It is me again. Just a quick check in. I added another 4 pound since my last post, for a total of 30 pounds put back on. That is the bad news. The good news is, I am back to running. I have to admit that my stopping running was more devastating to me than I realized. I cannot begin to explain to you that rush, that confidence, that swagger I get when I run. and it isn't just for the hours following my run. I get that for the whole day! So for the past couple of weeks, I have been back at running. I am in finals now, and I knew I needed an outlet for the stress. I dusted off the treadmill that got me so far last winter and started using it again, and I seriously resdiscovered my love for running and all the benefits! At first, i was disappointd in how I measured up for speed, distance and endurance, but compared to where I left off. But here is the thing. I got started somewhere before, and look how that worked out for me! So I am getting started somewhere now. and I am adding a wrinkle. I don't know how many will have heard of Dean Karnazes, but he is an ultramarathoner that has won all sorts of crazy races, and ran a 199 mile relay race BY HIMSELF! yes as in all however many legs there were, he did them all! I got turned onto him by my friend Kevin, and reading that book spoke to me. Before, I was all about the 5k, but now, now I want more. I want to do 10k's and half marathons, and dammit, if I buy anymore of his book, I will probably wind up doing a frikkin marathon after all is said and done! Damn you Dean Karnazes! haha. So anyway, there you go. I am going to try to get around to some of my bloggy buddies sites today and see what they have been up to. I hope to see some great stories!