Not long ago, I read an blog post by Leah Culver about how she got into running. I decided that I wanted something similar. 10 years In high school, I could run a 6-minute mile without breaking a sweat. When I graduated in 1998, I weighed 145 lbs. Then came college, marriage, a desk job, two kids, a dog, and a slowing metabolism that caught up with me before I’d had a chance to realize it. By January 1, 2008, I weighed almost 250 lbs.