Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Rock Bottom?


I'm sitting in Los Osos on a work break having just ate my salad, a sandwich from Starbucks and two bakery items. With one more to go. I can honestly say this is the worst I've felt about my health direction since surgery, nearly five years ago. This feels so much like 20 years ago when I was realizing I was a compulsive gambler. I can't stop eating crap. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Resolution Update and Current State of Health

So... I was checking out my 2019 Resolutions. Here's an update:

1. Clean up my diet - Um... not quite. I've had spurts where I've done well but overall my eating has been worse this year than it's been since 2014. It's mainly the sweets but I've let a lot of processed/snack/junk food sneak in too. Even some fast food on occasion. And with the sweets it's been A LOT of binging. Like more sugar in one night than I used to have in a month type binging. Obviously, this is still a work in progress. 

2. Run Half-Marathon sub-2 - YES! Did this in June. Admittedly, it was a downhill course but still! Clocked in at 1:58:37

3 & 4. Because of weight and diet mainly I won't be able to achieve these. Definitely will be a goal for 2020 though.

5. Run 1,200 miles. I'm right on pace to do this. And every month except October I ran 100+. I'm confident that I'll hit 1,200 by end of year. I already have a goal of 2,020 combined running/biking miles for 2020. With at least 1,200 coming via running.

There you have it. Not quite hitting all my goals but making some. Always room for improvement. I'm hoping to blog a little more in the near future. About everything from my health and fitness. To my views on current health trends, conventional thinking, health myths, etc.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

2019 Resolutions

In order of importance:

1. Clean up my diet. This one is a bit vague but I know what it means. Mainly, cut out the processed/refined sugar binges that have become way too frequent in recent months. I'm better than this.

2. Run Half-Marathon Sub 2 hours

3. Run first Ultra-Marathon

4. Run Full Marathon Sub 5 hours.

5. Run 1,200 miles. And be consistent, 100 per month.

My actual weight has really fallen on the list of important health measurements. In 2019 I want to get stronger, faster and generally more fit. I feel I still have a lot of upside to my fitness.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Ep 010 - Couch to 5k! Every running podcast has to have beginning running episode.


We made it to double digit episodes! Thank you all that have been listening. The audience is growing. I talk about my personal experience of running my first 5k. And give tips on how virtually ANYONE can run/walk a 5k if they put their mind to it!

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Ep 009 - Interview with Pete from Fat Man Chronicles! We talk about his racing career, effects of weight on health and running, and his approach to nutrition now.


Honored to have Pete D'Amico as my first guest on Bariatric Runner Podcast. Him and his wife Gretchen host a great podcast called Fat Man Chronicles . They cover raising a family, running and staying healthy.

Pete and I touch on a lot of topics. Including his running career from years ago and the effects of alcohol on a healthy lifestyle. It's a long episode but well worth the listen!

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Rock Bottom?

I'm sitting in Los Osos on a work break having just ate my salad, a sandwich from Starbucks and two bakery items. With one m...