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Hump Day Happenings — The Abolitionists, Knee Surgery Update & Whole30 Diet.

I have an ‘exclamation complex.’ If it was update to me every sentence I write would end like this!!!! But, over the years through my vast communication education and blogging I’ve learned how annoying the exclamation point can be to the reader.

No, I don’t write like a 14 year old girl with bundles of excitement and energy after every word. But, man on man — sometimes — I just want to let those exclamation points rip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Excuse the odd rant — I started thinking about my complex I was writing the title of this post. I really wanted to lay on the exclamation points, but I restrained myself (and used a period instead). Mostly, because I wasn’t THAT excited and I secretly hated myself for wanting to do so.

Okay, seriously, the rant is over — if you’re still with me, congratulations! (that exclamation point was warranted)

Seriously.

I’m done.

Promise.

Lots going on this week — and have gone on this week. Namely, three things of main focus right now (if you haven’t read the title of this post already the next three things will be a surprise to you) — 1) Hosted a viewing of The Abolitionists last night, 2) My Dad is recovering from knee surgery and 3) I started the Whole30 Diet today.

Here, let me compartmentalize the three for you …


THE ABOLITIONISTS

Last night — Jorge and I — hosted (along with RACE) a showing of The Abolitionists at Jordan Commons here in SLC. Just a few thoughts about the evening — I was OVERWHELMED with the support. It was so great seeing many old and new faces in the theater. This is a cause near and dear to my heart and it’s great seeing others impacted by it as well.

This was also my second time seeing the documentary — and it was just as difficult as the first. Probably worse. There were many times I wanted to simply get up and leave, because I knew what was coming up. I knew what was next. And, emotionally — I didn’t want to go through that again.

But, it hit me pretty hard while sitting in the theater watching it — those kids can’t simply walk away when it gets hard. Quite the opposite. Plus, my discomfort and uneasiness PALES in comparison to the hell these children have gone through.

I also dedicating my miles that I am running this weekend at the Ogden Half to the pedometer of #run2m that RACE has set forth. We are pledging to run two million miles for these kids — and we’ll get there! We’ll be posting more information about that a bit later this week.

But, if you haven’t seen the movie yet — DO SO! The Larry H. Miller Group has donated theaters from Friday to Friday (May 20-27) for its’ viewing. The proceeds from the ticket sales go to The Abolitionists and OUR in their fight against child sex slavery.

Plus, the more we PACK the theaters here — the more theaters nationwide and internationally will pick up the movie. Human trafficking is a worldwide issue — even here in the US and little ‘ol Utah. So please — grab your family, friends, co-workers … whoever! And, go see the movie this weekend or next week. It’s important that we get this message out!


MY DAD’S SURGERY

Yesterday my Dad has his last knee surgery — well, hopefully his last — since he had to have his knee replacement replaced back in January. After that surgery he had to spend a couple of months a rehab center before allowed to go home.

He got the go ahead for the surgery last week and the doctor was optimistic that everything would be good for a quicker recovery. He wouldn’t need a rehab center stay nor a week long stay in the hospital post-surgery.

In fact he thought he could have done the surgery much earlier — which is good. My parents just waited mainly because they thought the recovery period would be about the same — so they wanted to wait until after my brother’s wedding in June.

Luckily — they didn’t need to wait longer.

My Dad will be coming home on Friday — and while there are many difficult (and painful) days ahead for him with recovery — it won’t be as bad as his last surgery. All of the permanent parts are in and hopefully within time — he’ll be able to walk more pain free and without the aid of his walker.

But, thank you so much for all the prayers, thoughts and well wishes — they’ve meant a lot to him and our family. I know he’s just eager for a sense of normalcy to return to his every day life — and it will.


WHOLE 30 DIET

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So, I’ve been talking some this past week about the Whole30 Diet I am undertaking. Well, today is day one. And, so far — I am still alive. No big cravings — I am a bit more thirsty which is good. But, I also had quite a bit of sodium yesterday.

Either way, I am just excited about doing this — I am hoping it helps me pin-point food triggers that are slowing down my thyroid and metabolism. I don’t think I have a gluten intolerance — but, I know I have a lactose intolerance. So that won’t be a problem giving up.

Well, okay, I lied — it will. I’ll miss ice cream. I had a last milkshake yesterday in preparation for the diet — partly a farewell to dairy and sugar and partly as a fat load. I’ve found when I change my diet — if I eat more than usual more fat the day before I don’t encounter the hunger pains as bad the first couple of days.

I usually do that with guacamole or other more natural fats — but, I treated myself to some ice cream because of the specs of this diet plan. It was perfect too — an In n’ Out neapolitan shake.

Anyways — I’m still reading up on the diet. I know most of the ‘nos,’ but I am working now on the ‘shoulds.’ I am glad that I am doing this alongside my sister — we’re both eager to right our thyroids and lose some weight as well.

If you want to keep up to date with my Whole 30 diet plan — I am posting most of my food, exercise and thoughts over on my Fight4Phat Instagram page. I’ll post some here and some on my PhatJosh Facebook page as well. Oh, and I am keeping a daily journal I’ll share after the 30 days are up.

But, so far, so good — my morning Postum was a little hard to get down sans Splenda, sugar, dairy or creamer — but, I can do this, because I am doing this!


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Another focus of mine this week is the Ogden Half Marathon. I am excited for this race for a number of reasons —

  1. It’s a race!
  2. I love the Ogden Marathon.
  3. The forecast calls for ONLY a 20% chance of rain (it’s Ogden — there’s a 100% chance it will rain).
  4. I am aiming to build on my 2:55 finish from Provo City.
  5. I am running with Jill!

Seriously, this is one of my favorite races. I’ve done the race five times — once the marathon, the other four the half. It’s well organized, beautiful and just a fun energy from the crowd of runners. I’ve planned other races in the past on Ogden Marathon weekend — but, more often than not — I find myself in Ogden running.

I can’t complain about that, right?

Anyways — the focus is to build on my Provo City time, but also to fuel myself on my Whole30 diet. I’ve been reading online for tips — and mainly — eat lots of bananas, sweet potatoes and no-sugar added applesauce. I can definitely get behind bananas.

