Jon North one of the more comedic weightlifters I know said something to me last week that stuck, and for those of you who know Jon he can say some pretty crazy things. So I guess a lot of what he says tends to stick, but Jon told me that I have a really amazing story and encouraged me to blog about it. I wasn't sure if he was being serious or not. All I did was tell him about how my foster parents used to feed me McDonald's like crazy. I don't want to spoil the story but it was very excessive. I have heard this many times before from a lot of people but for some reason on the plane ride to the Pan Am Championships it stuck. Why not tell people about my story? I have come a long way in my life. Many people don't know how I got involved in weightlifting or how I grew up. I wonder if many people know I grew up on a farm. I know feel it is a great time to share my life story with my friends and followers. I hope by writing this blog it will give people a better understand of who I am as a person. I also hope to inspire people from my story.
For those of you who don't care too much about Donovan Ford in the 4th grade (I don't blame you, not the most interesting part of my life) will get a good heaping dose of weightlifting talk. Which is more interesting then anything else I have to say, but you will be the judge of that. I'm biased but I strongly believe I currently have the best weightlifting coach in the country and if you don't think you have the best coach in the country you must not trust your coach that much. I have been training with the 1972 Olympic Champion Zymgunt Smalzers and he has drastically improved my weightlifting over the past three years. Not just physically but also the mental aspect of the sport. I plan to share a lot of what I do in my training so that it might help you along the way in your weightlifting journey.
I hope everyone enjoys reading my blog, over and out.