I am runing the Leadville Trail 100 in 2012, one year after running my first marathon. It is going to be a tough tough race, harder than anything I have ever done, and will take me over 25 hours. Now I am not the fastest or the most experienced, just an average runner with a with a passion to run. Over the last few years, I gained a few pounds, 55+. I decided to change before it got way out of control and started running again. I lost all my weight in 3 months, ran my first mountain marathon in Spain, and I am not stopping there. Seems a bit crazy and extreme, but I will do it. This site will document my adventure, the road to Leadville.