I ran for WWG because their mission to make fresh, healthy, locally grown food affordable for all Georgians resonates deeply with me.
After visiting the doctor in 2022, I realized I’d let my health slide – I had both high cholesterol and prediabetes.
While it may sound like I was eating my weight in chocolate ice cream, my diet was actually pretty typical for an American — too much red meat, too many processed foods, and not enough fruits and vegetables. Although I exercised, I wasn’t consistent.
I have a wife and a young son, and this health news was both scary and embarrassing. There’s so much in this crazy world that we can’t control…what an unnecessary loss it would be if my own unhealthy lifestyle prevented me from being present for my family long-term.
Fortunately for me, I live in an area of Georgia where I have reliable access to fresh, healthy, local food, so my obstacles to a healthier lifestyle could be focused on building better routines, and finding balance as I juggle the demands of work and family like so many other working parents.
For three months I made major strides in the right direction and it was heartening to see that my numbers improved across the board. However, the journey had me thinking about what I would have done if my own initiative weren’t enough…if I lacked access to healthy food sources.
Everyone should have the chance to pursue a healthy life, and WWG gives Georgians that chance.
The Race: I’m the type of person who needs big goals to keep me motivated, so I signed up for my first-ever Ultramarathon called the Thrill in the Hills 50K at Fort Yargo State Park.
Many ultramarathon runners use their races to raise money for missions that inspire them. I ran for WWG with the hopes that as I improve my own health I can play some small part in building capacity for others to do the same.
Thanks to Adam’s efforts, WWG raised over $2,500 to help Georgia families!