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Huffing and Puffing: Episode 2: Angry Hemogoblins

As published at News95.7's web site: Thirty-seven years on this planet, overweight and sedentary, have taken their toll on my body. But I'd be naive to think that anything is wrecking my health more than smoking. I'm Scott Simpson, reporter at News95.7 radio in Halifax, and I've been a smoker for about ten years. My editor pitched a story on the Lung Association of Nova Scotia's Learn To Run For Smokers program. It sounded like a great story on its own, but perhaps an even better thing for me to do for myself. And if I'm going to put myself through that effort, I might as well share it with the audience and maybe inspire a few fellow fat, lazy smokers to make a change. I'm not a morning person, and I love to sleep in until noon or later on weekends. Getting up every week for eight weeks for meetings and workouts at 9am on Saturdays would be an obvious challenge in itself, never mind all the exercise. But here we are, week one, at the Halifax Curling Club in

Gorgeous Halifax sunrise.

Gorgeous Halifax sunrise. , originally uploaded by BigAssSuperBlog . I don't enjoy a lot about getting up to be at work for 3:30am, but I do get to see some nice sunrises when I do.

Huffing and Puffing: Episode 1: The Pitch

I'm at it again, this time with help. I'm signing up for an eight-week course called "Learning To Run For Smokers", put on by the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. I'll be doing weekly updates on the radio, with a video component as well. Here's Episode One: The Pitch.