I’m a total geek, have been since I was a kid and my dad purchased one of the first Apple II’s. Years of fast food, mountain dew and sitting in front of the computer did their toll on my body. In 2007 I made a decision to change up a few things. Since then I’ve lost nearly 60 pounds and have come to love running. I’m still a geek but now love running too.
I’m not a professional writer, but have found ‘regular guy’ blogs to be a huge inspiration for me, I decided that I could maybe pay it forward and inspire someone else to make a positive change in their life.
My dad brought home an Apple II when I was about 5 years old, and I became totally fascinated by it. Throughout the years the fascination with technology has never ceased. I was born and raised in Southern California, moved to Bend, Oregon in 1993. I am the COO for an online media company and still love all things tech.
While getting a health screening for life insurance, I had to face the reality that my life as a lazy geek had taken it’s toll on me. I was overweight and my blood lipids were off the chart. It took some time, but over several years I made diet, exercise and a healthier lifestyle a priority. I shed about 60 pounds and got my blood lipids back in check.
During this process, I tried some different kinds of exercising. Swimming was great for weight loss and I absolutely loved it, then I tried some running and struggled with it. It was hard, painful and kinda boring. Shin splints kept me from running for an extended period until I decided to take a Good Form Running Class that was offered my our local running shop. This changed everything for me.
Learning how to run with proper form and good fitting shoes has made running pain free, fun and exciting. I have been inspired over time by regular guy running blogs and felt like I could maybe contribute to that effort and perhaps inspire someone else to make a positive change in their life.
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