This year he did 10 races. At the end of September, he had shed a total of 94 and was now running as far as 6 miles on his running days. The following year, he took his trail runs to a new level and joined a local running group.
He encouraged his wife and daughter to partake in physical activities as well. They had a day during the week where they would do short runs around the neighborhood, usually around a mile of jogging. Eventually those 1-milers with his daughter Lisa became 2 miles; then she was regularly running 3 miles with him.
My daughter tells me how much she likes the new me, and how she loves running with me.
Today, he and his daughter go on 6-mile runs together every Sunday. It's become a father-daughter bonding time for them.
"It is a million times more satisfying to run with her. To see my own child run and have fun is incredible," he said.
By November, Masashi's weight was down to 168. He has lost a total of 23 stones since 2019. Through all his achievements, Masashi has inspired a lot of his closest friends and co-workers, Austen said.