Doug W

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Occupation Firefighter/Paramedic
Location Boston, MA, United States
Introduction I'm a firefighter/paramedic who started running to win our firehouse "Biggest Loser" competition (I was 6'1" and 274 lbs. in March of 2009). Of course, I don't do anything half-hearted, so I decided to train for the Boston Marathon as part of the Children's Hospital "Miles for Miracles" Team. I was inspired to create this blog as a chronicle of the trials and tribulations of my training, because I constantly heard things like "I'm really not a runner" when I told people of my experiences training for a marathon and getting healthy in the process...