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Running Season.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

I love the fall. I love school supplies. I love the cool nights. I also love that it's RUNNING SEASON. All the 5Ks, 1/2 marathons, full marathon races are in full swing. It's running season, because it's running weather.

I've run 3 races so far, and I quickly came to my spark page to update with my races and times. I realized, "Wow, I'm so much slower than I use to be." I looked at my old times, for the same races two or three years ago, and I was...faster, stronger, and well, better.


I shared this with my husband. He had only one reply, "You're still running."


He's right! I am. 5 years later. I'm still running. I love it. I love running. So what if I'm not as fast as I use to be, it's okay! I'm still running!

...and it's running season.

So to all the runners out there, fast and slow. Have fun. Enjoy the season. It's going to be a good one!

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LORI-K 10/21/2013 12:45PM

    Yay running season!!! Finally some cooler weather in S Texas. Enjoy!

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LADYHAWKES 10/21/2013 10:28AM

    Have a great season and enjoy the fact you are still running!

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PATSYB7 10/21/2013 5:29AM

    Smart guy--congrats that you're still running! Keep going. When you're ready do the workouts that will increase your speed, if you want. If not--you're still running!

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California or Bust!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Yeah...bust out of my swimsuit!!!

This summer is our big trip to California and my plan is to look great...I've been relaxed, especially after my 1/2 marathon run which was awesome. I let my exercise schedule loosen up a bit after the 12 week training schedule for the 1/2 marathon. Yeah....time to get serious again.

It is amazing how fast you get out of shape! I'm winded after my body attack class!!! Crazy tired! I just ran 13.1 miles on Jan. 13th!!! Now I struggle through a body attack class.

Maybe it is my age, maybe it is because I'm busier (I coach track now), maybe I just need to stop with the maybes and just do it!

My goal is attainable ....I know I can do it, and I have a cute wardrobe to look forward to buying for my trip to Cali.

Getting busy....
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MOMTOCONNOR2003 3/20/2013 4:43PM

    I love shopping when I feel great in what I am trying on. Congrats on the 1/2 marathon I am training for 2 5K's. Not us to 1/2 marathons yet. haha

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-AMANDA79- 3/20/2013 3:11PM

    Yay!! Shopping!

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EWL978 3/19/2013 11:45PM

    I can tell you'll be okay....just make up your mind what you want to do and then DO IT!!!

Keep on keeping on....remember, California's waiting for you!!


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SISTERPRETTY 3/19/2013 11:26PM

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LANAHAUTH21 3/19/2013 11:26PM

  You can do it.

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MAUREENS356 3/19/2013 11:25PM

    Great goal! Enjoy your shopping spree!

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The summer of food!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


It really was the summer of food. I had set the goal to lose the 10 pounds I put on LAST Christmas (2010) and ran and did many summer activities. I failed to take off the weight, BUT maintained the same weight all summer. I was shocked since there were many BBQs and opportunities to cheat (and I did) but still maintained my weight. I guess the running really helps. I really want to get this 10 pounds off, but I'm just too lazy to do it. I tell myself, "I ran, I can eat this today." Ugh. Oh well.

I'm doing 3 runs this fall. I'm happy about that. I'll also start training for another 1/2 marathon in January. Hopefully I can get back on a better track with my eating (I eat pretty good on the weekdays, weekends are usually a bust.)

I'm back at work...and I'm around a lot of healthy eaters. YAY! They give me a lot of encouragement. They also don't LOL...saying, "Oh you RUN, and YOU LOOK GREAT!" Yeah, pass the cake. LOL

I will get better. I know I can, because I've done it before. I just need to get strict again...and keep on running...which I love.

Thank goodness.


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-AMANDA79- 8/31/2012 12:22PM

    I'm with Goosie. Maintaining is great!

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KANSASROSE67 8/29/2012 11:55PM

    I know where you're coming from! But maintaining is still a lot better than gaining.


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GOOSIEMOON 8/29/2012 10:47PM

    Maintaining is a victory in itself!


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It's okay to hate....

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I just turned 41 on the 19th of January and on the 1st of January I celebrated my 3 year anniversary of the day I changed ME! It has been a great 3 years of running, eating right, eating bad, running harder, and taking "days off". It has been a journey. I still fight the battle of the last 10 pounds, but I always take it day by day.

