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I think this is the time that the prodigal son returns, with his head hung low, begging to be forgiven.

Well, no, not that bad but close.

I have slipped, I have started new blogs, new trackers, new challenges, new everything.  All these new things resulted in one thing and one thing only, a return to the old.

The old habits, the old food, the old laziness, the old excuses.

So, what happened?

Well, winter, the longest, coldest and snowiest in recent memory.

Health, hyper tension and osteoarthritis in right leg, that happened.

Work work and more work, that also happened.

I also think the inevitable let down, or what ever you want to call it, of achieving what I though was an impossible goal, running the Tely10 road race, led to a collapse, or at least a sense of complacency.

The result?

An inability to run a 5 k under 40 minutes.

A gain of about 20lbs.

A sense of failure or backsliding.

Also, clothes not fitting, a general feeling of being a “flash in the pan”.

Hopefully friends that is over now.

In the past week I have dropped 7lbs, got my 5k from 43 BLAH to 37 and feel reinvigorated.

Couple that with the fact that the Tely10 is just 2 months away and changes are needed.

So I return here, the blog that got me to my biggest challenge.

Why return?  Well, in discussion with my wife, I have always done best when accountable and this blog keeps me that way.  I am confident it will help me again.

So, please, join me once again would you as we right this boat and get back on track?

The countdown clock ticks once again.

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Motivation!!

I got it today, and well, last night too.

Turns out, the only thing I needed to do, was get out and do something.

10k last night

20+k today…

One foot in front of the other… that’s it… that’s all…

Done and done…

Updated the picture page, link on top there, and also added a NEW page for any and all races I take part in.  Pretty sparse there right now, but it will fill up, it will!

By the way, some of you may remember this

Still holding strong, 9 months into it now.  August 12th will be 365 days with NO fast food… something to be proud of!

 

Motivation?

I know there are a few of these out there now, of me before and after, but every now and then, a picture just kicks me in the ass.

I have been having a hard time with motivation lately. I’ve been eating more than I should, and in the past week, since I have run the 5k, even motivation to get out and walk or run has been elusive.

This picture, this comparison below, gives me the push I need so very bad at this time. Also, I have been noticing more and more before and after pics on the web, facebook, etc.  promoting this product or that, and you know what, if a shake, a wrap, a diet, a machine works for you, then awesome. At the end of the day, it’s about what will worj for YOU.

This transformation though, there were NO gimmicks, not really, no quick fixes, this took TIME and it took DEDICATION and it took SUPPORT from my amazing wife and family and friends. it also helped so very much to have support from complete strangers as well.This didn’t happen overnight, it’s been a long time coming, and I have been struggling with this my whole adult life. It’s not over yet, and it will never be over, every day is a battle between the guy on the right and the guy on the left. So, posting tpics, reading your comments, absorbing that support, it helps and I will use every tool, every edge I can to make this work. I apologize in advance to those of you who might be tired of seeing me post these, just know, that it helps a fat guy stay on track, you guys, if there is a gimmick to my story, it’s you guys and the feedback you give! Thanks so very much

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First 5k update..

Done and DONE…. yay…

Not a super fantastic time, but unofficially it was 32.25 minutes.  It was the hottest day of the year here today, and that, coupled with what was an unfamiliar route for me, made me lose a minute or two I am sure…

But what the hell, this FELLA…. this one below…

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Just ran a 5k road race!!!

Can I get a whoop whoop??

Think I might get addicted to this thing, really, I think I might!

Here’s a couple of pics from the race….

firt5k3firt5k1firt5k2AND this is something I LOVE…

My very first BIB!!

firstbibFirst bucket list item…. kicked!

Again, can I get a whoop whoop!!