Gerard Martinez

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Gender MALE
Industry Law
Occupation Student
Location San Antonio, Texas, United States
Introduction I am a law school student and ultrarunner from San Antonio, Texas. Running has helped change my life, and I have lost over 180 pounds since I picked it up in 2008. I believe in the power of a balanced diet and in maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. My goal is to do the Badwater Ultramarathon. This blog will track my progress towards that goal. My dream is to inspire others, especially children who struggle with obesity, to make positive changes in their lives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a forum for discussing ultrarunning and health and fitness issues.
Interests Running, ultrarunning, marathons, eating, drawing, playing the harmonica, singing in the shower, watching movies, constructing models, cooking, writing, dreaming...
Favorite Movies Titanic, Monster, Frida, Doubt, Shortbus, Gran Torino, Inside, Romance, Fat Girl, The Wrestler, Revolutionary Road, Milk, W., The Descent, High Tension, United 93, Summer Storm, Before the Fall, North Country, Angels in America, The Return (Russian), Bound, A Home of Our Own, Big Eden, City of God, Singing in the Rain, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), Rosemary's Baby, Last Tango in Paris, Million Dollar Baby, Monster's Ball, A Home at the End of the World, Crash, Come Undone, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Dreamers, Irreversible, Contact, Requiem for a Dream, Sybil, Dead Man Walking, Soul Food, To Kill a Mockingbird, The War of the Roses, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover, The Out-of-Towners, Misery, Kinsey, This is Spinal Tap, Moby Dick, Great Expectations, Closer, Far From Heaven, American Beauty, The Black Stallion, Fly Away Home, Swimming Pool, The House of Sand and Fog, The Others, The Godfather, Mean Creek, Bully, The Night Listener, Ratatouille, Munich, Sophie's Choice, Inglorious Basterds, Julie & Julia, Downloading Nancy, Antichrist, Spirit of the Marathon, Running on the Sun, Pinocchio, Julia (2008), Cabaret, Michael Clayton, (and so many others!
Favorite Music Guns & Roses... Creedence Clearwater Revival... Laura Nyro... Blood, Sweat & Tears... Bob Dylan... The Beatles... Don McLean... Journey... Boston... Miles Davis... Arturo Sandoval... Billie Holiday... Lila Downs... Horace Silver... John Coltrane... Webb Pierce... Patsy Cline... Rosemary Clooney... Peggy Lee... The Mamas and the Papas... Steve Reich... Johnny Cash... Charlie Parker... Dizzy Gillespie... Buddy Holly... Duke Ellington... Nat King Cole... Thelonious Monk... Edith Piaf... Rufus Wainright... and a lot more!
Favorite Books Anything by Toni Morrison, anything by Robert Cormier, Sybil, Moby-Dick, Great Expectations, Crime and Punishment, the Harry Potter books, What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg, Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes, Running and Philosophy.... and many more.

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