I just want to make sure I have the energy to at least beat my Provo City time — I already told Jill that’s our goal — so now it’s just a matter of doing it, right?

OGDEN OR BUST!


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Wednesday’s Shorts

  • This is an interesting question — what is considered being TOO young for a half marathoner? I’ve seen plenty of kids running with their parents in both the half and full marathon. When I ran Utah Valley a couple years ago — I got passed by a 9 year old. Not one of my proudest running moments.
    But, my take is — if they are the ones pushing to do it, let them do it. As a parent I wouldn’t want to force my kid to do something they didn’t want to do. That was the philosophy my parents had with me — and worked just fine for me.
  • The Disneynerd in me LOOOOOOOOVES this little diddy from Mental Floss. I love nothing more than a little Disney history, especially history that harkens back to the Walt era.
  • Looks like the new Utah Jazz logos have leaked over the Twittersphere! I won’t lie — it’s pretty anticlimactic. But, hey, the mountain logo is finally gone — so there’s that.
  • I don’t know how I feel about all of these salads — but, I won’t lie — that cheese slaw looks amazing. Well, anything with cheese looks amazing, right? Other than that — Snickers salad, frog eye and Dandelion are ones I’ve had and somewhat regularly eat to this day.
    Though — I haven’t had frog eye salad since my aunt passed away a few years ago. It simply can’t be replicated. Just like her pies.
  • Props to this canuck — eight years of selfies. Talk about a fun way to journal.
  • Need to poop before your long run or race? Try eating some of these foods. I have to wonder what would happen if you made a smoothie with raspberries, kefir, kale, oranges and prunes? Maybe I wouldn’t want to find out?
  • Being wedding season — this ungrateful couple irks me. A $100 gift isn’t enough? You’re lucky to get an iTunes giftcard from me as a gift. Well, okay, I’m not that bad — but you better believe I’m going to be getting you a toaster (or two).
  • This guy claims his Tesla turned on by itself and crashed into a trailer. I’m not here to debate whether or not that happened — I’m here to point out that the drive was quoted as saying … “I think it behooves them to figure out what happened, what happened with the vehicle, address it.”
    Seriously, who says behooves in real life?
  • I like these alternate core exercises — I don’t mind crunches, but — I won’t lie — I’d rather be doing some other exercise than crunches. Hey, at least they’re not burpees, right?
  • This couldn’t come at a better time — my sister and brother-in-law have have fertility problems since getting married nearly four years ago. It’s not easy for them and the rest of the family — we want them to be parents more than anything. That is why I started a YouCare campaign for them this past week. The goal is to raise $27,000 for a IVF procedure. We’re going to have a few yard sales and some other fundraisers this summer, so stay tuned. Please give what you can.
  • I have good handwriting, but my goodness — these are amazing! I’m somewhat jealous.
  • So apparently today is National Foam Roller Day?! Really, is there a holiday for everything? I foam roll — so I probably should celebrate??? Either way — Happy National Foam Roller Day!
  • This is a nice list — but, I’d rather have a banana.
  • Proof that we Americans aren’t good at math — but, hey, it probably saved us from getting fatter, right?
  • This is a good place to stop — if this doesn’t give you the feels — then nothing will.

Abolitionist-Movie

This upcoming Tuesday (5/17 at 7:00pm) there is a special premiere of The Abolitionists at the Megaplex 17 Theatres at Jordan Commons here in the Salt Lake area. This is in conjunction with Runners Against Child Exploitation (RACE) — not only does the event include movie tickets, but a virtual race bib, swag bag and dog tag medal.

If you haven’t seen the movie before — it’s a must. There are currently over 27 million people trapped in modern slavery — two million of those are children. And, often those children are trapped in sex trafficking rings. There are more slaves now than at any point in history. A sickening reality.

Slavery didn’t end with Lincoln — far from it. Institutionalized slavery might be a thing of the past — but, slavery is doing quite well for itself. That’s why it has to be stopped. This documentary focuses on Tim Ballard and Operation Underground Railroad and their efforts to not just rescue children from sex trafficking, but to stop this horrific practice.

Tickets are $20 and come with your movie ticket, race bib, bag and medal. And, because you’re reading my blog — if you use the code ‘RACE2ERASE’ at checkout you’re going to get $5 off. Tickets aren’t available through Megaplex — you have to buy them here >>> http://www.race2erase.run/events/. We rented out the theater so ticketing is in our hands and not Megaplex.

Please share this with others. Bring your families, friends, neighbors, co-workers and those who want to hear this important message.

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

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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 about that here. Scroll down in my weekly numbers and I’ll come more in depth. I just needed to mention it here, because it’s something I’ve been PRAYING for, for years.

One reason I have also felt very energetic as of late probably has a lot to do with Spring and the switch of the clock. This time of the year has always been my favorite — especially after months of dark, cold, stupid winter. Spring is a renewal of all things — and quite honestly — I get more excited for my projects now than at the start of the year. This feels like the start of the year to me.

And, I guess, historically speaking — April was the start of the new year on many calendars. So, there’s something there in how I am feeling.

This past week I’ve had some great advances in a few projects I am working on. As might know, since November I’ve been involved with Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) — I joined a grassroots movement in Bountiful and have been involved since.

But, one project that Jorge and I — along with a few others — have kept fairly quite about. But, we have started a race series called RACE (Runners Against Child Exploitation) — I won’t bore you with the details here. But, scroll down a bit more for more information and our social media links. I’m WAY stoked about this project — because this is a cause that I am extremely passionate about.

Anyways — as you can tell — I am very excited about many things right now. I haven’t even mentioned that it’s Easter weekend … and … that I have a race tomorrow. I am running the Eggs Legs 5K in North Salt Lake with Elsha. Won’t lie … I’m also excited to run with Elsha! But, then again … who isn’t?

Happy Easter! Happy Spring! Happy Friday! Actually — Happy Good Friday! Happy Running! And, why not .. Happy Life!


IT’S A NEW “ARE WE PREPARED, YET?!!”

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Pod Bash took a bit of a sabbatical last week after the passing of Chunga’s father. My deepest sympathies to Chunga, Spinari and their family. Losing a family member sucks — and it’s a bittersweet time. And, after a week off — Chunga is excited to be back at work and so are we!

