Meet Chuck

“Keep plowing straight ahead, regardless of what is put in front of you.”

Chuck celebrated his 60th birthday on May 21st of this year by conquering The Battlegrounds 5 mile course. He takes on life with the attitude that no one can tell you that you can’t do something. In his words, “keep moving, keep fighting”.

chuck-picsWhat 3 words would your friends use to describe you?

Focused. Quiet. Driven.

What is the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome in your life?

I spent most of my younger years being told my a number of different people that, in one way or another, I just wasn’t good enough. I was weak, skinny and timid. The weak, skinny part is long gone, but I still deal with “the voices” on a daily basis wanting me to admit that I’m a failure or a fraud.

What does life’s better when battled mean to you?

You keep plowing straight ahead, regardless of what is put in front of you.

What’s your favorite Battlegrounds obstacle?

Fox Hole – I hadn’t encountered that one before.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

The last Battlegrounds was held on my 60th birthday. It was my present to myself. I’m not “too old” either.

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My Battle Advice

Don't let anyone tell you that you're too (fill in the blank). Keep moving, keep fighting.