We were lucky enough to chat with Greg about his journey so far, and what he plans to conquer next!
Hi Greg, Can you introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your background?
Hello, my name is Greg and founded the website Fatmanlittletrail.com(S'ouvre dans une nouvelle fenêtre). I have lived in Colorado for the last nine years but grew up in the Midwest and moved here for work. For the first seven years I was a non-stop work person. I think I went to the mountains maybe 4 or 5 times in those first 7 years. Then I had a work injury that ultimately led to me losing the job I had done for nearly 20 years. I was out of work and a pandemic hit and I was pretty lost. Everything was closed except for the outdoors.
I have always had issues with my weight as an adult and was always a bit scared of the outdoors but I knew I couldn’t just sit around watching TV and decided I needed to hit the trails. Fast forward two years later and I have taken something that was so far outside of my comfort zone, hiking and the outdoors, and have made it into my motivation. I spend as much time as I can in the outdoors with the hope of trying to inspire others to make lifestyle changes that can help them as much as the outdoors have helped me.