Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The answer is a resounding YES!

This Saturday’s critical question has already been answered!!! For those of you wondering (myself included) if a 300 lb man could really run a 5k and not require CPR or at least an ambulance afterwards, the answer is a resounding YES! That’s right weight-loss-watchers…today at approximately 2:30 pm (MST), I jogged every step of my 5k practice route, without dying and without walking so much as a single step. So now we know! It CAN be done! And my family can stop talking about how to divide up my estate on Saturday afternoon! j/k

I also wanted to give a “shout-out” to those of you who sent Brooke Walker at Studio 5 KSL an email about having me on the show. She sent me a very congenial reply indicating that she has forwarded my information to her producer. Brooke seems to be as genuine via email as she is on TV. I still don’t think it would hurt to send her an email if you haven’t already. So much of what those types of shows choose to highlight is based on public interest so the more of you who contact them, the better. Just Google “Studio 5 KSL”, click on the bio’s link and look for Brooke. Her email is right next to her photo.

For those of you wondering why on earth I’d ever want to go on television about my weight loss struggles, let me just say that it’s for the very same reason I blog about it in the first place. Increased exposure equals increased commitment for me, and it broadens the number of people that I might be able to inspire, and in turn…be inspired by. The truth is, I ran extra far today because I am motivated by possibly being on that TV show, and also because I could not wait to sit down and post to you all about it. In fact, most of what I’m typing to you right now was written word for word in my head as I plodded along those 3.l miles today.
Thanks for being there for me, and for cheering me on. Hopefully I can return the favor by helping you out as well.


berlinwritergirl said...

Way to go!!!

Rebecca Talley said...

Excellent!! What a great accomplishment. I'm proud of you!

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Let me tell you buddy, I KNOW how hard it is to run even a mile without stopping. The fact that you ran three is totally AWESOME! I am so proud of you. YOU ROCK!!!!

And I agree with you 100%. The more you're out there telling people what you're doing, the more committed you have to be and the more successful you'll be because people are watching. I think you are so courageous and I'm so glad I don't have to visit you in the hospital! he he. Way to go!

Did you ever hear of the story of the overweight man who was so depressed that he wanted to kill himself? He decided to go for a nice hard run because he knew it would give him a heart attack and he didn't want his family to know he was trying to commit suicide. The first time didn't work, so he tried again and again until he fell in love with running! He lost all the extra weight and his depression went the way of all the world! What a great story! Exercise cures so much!

Brent Boswell said...

Thanks you guys! I wish you all the best as well!

Tristi Pinkston said...

So proud of you for completing that run, Brent!