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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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Where you been?

Around, I’ve been around… and doing pretty well thank you.

Hit a little snag with my running though, been suffering through some back issues. Still been able to walk no problem, but running, even short distances, has been a bit of a problem.  Hoping it rectifies itself soon.  I am doing this race even if I have to crawl it lol.  The back issue isn’t major, it’s just a nerve bundle thing happening under my left shoulder blade.  I used to get them a lot.

My eating is slipping.  Not badly, but enough, eating more than I should and allowing more stuff like icecream etc. to sneak it’s way in.  So far it hasn’t resulted in bad news, but it could, so I am trying very very hard to reign that back in.

One more week and we are all off on a family vacation.  Likely won’t get a chance for a big blog on that, but we’ll try…

Here’s some pictures from the last week, to show were I have been and what I have been doing.

 

Mmmm mmmmm losters

Also, got this AWESOME badge on Loseit today!

Juneathon 10

Had us an amazing fast moving thunder storm here this evening and the 8k run I had after was really friggin’ good…

Time was sucky, about 33 minutes on the 5k, was really wanting to get under 30 again this evening.  The bit of a bad back I had was holding me back a little, of course, the fact that I was running after supper AGAIN was another factor.  I’ll never ever learn…lol…

Was a great picture taking kind of evening though!

And my wife is a big fan of lupins.  Later in the year, the trail I travel will be blanketed with them, but for now, there was but this wee little fella…

Big distance tomorrow, we’ll see how it goes!

 

 

Juneathon and something else

So today was a distance day for the Juneathon, plus my Tely training.

Did a pretty easy 5k, under 35 minutes, easy pace and followed that up with a nice 9k consisting of fast walks and some 1/2k sprints.

Weather was amazing, warm and a nice breeze to keep the flies at bay.

It’s amazing to me that I do 14k now and it’s not even enough to wear me down.  I did that, came home, mowed the lawn, got my bike all oiled and the tired pumped in anticipation of a possible ride later this evening.

Crazy…

Oh, some other pretty good news.

I today weigh 204.5 lbs, just 4.5lbs to go to red me of that pesky 2 and the first digit in my 3 digit weight.  That’s nice too…

That’s about it, all is well, things are progressing and I’m satisfied with the progress…

What more is there?