I’m a Runner: Chuck Todd

By December I’d dropped a few pounds. It was a real epiphany: Any day I didn’t run, I felt crappy.

I’d read about how intervals are a good way to drop weight. And it’s true: From 2013 to now, I’m 30 pounds lighter. I don’t eat much differently, but it’s funny how when you’re in better shape, you crave fresher food.

My staff will tell you, I’m a little obsessive about it now. Usually, my routine is somewhere between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m. If you say to yourself, I’ll try to do it at lunch… Nope. I learned that lesson the hard way.

On Sundays, before Meet the Press, I’m in the office by 6 a.m., so I run at 4:30, and I role-play the interviews.

I’m waiting for Fitbit, Apple, or Nike to come up with something that will easily record my thoughts while running. But maybe that’s too Orwellian?

I ran on Election Day. I couldn’t sleep, so at 4 a.m. I said, “Screw…

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