HUFFPOST PERSONAL 11/05/2018 12:38 pm ET Updated 26 minutes ago By Jamie Feldman “I could never run a marathon.” “The longest I run is from the couch to the fridge.” “You’re crazy.” That’s pretty much what I heard when I told anyone with ears that I was running the New York City Marathon. And I did tell anyone with ears. It wasn’t all that long ago that I would have had the same reaction. A longtime listener and first-time caller, I’ve ugly cried on the streets of Brooklyn watching thousands of runners glide by in neon waves and questioned year after year why anyone would willingly put themselves through one mile of running, let alone 26.2. Then, about a year ago ― Oct. 14, 2017 ― I ran my first race, a half marathon. It was only eight weeks before then when I ran more than a mile for the first time. Ever. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Jamie Alyson Feldman … [Read more...] about How I Went From Never Running More Than A Mile To Finishing The NYC Marathon In 1 Year
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Leigh Guidry Lafayette Daily Advertiser Published 12:30 PM EDT Nov 2, 2018 UPDATE: Lafayette native Jason Cohen completed the Leadville 100, an ultramarathon that travels across mountains in Colorado, in 29 hours 25 minutes and 52 seconds. He was just under the 30-hour limit. And he's coming to town! Hear from and meet Cohen at Pack and Paddle at 6 p.m. Nov. 15. It's free to attend the seminar held at the shop in Lafayette. Read more about Cohen's inspiring story below. About the race He called it "truly an unbelievable experience." "The best part of the whole experience was having my wife and some of my closest friends with me (my crew)," Cohen said in an email Monday after the race. "They kept my spirits up, encouraged me throughout the race, and were key in getting me to the finish line. "Included in that crew were four pacers that kept me moving through the pain, throughout the night, the pouring rain, and pushed me beyond my perceived capabilities. I can't … [Read more...] about Hear what it’s like to lose 120 pounds and run 100 miles
Leigh Guidry Lafayette Daily Advertiser Published 2:00 p.m. UTC Aug 14, 2018 On Aug. 18, 2018, at 4 a.m. Jason Cohen will be at the starting line of a 100-mile foot race that covers literal mountains. But running an "ultramarathon" almost 2 miles above sea level isn't the craziest part, nor is the 30-hour window he has to complete the race. It's that seven years ago, this version of Cohen didn't exist. Then he weighed 300 pounds and would not have called himself an athlete. Over the last seven years he's lost at least 120 pounds and incrementally changed so much about his life. Now he definitely is an athlete. The Lafayette native spends hours of his day running portions of the course in Colorado to prepare him to take on this challenge. RELATED: 'The Big Show': how he lost 90 pounds And when he crosses the finish line of the Leadville 100 "it'll be the latest step in a seven-year journey to prove that impossible is only a word." That's how Cohen … [Read more...] about What do you do after you’ve lost 120 pounds and change your life? Run 100 miles
FILE (iStock) Of all the things in life that people might really want to delegate, losing weight has to be close to number one. In a world in which kids get participation trophies; test scores can be enhanced and special interest groups lobby for set asides there is one area in which the merit system is supreme – getting in shape. And so many of us have that on our To Do list. In a “shocking” report out this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that almost half of Americans are trying to lose weight. And, wait for it, almost 6 in 10 women were working it. I would love to meet the other four women to learn their secrets in avoiding the perennial New Year’s resolution that has the permanence of a tattoo on so many people’s lives. They certainly are saving money. In fact the one thing you are sure to lose when seeking weight loss is your cash. Americans spend more than $60 billion dollars trying to lose weight each … [Read more...] about Hey America, lose weight, not your temper. You can do it!
I glared at the number on my bathroom scale one morning not so long ago. It read 253 pounds.It was time to do something.I knew that I had to get regular exercise back into my life. But there was a problem. I have a lingering foot injury that meant running — or even extended walking — was out of the question.So, I turned to bicycling. Now, a little more than a year later I’ve logged more than 1,100 miles on my regular bicycle and a stationary “spinner.”The result: I’m down to 234 pounds.Yes, I have at least 20 more pounds to go, but I’m on the right path. And I’ve done it without making major changes to my diet. I like to eat.Here are a few tips that have helped me keep up my exercise plan:No. 1: Vary your workouts. I try to ride outside on my seven-speed as often as weather allows. But to keep it interesting, I vary my course around College Park, the Orlando neighborhood where I live. In general, I’ll do about 6 to 8 miles per … [Read more...] about Here’s how I bicycled my way to weight loss