LET IT BE WRITTEN.
When Bob Seebohar talks, people listen. Bob speaks as if he’s a prophet translating scripture with divine inspiration. His words are priceless. Valued by many, but fully understood by few. Mainly because of the alphabet soup that succeeds his name, thanks to countless certifications, degrees and Masters honors he’s acquired over the years. (M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., C.S.C.S.) I don’t even know what all those characters stand for. With more acronyms than the U.S. Military, I can’t even imagine what Bob pays Nelnet every month. Bob is at the forefront of his field of study, and like many mad scientists before him, he might be considered crazy, but in reality, he’s a genius.
-Remember, at one point in time, we all thought the world was flat.
It takes people like Bob to think outside the “norm” and find the truth. However, Bob doesn’t work in theory, speculation or conjecture. Rather, Bob is a man of data. Plain and simple. If you’re ever blessed with the grace of his presence you can almost hear his mind at work. Gears turning like the precision craftsmanship of a fine Swiss time piece.
Today, I was LUCKY enough to have a conversation with Bob, as half of the 2012 KompetitiveEdge team met for an hour run to close the 2011 season and open the 2012 new year. -Lucky…? I take that back. Every answer I got from Bob, posed ten questions in return. One step forward, ten steps back. As we ended our run, I had a massive headache. Not from the pounding on the pavement, but rather the unanswered questions bouncing around in my head. My mind was blown!
Bob could ask, “How are you?” You might reply, “Good.” But, really you’re thinking, “How AM I?” -Tired. “Did I get sufficient sleep last night?” -Flat. “Do I need one more day of recovery?” -Big race coming up. “Do you think I need more volume right now in my training?” “NO! NO! NO!” “Less volume?” I don’t know, Bob! I was doing just fine until you asked me how I was doing. Maybe these questions arise because Bob is viewed as an oracle by some, one with all the answers if you will. -Okay, not ALL the answers.
I just finished reading Metabolic Efficiency Training: Teaching the Body to Burn More Fat. Insert euphoric moment HERE. New Year’s resolution: start eating metabolically efficient January 1st. I know, it sounds cliche. -”DIET STARTS MONDAY!” -Right. However, I think this resolution will stay the course. I miss you already Mt. Dew, but sacrifices HAVE to be made.
I have the utmost respect for Bob Seebohar. I write these words as a testimony that what Bob preaches is TRUE. -Maybe I’m drinking the Kool-Aid. Find out for yourself. Do the research. Ask questions.