I love to run, it is my passion. I love participating in 5Ks and 10Ks. I did a 1/2 marathon and I hope a full marathon is in my near future. I love Zumba and BodyPump. I don't like Taebo or Body Combat or Swimming. Waking up in the morning to work out is THE WORST BEST thing. I hate to wake up, I love my sleep, but I love that I get it over with and the rest of the day is all mine to do with what I want because I've taken care of "the daily workout". LOL

I love sweets. I don't like salty stuff. I love pastas, I can still eat a whole medium pizza by myself (I did it on a dare when a friend said, "You can't do it now...your stomach has shrunk and you won't be able to..." Um, ya...whatever) I don't like healthy foods, but I like the way they make me look and feel. Pasta and cake makes me sleepy and gives me a stomach ache. A good salad at dinner and I sleep like a baby. My husband and I experiment with healthy recipes to keep it interesting and full of flavors, but I still have lasagne and waffles on cheat days.

It's been 3 years and it's been a balance of getting to know my body, my likes and dislikes and above all keeping to the main goal. Staying healthy.

It's going.....oh and I hate asparagus, it's just gross no matter how you cook it......

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SALVAC 3/20/2012 2:29PM

    Love all your loves and I concur with many of your hates! Great Blog. Happy Belated!

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RUNNINGPFUHL 1/24/2012 3:24PM

    Happy (belated) Birthday!!

It is ok to hate....
LOVE your blog!!

You and me and the last 10 pounds! I'm still working at it, every day!

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MBUSSAN210 1/22/2012 6:42PM

    Loved this! Happy Belated Birthday! Here's to a great year! emoticon

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Losing my Spark?

Friday, November 04, 2011

I hope not....but lately if feels like I have. I've lost motivation to stay on track with my meal plan. I still run, but I notice in the past 4 weeks, I'm only managing 2 times a week. felt like I was running the same amount, but I'm really good at entering my exercises and there it is, plain as day...about 2 times a week. I'm doing Bodypump about 2 times a week, even though I set a goal for 3 times a week. The past 4 weeks, nope, 2 times a week.

So there it is...yes, you say, "Well you are exercising at least 4 times a week!" Nope, that's not me...I was always at 6 times or EVEN 7 times a week. I was relentless. The snacking at work has gotten out of hand. I'm not shoving cookies and cakes down my throat, but I haven't been sticking to my plan and I know I'm probably in the 130s because my clothes fit JUST PERFECT when they use to fit a little loose and comfy.

Aside from logging in to spin, log in my exercises, and water intake...I haven't really been "sparking"...and I can blame the new job or just the happiness of it all.

I remember when I met my husband, I was thin! THIN...and then I fell in love and we'd go out to eat..and I was happy and then I got plump...I was in love...LOL

I feel like that is happening again. With my new job, life is good, not so I eat from HAPPINESS! LOL It's hard to explain.

I do know I need to buckle down. I need to regain my spark and re-ignite my fire, because the holidays are around the corner. I can't afford a weight gain and don't want one.

Here's to MY SPARK!

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KANSASROSE67 11/5/2011 3:02PM

    I'm so glad you're happier and I'll bet that having less stress will carry over to your workouts and eating too...just do it, don't worry about whether you "feel" it or not! Best wishes!!!

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RUNNINGPFUHL 11/5/2011 11:31AM

    You know what, you have always been a big part of my motivation and NOTHING about that has changed!

I too am struggling with that last 5 pounds and I'm a bit off track from
But you know the drill!

This is a what??


Ok so you made a pit stop along the way.....pick up camp and get movin' along the path again!

I too have only been working out 1-2 a week. But this past week I said NO MORE! It's time (before the holidays for sure) to get back to 3-4 times a week. I'm not trying to lose....but I need to maintain what took so much effort to lose to begin with. So what it's just 2-3 pounds and I can still call it maintenance....that's how I justify it anyway....

But I'm fluffy if not emoticon most days. And my clothes are a bit snug. So I know I'm headed in the wrong direction.

Check your SparkMail....I have an idea! But I want to run it past you privately first.

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SDEITCH 11/5/2011 10:04AM

    YOu are not giving yourself enough credit for what you are doing at this moment. You have not let everything go.

You are recognizing a pattern Happiness=eating for you. Take some extra steps to plan for it. Go out with co workers but start ordering differently.


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ROCKINMOM77 11/5/2011 8:59AM

    emoticon Your still doing great, keep up the good work!! emoticon

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SPAYYOURCAT 11/5/2011 1:23AM

    Maybe look at changing up your exercise-it can get pretty boring. Could you hire a personal trainer 1x a week or so? I am using one and she really keeps me motivated!

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MEGANOBER 11/4/2011 10:52PM

  We all have a bad break, but you can get right back on the horse! emoticon

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