Strive, to make great efforts to achieve something. I am an amateur Highland Games athlete. This will be my second season competing in the games. Having been very athletic during high school, I kind of let myself go and realized about 3 years ago that something had to change. After about a 130 lbs weight loss I decided I still wasn't happy. I had discovered Highland Games competitions years earlier and decided, why not give it a go. So, as a 29 year old husband and father I began training with a local group of athletes and weight training in my basement. My first Highland Games were in mid July of 2016. It has consumed my life since, and I can't wait to see where this adventure takes me, regardless of the outcome. I know I am better today than I was yesterday!