Tell people a little about you and your background.
First off, I am a Christian. I wouldn't be where I am
today without God's hand on my life. I was always
the scrawny kid and I never really cared much about
being in shape until I went into the military. That
turned my world upside down and I went from 145lbs
soaking wet to a fairly solid 180lbs not so much because I wanted to, but because I pretty much had no choice. When I got out of the military I took a job that was not very physically demanding, and out of nowhere (at least it seems that way) the pounds started packing on. I rolled along that way for a couple of years until the end of January 2015. On what was a normal Monday afternoon, I was driving down the road in my work truck, took a turn too wide and rolled it into the ditch. Not sure if I was drowsy or what exactly caused it, but it was a huge wake up call. After all of the soreness from the accident went away, a coworker invited me to the gym. As I continued working out, I started seeing results, I started running some and somehow got involved in the crazy world of OCR.
First OCR or Mud Run Event? Share your thoughts of how you got into it, what got you hooked, and what your favorite thing is about it.
My first OCR was a Spartan Race, the Austin Super in May of 2015. My wife works with a P.A. that was talking about Spartan Races one day, and to be completely honest, I don't even remember signing up. They say "you'll know at the finish line" and that pretty much sums up the addiction for me. I love the trail running, the strength aspect, the endurance, heck I love it all when it comes to OCR.
Plans for 2016?
Triple Trifecta is scheduled and possibly a 4x if I can swing it at work. Along with many other OCRs. 7 laps at BFX Houston anyone?
Finishes or achievements you would like to share.
No top finishes in an OCR yet, but my times are getting faster and I keep closing in on the top 10 elite.
Your favorite obstacle
That's a toss up. It would be between the multi-rig or the vertical cargo.
Your least favorite obstacle
Balancing obstacles. I'm too tall! (good excuse, right?)
Why you like DGEAROG and our gloves?
My hands usually get pretty beat up in races, but that doesn't give me an excuse to stop training. DGEAROG definitely meets my hands' demands in training between races. It's the perfect combination of comfort, grip, weight, and protection without feeling like it's in the way.
Other teams you are a part of or sponsorships that you'd like to share or tell about?
Oral IV and Gripsling
People can follow me where?
@aevernon_ocr on Instagram and Twitter
ADAM VERNON -27