Sounds like a score from the Olympics basketball court.  A buck fifty three, that is what I tipped the scale this morning, the most I’ve ever weighed in my life.  One-oh-five, the temperature yesterday and today’s forecast too.

If I were out running, especially in this heat, I’d be 10-15 pounds lighter, almost 3 weeks of semi sedentary has really packed them on my tiny frame.  Two years ago I had a hard time keeping up to 135 over the summer.

The good news is once I get back to it, things will normalize metabolically.  Bad news is I’ve been diagnosed with a deep bone bruise in my right foot and am off for another 2-4 weeks.  From the best shape in my life to maybe the worst in just a matter of 6 weeks.  I have been getting back out on the Felt, my sweet road bike, and did kayak around Zorinsky this morning, but nothing beats running, running, running.  Guess its my turn to practice the patience that I preach…

Not everyone is sitting around getting fat though, some of the mates were actually quite busy:

The Downtown Run Around 5 Mile showed once again that the Lincoln Running Company Racing team is Real.  While Good Mate Eric Rasmussen ran to the overall win (26:24), LRC took the next 3 spots with Eric Noel (26:54), Tom Nichols (27:09) and Logan Watley (27:21) all showing well.  Mates Matt Seiler (6th, 28:09) and Andrew Jacob (7th, 28:25) also placed for Team Nebraska.  On the Women’s side, our Meghan Schneider ran a peronal best 32:40 for 3rd behind Kaci Lickteig‘s winning 29:34 and runner up Shelby Tucker‘s 31:21.

It was a busy weekend all around the Omaha Metro as less competitive events were held in Bellevue, Yutan, Gretna, and Tranquility Park.  At least five races/runs in one weekend, pretty good for Nebraska.  The Cornhusker State Games was also conducting its age group track events.  Special thanks to the Omaha World Herald for publishing results from all of these events, top 10 men and women, I think this is a first and another bright spot of hope for expanded coverage for our sport.

Down in Hereford,  Texas, Ricky Trevino won the 28th annual Greg Black Memorial Run 10K in 35:04.  And up at Lake Okoboji David Bohlken won the 10K in 35:36.  Good showing all around mates!

And a late result from last weekend’s Fremont Duathlon:  Overall winning team was Andrew Jacob who ran his 2 mile legs in 10:20 and 10:32 partnering with Rich Pearson who rode the 12 mile bike course in a very fast 26.5 mph.  The winning Mixed Team was Meghan Schneider (12:38, 12:36) and Jeff Jacob (22.3 mph).  As most of you may know, Jeff is Andrew and Meghan’s father, a stud back in the day and still is.

Speaking of biking and studettes, I was finishing my 20 miler yesterday and bumped (figuratively) into Danielle Galvin and Kathy Palmer.  They were in the middle of a little thing they called the “Terrible Triple” or something equally as frightening.  Long ride, run, long ride, run, long ride, run.  Over 7 hours of training in one day, these women are amazing!

And speaking of tri studettes, a congratulations to some time Wednesday Night Track runner Lisa Martone for finishing yesterday’s Ironman Triathlon in Lake Placid, NY.  Just wow!