Yesterday morning I weighed 171.5 pounds, today I am at 168.

The difference?

Yesterday I ran 28 kilometers with my wife. She is training for her 4th marathon. I was pretty beat up after running 2 marathons last year and was not really planning on another one.

But yesterday I went out for a 12K run with Anne. At the 12K mark I decided to go for a few more Ks, and then a few more, and then more still, and three and half hours later we had run 28K.

And I did it without the injuries and pain that had plagued my training last year.

So I am back on for a marathon run with a few thousand of my closest friends this May 30th in the Ottawa Run annual marathon (Canada's biggest).

The weight loss was mostly water but the distance was very real . . .