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sport: Running

5 years ago I weighed 250 lbs. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and was borderline for diabetes. I decided I needed a lifestyle change. I changed my diet completely and started exercising to lose weight. As my weight began to drop and my fitness improved, I found I really loved exercising and embracing the new life I had envisioned for myself. Part of that was not just diet but proper hydration for which Nuun was perfect suited. Fast forward, I've accomplished many of my running goals from 5Ks to Marathons. 200 mile team relays and Triathlons as well. And I feel I've not reached my limits yet...


I started running 5 years ago to improve my health. I was battling obesity with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and borderline diabetes. My fitness lifestyle change helped me lose 80 lbs and completely eliminate all those problems. In the past 2 years, I completed the Miami Marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon and most recently the NYC Marathon. I was successful in raising over $3500 for Breast Cancer research and finished with a PR time despite struggling with a ligament tear in my ankle. Finally, I want to be a role model to my children and show them the benefit of a healthy lifestyle. My favorite races are team relays such as Ragnar, Hood to Coast and The Bourbon Chase. They give you the opportunity to run through beautiful scenic areas of the country and to meet many other runners who share the same love for combining fitness and fun.

Dean's Favorite flavor is
Nuun Electrolytes : Strawberry Lemonade

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