Monday, May 19, 2008

Back to Work

Has it really been a week since I last posted? What a crazy week, mostly work wise, followed by a weekend that came and went faster than the blink of an eye.

I guess I'm a bit less of a couch potato, but not so much on my feet. Just one run, not even three miles. I did get in two nice weekend bike rides, though. 16 miles on my own on Saturday and 25 on Sunday with a few of the Hebrew School dads. Nice ride for the last weekend of school.

Finally broke some new ground on the scale. Down 2.2 pounds from last week -- one of my biggest losses in many months. My average weight is at 230.9, with a few days spent in the 220's! Total loss now is 183.1 pounds. Seems to make no sense that my weight has gone down as my exercise has decreased. Go figure.

After my marathon run, Deb had sent a note to a writer for our local weekly, The Howard County Times. Last Thursday, the paper published this: Marathon Run Follows Massive Weight Loss. On Saturday, we were at the local soft ice cream stand where my son's baseball team was celebrating the end of the season and a woman comes up to me and says "Excuse me, but are you Jeff?" Turns out it was Cathi Higgins, the writer of the article (whom neither Deb nor I had ever met.) She thought it might be me but it was Andy that gave us away. Too funny.

I had every intention of wishing some of my racing friends good luck last weekend. Unfortunately, I missed the boat, but they obviously got my good wish vibes. Congrats go out to Java Mom, who rocked the Tempe International Triathlon, to Erin, who killed the Mountain Man Duathlon, Rob, who joined the 26.2 club at the Delaware Marathon and Jill, Stacey and the dozen or so other friends that completed the Columbia Triathlon. Congrats to all!



Andrew is getting fit said...

Nice write up!

Take the weightloss and don't question it! ;)

Dan Seifring said...

Nice ink in the local paper. And keep up the great work with the weight loss.

Amy said...

Excellent article!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Andy, I think we need a "life with dog" update.

Pokey said...

WOWZA!! A celebrity!! Awesome!!

Congrats on the weight loss. Can you send some my way too? ;)

I still marvel over 183 pounds......AWESOME!!!!

Chief Wahoo said...

Great article! The really cool part is that your journey has become an inspiration for others to follow you lead!

J~Mom said...

Hey!! An article! How cool is that!?! I will go read it now!

Thanks for the shout out!

Hey, I am about to start trying to lose some weight..again. I mean I thought I would lose with the Oly training but no luck. If you have any advice send it my way. I don't know how you manage to train and lose weight..that is so awesome!!