Learning to Run – Again

Reading Time: 7 minutes 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 of running has become a pain.  I thought … Read more

Intermittent Fasting – Week 10

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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 my switching to the 4:3 pattern from … Read more

Intermittent Fasting – Week 9

Reading Time: 3 minutes (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 much and was close to unbearable.  I … Read more

Intermittent Fasting – Week 8

Reading Time: 5 minutes (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 tweaks this week.  The biggest was switching … Read more