My name is Tim Gourley.

I started my journey into health and running back in late 2016 after experiencing several serious health issues directly related to my weight. At the time I weighed over 300 pounds. I'm not exactly sure by how much because my scale at the time topped out at 300 and I was too afraid to use the scale I had access to that could actually measure my bulk properly.

The health scares were a wake-up call for me and I started my journey losing weight by counting calories. I logged everything I ate into My Fitness Pal and was brutally honest with myself about the amount of food I was eating without thinking about it.

A year later and I've lost over 130 pounds.

Tim Gourley


I picked up running during my weight loss journey. It's not how I lost weight, but it helped give me some extra calories per day to work with. The primary thing it has done for me is get me into a healthy shape, both physically and mentally.

Currently I'm training for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon and plan on doing the entire 26.2 miles of the course.

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This site--the blog--is going to serve as my repository of run reports. Both for training runs and races. I capture all the biometric data with my watch and with Strava, but I need to capture the emotional side of things as well. It helps me, and it helps you if you are going through a similar journey. Let's do this together!