Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Big Thank You

So I have some people I want to thank for supporting me.

First and foremost is my wife Jackie. Jackie has stuck with me through thick, thicker, and now thin :) I do not deserve a woman a like her but God has given her to me and I am so appreciative of her and her support. I wish her a Happy Christmas and I am looking forward to the many races we are going to be doing together this coming New Year. I love you sweetheart <3

To my best friend Matt. Matt not only owns the coolest video game store in Athens, Play N Trade across from the WalMart, next to Trader Joes on Epps Bridge Road, but has been my staunchest ally and friend when it comes to the war against my obesity. He trained for the 1/2 marathon while I was away in South Carolina and ran it with me. Without Matt I do not think I would have posted the hot time that I did. Thanks man you are truly what a friend is supposed to be.

To my trainer Jeff Ford at Hilton Head Health (H3). Jeff pushed me so hard and was a calming influence to me when I needed it. He introduced me to the world of running and some of the great people who are in it (Ken I am talking about you here :P). Between Jeff, Adam, and Amber they truly transformed my life and have made fitness a real priority.

To my great friend and mentor Bob Wright also at H3. Bob is the kind of man I want to be. Straightforward, knowledgeable, and caring. Bob has no qualms about kicking you in the butt when you need it but also there to pat you on the back when you deserve it. Bob has shown me how to keep the weight off and has given me the tools to create a healthy and happy family.

To Brooks Shoes. Thank you for believing in me and sending me the shoes and clothes. They are awesome and so are you for being so generous!

To my family, both the Mitchell, Evans, and Bragg family. I know that I have been a source of discomfort the past month and I love you all so much for not giving up on me and allowing me to come to my senses. I know that I have hurt some of you a great deal and I will make amends for that I promise. You inspire me to be a better man everyday and I will not let you down.

Lastly, to my daughter Tilly Claire Evans. I love you so much sweetheart. The day I crossed that finish line and saw you and your mother I was so excited because one of your first memories of me is completing that run. You mean the world to me and I promise to give you a healthy and happy life.

Merry Christmas to you all.


  1. Hey man,
    This is good stuff. I want to thank you for all the amazing steps you've taken. Your work ethic is unlike many others. Nice to know that you got Matt along side. I'm ready for Snickers Half Marathon in MARCH!
    Have the healthiest of holidays,