Progress: We’ve passed the half year mark of my journey toward fitness. I check in with you now at 34 weeks. It’s been 5 months later since my last blog post.  There’s been some ups and downs. I laid off the alternate day fasting about the...

Weav was featured on the Apple app store, so I downloaded it.  Weav promised to solve the biggest problem with running to music. It plays music that automatically adjusts the beats per minute to match your stride. Stride cadence is getting a lot of attention...

image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nickfarnhill/ Gear: ASICS Men's GT-2000 4 Running Shoe – I have worn the same shoe for over 20 years. Every time I need a new pair of shoes I go to Sports basement or whatever shoe store. I try on at least 10 pairs of shoes from all...

Weight has held steady for the last month with an uptick of a pound over the last week.  This is to be expected with a couple of parties around Halloween.  The good news is that my consistent weight training is paying off and I continue...

I gave myself a break these two weeks from fasting.  Except for one pure fasting day where I ate nothing, I ate pretty much normally.  I went to a party and completely blew out calories and drank a lot of them as wine.  And my...

Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasrousing/   I have been running for 37 years.  I have been doing it wrong. That didn’t matter until last year.  Last December I ran a trail race in Marin and afterward my knees hurt. Both knees now creak even when I walk down stairs.  Any amount...

Photo:  What I ate in France this summer.   Body Composition My body weight has held steady for the last three weeks.  Disappointing because my goal has been focused on reducing my body weight to take the stress from my knees.  This plateauing of body weight correlates to...

(picture from 5 years ago running half marathon at 220 lbs.)   Plateau at 200 lb. My weight has been oscillating around 200lbs. for two weeks.  In response, I had switched from eating 25% of calories on my down days to 0 calories.  This didn’t move the needle...

(picture from 2 years ago, loading truck at 220 lbs.)   Overview Week eight brought a breaking of the plateau around 200 lbs.  Looks like I am well on my way to normal BMI of 25 at 188 lbs. by the end of November.  I made a few...