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Food: My Nemesis

Food is my nemesis. I can beat my body half to death running or riding a bike. I will put my time in (and then some) exercising. But food can defeat me without lifting a finger. An opponent that cannot be beaten or overcome. I love food. I've always loved food. And
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Race Report: Rock N Roll USA Marathon 2013

Leading up to marathon #4 I finished marathon #4 this past weekend. I have to pinch myself when I say that because I worked really hard just to finish #1. Years actually. To this day I have still failed more often than I have succeeded (although I'm catching up fast). I first
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Fat to Fit: The Dark Moments

A month ago I would have told you how great I was feeling. I was coming off of 2 months of rest, dropping 20 lbs, and eating more healthy than I ever have. I was running long runs keeping up with one of my old friends who is naturally quite a
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Race Report: 2013 Southern Cross

I'm barely into training for the 2013 racing season. I took December & January to drop additional weight and did little training. I arrived at February 1 twenty pounds lighter than December 1. I'm trying to take off another 10-15 lbs in the next couple of months as I prepare
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Fat to Fit: Stop Being Normal

I worked hard this week. And long. And early. I was up and working by 5am every morning. And most nights I was still responding to email late in the evening. Trying to get 5 days of work done in 4 days. I had a lot to do before Friday. I've
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Fat to Fit: Two Things I Could Do

I didn't go from 260 lbs to 175 overnight. It's taken a long time. It began with the awakening, I knew I had to change, and I made a start. Now what? I've been thinking a lot about limits lately. We don't have unlimited bandwidth to do everything. And especially when it
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Things you see cyling: Annapolis Winter

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Fat to Fit: The Start

I am sometimes known as a forward thinker. At Blue Ocean Ideas I'm tasked with helping our clients see a different future and develop the strategy to get there. As much as I love to look forward, looking back is often the best fuel for creating the strategy and moving forward.
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Fat to Fit: The Awakening

My December 2010 post surgery plan was twofold: Let myself recover for as little time as possible so I could get active again Figure out a plan for getting & staying healthy The first step came easy. The doctor had said no running for eight to ten weeks but that I could swim
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Fat to Fit: The Beginning

I was 260lbs on June 29, 2010. Here's a pic from that date: That was the high water mark. Ironically, my half marathon time was 2 hours at that point. That's not blazing fast by any means but I think I discouraged some people I passed along the way (unintentionally as
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