Near the end of 2007, I found myself in the hospital with phlebitis in my right leg. It scared the hell out of me. That Christmas, I decided that it was time to stop paying lip service to getting fit. Blood clots had killed my father, and put my mother in the hospital for days. I was on the express train to the same fate. I stopped writing sermons on "Pennsyltuckian" and created a new blog: one that was to be more honest, and more spiritual than all my self conscious preaching could have ever been. "Fat Man Running" made its debut early in 2008. Pennsy's fight for life had begun.
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