Meet the Fat Boy

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kevinhairKevin lives in Dallas, TX and was born in Chicago in 1974. Kevin works in the IT industry as a Linux Architect, owns a photography business, web hosting business and an entertainment business. In addition to way too many careers and jobs, Kevin also finds time to feed his dog Ghost and take him to the dog parks, feed his foster and live in domestic rabbits, volunteer for a rabbit rescue and produce a little music. He also sleeps on occasion. Oh, and he runs!

When Kevin was seventeen years old he was hit by a car as a pedestrian and sustained knee damage to his left knee that required surgery. This causes him almost no issues while running but if something is going to be sore, it will usually be that knee. After talking to doctors and friends who also have had the same surgery, he is confident it won’t cause too many issues running.

At the time of his entry into the C25K regimen, Kevin weighed 284 lbs, is 5’11 and thirty-eight years old. When Kevin completes C25K and decides where to go from there, his physical stats will be updated here.

UPDATE 05/08/2013 – I finished C25K a little over a month ago. I’m now half way into C210K and I’ve run my first race, an 8K rather than a 5K but have a 5K race scheduled this week. I now weigh about 240lbs and am 20 lbs short of my goal weight of 220. The weight loss has plateued which was expected and I am now seeing a nutritionist as well.

 

13 Responses to “Meet the Fat Boy”

  1. Darren

    Hey mate,
    Keep up the great work!
    I completed C25K & 10K Trainer Pro last year & lost 20kg (40lbs) in the process. Major calf tear before Christmas saw me sidelined but back into it again & I started the programme from scratch again. Just nailed week 9 & still loving running!! Good luck mate & never give up!

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  2. Monique

    Mr. Fat boy
    Congratulation on your achievements and I am sure you had many obstacles. But never give up on yourself and truly believe. You are not alone as we all have adversities but it is one day, one second and one step. I am looking forward to your progress and shall be lo

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  3. Monique

    Cont… Be looking for you as it inspires me to go that extra mile. Looking at you my running friend! Ciao

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  4. REverette

    WTG!! I started c25k the beginning of February. I’ve repeated week 3. I’ve signed up for a first 5K in April, with my daughter & her husband. None of us have done this b4, & we are all doing c25kfree. I’m 55 and lost 40 lbs last year. This is my push to lose my last 20-25 lbs. Bad knees, bad back& neck, too, but pushing through.
    Enjoy hearing how others are succeeding & struggling but not quitting. Hang in there.

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    • fatboy

      Keep it up! I had reconstructive knee surgery when I was 17 due to getting run over by a car! :)

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    • brew

      Hey, I am 58; lost 80 lbs, was running 10ks, tore a meniscus, had surgery February 4. I have bad knees – arthritis, chondromalacia, was told by the surgeon to never run again. I am back up to 4 miles four times a week and pain free. Just keep at it!

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  5. Carl Thomas

    Hi Kevin

    Great Blog! I think we are very similar people! I too am 274Ibs, 5’11″ although I am 33 so have a couple of years on you. I also work in IT/Electronics as a field based service engineer.

    Although I have a lot of sporting experience from my younger days I have not really done anything for about 10 years.

    I have downloaded the C25K App a couple of weeks ago and will be running my W2D3 tomorrow morning. I am really not looking forward to week 3. And after reading your blog I see this was a tough week for you too. Fingers crossed I will get through it and carry on to Week 4.

    All the best and keep up the good work.

    Regards

    Carl Thomas from York UK.

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    • fatboy

      Way to go! You’ll get through it.. I’m 38 so I actually have a few years on you! :) I’m really not sure if Week 3 was just a mental game for me, or if it was the trails I chose or what. Looking back and looking at my heat maps I think I was just pushing too hard. I cannot stress enough just to find your pace even if you feel like you are barely moving. I start week 8 this week and getting my pace down has really helped. Good luck!

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      • Carl Thomas

        Hi Kevin

        Well Done on Completing C25K!
        Bet you feel really proud of youtself!
        Any thoughts on C210K???

        Well I did Week 3 No Problem, Dont know what I was worried about and now Ive completed week 4. My pace is getting better and I keep breaking my kmph which is great, not intentionally either which is even better. Again I have reached a milestone and Week 5 looks really tough, especially W5D3. I have been going to the Gym twice a week aswell and im training for a 2.5km Charity Swimathon. Think im doing a little too much and fatigue set in on Friday’s run, to the point where I actually stopped running for a about 30 seconds during my last interval. With Week 5 looking so tough I have decided to knock everything else on the head just for this one week and concentrate on the running. Wish my luck. :)

        Regards
        Carl

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        • fatboy

          Haven’t tried C210K yet. I’m running about 4-5 miles daily now so I guess I should try it out.. I’d absolutely agree that you are probably trying to do too much at once. Don’t worry about your speed, just endurance. :)

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        • fatboy

          Just finishing C210K!

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