1 0 Posts in obesity
February 23, 2012

Not Too Cold

Not Too Cold

Greetings to you all from the 2012 Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah.

This will be a super short post today just to say that I took a lovely little 3 mile run around Temple Square and did not freeze.

I am also having a super fun time playing with my brand new Nike Fuel Band – which right now qualifies as the Best Gear Ever because I am in a hotel full of surgeons who all want to ogle it (surgeons are naturally attracted to cool technology).

Running in the cold was:

  1. Very hard on my lungs
  2. Not as hard as I thought it might be
  3. Not as cold as I anticipated because Utah just isn’t that cold right now

I had not, however, factored in altitude. At just over 4000 feet above sea level, that definitely creates an additional workout. I live at the beach – so that really is 4000 feet higher up than normal for me.

Here is where I ran:




























Tomorrow, hitting the slopes at Snowbird, so no run for me!


Leave a Comment
December 22, 2011

Are you really writing about that?

Are you really writing about that?

In my professional career, I am known as an obesity and nutrition expert. Over the years, I have been very lucky to make friends with brilliant and talented people like Dr Arya Sharma, the Chair of Obesity Research at University of Edmonton, Alberta. If you want to know what is important in obesity, you not only know who Dr Sharma is, you definitely follow his blog (drsharma.ca). So when I was starting this blog, I wanted to let him preview it.

We had an email exchange that went like this:

Me – You know I am writing a running blog, not a nutrition blog, right?

Dr Sharma – The world needs another running blog?!?! Just kidding – simply don’t want you to get too sucked up into this running stuff – those folks tend to get fanatical and are hard to be around – all I see them do is talk about their last marathon and their plans for the next one – BOOOOOOOORING!

Continue reading…

Leave a Comment