I’m Dave. I am a dad of three, a woodworker, and an Entrepreneur. I live in a small town in Iowa and in March of 2013 I had an awakening of sorts. I was involved in a Nerf war with my two youngest kids when I proceeded to chase them up the stairs. When I got to the top of the stairs I dropped to the ground gasping for air. In this brief moment I had a thought that if my life and fitness level did not change I would not be here to see my daughter graduate from school.

This is a place for me to talk about my adventures, share stories with friends and family. Share my passion for following my dreams and anything else we want to talk about.

Come join me on this journey we call Life! I guarantee it won’t be an easy journey but nothing worth doing ever is!


Below is a before and After Picture from the start of the Dam to Dam 20K challenge. The picture taken on the left was taken shortly before I signed up for the race. The picture on the right was taken 70 days later the night before the race. I lost 39 pounds from 225 pounds on the left to 186 pounds on the right. I went from a size 34 waist to a size 32 waist. I logged over 200 miles of running in 70 days.

Update November 22nd 2014: I have completed 12 races this year and I have lost 50 pounds. I am down to 175 pounds from 225 and I now wear a size 30 waist jeans.

Update July  14th 2019: I have completed 13 Ironman 140.6 ,5 Half Ironmans 70.3 and 3 Double Anvil 281.2 races now and I have lost 57 pounds. I am down to 168 pounds from 225.

I am currently training for The Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii on October 12th 2019