My name is Patrick Balcer. I’m married to my best friend and have two amazing children. I teach in an urban school district and have recently discovered a new passion. 3sportjourney is a blog dedicated to chronicling my journey from zero to triathlon hero. My story covers the transition from addiction to the best possible state of wellness and health I can achieve. The ride has been, and will no doubt continue to be bumpy at times. Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the ride.