bobev's profile   

Petco 5/13/2013 5K9 RunWalkWag race
Profession: Retired Aerospace Engineer/Manag
Age: 77
Height: 1.68 m
Current Weight: 70.8 kg
Goal Weight: 69.9 kg
Location: Austin, TX
About me: 
Jack of many trades, master of a couple. Have had 7 or 8 career changes within engineering for the last 40 years. Retired Oct 2010.
Why do I run: 
Fitness, improve health and well being, counter act negative effects of Agent Orange from two tours in Vietnam 65-67 with Navy Seabees, and because I fell in love with it and am obsessed.
Why I started running: 
I was blessed with a heart attack in the ER on 3/15/08. No prior symptoms, working out 5x/wk. Discovered that with family history I should have had extremely low cholesterol. After researching, I found that running helps raise HDL, and lower LDL and Triglycerides. So I started running July 08. Used C25K to get me started. Ran first 10K 50 weeks from heart attack, first half 18 months from the attack