Everyone's Heard the Stories About Silicon Valley...
The crazy hours people work, the stressful lives they lead. I was one of them. Back in 2004 I was working insane hours, eating takeout and convenience meals as I could grab them, and spending what free time I had horizontal on a sofa like a couch potato.
I pushed myself to the absolute limits of what a person can do in the working world - I was achieving amazing things, day in and day out... let's be honest; that's the way it works in a place like Silicon Valley. No such thing as half measure.
I was also tired, stressed and more than 40 lbs. overweight. I needed a change, and when I found running, I embraced it with both arms and threw myself into it full speed.