Real Name: Darren Fortney Gender: Male Birthday: Dec 31, 1905 Age: 107 City: Madison State: WI About Me: I am a 40 year old male who has only learned to swim, bike, and run in the past 3 years. I was a big fat pile of usefulness pretty much all my life. At 6'2" 215 lbs, I decided to make a life change of sorts. I got into working out after I had a back surgery that went terribly wrong in 2003 and left me with nerve damage, loss of feeling, and muscle weakness in my legs. I had cancer in 1987 but that has not had any effect on me these days (sorry I am not pulling the cancer card)......just gives me motivation and tenacity to "bring an A-game" when I need to dig deep. After my back surgery in 2003, I decided to get my act together and blaze my own path in life. Since then, I have done the following events. On the bottom of my email is my Mc Naughton race report. By far, that is the toughest thing I have EVER done. Not even a close second place Motivation: Doing more with less.......... There are plenty of people with more talent and ability, however talent and ability don't get you to the finish line by themselves. Occupation: Urban Planner Workout Routines / Fitness Tips: Every day........."A" game Top Sports: Ironman and Ultras Hobbies:
Travel, reading, yoga, meditation, music, live concerts, summer, and the Grateful Dead of course. I have seen them live over 15 times in 6 states!
Defining Moments: Ironman 2007 and PR 11:05.
I just left my mind behind and let my body be pushed to the outermost limits. Clear you mind and be "present".......yet get it out of the way so your body can do what you trained it to do.