This episode of AWPY? talks about disaster movies. No, not disastrous movies. But, movies about disasters. You know, like — 2012, Day After Tomorrow, Dante’s Peak, Twister, etc., etc. Spencer and I are going to occasionally review these movies and tell you what things you should and should not be doing from their (good/bad) examples.

It should be a fun project. Give it a listen here …


THE ABOLITIONIST MOVIE

This past week, the producers of The Abolitionists held a special screening of the movie at the Megaplex Legacy Crossing Theatres in Centerville for the volunteers, donors and families of those involved with the grassroots causes in Kaysville and Bountiful last year.

This was the first time I’ve seen the movie. Sure, I’ve seen the trailer and a bunch of content from the movie — just not the full movie. Until, now. And, it’s changed my life.

I didn’t know exactly what to think or feel about going into the movie? So, I just kind of let myself be unguarded and open to what I saw and felt. And, it got me — numerous times. Numerous times.

The ugliness of human trafficking — especially that of child sex trafficking — is beyond description. It’s an ugliness that’s not just seen with the eyes, but felt with the heart. It’s ugly. It’s powerful. And, it’s real.

We believe the notion that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln — but, sadly that is not true. He might have helped end institutionalized slavery within our country — but, it hasn’t ended. In fact, there are over 27 million enslaved people worldwide! And, of those 27 million — two million are children. And, a number of those are sex slaves.

Basically, there are more slaves NOW in the world today than at any time of our history. Even when institutionalized slavery was the law here in the U.S. Just think about that?

Can you start seeing why I am involved with organizations like The Abolitionists, OUR, Fight The New Drug and UCAP? This is a fight not just to save children from slavery, but this about rescuing them and persecuting their captors.

If you want to see The Abolitionist it will be hitting theaters here in Utah on May 16th. Stay tuned into my Facebook and the blog for more information. And, if you are interested in getting involved please .. and, I mean please … contact me.


RUNNERS AGAINST CHILD EXPLOITATION

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As mentioned above my friend (and I guess business partner, but more friend than anything) Jorge and I have started a non-profit called Runners Against Child Exploitation (RACE). There are many reasons for this — namely, because we’ve been touched by the missions of OUR and The Abolitionist and have known for quite a while that we NEEDED to do more.

Being heavily involved in the running community we wanted to combine our two passions and the creation of RACE is our way doing that.

So what exactly are we doing? What are we about?

Well, I’ll give you a 10-second answer to that — because, we’ll be adding a few things in the near future that I can’t announce quite yet.

First off, we’re going to be organizing a number of local and statewide races — mainly 5K and 10K races under the banner of RACE. These races will benefit organizations like OUR and other organizations both local, national and international that are dedicated to eliminating child exploitation worldwide.

We are shooting for our inaugural RACE 5K/10K in July or August of this summer. Odds are it will be in the Salt Lake City area. Again, more details will be made available later. So hold tight.

We have been working closely with OUR and a number of other local organizations on launching the RACE series. And, both Jorge and I have been BEYOND anxious to get things going. And, after watching The Abolitionist on Wednesday night — that anxiousness elevated itself.

That anxiousness isn’t from the eagerness to just start a project or do what we’ve been planning for months. It’s an anxiousness to save kids — to save their lives, grant them their freedom and to change the world. I can’t think of bigger social ill plaguing our society than human trafficking — specifically child sex trafficking. 

It’s time that we stand up and erase this ugliness from our society once and for all. It’s time to say NO more!

If you’re interested in joining our cause — you can join us right now on our Instagram account. We’ll be launching a website shortly — so please stay tuned. 


PHATGRAMS

Funny, I found a mermaid in the bathtub tonight. #mermaidcallie

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Not cool, Mother Nature. Not cool. #ihatethesnow

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The kid just busted his diet. I tried to warn him, but to no avail. #babytrex #pizzaovermilk

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THIS WEEK’S NUMBERS

COMMENTARY: It’s been another great week for me. Lost another 1.4lbs — which makes me happy. Especially considering how busy of a week it has been. And, honestly, I could have done more. I wish I got one more run — I missed Tuesday’s workout because of a few projects I had to get done in the evening. Plus, I accidentally slept in — I missed my 5am alarm.

Anyways — I am still going in the right direction and that’s what matters. The garcinia combogia and foresklin have been helping and quite honestly most of my success probably comes from adding that to my diet. They’re not magic pills — but, they help burn fat and suppress my appetite. Which has helped me not crave lots of sugary or sugar loaded foods.

Anyways — I am excited to see what I can do next week! I am hoping for a big number — especially considering that I will have most of my evening frees for a few longer-ish runs. YEAH! 

WEIGHT: 277.4 LBS.
BODY FAT%: 24.5%
BMI: 32.0
WAIST: 45.6″
ARMS: 16.2″
THIGHS: 27″


COMPARATIVE NUMBERS

BEGINNING (1/8/16)

WEIGHT: 277.6 LBS.
BODY FAT%: 25.2%
BMI: 33.1
WAIST: 46.4″
ARMS: 16.7″
THIGHS: 27″

LAST WEEK (3/18/16)

WEIGHT: 278.8 LBS.
BODY FAT%: 24.8%
BMI: 32.9
WAIST: 45.8″
ARMS: 16.25″
THIGHS: 27″

THIS WEEK (3/25/16)

WEIGHT: 277.4 LBS.
BODY FAT%: 24.5%
BMI: 32.2
WAIST: 45.6″
ARMS: 16.2″
THIGHS: 27″

THIS WEEK’S DIFFERENCE

WEIGHT: -1.4 LBS.
BODY FAT%: -0.3%
BMI: -0.7
WAIST: -0.2″
ARMS: 0.05″
THIGHS: 0.0″



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Running for those that can’t run away

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DEEP BREATH. Exhale. What a past week. No, what a weekend. I’ve been so inspired, determined and in awe of seeing so many people come together for one cause.

