Welcome, friend!

Nice to meet you. I’m Beej. I’m a runner, a geek, a writer, and an editor. I am also completely and insufferably excitable. And when I’m excited about something, I want to talk about it.

Who is This Newsletter For?

In general, if you’re a nerd or a geek, this content is for you. If you’re into general fitness, running, and mental health, you’ll find yourself right at home, too.

If you’re someone who falls into both of those categories…well, you and I are gonna be good friends. Really good friends.

So let’s talk about…

Running!

I am 39, and I intend on running the Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World for my 40th birthday. You’re going to get a lot of training updates as I go through the craziness of preparing my body for 48.6 miles in 4 days. Even better…you’ll get to witness the aftermath when that comes. (Wait, that means I will, too…yikes!)

I’ve been running for 11 years now, and I get really excited about it. I want to talk to you about how I went from the nerdy kid who sat in the little league dugout with a book in my hand to the nerdy man running down the street listening to a D&D Actual Play Podcast.

And running shoes. I love running shoes. So much.

Mental Health!

I have Bipolar Type 2, severe high-functioning anxiety, and the depression that cyclically comes with both. Plus, we’re all living in the middle of a dystopian apocalyptic hellscape. So there’s that.

That’s why mental health is definitely something I will be talking about. I don’t want to say that I’m excited about mental health, but I am passionate about it.

I want to make sure that other folks know they’re not alone in dealing with all this kind of stuff. And that it’s okay. It’s hard, and it sucks. But it’s manageable.

D&D!

Not only do I DM two weekly games of Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition, but I also create quite a bit of D&D content that you can use at your own table (available on DMs Guild). I kinda love D&D.

So let’s talk about murder hobos, actually using dragons in our dungeons, and why not every bard has to be a lecherous stereotype.

Oh, and I will send you discount codes for my stuff and do giveaways of cool stuff, too, when I can.

Weight Loss!

A decade ago, I lost 155 pounds. And I kind of want to talk about that, too. If you’re going through that struggle (and it is real, y’all), I want to help you through it if I can. I want to be here for you like so many have been for me. You can do this.

Then at the same time, work through some of my own as I lose the Pandemic 30 that I put back on.

Video Games, LEGO, and All Kinds of Geekery!

Currently, I am going nuts over Genshin Impact, collecting the retired Nexo Knights LEGO sets, and hosting two podcasts (Geek to Geek and Dragon Quest FM).

And movies! And books! And…and…so much stuff. I am excited about so much stuff.

But Mostly…Running, Mental Health, D&D, and Weight Loss

If that sounds awesome, then roll initiative. I mean…subscribe and join the community! I can’t wait to be your new DM, best friend, weight loss partner, and running buddy.

Sounds great, right? Subscribe, and let’s be besties!