Posts Tagged ‘RIch Roll’

From Miserable Man to Ultra-Distance (Plant-strong) Man!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

My plant-strong ultra endurance buddy, Rich Roll is making headlines again. A few months ago he got voted one of the top 25 fittest men on the planet by Men’s Fitness magazine. He just wrote an article for CNN Health yesterday that was the #1 emailed article on CNN. Here it is!! Go, Rich!!

(CNN) — I can still remember it, vivid as yesterday. It was the eve of my 40th birthday, and I walked upstairs to take a shower. And I was winded. I mean very winded. As I was trying to catch my breath, I took off my shirt, looked in the mirror and tried to convince myself that I was still that fit guy I had always thought I was.

Somehow, I had been able to skate by on this delusion for all too many years. But the denial had finally caught up to me. I saw my true reflection, and I couldn’t lie to myself anymore. I was in the worst shape of my life. I was fat, unhappy and fed up.

It’s the typical story. First it’s the career. Then comes marriage, followed by kids. Your time is no longer your own, and you resign yourself to “maturity,” “filling out” or whatever euphemism for middle age that soothes that idea that you are simply overweight, unfit and unhealthy.

I’m here to say that it doesn’t have to be that way. I don’t care how busy you are. I don’t care how old you are, how many kids you have or how little time you think you have. The power rests within yourself to enact any change in your life you desire. And I can say this because I have seen it happen in myself and countless others.

Click here for the full article:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/07/21/rich.roll.getting.fit/index.html

Rich Roll. One of the fittest men on the planet

Saturday, May 16th, 2009
Rich Roll is ripped

Rich Roll is ripped

There are people all over the country who are leading the charge, living large, and setting a shining example of the benefits of eating a plant-strong diet. I would like to recognize Rich Roll, a former swimming acquaintance who was just named by Men’s Fitness as one of the top 25 fittest men on the planet. Way to go, Rich!!!!! We are very proud of you. Rip

Country: U.S.A. Career: Entertainment Lawyer/Producer

Some guys buy a sports car when they hit 40. Roll was 30 pounds overweight at the time, so he decided to invest in his body, instead. Two years later the Calabasas, Calif., lawyer earned the honor of being the second “Regular Joe” on the MF25. “When I turned 40, I found myself the most out of shape I’d ever been,” says Roll, a former elite swimmer at Stanford. “I didn’t want to live that way.” He adopted a plant-based diet and used multisport training to achieve a base level of fitness. But “base” wasn’t enough, so he set his sights on the 2008 Ultraman, a three-day, double Ironman distance triathlon in Hawaii. Roll began 15 to 20 hours of training per week, eliminating “anything extraneous” beyond family (he’s married and has four kids) and work. He finished 11th overall in the Ultraman but first among non-pros. “Working out makes me adhere to a tight schedule,” Roll says. “I’m much more productive.”

Here’s the full article with all 25, http://www.mensfitness.com/fitness/469?page=2 Age: 42