♫ Running Mix for Spooky Tails and Trails 5K ♫

Here’s a mix I threw together for tomorrow’s Spooky Tails and Trails 5K:

  1. Timeless (miles_ahead edit) – Goldie
  2. Running – Jessie Ware
  3. Camel – Flying Lotus
  4. Backstreet Freestyle – Kendrick Lamar
  5. The Full Retard – El-P
  6. Headache – METZ
  7. Anywhere But Here (feat. Emily Panic) – Killer Mike
  8. A Love From Outer Space – A.R. Kane
  9. Tongues – Ty Segall & White Fence



Health & Fitness Link Roundup (10/22/12)

Here are some of the health and fitness related links from October 22, 2012 that are definitely worth reading:


Jon Haas of Warrior Fitness (left) and teammates at this weekend’s Tough Mudder.

Food Diary for October 22, 2012

Siggi’s Peach Skyr Yogurt — So yummy!






Calorie Breakdown:

Nutrition Breakdown:

Food Diary for October 21, 2012








Next Race: Spooky Tails & Trails 5K

This weekend, I’ll be participating in the YMCA-sponsored Spooky Tails & Trails 5K at Veteran’s Park in Hamilton, NJ.  It will only be my second event that I’ve ever participated in and I’m a little nervous about the condition of my shins going into it.  I seemed to have pushed myself a little beyond my capabilities the other night and some fairly mean-spirited shin splints followed.

This morning, I did a practice run walk at the park, but had to limit my running to well…just about none as the pain was a little overwhelming.  I’ve deciding to rest for a couple of days and possibly resume my normal walk/run routine on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Urghh!  Damn shin splints!

For the record, here are the results from this morning’s walk:

1km — 7m16s

1 mile — 12m35s

3 miles — 41m51s

5 km — 43m33s

…and a blog is born.

Hello there.  Thanks for visiting!

My name is Michael B. (or you may know me as miles_ahead on Twitter) and I am was a certified couch potato!  I’m only 5’5″, but this past summer I managed to let my weight balloon up to 183.5 lbs.!  That was simply not acceptable!

So, as a result, I changed my eating habits (quite dramatically!) and started to exercise much more often and here I am — two months later and 24 lbs. lighter!  But I’m hardly done!  I may have lost the weight, but now I need to actually get fit!