Posts Tagged ‘fitness’

Science Fiction themed races that must be created

Posted on: March 8th, 2012 by Nathan E. Lilly

I ran at the Warrior Dash and Run For Your Lives and now I’m becoming obsessed with obstacle runs. Run For Your Lives really opened my eyes to their potential. After giving it some thought, here’s a list of geek themed athletic events that I don’t have the time to make happen but I would […]

Introduction to running from zombies

Posted on: January 25th, 2012 by Nathan E. Lilly

At the request of “Tequila” Matt Black, our reluctant director of mischief: this is a post for Zombie Troopers of Pennsylvania members about how I got started running and about how to get into shape for Run For Your Lives. Matt says that he never runs because he’s not being chased… when the zombies come, […]

Running with zombies

Posted on: January 21st, 2012 by Nathan E. Lilly

I ran in the first ever zombie run—Run For Your Lives—on Saturday, October 22, 2011 outside of Baltimore, Maryland. It was a 5k obstacle run (much like Warrior Dash) with the added difficulty of “live” zombies on the field. Here’s my head-cam video of the run: My race time was 35:34.5 which they say was […]

Jocks + geeks = zombies?

Posted on: September 28th, 2011 by Nathan E. Lilly

I’ve been getting myself fit for a little over a year now. During this time I discovered obstacle races, like the Warrior Dash and the Spartan Sprint. However, I always thought it’d be cool if someone could combine fitness adventures with geekdom. Well, someone has. I’ve just signed up for the first zombie obstacle run: […]

Warrior Dash PA, 2011

Posted on: June 14th, 2011 by Nathan E. Lilly

This weekend I ran the Warrior Dash in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, on the Skirmish paintball fields. Warrior Dash is a 3½-mile run with a dozen obstacles (from mud pits to rope walls) placed along the route. It was a dark, cloudy day, made even more so by the fact that a cloud bank covered the field […]

Getting my house in order

Posted on: May 25th, 2011 by Nathan E. Lilly

You deserve an explanation. An explanation as to why I haven’t, among other things, answered an e-mail, called a friend, attended a convention, or updated any of the fiction markets that I operate (and/or other websites) in quite a long time… I bought a house. This is a good thing! I haven’t died; I’m not […]

I’m normal!

Posted on: October 8th, 2010 by Nathan E. Lilly

As of yesterday I’ve trimmed the final few pounds to hit a normal BMI (at 163 pounds)—I’m a size S again. It’s a royal pain to have to go out and buy an all new wardrobe, especially since I’m still trying to lose a bit more weight, but my XL clothes need to be retired. […]

I’ve lost 30 pounds with 2 easy methods!

Posted on: September 17th, 2010 by Nathan E. Lilly

If anyone can change me, it’s me. It’s true! As of yesterday I’ve lost 30 pounds in the past 20 weeks. Before—height:5′8″; weight:196.0 lbs; waist:42″; neck:17.5″ BMI:29.9; body fat:~38%; waist-to-height ratio:60.3%; After—height:5′8″; weight:165.4 lbs; waist:33″; neck:16″ BMI:25.2; body fat:~24%; waist-to-height ratio:48.5%; My original goal was to lose 30 pounds in 10 weeks, which I missed, […]