TTR #15: Losing 55 lbs in 8 months and helping start a running club

losing 55 lbs in 8 months
Michael Weisberg considers running to be more than a passion, but a way of live. He ran his first 5K race when he was seven and ran track & field through high school. After a lengthy hiatus and significant weight gain, Michael started training for his first marathon, the 2012 Los Angeles Marathon. In addition to losing 55 pounds in 8 months, he rekindled his love of running. Since then he has run 9 marathons and over 20 half-marathons. Michael Weisberg: Losing 55lbs in 8 months ...
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TTR #14: Hitting the Spartan Platforms

I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and played various team sports as a kid but was never all that good at any of them. I really enjoyed getting outside and running though so I stuck with cross country and track throughout high school. I loved competing, the feeling of pushing myself to get stronger and faster, plus the team camaraderie was unlike any other sport I had played. I took a corporate job after graduating college which led me out west to Arizona. Moving out west reinvigorated m...
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The Coffee Shop Stranger

We were sitting at a coffee shop only a week ago. A man timidly walked over, stopped a good distance from us, almost intentionally trying not to intimidate; at the same time seemingly embarrassed. He said, excuse me sir. I looked over at a man who had sorrow in his eyes, who clearly had better days. He said, I don't have any gas in my car to get home. I drove all the way over here for my job and didn't stop because I didn't want to be late. I have money but it's in my wife's account, I onl...
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TTR #13: Accepting a life changing challenge

Brian Cerier lives in Torrance with his wife, Kelly, and dog, Zoey. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Brian made the move across the country after graduating from college and started working as a systems engineer in the Aerospace industry. Since moving out to the South Bay he started working in security engineering and will soon be starting a new position at a tech startup in El Segundo. Brian decided to start running when the best man in his wedding challenged their close group ...
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TTR #12: In Pursuit of the Perfect Race

Melissa became a runner 11 years ago, after a trip to Disneyland and being inspired by seeing all the runners celebrating their finish of the Disneyland Half Marathon at the parks. She signed up for a Disneyland 5k in 2009, and then followed up with her first half Marathon in 2010. Since her first 5k, she has completed several Marathons, and has dove into the world of triathlon. She enjoys running and triathlon because she likes to challenge herself and see what mentally and physically sh...
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Stepping Outside your Comfort Zone

This past weekend Drew and I attended a really fun and exciting workshop called Code Breakers. The days were long and packed full of information but we enjoyed it so much. The focus was on personality decoding and how to serve your customers, clients, friends, family better by speaking in their personality “code”.  So fascinating! I loved sitting and learning. I loved being organized and taking notes. I loved making connections. I loved talking and getting to know new people. I loved the fun a...
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TTR #11: Struggling After Losing Your Best Friend

In this episode Dorothy Keith talks about the challenges after losing a best friend. Not just a best friend though, a running partner, someone to help offer accountability, motivation; someone to laugh with and spend time together with. Dorothy lost all motivation to run after the sudden passing of her friend over the holiday season. But she built herself back up and found new motivation to run, not just with but for her friend as she raised money to a kids art fund that her best friend w...
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TTRR #10: Finding a Supportive Community

The reason we started Transformations Through Running is because we wanted to contribute to a community. We found the South Bay Runners Club online and we followed along, listened to stories, watched posts and quickly decided this was a great community to be a part of. Considering how we could contribute, after hosting Nationally Syndicated Exploring Mind and Body for 9 years and putting together over 500 shows (close to 400 interviews) I thought, I'd love to share stories from this group, ...
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TTR #9: Getting Faster with Age

I started running my sophomore year in high school for Carson back in 1990. That was cuz I was to small to play basketball dnd football. So I joined the cross country team. After the season was over. I told my coach I was going to try out for baseball. So no track for me. He told me no that he sees something in me and that I needed to run track. So needless to say I ended up running track and I loved it. So I ended up running cross country and track all 3 years in high school. My highlig...
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Reusing shipping supplies for Magnesium

I thought this was worth sharing. Given that we're environmentally conscious and try to save not just money on shipping but the environment whenever we can.   It's not only the cost of shipping but it's the cost of materials like boxes, packing tape, 'peanuts' and broken bottles that we have to consider into shipping costs. We have to do everything we can to package our Magnesium in glass bottles accordingly so they don't break.   We needed some extra materials for our late...
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