That Was Then

2008: Dennis Arriaga calls himself a natural-born couch potato. Even after experiencing the onset of serious health issues, he says it took him some time to get serious about his weight and overall health. “I was happy back then, but not happy and healthy.”

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2013: In the end, Dennis got serious about his health. “I lost the weight, have kept it off and fell in love with running along the way via the Couch-to-5K program,” he says.

“After gaining confidence in running shorter distances, I progressed to 10Ks, half marathons, marathons and even ultras, completing a 50K in May 2013,” he says. “My personal challenge now: run at least one race each month to stay motivated with training. I’m having a blast and never turning back!”

The picture above was taken earlier this year in June when Dennis ran the San Francisco Marathon – Second Half race.