Tuesday, June 25 2013, 10:15 AM MDT
Check Their Health: Adam Mikulich
Our reporters and anchors spend their careers asking the tough questions. So we decided to turn the tables and ask them the hard questions about health and exercise. This week, get to know morning Talkin' Sports reporter and anchor Adam Mikulich
Q: What kinds of things do you do to stay in shape?
A: My bread and butter is lots of distance running. Whether it’s on a treadmill, a trail, or out on the roads I like to pack on mileage and love to break a sweat. I also do light weightlifting, hiking, and try and stick to a low-calorie diet.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge to staying healthy?
A: I’m more of a summer person and when the inversion sets in here in Utah it ruins me. I keep a busy TV schedule but the winter months are still my nemesis. If anyone out there has any advice for me powering through tough winter months it’s more than welcome!
Q: How important is diet to you and what kinds of foods do you typically eat?
A: Diet is everything to me! I eat a lot of chicken and fish, rice and vegetables, and snack on things like trail mix and granola. I don’t skimp on bread but I DO skimp on sweets and desserts. I don’t drink soda but maybe once a month and always have a water bottle next to me. My late-night weakness is frozen French fries!
Q: What is currently on your workout playlist?
A: You’re going to think I’m nuts, but I love working out to the Beatles! I love the Rubber Soul album for a nice, long run on the treadmill. When I run outside I prefer all of the natural sounds instead of music.
Q: Not a lot of people may know this, but your father is a coach. What lessons did he teach you?
A: My Dad taught me to set goals, always know where you stand with them, and what you have left to do to run the goal down (often a second at a time). He also taught me that in any sport, if you’re always working on your form, you will always be improving.
Q: We know you are big into fly fishing. What sparked your love for this sport and what are some of your favorite places to fish?
A: I grew up spin casting on mountain lakes in Western Washington and have always loved the suspense and surprise of it. Fly fishing though, is something I picked up when I lived in Idaho and it’s just a whole other level. I love how challenging it is! Holding a fish means so much more when you have to mimic all the elements of a hatch. I fish the Middle Provo out of Heber all the time and recently discovered the Weber. I’d love to get to the Green one of these days!
Q: If you could workout with any athlete, who would it be and why?
A: That is an awesome question! I’d say Derek Jeter. I HATE the Yankees but I’ve always admired his skill set and his work ethic. I’d love to take batting practice with him and then run wind sprints until one of us keels over. I’m a little younger and I think I could hang with him.
Q: What’s it like working with Dave Fox and David James?
A: Working with Dave and DJ is awesome because not only are they two of my best buds, they are also mainstays in this market and incredibly good at what they do. They bring so much credibility to our department and our team and our viewers trust them. So, I entered a good situation to begin with, and with their example to follow it’s only gotten better! I sincerely hope the three of us are together for a long time.