This month we feature Iraq war veteran, Retired Sargent Noah Galloway.
According to Galloway, for the next couple of years all he did was “sit at home and drink and smoke and sleep.” By 2010, he thought enough was enough and decided to get back in shape. To do so, he knew he would have to move past being affected by people seeing him in his condition. "I was embarrassed to go in there," Galloway said. "I joined the 24-hour gym and went at 2 in the morning when no one was there. I was starting from scratch."
"I looked back, and my depression terrified me. I never wanted to experience that again. That's why I got into races. What kept me moving was never going back to where I came from. I wanted people to see more than my injury."
Less than four years later, Galloway has completed three CrossFit events, three marathons, eight Tough Mudders, a dozen Spartan races, and a 58-hour Death Race. He has also established the No Excuses Charitable Fund in support of his local YMCA and Operation Enduring Warrior. While he admits he gets down on himself some days, he has learned not to dwell on it and lives by the old adage, “This too shall pass.”
Freedoms don't come free y''all. Freedom don't come free...