SVEINBJORN   3,735
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Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete

Back in 2007, my highest weight was 280. I realized that the next stop was 300, and that was just wrong. I was the ultimate couch potato, sitting and watching the Olympics, watching triathlons, and watching adventure races, wishing I could be participating. I realized that I was the only one holding myself back, and started eating right, working out, and running. I ran my first 5K run in July of 2007. I had my weight down to 235, and then I let life get the best of me for 5 years. I ...
Back in 2007, my highest weight was 280. I realized that the next stop was 300, and that was just wrong. I was the ultimate couch potato, sitting and watching the Olympics, watching triathlons, and watching adventure races, wishing I could be participating. I realized that I was the only one holding myself back, and started eating right, working out, and running. I ran my first 5K run in July of 2007. I had my weight down to 235, and then I let life get the best of me for 5 years. I started and stopped programs, but slowly my moved back up to 268. In 2011 and 2012, I had a very rough patch which served as a series of kicks in the butt to take control of my life again. I started running and working out again, and in July of 2013 I ran my first obstacle course race. It was an incredible feeling to actually participate in something so fun instead of watching it on TV or from the sidelines. It got me going again, and though it's still a struggle sometimes to get off the couch, I have run in 2 more obstacle races, and taken up hiking again, something I truly loved as a younger man. I look forward to doing a Warrior Dash or even a Spartan Race in 2016.




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Member Since: 3/25/2007

SparkPoints: 3,735

Fitness Minutes: 1,525

My Goals:
Complete a 5K without walking- DONE! July 2007

Complete an obstacle race by May 2013- DONE! (July 2013)

Complete a Warrior Dash or Spartan Race by September of 2016.

My Program:
Running, working up to a 10K at 10 minutes or less per mile.

Trail Running and HIll Sprints

Tabata Squats

Bodyweight Exercise

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BOSS61
5/13/2012 6:20:45 AM

Welcome to the 50+ Males Spark team!

I am writing you today to invite you to join the "100 Days of Summer 2012 Challenge" Spark Team. It's a busy and very involved group, and together many of us are on a mission... er a Sparky Caravan (see my Feb 5th blog!) to drop 20 lbs this summer.

Are you in? Hope so - we need guys!



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ARCSPARKS
5/8/2012 3:18:32 PM

emoticon Welcome to the 50+ Males Team!



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GJCAB09
5/8/2012 10:53:04 AM

Welcome to 50+ Males, good luck with your goal of competing in an obstacle race! Those things look like tons of fun! emoticon



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PLMITCH
5/2/2012 8:16:28 PM

Welcome to the 50+ males team!

Patrick



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TWICETHEMAN
1/25/2010 11:36:58 PM

hope you doing well!



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