Chad Stovern

Christian. Husband. Dad. Geek.

Rebooting My Health and Fitness

Hello Internet.

I'm going to rejuvenate my interest in blogging by kicking off a new tag on my blog called geekfit.

This will be a story of my very opinionated journey in rebooting my health and fitness. This first post will be a summary of my current state and my plan to improve it. Future posts will dive into different aspects of my plan.

Warning: Don't try this at home without talking to your doctor and or trainer.

Why am I doing this?

In 2013 I was in the best shape of my life. I ate a pretty strict Paleo diet, I ran at least three days per week, drank 64 ounces of water per day, and got as close to eight hours of sleep as I could each night.

Since that time I allowed stressful events in my life to affect my health and fitness. I am not eating very healthy these days and do not exercise very often at all. It sickens me that I've thrown away so much progress "cuz reasons". I have aspirations of helping others in this area some day, but not if I do not have myself in order first.

What is my first milestone goal?

  • 165 lbs
  • 15% body fat
  • Run 2 miles in 18 minutes

What is the plan?

Short answer:

Detailed answer:

Stay tuned for future posts!

Clojure in Atom

Since I just recently made a getting started with Clojure in Sublime Text video, I decided to also make a video showing how to get started with Clojure in Github's Atom. I hope you enjoy it as well.

Clojure in Atom

Clojure in Sublime Text

After the last Clojure MKE (Milwaukee) meetup, I decided it would be good of me to make a quick video showing others how to get up and running with Clojure on Sublime Text. I hope you enjoy it.

Clojure in Sublime Text

Quick Tip: How to Rename Email Flags in

Keeping email well organized is a challenge all of us face. Tags, Flags, and Inbox Zero. This short article isn't going to solve all your email woes, but will give you a quick tip to help you on your way to email nirvana. on the Mac has a nice built in feature called Flags. Using flags helps to categorize and even note the priority of a message. Rather than keep a taxonomy floating in your head, I've written a quick tutorial over at Tuts+ to show you how to give email flags meaningful names.

Check out the tutorial here: Quick Tip: How to Rename Email Flags in