And, so it begins …

I’ve been waiting for this day for quite a while. Well, okay, for like two weeks. But, those two weeks seemed like forever ago. You’re probably wondering why I didn’t just start — like — two weeks ago? Well, two reasons — one, I didn’t want to NOT have cake on my birthday and, two, the 16th would mark 90 days before my trip to Greece. I wanted to use those 90 days as motivation…

Living with Hashimoto’s: The Next Phase

It’s hard to believe that we’re in March already. I’m thankful for that. I hate January. And, I’m not too fond of February either. The whole thing February has going for it is that it lingers around for only 28 days or so. I just hate the winter months. I hate the winter blues. I hate the snow. So much hate. You’d almost think I’m one extra winter month away from joining the Dark Side….

#FitnessFriday: Losing weight, feeling great & in a good place … PLUS … Bart Yasso, Big Cottonwood and WEDDINGS (but, not my own)

Excuse the long title — but, sometimes, I can’t help myself. So much to cram into one title — you know? I still haven’t stepped on a scale (next week after my 30 days is up I can), but I know I am losing weight. Mainly because of how I feel and look. I’ve gotten a few comments from people asking if I am losing weight. So that’s a good sign. Plus, June is in…

InstaReplay: Alpine Classic Half

So, I ran the Alpine Classic Half this morning — aptly named after Alpine, Utah … since that’s where the race was. I was sweeping the race — so I didn’t have any expectations on time or anything like that. Well, I lied — I was kinda hoping I wouldn’t be out there longer than 3:30 hours. But, you never know when you’re sweeping. Anyways — I am not going to give away the whole…

Fight4Phat: Just searching for that ‘key to success’ in a sea of discarded keys

Kind of an odd week. It’s (luckily) been a fast week for me. But, it’s just been kind of odd. Probably because I’ve been uber busy with a number of projects — recording podcasts, working on PrepperCon, the Bugout Run and running stuff — among other things. I’m not complaining, but it’s just been a tad crazy. And, I am ready for a weekend. A fun weekend. This past week I’ve been really focusing on…

RACE #111: The Provo Haunted Half

It’s hard to believe that this race is my second to last pacing gig of the year. I’m kinda bummed about that, because I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience I have had pacing and sweeping so many races this year. It’s really enriched my running experience. It’s taught me to (literally) slow down and enjoy the beauty that running has to offer. Saturday’s race in Provo wasn’t any different. As I have mentioned before I…

Fight4Phat: And, so it begins …

Alright, let’s get this party started, huh? To get an understanding of what this segment is, please refer to my first post from a couple weeks ago. Basically, it’s the name of my fitness Instagram account and I want to expand the concept and idea BEYOND the app. So, I felt my blog was a good place to do that. I will be updating my weekly stats every Wednesday. This will include my weight, body…

Introducing Fight4Phat

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I have a number of personal accounts I update quite regularly. Namely, @mejosher (my personal account), @running180 (my running/blog account) and @fight4phat (my weight loss/fitness account). I separated them all for a number of reasons. One, I’m OCD and like to compartmentalize everything. And, two, each account speaks differently to a different crowd. For instance, if someone is interested in following my weight loss account, I don’t see value…