Having been intently focused on putting together our fundraiser for Operation Underground Rescue — O.U.R. — it’s opened my eyes to a social ill that many think stopped over 150 years with the end of slavery here in America. But, human slavery still exists today. And, believe it or not, there are more slaves today (27 million) than there were here in America when slavery was legal — that’s a total from when slavery was introduced to the it’s end.

That’s a jarring realization. And, something that really isn’t talked about. But, it’s a problem that also includes over 2 million children — almost all as sex slaves. All appalling realities.

This past weekend was very much a bittersweet success. It was amazing and joyous to see SO many people within my community come together to fight child sex slavery. We had Tim Ballard — the founder of O.U.R. there along with Ed Smart and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes. It was amazing!

We are within $5,000-$10,000 of our goal — which I know we’ll hit before the end of the year. We had a couple checks come in after the event ended and we have a few people donating matching funds for a few events happening this month.

It’s just been amazing to watch. I am very much overcome with emotion because of the nature of what we’re fighting and doing for these kids living in hell.

And, that’s why it’s bittersweet for me. All of that success we had this weekend with the fundraising gala and the 5K — it’s not enough. I’m VERY grateful for what we’ve been able to raise because that will help fund three missions to rescue kids.

But, it’s not all the kids.

The goal isn’t to save some kids — it’s to save all kids. And, that’s why I’ve felt a sense of anxiety to get involved, raise awareness, fundraise and do whatever I can. The two million kids trapped in slavery today — need me — need us!

I can’t think of a better motivating force and call to action?

And, this fundraiser isn’t it with my involvement. There’s so much more to be done, said and raised. The message of O.U.R. needs to be heard. The silent prayers of these two million children need to be heard. I have to be a part of that.

The weekend was such a great success. Not only did we raise nearly $60-$65,000 for O.U.R., but personally — I won a couple auction items I am excited about. One, I got a lifetime membership to my gym, Ignite Fitness. Very stoked about that actually. Jason offered five lifetime memberships for a $1,000 donation — he too has heard the call about what O.U.R. is all about.

Amazing.

Then I also won a banana picture. It was only $7, but OH MAN — wasn’t it perfect for me! I am now looking for somewhere to hang it. My Mom has already vetoed above the fireplace — she suggested the bathroom or basement? Either way it’s art perfection!

The 5K was a lot of fun too — Jorge and I ran it. And, it was tough. Much tougher than what you’d think a 5K to be. The one thing I forget about Bountiful is our hills. I know that’s hard to forget considering that I live on a hill, but the course was anything but flat.

The first couple of miles were pretty much at an uphill slant. But, I powered through it. I mainly wanted to see how fast I could go. I wasn’t anticipating a PR or anything — but, I finished in 37 minutes. Not bad, not good (to my standards), but it’s a good starting point.

I’ve signed up for a couple of 5Ks between January and March to go along with my half marathon training. I really want to get my 5K base faster and I thought that would be an excellent way to do it.

And, my legs are still pretty sore from the race — even two days later. That means two things — I pushed it good and I need to be in better shape. And, I’m working on that.

Anyways, I’m looking forward to this upcoming week. I should get A LOT more sleep this week. I averaged about four hours of sleep from Wednesday to Friday night — blah! And, my run streak did end — HAHAHAHA — at a week. So I am going to pick it up again. Well, either pick it up or go in another direction. I am not sure yet? More on that later.

I am also working on my 2016 goals and the 2015 Joshby Awards will be coming out later this week and early next week. Those will be a lot of fun.

Oh, and I am also running The Bakers Dozen Half Marathon in Hurricane this Saturday! That’s going to be a lot of fun. A LOT OF FUN!

Anyways, have a great week — and as always — HAPPY RUNNING! 


O.U.R. BOUNTIFUL RESCUE

One of the many projects that I was involved in for the O.U.R. Fundraising Gala was putting together a video of the number of fundraising efforts, etc. that our team and community did leading up to the evening.

It was quite the project. Just getting a mass of pictures from everyone was a feat in it’s own right. But, putting it together to not just make sense, but move people and let them experience some of the feelings our team has had putting the fundraiser together was quite a larger feat.

Really, and quite honestly, I relied on inspiration. I can communicate my feelings, but how do you do it for a whole group? That’s tough. But, I felt like I did a good job. I got comments from my family and others about the video — so I hope it inspired and moved others to action.

Anyways — give it a play.

Then you have come join us for our next fundraiser!


RUNCAST USA — EPISODE ONE

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We’re back! And, rebranded! The Utah Runcast is officially now Runcast USA! We were going to make the move to the new PodBash network in January 2016 with the other shows, but we got a jump start to NOW! This change includes our own iTunes feed, individual page at PodBash.com as well as our own website at RuncastUSA.com. Lot’s of fun stuff coming your way in 2016 with the podcast and more. So make sure you stay tuned in!

So for this episode Jorge joins us and explains why he didn’t show up for the last show. Let’s just say — the Mrs. isn’t so happy. We have a special guest — and first female on the Runcast — Shaylee Hurst from Runtastic Events. She shares with us a little bit about what she does with Runtastic along with how she got faster this past year.

GREAT INSIGHT!

Plus, we babble on about our goals, my 50K, Jorge’s injury and Jim’s marathon plan. It’s all good stuff. Catch it all here …

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WEEKENDGRAMS

I am my family’s selfie stick. #thisishowiearnmykeep #ourrescue #ourbountifulrescue

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What is this … a salad for ants?! 🐜🐜🐜🐜 #funsizesalad @costavida A photo posted by Joshua O. Snow Hansén (@kindaqwerty) on

This was one productive night at the auction. #bananapicture #itsgoinginmybathroom A photo posted by Joshua O. Snow Hansén (@kindaqwerty) on

After running 5Ks I always wish I had kept count of how many of them I’ve ran. Though I don’t know the number, this one will be memorable. Not because I PR’d or anything like that. But, because of what it was for — we were literally running for those that can’t run away. Child sex trafficking is the most disgusting of all our social ills. To take away a child’s freedom and innocence is beyond disgusting and wrong. To be able to support a race like this @ourrescue 5K and know the funds go right to stopping the child sex trade — makes me feel blessed and like an abolitionist. It’s time to break the chain — please support @ourrescue and their mission to rescue kids and reunite them to their families. #ourrescue #5K #running #utah #runutah #rununited #breakthechains #our A photo posted by Running180™ (@running180) on

