Lessons we can all learn from ‘My 600lbs. Life’

This past week has been kind of tough for me. On Monday I went to the dentist for some dental work — and after a couple of hours of poking and numbing they couldn’t get my tooth numb. So they did some other work on me that didn’t require much numbing. After about three hours of being in the dentist’s chair as I got up — my back went out. If you ever want to feel…

This is Bananas …

Running has become a large part of who I am — a very large part. And, it’s something I want it be a part of me throughout my lifetime. When I made my goal to run 180 races by age 40 — I did so because I wanted running to be a challenge that took me a decade or so to acheive. Well, I am 35 — going on 36 in August — and I…

#FitnessFriday: Pioneer Runners sang as they ran and ran and ran …

What a week! It’s been kind of a rollercoaster week for me. Many ups and downs of emotions, etc., etc., etc. My anxiety was a little bit earlier this week — not fun. Not sure if it had anything to do with ending my second round of Whole30 and starting up a third — or with what’s been going on with the RNC in Cleveland? Maybe I’m already missing the ‘Runsmobile’ that officially got retired…

Fight4Phat: [I GOT NOTHING CLEVER FOR A TITLE … or do I?]

It’s been a fun week. It’s been a busy week. It’s been a very rewarding week. First off, the switch in my diet is paying off and I have found some MUCH needed energy. That’s been the hardest thing for me the past couple years. Broken thyroids don’t lend themselves to giving out much energy. But, this week — I’ve felt a tremendous difference in my energy levels. But, I am not going to talk…

Fight4Phat: Everybody loves a comeback … and nachos. And, maybe even a burrito or two, but mostly comebacks

This has been a week long ride of many emotions — personal mental emotions. It started on Tuesday when I jumped on the scale to see the damage of two weeks of sickness. I have such a love/hate relationship with the scale — like I’ve mentioned many times — it’s an aide in weight loss, not a tell all. But, that’s hard for Phat Josh to convince Fat Josh that’s the case sometimes. So this past…

2015 in Review …

I was watching some self video on YouTube and it asked to summarize my past year in one word. And, I won’t lie — I am having a hard time picking just one. I can think of many one words that have described my year — inspiring — frustrating — thyroid — testosterone — running — running — running — friends — family — running — burritos — opportunity — growth … and the list could go…

The 2015 Joshby Awards – Friends Nominees

What started eight years ago as a fun way to acknowledge family and close friends in my life, the Joshby Awards have kind of blossomed into something entirely different. Well on a different scope and focus. It still continues to acknowledge those close to me, but it’s also an opportunity to celebrate the other people I’ve befriended over social media and my blog — and then of course running. In fact there’s a whole different…

The 93rd Fartlek Friday™ – We’re half way through October and I’m in need of a pumpkin spice rehab center

I love me a good Friday. I’m excited about this weekend for a couple of reasons. One, we’re doing a Bugout Run tomorrow morning here in the Salt Lake area. And, then also the U game, church, sleeping in … until it’s time to go to church and, oh yeah, we’re recording a podcast this weekend as well. Finally. It’s been over three weeks since the last time we recorded. It wasn’t planned that way,…