“Your Test Came Back Positive”

“Your Test Came Back Positive.” The doctor cracked the curtain where I was sitting in the ER to deliver the news. I was stunned. I was deadpanned. How quickly things had changed. One week prior on Father’s Day I saw my son walk out of the same ER after he had been told he was positive. He had been working with some youth with their … Read more

3 Tips For Working At Home During Shelter In Place

I worked successfully from home and ran my own business for more than a dozen years. It wasn’t all picture perfect, but I must have done something right to make it last that long. Tip #1. Get Out of Your Pajamas Get up like you’re going to work. Take a shower and get dressed. You’ll feel better and your family will like you more. There … Read more

Going to Give Intermittent Fasting a Go

I have been watching YouTube videos and reading medical articles about the benefits of intermittent fasting. It’s not new, but it is quite the trendy thing going on right now (just go to youtube and type in “intermittent fasting”). I have been successful with: Weight Watchers (the old Points Plus system) – It was a decent experience. It basically taught portion control. Pros: you can … Read more

The BIG Weight Loss Plan

I’m 51 freaking years old… and going to add one more year to that total in about 6 weeks. I am currently fat. I am in poor shape. My vital signs are not looking pretty. I am currently on one blood pressure medication. Today… that changes.  BOOM! I began exercising almost 3 weeks ago. I joined LA Fitness and signed up for a full year … Read more

2017… I’m Finally Ready For Ya!

It took me a solid month to get my goal setting, planning, vision, and dreams set for the year. Now I’m ready.  This blog post is more for my own sake than it is for anyone else. I believe in writing out my goals, sharing them, making them public, and always before me. So, let’s get started… and not in any particular order because they … Read more

Rich’s Bucket List

For me, in my life right now, this may be one of the most important blog posts I have written in a long time. It’s my bucket list. I turned 51 last month, and as I move toward the autumn of my life, I want to create a list of things I want to accomplish before I kick the bucket. This bucket list will require … Read more

Sick and Tired of Being Fat, Out-of-Shape, and Poor

To say that 2015 has been a struggle is an understatement. Much of it is my own doing. Some of it was from circumstances out of my control. And 100% of it was my poor response to the situation. 2015 has seen some tough times financially. I’ve gained 30 pounds. I’ve gone from running half marathons to barely being able to run 60 seconds… maybe. … Read more

My Running Plan

This is a post for all of us who have a few extra pounds around our waist and cannot simply decide to go run 10 miles today. What Is My Running Plan? Simply, my plan is to do a 5K in November in under 30 minutes. I have done the Jeff Galloway approach over the last couple years, which is a run/walk method. It is … Read more

Why Run?

Why Run? Why is that a good goal to have? In my last post a few days ago, I mentioned that my one goal for the next 90 days was to run a 5K in under 30 minutes. Let me give you 10 reasons why I believe running is the ultimate goal, above all other goals. First, you have to apply discipline. You have to … Read more

Three Things For The Next 8 Months

Whew… it is almost May. I hate being that person who says, “look at the time go by.” That’s the thing, I don’t want to watch time go by. I’ve become too aware of the shortness of days over the last 9 months. So many people have passed that were close to me. I want to savor and relish the days and hours. That got … Read more

March is Get Healthy Month

I’m not sure if that is official for anyone but me… but it’s time to get my butt healthy again. I fared pretty well for 3 years. I had lost about 50 pounds, ran 3 half marathons, and had felt much, much better. Then, I hit a skid last August… gained about 10 pounds back.  Ugh! I tried to lose a few, but gained them … Read more

2014 – 1 Mile Per Day (minimum)

What would happen to me if I committed to at least 1 mile per day for the remaining 331 days of the year? Well, at the very least, I will have run 331 miles. Rain, snow, sleet or shine – cold or heat – injury, pain, wellness, flu, or whatever –  I’ll lace up my shoes and hit the streets, track, or trails. That is … Read more