Sunday, November 13, 2011
It Can Be Done
Going from overweight to endurance athlete is no picnic, but it's possible.
At age 32 and 325 pounds, Richard Kalasky was told by a doctor he needed to move from the altitude of his Colorado home or he'd need to wear oxygen. This was just the "slap in the face" he needed.
Kalasky turned to bariatric surgery to get a jump start on weight loss, but started a disciplined diet and fitness lifestyle to ultimately lose more than 140 pounds.
Cooking his own meals, starting to run, then moving to biking and swimming; Kalasky competed in marathons and triathlons.
Read about Kalasky's inspirational story from a post by Michelle Valenti on active.com.