Ambassador Tommy Dylan
What a “road” Tommy’s fitness journey has been. As a kid, he was the one that was laughed at for being overweight. Laughed at and called, “Chubby”. It hurt then. Honestly, it still hurts now.
But, that began to really change about 12 years ago. He was challenged to attempt his first 5K. He remembers getting 1.5 miles into the race and thinking there was no way he could ever finish. Well, he did. And when he crossed that finish line, he remembers telling the voices in his head, “Look what the Chubby kid just did!”
Since then, he has coached baseball, football, basketball, cross country and soccer. He has also run 3 marathons, (including the Disney Dopey Challenge) 2 25k’s, 6 half marathons, and this fall competed in the RAGNAR 200 mile team relay.
Running has become an integral part of his life. He trains weekly with his Gazelle Run Camp, and through that group, has made lifelong friends. He looks very forward to Saturday long runs!
His family has also watched in his fitness journey. Now, they are also involved with running and fitness, and that truly excites him!
The Fitness road has changed his life. “Chubby” is a memory. And, he is quite confident that those same people who called him Chubby, would never recognize the person and Athlete he has become.
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