Oh, he looks cold & hungry. Someone should draw him a hot bath and feed him some garlic and butter. #lobsterlove A photo posted by Joshua O. Snow Hansén (@kindaqwerty) on

The Asian Gift Shop in South Towne is basically tailor made for me. #catseverywhere

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Christmastime is upon us! Tonight we’re making bakkles! Our special Norwegian cookies! #norwegianchristmas

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The Kiddles taste tested the bakkles — and — they’re a winner! #norwegianchristmas

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MONTHLY MILEAGE UPDATE 2015

Total Mileage Breakdown for 2015
2015 Training Miles – 259.5 miles
2015 Walking Miles – 504.55 miles
2015 Race Miles – 467.55 miles
2015 Total Miles – 1231.6 miles
 
Monthly Total Miles for 2015
January – 78.8 miles
February – 72.85 miles
March – 115.3 miles
April – 76.3 miles
May  97.4 miles
June  131.15 miles
July  101.65 miles
August  110.2 miles
September – 115.69 miles
October – 164.7 miles
November – 148.95 miles
December – 24.6 miles

MONDAY’S MOTIVATION

Fight4Phat — Streaking and Reaching for New Goals now and in 2016

fight4phatThere are a few things I love in life — well quite a bit actually — my mom, bananas, a warm shower, Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter and hypoallergenic kittens. Just to name a few. But, for me life is good when I am busy, undertaking a new project and involved in something I believe in.

And, right now — I am in the middle of a number of projects

So I have to apologize for the “lack” of effort I put into this week’s post. I had big plans for it. I wanted to show off and talk about my exercise regime and share a couple stories. But, that’s going to have to wait until next week.

Depressing, I know.

I could share my exercise regime, but I wanted to put it on a lovely snazzy graphic with color and bling — so I am holding off on it. Just know it’s basically a lot of running and body weight training. Little to do with weights. I can’t wait to delve into it more.

But, there is one thing about my busy week that I think is good to talk about here — keeping active and sane while EXTREMELY busy. It happens to pretty much to all of us.

It’s a mixture of being extremely busy and stress. I don’t mind being busy — in fact I love it. But, during these times fitness is probably more important than ever, because it’s pretty easy to push it aside.

But, from my experience that’s a bad idea. The stress builds up and effects your whole body. From the way you function throughout the day, sleep at night and what your body craves as nourishment.

And, it’s proven when the body is stressed from a lack of sleep and other triggers — it craves the fats, sugars and carbs that will — well — make you fat. Interesting how it’s all intertwined, eh?

One thing I’ve loved about doing my run streak this past week is that it is kinda forcing me to confront the stress in a healthy manner. I can easily dismiss myself from a run — but I can’t. For the sake of my streak and overall health. This is the season of sickness and I know I am more susceptible to colds during this time of the year when I don’t workout and feed my body right. I think we’re all kinda like that, right?

Besides keeping my running up — I am also focusing on staying hydrated, my sugar intake and making sure I get my steps in on the FitBit. I have a goal of 10,000 steps — or 5 miles a day. I just make it happen. Doesn’t matter how I get it in — walking or running — I just gotta do it.

But, I promise I will have more next week and share more in depth details. But, make sure to check out the items below including the fundraising gala tomorrow night in Bountiful. This is a really cool organization I am involved with — and I know you will all love it.

Anyways — I’m out like a scout.


O.U.R. FUNDRAISING GALA — THIS FRIDAY!

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I have posted a few things about this event on my Facebook, but I need to spread it more, especially here on the blog. I am involved with helping to raise money for Operation Underground Railroad aka O.U.R. — here in Bountiful.

There is a FREE event on Friday, December 4th at the Bountiful High auditorium featuring O.U.R. founder Tim Ballard, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and the One Voice Children’s Choir. It’s going to be a HUGE event!

Our little team (though growing every week) in Bountiful is trying to raise $75,000 for O.U.R. That money will help fund three rescue missions. That includes any administration costs needed, the operation and rehabilitation for the children as well.

I am involved in this for many, many reasons. But, the number one reason — is that it sickens me. It sickens me these children are sold or kidnapped into the sex slave industry — no freedom, no safety and absolutely no life.

For what? Someone else’s perversion.

It’s gotta stop and it will — and, I love that O.U.R. has set out to do just that.


RUN UNITED 5K BENEFITTING O.U.R.

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As part of our fundraiser for Operation Underground Railroad we’re also holding a 5K this Saturday at 9am. If you are familiar with the Bountiful area — we’re basically starting where the Five Points Mall once stood. The 5K is $30 for 18 and over, $15 for 18 and under and FREE for kids under the age of 5 — and the proceeds will go to O.U.R. to help fund their rescue missions. So bring your kids, strollers, bikes or — even rollerblades.

Just come!

You can register HERE via Active.com — registration does include a Run United t-shirt. Pretty nifty, eh?

If you would like more information and up to the minute updates about the race there is a Facebook event page for your convenience. Make sure to check it regularly. So far the forecast looks good. It’ll be cold, but no snow!

So please come run with us!


12 WEEK STATISTICS

The following is the progress of my 12 week program. During weeks 1-4 I am following my ‘fat flush’ plan that I wrote about earlier. I will discuss my plans for the remaining weeks in a couple of weeks. I am still formulating the plan with my trainer.

