Sunday, July 1, 2012


I was sick with a persistent sinus/head cold and ran intermittently beginning in February, brought my miles back up too soon when I did get out and wound up with a very sore achilles tendon -- same injury that kept me off the road for months a few years ago.

Haven't run since a slow and painful performance in the Fiesta 5K in May, was definitely holding back and limped across the finish line, feeling as though something was tugging behind my right knee in addition to the sore achilles. Haven't run since.

Meantime, the lack of exercise and continued eating and drinking excess have made me feel (and look) really fat, especially at the thighs and spare tire, so much so I signed up this week for Weight Watchers. We'll see how it goes, I'm shooting for a seemingly reasonable 17-pound loss, which would take me to 175, where I haven't been for probably 15 or 20 years. It would also be a considerable help to my running if and when that gets going again.

The Trachsel Project soon after became a Mazzilli thing I'm at work on now. In the in between, coached the boy's tee-ball team which was a lot of fun and also a test of my abilities to within a weird organization and sometimes, difficult decisions.

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