5AM Runner

About


What can I possibly say about myself… I used to be incredibly shy about speaking in public, and even about writing, but now I somehow simply LOVE both!  I live with my wife and 2 boys (now large men) in a little unknown suburb called Langhorne, just north of Philadelphia. 

I got married in 1995, and as it often happens, immediately began gaining weight! Over the years, I had gained over 50-60 lbs, without the slightest idea on how to control the expanding waist line.  My eating patterns were truly chaotic, at best, and exercise routines sporadic and inconsistent. I was too heavy to run or even walk at a brisk pace, and despite being relatively strong, I was completely out-of-shape, with a huge gut always preceding me and weighing down on my entire life…

I kept on visiting gyms and trying on various routines, attempting to “turn fat into muscles”, as they frequently advertise.  I have also tried countless diets, switching from Zero-Carb to Atkins to….. all kinds of other insanity. Nothing produced lasting results, and so I went on and on, ballooning to over 285 lbs, until I stumbled upon an interesting phenomenon that entirely changed my life. Please visit WHY 5 AM to learn more.

Mike KoganRandom Facts:

Twitter: Follow me on Twitter! @5AMRunner

Facebook: My Facebook Page

Cardio Routine: First-thing-in-the-morning run

Like to Drink: Water or vodka - nothing in between

Dream: To own a candy store

Special Diets: None, I have a "thing" against diets

Love: Quiet time, chess, running, Jiu-Jitsu, Seinfeld

Hate: Soft onion in a soup, boring people

Current Pursuit:  A Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

Pets: Never wanted any, but my family decided to get a guinea pig, his name was Roger and I simply referred to him as "the rat".  Then my wife suddenly sent him off somewhere, likely to visit a snake farm.  Roger never returned, and was replaced as a pet by our current dog Freddie.  He is ok, and doesn't bother me much, unless I am eating a big sandwich.

I am a tremendous supporter of all animals, and am an active member of Friends of Animals, an organization that advocates for the rights of animals, free-living and domestic.  I believe that all animals should be free from cruelty and institutionalized exploitation around the world.


Favorite Movies
:

1. Fight Club (not because of fighting, but due to its insane psychological depth);
2. Devil’s Advocate (a true masterpiece);
3. Shutter Island (simply incredible plot & ending);
4. The Game (the one with Michael Douglas);
5. Matilda (don't ask me why).