About Geek FitnessHi there! I’m B.J. (or Beej, as my friends call me), and I’m a running-obsessed, WordPress-loving, mega-geek from Florence, Alabama. Since 2010, I’ve lost over 150 pounds, and despite having lost half my bodyweight, I am still the same Star Wars-loving geek I was. I just love running and fitness almost as much as I do Wookiees. Just a few years ago, I was an overweight, lazy English teacher who wanted nothing more than to drink liters and liters of Mountain Dew while playing World of Warcraft into the wee hours of the morning. I wasn’t bitten by a radioactive spider, exposed to cosmic rays, and my planet didn’t get blown up, but I did have a moment that changed my life forever. I couldn’t fit on a roller coaster. So I changed what I ate, how I lived my life, and started to run. Today I’m 155 pounds lighter, and World of Warcraft and Mountain Dew has given way to Overwatch, water bottles, and tempo runs.
Like Yoda, I am wondering…why are you here?Out of all the gin joints in all the world, you wound up here, so I’m assume you’re at least a bit like me: as much in love with pounding the pavement as you are with anything from a galaxy far, far away. Together, we can wear holes in the soles of our running shoes and still make time to settle in for a few matches on Overwatch. We can totally be friends, get fit, and concoct crazy theories about Snoke, Rey, and Kylo Ren. Now let me be clear: I’m not a doctor or a registered dietitian, so please consult with one of those before starting any kind of fitness or weight loss program.