Here's the skinny: I've been near 300 lbs. for years and need to lose weight. I'm married to a wonderful lady, and we have a family. One of our boys often asks if I'll run with him. I've always had to tell him, "No." In August of '09, my wife learned about a couch-to-5k running program, and I agreed to try it with her. This blog chronicles our progress on that training program. I hope I'll soon be able to surprise my son by telling him, "Yes, I'll go running with you!"

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thanks for the video, Nathan


  1. Way to go, Andrew! Can I call you that now? :-)
    We are very proud of you. This was a huge undertaking. I look forward to seeing how your family will be able to run together.

    I love seeing all the friends and family on the sidelines as you run by: Josiah running toward you, then we see Arianna, then we see more family and friend, Marie all cheering you on!

    If you can make time to do this as a father of 10, holding down a full-time job, taking grad classes, and carrying an extra 100lbs, I would say that pretty much eliminates a lot of the excuses most folks use to keep from working out.

  2. Seeing that video is such an ispiration to me. Way to go!!!!

  3. OMG I could cry!!! That is sooooo awesome!!! Way to go, you're such an inspiration to me!


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