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Seven years ago I began my journey on SP. I had tremendous results; watched my weight drop below 200, completed a marathon. I was diagnosed with Compartment Syndrome in 2010, but did not give up and in 2011 ran and walked every day for at least 30 minutes, totaling over 1,500 miles.

A job change and move to Huntsville, AL in 2012 sidetracked my progress. I had started the year strong with plans for a same day summit of Mt. Whitney in August, but weeks before my trip I had to cancel due to work. And I lost motivation.

2013 saw my lowest mileage total and activity since 2006 and of course the dreaded weight creep. Maybe explosion would be the better term.

So my goal is 2014 is to rededicate myself to improving my health through proper nutrition and exercise. For me, movement is good. I need to bring back my marathon mantra, "relentless forward motion".

It won't be easy, and I'm going to have to avoid ramping up to quickly as my legs can be excruciating when pushed beyond what they can handle. My goals this year will simple, run a 5K, 10K and Half Marathon with my beautiful wife, Gerri. She continues to be me rock and inspiration.

Member Since: 1/3/2007

Fitness Minutes: 3,268

My Goals:
To improve my overall health through improved eating habits and physical fitness.

Current PR's
5K - 27:58 - 6/2/07
8K - 48:09 - 5/10/08
10K -57:04 - 3/1/08
Half - 2:06:39 - 2/2/08
Marathon - 5:09:54 5/25/08

My Program:
Back to basics. Watch what goes in my mouth and move my body.

Personal Information:
My incredible wife Gerri and I are blessed with two beautiful & very talented daughters. Chelsea (22) and Heather (19). We now live in Huntsville, AL.

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Bama football is a passion. Roll Tide Roll!

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    Hey Jeff! It's so great to hear from you! I've been wondering if you were still running... Lord, it can be be so hard keeping it up while working, etc. I've struggled a lot in the past 2 years and have settled for doing what I can when I can. Erratic best describes my training these days, but I'm still trying.

    I look forward to seeing you on the boards! If time doesn't permit, I hope you and Geri are out there running and are injury free!
    2417 days ago
    Jeff - thanks for your comment on my 5K blog. C25K is easier the second time around. Check out the team "slow and steady". It's a smaller group and we chat daily. How is Gerri??
    2417 days ago
    Still on Spark people (but barely)...logging in food/exercise but just snooping on boards.
    did Geri end up in law school?
    Still running? Always!!
    2418 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/12/2010 1:33:41 PM
    Jeff, saw your comment on Julies page, and just had to drop in to say hi!

    Glad to hear you and Gerri are doing well, sorry about your leg, hopefully it is something that can be fixed. Check in with Lori-Lu , formerly chalkhog. She had to stop running!

    Tell Gerri hi, and keep up those good grades!
    2476 days ago
    Jeff - Thanks for your post on my page - so long ago - shows how long I've been away - but I'm back on track.
    Happy New Year to you and Gerri! Hope to catch up with you guys soon.
    2476 days ago
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