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  I haven’t posted in a while, so I thought I should post some sort of update.  I ran the local Firecracker 5000, which I run every year.  The weather was perfect, low 60’s and rain.  I loved it, and my time showed that.  I ran a 27:07 (Yeah, I know, that’s slow), which is 23 seconds faster than my previous 5k PR.  I’m happy with that for a couple of reasons.  First, I had missed an entire week of training the week before.  I was on vacation in Myrtle Beach and had no time to run.  Also, I was able to keep my pace fairly steady and ran a negative split.  I ran a 9:11, 8:54, and 8:28, with a final .1 in 33.65.  I’ll take that. 

  On the marathon front, I’ve reserved two rooms in Boston for the 2009 Marathon.  We are going to stay at the Seaport, which is owned by Fidelity.  I work at Fidelity, so I know it well, and can get the Fidelity rate.  The problem is that the Fidelity rate is $300/night.  Oh well, that’s just how things work.  Maybe I can get them to donate that amount to the CFF.  I’ll have to look into that.  I should know more about getting into Boston via the CFF next week.  I am going to see my Pulmonologist on Wednesday, hopefully she’ll have some news for me. 

  On the weight front, I gained 6+ lbs on vacation.  Not bad, but I could have eaten much better.  I’ve already lost over 2 of those pounds in a week.  I should be able to drop another 2 this week.  My friend Victoria has started on the Atkins diet again.  First, I couldn’t do it.  Second, I wouldn’t do it.  Once you start eating carbs again, you just gain the weight back.  I’m sure someone will find this and tell my I’m wrong.  Go ahead and do it, but I know two people who have had that happen.  And, btw, it’s not about dieting, it’s about changing eating habits for a lifetime.  And, that’s what I’m doing.  It’s amazing how much food I was eating before.  Portion control is huge, in my humble opinion. 

  Ok, that’s it for today. I have to go get my daughter up for daycare, so I can get go to work.

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