Videospiration: Ben’s 120 Pound Journey

Ben Davis lost 120 pounds and became a happier person through running and triathlons. Then he used Coldplay to summarize the experience and made me cry.* Watch this clip, then spend your Saturday wisely! In January 2009, I made the decision to get a grip, get out of my depression, and do life. I started running and started a blog. 120 pounds lost, but much more gained. This is how far I’ve come. *Yeah, that’s probably just PMS talking. Cupcake Wars would make me cry right now. But Ben’s video is still pretty inspirational. Via @dailymile.

Exercise vs. Depression: Round 1. FIGHT!

“It occurs to us that exercise is the more normal or natural condition and that being sedentary is really the abnormal situation,” Holmes says. — Hey there, internet. I have a confession to make. I have a half marathon in a month, and I’ve only run 2 miles in the last 20 days. It’s not that I’m busy. I spent the other night reading Fark on my iPhone while watching Good Eats reruns. It’s not that I’m sick or injured. I haven’t had a cold or even a blister for months. It’s not that I’m super stressed. I launched a…
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