Running

Saturday was my 37th birthday. Yep, I’m, indeed, an old man. I go through every birthday and I don’t really take the time to reflect on the past year. I wanted to do that this year and every year moving forward. Just give perspective on what I’ve been doing and working towards something. I’m 37 […]

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April 6, 2017 – April 12, 2017 Oh man! This week was great and then not so great. I’ll explain. Thursday was start of a new week for me. I went into the week setting up a goal that would have me losing 7 pounds by the end of April. I was aiming to lose […]

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Dear Willie, You don’t know me but you will. I’m your future self. I’m writing to you from the year 2017. On January 6, 2011, you’re going to start an amazing weight loss journey. You’re going to wake up that day and tackle your goal of finally losing the excess weight that is holding you […]

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You may have noticed that the “running” part of Fueled By Running has been absent. When 2017 began, I told myself that my main focus was going to be on weight loss. I let myself go over the course of a couple years and I wanted to get myself back to my prime shape. To […]

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I never thought of myself as an athlete. I’m the kind of person that was always picked last when playing sports. I was the overweight one that no one really wanted on their team. Sports wasn’t really my thing. When I started running, I still didn’t call myself an athlete. I was just running to […]

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Back in 2011, I had a goal to work towards. On January 6, 2011, I woke up and told Angela that I wanted to lose weight. I told her that I would track my food. I would go to the gym 5-6 times a week. That was it. That was my whole plan. I didn’t […]

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It’s been very quiet on the blog. Sorry about that. It’s been incredibly busy in the Gillis household. Between regular life things happening, getting the house ready for Baby G, and marathon training taking over my days, there’s just not enough time in the day. Speaking of marathon training, I can’t stop. That’s the overall theme of […]

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It’s June. It’s the first day of summer and we’re feeling the heat. There’s no denying that. Week 2 of marathon training is still going smoothly. My marathon training plan suggests that I run at least 4 times a week. The plan is no problem. I actually enjoy it. I am not enjoying the hot […]

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It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? Sometimes you just need a healthy useful break from the world.  Have you ever felt like you didn’t have much to say? You didn’t have much you wanted to do? That’s how I was feeling. Instead of writing mindless and uninteresting blog posts, I took a break to clear my […]

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Last weekend, Angela and I ventured up to Dallas for the Rock and Roll Dallas 5K and Half Marathon. I was excited because I really like the race as well as I got a chance to hang out with friends. We arrived Friday night and really didn’t do much. Saturday morning, we participated in the […]

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