|Mark after the 2012 Iron Horse Half Marathon|
Finally, I'm adding guest posts, and I could not think of a more perfect person to feature - Mark Rucker.
I met Mark through DailyMile and then got to meet him in person as we ran the Iron Horse Half Marathon in October of 2012 - his first half marathon. His upbeat, positive and encouraging personality you see online is exactly what you get when you meet him in real life.
Over the past couple years, Mark has been waging the Battle of the Bulge, and he is winning as he's gone from a couch potato to a soon-to-be Ironman! His story is so compelling, he was recently featured on CNN.com.
So without any further ado, here's Mark in his own words: