Category: health

Fat Dad, Fit Dad

My weight loss journey has been a bit of a roller coaster. 2012 was a pretty good year, though. I started at 190 lbs and finished at 165 lbs; I lost 48 lbs, gained 23 lbs, and had a net loss of 25 lbs. I now weigh as much as I did at the start … Continue reading »

2012 Run Around the Square 5K: Personal Course Record!

I ran the Run Around the Square 5K today. My training has been going well, I’ve been losing weight, and I’ve felt really good lately, so I’d hoped for a personal 5K record. Unfortunately, the temperature was about ten degrees warmer than I’d hoped, the humidity was high, and the ozone level […]

Pounds = Minutes

I’ve determined that there’s a fairly linear relationship between my weight and my finishing time for any given distance.
10K Time (minutes) = .538 * Weight (pounds) – 39.573
My 10 K PR is 50.82 minutes, so my target weight to hit 50 (± 1) minutes is 166.5 (± 0.9) pounds (I was actually just under […]

Hold On To Your Butts…

​[This post was originally a post at the Nerd Fitness forums.]
“Hold on to your butts…”
Man, I love that line from Jurassic Park. What can’t Samuel L. Jackson make cool? Oh yeah, the prequels. Damn.
Why am I here?
I’m here because I’m a stressed out grad student and father of 3, and I’m […]

And Miles To Go Before I Sleep

​[This post was originally a post on the DadLabs forums]
I recently embarked on a long-term weight loss journey. My point of departure was about 191lbs. The distant land is 150lbs, and I pledged to traverse the 41lb distance in 82 weeks (losing .5lb/week). 82 weeks is a long time, so I’ll be […]