5AM Runner


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

I got married in 1995, and as it often happens, immediately proceeded to gain weight! Over the years, I gained nearly 50-60 lbs, without a slightest idea on how to control the gain, or even what was causing it. My eating patterns were truly chaotic, at best, and exercise routines sporadic and non-consistent. I was too heavy to run, or even walk fast, and even though I was always strong, I was completely out-of-shape, with a huge gut hanging in front of me and weighing down on my entire life…

I kept on visiting the 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 insanity. Nothing produced lasting results, and so I went on and on, ballooning to over 265 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, vodka - nothing in between

Dream: To own a candy store

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

Love: Quiet time, running, chess, iPhone, Seinfeld

Hate: Soft onion in a soup, boring company

Pets: Never wanted any, but my family decided to keep a Guinea Pig around; his name was Roger and I simply referred to him as "the rat".  Then my wife sent him off some place, likely to a snake-farm.  

Now we have a dog, Freddie, who's ok and doesn't bother me much, unless I am eating a big sandwich.

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 why).