WEEK ONE TO NOW DIFFERENCE
WEIGHT – 273.8 / 272.00 = -1.8
BODY FAT % – 30.2 / 24.0 = -6.2
BMI – 32.7 / 32.2 = -0.5
WAIST – 47.25″ / 46.5″ = 0.75″
ARMS – 18″ / 16.75″ = -1.25″
THIGHS – 27″ / 27″ = 0.00
WEEK ONE (OCTOBER 14)
WEIGHT – 273.8
BODY FAT % – 30.2
BMI – 32.7
WAIST – 47.25″
ARMS – 18″
THIGHS – 27″
WEEK TWO (OCTOBER 21)
WEIGHT – 272.0
BODY FAT % – 24.0
BMI – 32.2
WAIST – 46.5″
ARMS – 16.75″
THIGHS – 27″
WEEK THREE (OCTOBER 28)
WEIGHT – 272.8
BODY FAT % – 23.9
BMI – 32.7
WAIST – 46.25″
ARMS – 16.5″
THIGHS – 27″
WEEK FOUR (NOVEMBER 5)
WEIGHT – 272.2
BODY FAT % – 23.0
BMI – 32.5
WAIST – 46″
ARMS – 16.4″
THIGHS – 26.5″
WEEK FIVE (NOVEMBER 12)
WEIGHT – 272.2
BODY FAT % – 23.0
BMI – 32.5
WAIST – 46″
ARMS – 16.4″
THIGHS – 26.5″
WEEK SIX (NOVEMBER 19)
WEIGHT – 270.6
BODY FAT % – 23.2
BMI – 32.6
WAIST – 45.75″
ARMS – 16.25″
THIGHS – 26.3″
WEEK SEVEN (NOVEMBER 26)
WEIGHT – 271.4
BODY FAT % – 23.8
BMI – 32.7
WAIST – 45.9″
ARMS – 16.3″
THIGHS – 26.2″
WEEK EIGHT (DECEMBER 3)
WEIGHT – 271.0
BODY FAT % – 23.5
BMI – 32.6
WAIST – 45.4″
ARMS – 16.2″
THIGHS – 26.3″

WEEKLY WEIGH-INS

There are LOTS of numbers above, for me I like the simplicity of just seeing the progressive simply from week to week.

Here’s my weight-loss from week to week …

10/12/15 – 277.8 (N/A)
10/14/15 – 273.8 (-04.0)
10/21/15 – 272.0 (-05.8)
10/28/15 – 272.8 (-05.0)
11/05/15 – 272.2 (-05.6)
11/12/15 – 272.2 (-05.6)
11/19/15 – 270.6 (-07.2)
11/26/15 – 271.4 (-06.6)
12/03/15 – 271.0 (-07.0)
12/10/15 – 000.0 (-00.0)
12/17/15 – 000.0 (-00.0)
12/24/15 – 000.0 (-00.0)
12/31/15 – 000.0 (-00.0)

FAT JOSH PICTURES

No matter how far you are in the journey, it’s always good/fun/inspiring to look back at how far you’ve come.

Here are some classic pictures of Fat Josh from the past — including one from that fateful photo shoot I took back in 2009 for my graduation announcements — oy!

Enjoy … ?!?

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I miss my Aunt Diane dearly — but this picture of me is #totesawks
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So much effort, so little (meaning none) gains. The face says it all — right?
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I’m so gangster, I’m so thug — how come I don’t have my rap video yet? THANKS OBAMA!
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I think I am trying to suck in? Is it working — like — at all?
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Yes, Big Josh had great influences on small children — they’re called NIGHTMARES.

 


A LITTLE FITNESS MOTIVATION

‘Tis the season … and reason to run

What a refreshing and wonderful weekend. Much, much needed break and time with family. And, quite honestly has prepared me to really focus on the Christmas season — the real reason for the season — even more. Something I’ve wanted and tried to do the past couple of years. As I walked around City Creek on Black Friday — it kind of hit me that “it’s Christmastime” and got me excited.

Not that feeling of “oh, it’s Christmas” — but a tinge of that Christmas spirit you had as a child. It really made me excited for the upcoming month and everything I’m working on with O.U.R., my running and family. It’s going to be a great month and season of the Christmas spirit. I know that sounds a tad cliche — but I really do feel that way.

Even looking towards 2016 I am getting excited about my goals and projects. There are a few running projects I’ll be sharing more about come January or so — that’s going to be exciting. Plus, I have a number of running, weight loss and fitness goals that I’ll working on into the new year. So, yeah, lots of optimism to be had. And, like a broken record, I’m really excited.

This past week was a mixture of family and running time. On Thanksgiving I ran the Thankful 13 half marathon down in Lehi — if you missed my race report you can read it hereAdditionally, we had family dinner at the homestead along with some of my cousins and c’nieces (cousin + niece). Lots of fun. It’s always lots of fun especially “the littles” running around.

Other than having a jam packed Thanksgiving day, the rest of the weekend was fairly chill. On Friday I slept in, ran, worked on a bunch of O.U.R. projects and then went to walk around City Creek for a while just to people watch. I had this idea to go shopping for my nieces and nephew — but I walked into the Disney Store and realized the line to checkout was longer than waiting for Splash Mountain on a hot summer afternoon. So, I just watched my friend shop while I people watched. It was a win-win.

I hate shopping — especially for presents. Luckily, this year all our siblings decided to donate our Christmas gift money to O.U.R. instead of buying something that we’d forget about within six months. We’re still buying presents for the kids — so sometime between now and Christmas Eve I am going to need to get on that. I have aspirations of getting something for them from the Disney Store — but let’s be honest they’re probably getting something Walmart.

That’s just how I roll.

The rest of the weekend was spent with family. My aunt and uncle returned from their LDS mission to Rome, Italy this week so spent time with at Temple Square and then their homecoming on Sunday. It was a lot of fun. Not just to hear about their experiences, but to see cousins I haven’t seen in a while. I grew up fairly close to a number of my cousins so it’s always fun to see them when they’re in town after scattering around the country once leaving the nest.

But, looking forward to this week — it’s going to be a busy week. Our O.U.R. event is this Friday and then the 5K is on Saturday. But, I’ve got projects I am working on through the whole week leading up to the events — so I am swamped. But, you know what? I am totally loving it. I am excited, pumped and feeling extremely blessed to be doing something that will help so many kids.

And, isn’t Christmas about the kids anyways?

Just thinking about helping rescue kids so that one day they’ll get a loving, caring and special Christmas motivates me. It also fills me with the Christmas spirit more than anything has the past decade or so. Lots to be thankful for while helping those that need the help.


THE REASON I AM INVOLVED WITH O.U.R.

This music video by Peter Breinholt was released less than a week ago and I am pretty sure that I have watched over 400 times. I can’t get enough of it. I can’t watch it enough. It truly touches my heart everytime I listen to the lyrics and listen to the voices of the One Hope Children’s Choir.

