Category Archives: Fitness

Running the 2012 New York Warrior Dash

Running the 2012 New York Warrior Dash

Earlier this year, I ran the Warrior Dash in New York to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It was definitely a ton of fun, and I’m glad I did it. I wrote a summary of it for the Physical Fitness Community Blog, one of the many community blogs part of the Stack Exchange network.

You can read all about my Warrior Dash adventure by visiting the link below:

Warrior Dash for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Warrior Dash for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

I’m running the 2012 Warrior Dash event in New York for fun and to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. For more information and to donate, visit my donation page:

Why am I running the Warrior Dash?

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Finding a Fitness Niche

Finding a Fitness Niche

This is a blog post I wrote for the Stack Exchange Fitness blog that I had mentioned regarding why I chose martial arts for fitness a few days ago. I’m cross-posting it here for archival reasons, but I suggest looking at the Fitness and Nutrition Stack Exchange and getting involved with the community (especially the chat and blog) for a wealth of information, resources, and links.

I’m a nerd. I’ve always been one since I was a kid. I never grasped the rules of sports that other kids just seemed to innately understand. I lacked coordination, strength, and speed which resulted in me being picked almost always last for any kind of team sport. That was a regular experience for me since early elementary school all throughout the end of high school.

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Choosing Martial Arts for Fitness

Choosing Martial Arts for Fitness

I wrote a blog post for the Stack Exchange Fitness blog about my experience with fitness and exercise as a child, teenager, adult, and young professional. The point I wanted to make was that choosing an activity should be a person own action, that is should come from within. My experiences with fitness growing up have largely been either in the control of others or a reaction to what (I perceived) people were doing for fitness. The full post is called “Finding a Fitness Niche” at the blog, and I wrote it to hopefully give others a stepping stone to find out what kind of activity they might choose for staying healthy.

I think the Fitness and Nutrition Stack Exchange is a great source of information and definitely has a lot of potential despite being in beta for so long since its proposal on Area51. There have been ongoing issues with the definition of what fitness, health, and nutrition mean for people. Nonetheless, I still think it (and the whole Stack Exchange network too) is a great resource and community for people to go for information.