Run after Squires is the first to confess that he’s no fitness expert. But he is a man who used to think about 205 pounds, more than was healthy for his 5'4" framework. “In my holiday pictures in 2002, I appeared as if the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man at the beach,” says the 42-year-old Colorado resident. Squires determined enough was enough, slice out oily food, and began walking on a fitness treadmill machine. The pounds came off and he was working marathons — not fast soon, but in the race. He ran his first 50-mile contest in October 2003 and completed his first 100-miler a time later. Since then, he’s completed several 100-mile, 50-mile, and 50k races.
His magic formula? “I’m not fast, but I’m reliable,” says Squires, who says steadiness is his best hint for maintaining an effective fitness regimen.
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