This song inspired Tim Ballard, founder of Operation Underground Railroad, to leave his job as an CIA agent and dedicate his life to ending the children sex trade. When you listen to the lyrics you can understand how he got that inspiration. I am sure it has inspired many others to get involved in O.U.R. as well. It wasn’t my motivation — but it sure solidified why I am involved.

The cool thing is that you can help end human trafficking by purchasing this song via iTunes. The proceeds will go to Operation Underground Railroad to aid their mission to rescue enslaved children around the world. DOWNLOAD IT HERE: http://apple.co/1Ol6BQ7


O.U.R. FUNDRAISING GALA — THIS FRIDAY!

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I have posted a few things about this event on my Facebook, but I need to spread it more, especially here on the blog. I am involved with helping to raise money for Operation Underground Railroad aka O.U.R. — here in Bountiful.

There is a FREE event on Friday, December 4th at the Bountiful High auditorium featuring O.U.R. founder Tim Ballard, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and the One Voice Children’s Choir. It’s going to be a HUGE event!

Our little team (though growing every week) in Bountiful is trying to raise $75,000 for O.U.R. That money will help fund three rescue missions. That includes any administration costs needed, the operation and rehabilitation for the children as well.

I am involved in this for many, many reasons. But, the number one reason — is that it sickens me. It sickens me these children are sold or kidnapped into the sex slave industry — no freedom, no safety and absolutely no life.

For what? Someone else’s perversion.

It’s gotta stop and it will — and, I love that O.U.R. has set out to do just that.


RUN UNITED 5K BENEFITTING O.U.R.

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As part of our fundraiser for Operation Underground Railroad we’re also holding a 5K this Saturday at 9am. If you are familiar with the Bountiful area — we’re basically starting where the Five Points Mall once stood. The 5K is $30 for 18 and over, $15 for 18 and under and FREE for kids under the age of 5 — and the proceeds will go to O.U.R. to help fund their rescue missions. So bring your kids, strollers, bikes or — even rollerblades.

Just come!

You can register HERE via Active.com — registration does include a Run United t-shirt. Pretty nifty, eh?

If you would like more information and up to the minute updates about the race there is a Facebook event page for your convenience. Make sure to check it regularly. So far the forecast looks good. It’ll be cold, but no snow!

So please come run with us!


RUNCAST USA, EPISODE ONE

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We’re back! And, rebranded! The Utah Runcast is officially now Runcast USA! We were going to make the move to the new PodBash network in January 2016 with the other shows, but we got a jump start to NOW! This change includes our own iTunes feed, individual page at PodBash.com as well as our own website at RuncastUSA.com. Lot’s of fun stuff coming your way in 2016 with the podcast and more. So make sure you stay tuned in!

So for this episode Jorge joins us and explains why he didn’t show up for the last show. Let’s just say — the Mrs. isn’t so happy. We have a special guest — and first female on the Runcast — Shaylee Hurst from Runtastic Events. She shares with us a little bit about what she does with Runtastic along with how she got faster this past year.

GREAT INSIGHT!

Plus, we babble on about our goals, my 50K, Jorge’s injury and Jim’s marathon plan. It’s all good stuff. Catch it all here …

CLICK HERE FOR EPISODE


WEEKENDGRAMS

I got this tie over 20 years ago from my parents — the message is still relevant to this day. #iamtheblacksheep

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Black Friday™ provides better people watching than it does actual shopping. #blackfriday

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MONTHLY MILEAGE UPDATE 2015

Total Mileage Breakdown for 2015
2015 Training Miles – 253.75 miles
2015 Walking Miles – 483.8 miles
2015 Race Miles – 464.45 miles
2015 Total Miles – 1202.0 miles
 
Monthly Total Miles for 2015
January – 78.8 miles
February – 72.85 miles
March – 115.3 miles
April – 76.3 miles
May  97.4 miles
June  131.15 miles
July  101.65 miles
August  110.2 miles
September – 115.69 miles
October – 164.7 miles
November – 143.95 miles

A LITTLE MONDAY MOTIVATION

The Bugout Run and getting back into the groove after the 50K … among other things I did over the weekend

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The scaled back version of this picture doesn’t do the full one justice. Click on the image for a full view of the panoramic pic I took during Saturday’s Bugout Run.

It’s been a fun past few days — and looking at the calendar in the immediate future it will once again with Thanksgiving and a four-day weekend coming up. I’ve got a number of projects that I have been working on as of late. Lots to do with The Bugout Run and PrepperCon — and then some also with Operation Underground Railroad aka “O.U.R.” This is all on top of what I have going on at work as well.

I don’t blog about work — but basically — there a number of changes happening with co-workers so lots of transitioning and goodbyes. Both in which are exciting and sad in some respects. But, change is one of those constants in life that you can count on being predictably unpredictable. But, I’ve learned to thrive with change and I am excited — not just at work, but with my number of projects as well.

The newest project is the O.U.R. fundraiser that I am helping with here in Bountiful. I blogged a bit about it on Friday, but basically it’s a non-profit that raises money to fund teams of ex-Navy Seals and other armed servicemen to infiltrate sex trafficking rings and rescue children that have been kidnapped or sold into it. Not only do they fund those missions, but the money is also used in the rehabilitation of these children.

I’ve been asked by a couple of friends why I got involved with the organization — especially considering I’m not a father or have ever been around this sort of thing before. And, my answer is always quite simple. When I heard the story and the mission of O.U.R. it resonated with me. Of all the campaigns and causes out there today — this spoke to me — to my very core. This wasn’t a cause for more rights, less rights or equal rights — this is about the right to freedom.

The basic right to freedom.

This was about being an abolitionist.

These women and children who have been forced into the sex trade are slaves. And, in the most degrading and evil forms of slavery. For what? Some other man’s pleasure. How can you NOT want to stand up and contribute your time and talents to a cause like this that works to stop it?

I can’t think of any better cause. These people enthralled in this evil economy are my family — they’re all our family. So how can I not help them in their darkest hour?

That’s why I got involved in O.U.R. and will continue to get involved with them — wherever that may lead me.

But, enough about that.

