Sunday, January 4, 2015

Way too long...

I have started several posts since the last published, but I never quite finished them, and now I find myself back over a year later.  Way too long an absence!  I'll try to quickly summarize for you:

Weight:  I got down to 214 for a while, but then ended up at about 219 following an outpatient procedure in November of 2013.  This put me out of commission for a while - I wasn't allowed to walk for about 2 months.  Then I found myself coaching boys swim again until mid-February.  The late nights and long weekends led to more eating out and some weight gain - about 8-10 pounds.  By August I was at 229.  I decided to re-focus at that point, and increased my running, but then mid-August I suffered a foot injury - probably a torn tendon that put me out of commission until very recently.  I am currently in physical therapy for the injury.  The lack of exercise and frustration and coaching girls swim until mid-November caused me to gain more weight putting me at about 244.  I made some commitments with family members about 2 weeks ago and now I am down to 240 and working in the right direction.

Goals:  As I stated previously, I had a goal to complete the Splash and Dash triathlon in Prineville in July 2014.  I am happy to tell you that the whole family, even the nay-sayer Kaylin, competed in the event.  Kaylin and the girls also all won medals for their age divisions!  I finished the course (500 yard swim, 13 mile bike, 4 mile run) in 2:04.49, just a few seconds behind Kassidy!  A cool thing was that I finished with Lew Hollander, actually holding hands with him as we raced across the finish line together!

I'll provide more details later, but I thought I'd get some basic information out there.

Hope you keep on hopping!

The Marsupial Maven!

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