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Currently in Kabul. My last tour, in Baghdad, I did not take care of myself. I came back overweight and out of shape. I am committed to taking better care of myself - for me and for my family.

Since June, I have:
Run over 500 miles
Ran 5k, 10k, and 10 mi races
Trained for Marine Corps Marathon (coming up on 28 Oct)
Gone to many spin classes
Rode in two 100 mi sessions on a spin bike (scheduled for 1 more)
Lost 15 lbs

On track to return fitter, lighter, and healthier.

Member Since: 4/26/2012

Fitness Minutes: 88,287

My Goals:
Long Term:
BMI less than 25:
Weight less than 175:
2 mi run in less than 14 min:
5k run in less than 22:30 min:

Burn 4000 calories per week.
Run 15-20 mi per week
Swim 2-4 mi per week

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I teach civil engineering at the U.S. Military Academy, at West Point.

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"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel"
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

"If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get in. You just run." - John Bingham

"What if you worked towards self-acceptance instead of trying to hate yourself into change? Acceptance and peace with what is is always going to feel better than hate." - Christie Inge

Exercise is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical
- Adapted from Yogi Berra quote

Losing weight is hard, being fat is hard. Choose your hard.

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -- Stephan Dolley

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