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Lose 50 lbs, Start Trail Running

runkeeperSo you want to lose some pounds, what is the best way?  Start trail running!  That’s what Bill Day from RunKeeper decided to do. Bill was a desk jockey that was 50 lbs overweight with no running experience. Read his story and watch his video and learn how, starting from scratch, how he managed to lose 50 lbs and discover a love for trail running!

Lose 50 lbs, Start Trail Running

I have an abiding passion for trails. I love to run them. I love to hike them. I love to study maps of them. You name it, if it’s trail related, I want to be a part of it. Thinking about this recently, it occurred to me that there must surely be other trail running fanatics in the RunKeeper user community. Et voila, a new trail running blog column was born!

This first time out, I thought it’d make sense for me to set the stage by describing my personal journey into trail running. Some of this is me repeating myself from a blog post a couple years back, but for the sake of completeness, here goes…

It started for me in 2009. I had decided to join some family on a Colorado hunting and hiking trip in the early fall. As part of getting ready for that trip, I took a hard look at my fitness. I didn’t like what I saw.

I was fifty pounds overweight. I knew I needed to make some changes to both my diet and my level of physical activity. For diet, that led to colorful veggies and Greek yogurt, along with fewer desserts and seconds. For exercise, I settled on running. [Read more...]

So Bill’s story is inspiring. It just goes to show, if you put yourself out there, you can accomplish anything!

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