This past week I had another Bugout Run. This go around it was down in Provo just by the mouth of Provo Canyon near the Indian Road Trailhead. This has been our fifth since we launched our first race in July. We hiked up along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail — about 2.5 miles up the canyon to an area where we had a boot camp workout, demonstration and mile run out and back to the base camp.

It was a nice run/hike after last weekend’s 50K. I didn’t really run this past week just to give my body and legs some rest. But, I am soooo ready to get back into the groove of things now. I will post a bit more about my workout regime, but I am basically moving towards doing some body weight circuit training along with my running.

I am toying with the idea — no commitment yet — about streak running. I think that would be mentally good for me right now, especially with my running. I have never done streak running — sooooooo — I am doing some more homework about it. But, I am committed to the circuit training and a half marathon training plan starting in January.

Why a half marathon training plan?

Well, mainly to help make me stronger, I know in just the past couple of months I’ve lost some speed and I want to gain that back — plus the training plan will be a good consistent factor in my weight-loss plan. How streak running fits into that — I am not sure. But, like I said — we’ll see what I do if I start a streak. But, I think if I start one it will be either Thanksgiving or December 1st — I am not going to wait until the new year.

Anyways — as I mentioned lots of fun, busy stuff going on this week and next month with the holidays. I am excited. I am optimistic. And, I am anxious to see results in my fitness efforts and how these projects grow with the passing time.

Have a fun and safe Thanksgiving week and stay tuned on Wednesday for a new episode of the Runcast and special Thanksgiving post on — well — Thanksgiving.

Gobble, gobble.


THE NEXT BUGOUT: DECEMBER 19TH

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The next Bugout Run will be in Bountiful this upcoming month on Saturday, December 19th beginning at 8:30am. We don’t have a scenario yet, as that will be unveiled closer to the date — including a specific location. It wouldn’t be considered a bugout if you knew everything before the event, right?

To RSVP and register for the run you can visit our Facebook event page.

This should be a fun one — especially with the snow more than likely on the ground. So, I am sure that will be one of the aspects of the scenario. Not very thrilling for me, but the purpose of these Bugout Runs is to be prepared and test your skills in certain situations, including weather. So, this is something I, unfortunately, have to go through.

But, don’t let that be a deterrent to you for coming out with us on the 19th.


THIS WEEK’S RACE: THANKFUL 13

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I am excited about this Thursday, not only is it Thanksgiving — but it is also the Thankful 13 at — appropriately — Thanksgiving Point. This will be my fourth year running the race — which really is one of my favorites. It’s small — but — a lot of fun. It’s chalk full of beautiful scenery and just a great way to start the day with a half marathon.

In fact, it’s the only half marathon race on Thanksgiving here in Utah. Before the race started in 2012 I would run my local 5K instead — but a half sure takes the worry out of Thanksgiving dinner better than 5K. Am I right or am I right?

It’s going to be cold and possibly snowy — or icy. Which doesn’t thrill me, but I am not overly worried about it. Especially since I am sweeping the course alongside my friend Cevan. It’ll be a lot of fun — Cevan is a laugh a minute person. Plus, I have a costume — yes, a costume — ready for the race as well.

It will be a gobble wobble good time.


SPECIAL OFFER: FREEDOM2MOVE

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This past summer, your’s truly, made his cinematic debut. Well, okay — I was once an extra in a film and I’ve photobombed news camera numerous of times — so I don’t know if I can count it as my “DEBUT.”

But, it was definitely my debut as a fitness model. Yes, you read that right — fitness model. It’s just one of the many titles of man of my prestige holds (I kid, I kid).

I was a fitness model for a fitness video called, “Freedom2Move” — it’s a locally owned DVD series of workouts that are tailored towards every and any fitness ability. This includes ability levels because of age, mobility or fitness level. It’s tailored to YOU.

There are three volumes to the workout series — and I’m in the third volume which focuses on the abs, back and pecs. Intrigued aren’t you?

Now, here’s the deal — I have a discount code for you. When you buy any of the volumes — or the complete set you can use code OUR10 to get 10% off your order. Just make sure you apply the code at checkout (and not in the non-profit purchase code field on the product page)

That’s not all though — Freedom2Move will also donate 10% from each order to the Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.)They are an organization that helps rescue, free and rehabilitate children that have been kidnapped into the sex trade industry. A very worthy cause and non-profit organization.

So what are you waiting for? Get fit, make a difference and see me in my fitness model acting debut — and if you’re lucky I’ll even sign it for you!


ELSHA’S CHRISTMAS CARDS

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My amazing and talented friend, Elsha Stockseth, is once again selling her Christmas cards this year. Each year for the past several years she designs a Christmas card uses to help raise money for charities in Africa.

Each one of her cards has a story and design that is unique to her. It almost always includes some reference to Bono, U2 and herself. I even had a shoutout in her card last year. See if you can find it on the design. To say that I was beyond honored is an understatement. I am so glad that Elsha and my paths have crossed, her friendship has enriched my life tremendously.

I have already ordered by cards for this year from her (this year’s design is above) and each card is just a $1. Yep — pretty cheap when you compare it to what you’ll find at the card aisle at the store. And, like I mentioned previously each card sold helps charities in Africa. So it’s all a win, win, win, win — right?

You can order your cards here. This includes this year’s design along with some other available designs from year’s past. They’re all pretty awesome. So make your Christmas cards as personal as your gifts and share the talents of my friend Miss Elsha!


WEEKENDGRAMS

A little trail time this morning! HEAVEN! #mynoseisfroze

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Does this officially make me a pole dancer? #sexyandiknowit

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MONTHLY MILEAGE UPDATE 2015

Total Mileage Breakdown for 2015
2015 Training Miles – 246.75 miles
2015 Walking Miles – 469.8 miles
2015 Race Miles – 451.35 miles
2015 Total Miles – 1167.9 miles
 
Monthly Total Miles for 2015
January – 78.8 miles
February – 72.85 miles
March – 115.3 miles
April – 76.3 miles
May  97.4 miles
June  131.15 miles
July  101.65 miles
August  110.2 miles
September – 115.69 miles
October – 164.7 miles
November – 109.85 miles

A LITTLE MONDAY MOTIVATION