By the end of 2006, the events of my life had more or less come to a head. My marriage had failed. My job was consuming me. I was drinking – not enough to do myself immediate physical or professional damage, but enough where I knew it was a budding problem. I was overweight and well on the way to obesity. Although I considered myself active and tried to run a couple miles a couple times a week, it was not enough and I was out of shape.