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“Running is a lot like life.  Only 10 percent of it is exciting.  90 percent of it is slog and drudge.”
          – Dave Bedford, English distance runner who occasionally put in 200 miles a week in training

GOOOOOOAALLLLL. Nah, this isn’t World Cup Soccer. 

Many of you have been asking about my crazy night time running regimen.  Well, I finally reached my goal to lose the 30 pounds I gained since I got married 16 years ago.  I’ve always said this training and running I’ve been doing wasn’t about me.  It isn’t.  It is about my wife, my mother,my mother-in-law, my aunts and my cousins who have all had breast cancer.   I run for these women and donate each year to the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center based upon the number of miles I run.  Well the weight loss and conditioning originally were just a side result of my runs, but when I found my cholesterol to be high, I turned it up a notch.  The picture below is the result.  The move from a 36 inch waist to 30 and the loss of 30 pounds and a well managed cholesterol level were my main targets.

No more Fat Pants

My recipe?

  • 20-30 miles of running a week
  • The ‘Lean Track” of P90X exercises twice a week
  • 8 classes of water a day
  • 1 cup of coffee a day
  • Oatmeal with coffee for breakfast 6 days a week
  • Removed all sodas from the house