Running, Weight Loss, and Mindfulness for Geeks and Nerds
Hi there, friendo! I’m B.J. and I used to be fat. But I’m not now. I lost 155 pounds over the past few years, and I want to help you do the same thing.
I changed pretty much everything about my life–except for who I am. I am still the Star Wars-loving geek I was, but now I love fitness and running almost as much as I love Jedi. Almost.
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I found an easy and simple half-marathon training plan with no gimmicks that worked to get me a sub-2hr PR in my first 13.1 race!read more
Just took the New Balance 1080v7 shoes out for a spin, and I like them so far. Way easier on my knees and ankle than the Altra Paradigm or Mizuno Wave Rider.read more
Being a runner gives my life meaning. No, wait. Being a runner gave my life meaning. I know you think that sounds hyperbolic, melodramatic, and over-the-top...and you’re right. It is. But I was reading The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances for...read more
Chapter 1, in which a urologist calls me morbidly obese, and I just can’t handle the truth. #tomcruiseread more
When I couldn’t fit on a roller coaster because I weight 310 pounds, something had to go. And that something was 150 pounds and a whole lot of emotional baggage.read more
Runkeeper tells me that I became a runner on June 27, 2012 at 3:05pm. That was the very first run I tracked by GPS. I did 1.72 miles in 36:37, a pace of 21:18 per mile. That's slower than I walk a mile now. But it was the first time I had succeeded at running, and I...read more