.