25 Sep '15, 11pm

Man Who Shed More Than 200 Pounds Will Lead 1:40 Pace Group in Half Marathon This Weekend

Brokaw’s tipping point came in 2008 when he realized he couldn’t pull his young daughter, Alexa, in a wagon around the neighborhood without having to stop and catch his breath. He actually doesn’t know his heaviest weight, because he couldn’t find a standard scale that could measure more than 400 pounds without giving him an error message. So Brokaw stepped on a StairMaster—at first, he could only manage 10 minutes—to try to lose enough pounds so he could start running again. This time, he hoped, would be the last time he’d have to endure the arduous weight-loss journey ahead of him. “I thought I was going to pass out,” Brokaw told Runner’s World of that workout, “but I knew the first two or three weeks would hurt really bad, and then it would get easier.” Over the next two years, Brokaw gradually shed weight and gained speed. When he got down to 205 pounds, he ran the Gra...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/weight-loss/man-who-shed-more...

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