A habit that helps me stay lean

Alexei Sorokin
4 min readDec 5, 2021

I shared one of my other tips in this story. And if you want to see my narcissistic before and after weight loss pics you can see them in this story!

So, after losing about 30 pounds (I went from 185 to under 160 pounds) in 2020, I’ve stayed very focused on maintaining my lean weight, not only for the sake of weight management itself but for my running, which has become my true passion and a non-negotiable daily habit, as I like referring to it. In October of 2021, I ran a sub-three-marathon and I recently signed up for Chicago in 2022, targeting sub 2.50.

Why do I get so annoyed by patronizing sobriety stories?

I ran ten miles in under an hour. It took eight thousand miles to prepare.

Signed up for another marathon in a month. Riding the wave.

I’m ready for my marathon. Ready to surrender.

I’ve been eating spirulina. Will it help me run better?

My sub 2.45 marathon: my best, happiest race so far. Getting faster with age. You can too.

I think every human, every kid is a potential athlete. EVERY.

My 90-mile week in running. In pursuit of excellence and in defiance of goal setting.

The trick is to keep running (and writing?)

So let’s talk about obesity.

Alexei Sorokin

A Russian immigrant in America, father of 4, Cambridge and Harvard Business School alum. I run and write every day. More here: https://linktr.ee/alexei.sorokin