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Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:56:31 EST Paleo Week 1...A Work in Progress!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4498542 I have been playing around with the Paleo thing for the last few months since a friend introduced me to it!!! As some of you might remember, I did a 30 day VEGAN cleanse at the beginning of the year and extended it to 90 days to get me through training for the LA Marathon in March!!! After the marathon, I took some time away from running before I started ramping up my miles for Hood to Coast...in the interim I was doing 2 hours of bootcamp daily!!! The funny thing is...with all this workin... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 13:47:53 EST Where I am today and My Fitness Resume!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3948283 If you are a Jade Dragon or follow my antics on Facebook, you may know I have been struggle to lose the weight I gained over the last year while dealing with a bout of adrenal fatigue as well as recovering from a few other injuries!!! I have been feeling really down about myself...even to the point of seeing myself as a failure!!! I have been beating myself up emotionally and mentally and it was taking a toll in every aspect of my life!!! In an effort to kick start the new year and hopef... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 18:04:55 EST My marathon story is a simple one!!! 26.2 miles and a cupcake at the end!!! Part II http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2483574 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/4/b247707621.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When I left off yesterday some of you may have gotten the impression we were at mile 16 but that was just the beginning of the race....instead of re-writing the account, I will link Suzanne blog here as her account is much more detailed than mine would be!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=AROSPCGL </link> Thanks Suzanne for such an awesome description of the beginning of the... Fri, 16 Oct 2009 10:48:29 EST My marathon story is a simple one!!! 26.2 miles and a cupcake at the end!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2480915 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/3/b539451288.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have been sitting here trying to formulate a great story about my first marathon but there really isn't a great story...just a simple one....I trained, I respected the distance and I passed the test and I made some great friends along the way!!! <BR> <BR> The weekend started when I picked Janey and Mary up for the expo on Saturday morning!!! We were meeting everyone else at the expo or at dinner later in the ev... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 10:22:58 EST It's not about the time I post but the time I have!!! I love these runner girls!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2457169 To say I am feeling overwhelmed with emotion would be an understatement!!! I have been sitting here all morning thinking about my upcoming marathon and I am literally shaking with emotion as I type!!! There are so many things I want to say and so many people I need to thank that just the mere thought of it brings me to tears!!! <BR> <BR> This morning I read blogs written by Robin, Kate and Kel who ran marathons this weekend!!! These are my friends, my sisters in the truest sense of the wor... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 13:00:25 EST My Periwinkle Pirate Pledge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2390015 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/1/2/b129055349.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Re-posted from earlier today... <BR> <BR> Day one was not as successful as I had hoped!!! I did get in 45 minutes on my stationary bike and the few GOYBs...I'm having trouble with videos on my PC so no GOYBADs for me!!! Food was another issues!!! I did well during the day as usual but blew it big time last night...I must have eaten 1/2 a loaf of bread with various toppings!!! I just couldn't help myself!!! So today a... Thu, 10 Sep 2009 22:22:12 EST Disneyland Half Marathon!!! It really is the Happiest Place on Earth!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2380754 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/8/b789420746.jpg"> <BR> <BR> First my apologies for not having more pictures...my phone started acting up after I too a few shots of myself before the race!!! I think it had something to do with the camera flash and the mirror but that's another story!!! Second my apologies for the length of this blog!!! Once I got started it was hard to stop!!! LOL!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/1/b712989479.jpg"> <img src="http://p... Mon, 7 Sep 2009 19:16:50 EST 6 more LSD runs before the Long Beach Marathon!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2354594 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/1/b313359628.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just got my training plan for the next 7 weeks...my long runs will be: <BR> <BR> 8/29 10 miles <BR> 9/06 13.1 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon (I promised my trainer I would take it easy) <BR> 9/12 20 miles <BR> 9/19 22 miles <BR> 9/26 11 miles <BR> 10/3 5-8 miles <BR> 10/11 26.2 Long Beach Marathon <BR> <BR> Where did the time go....hope I'm going to be ready!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeop... Fri, 28 Aug 2009 18:28:15 EST How a good run can turn bad in a heartbeat!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2345654 Have you ever had something happen where you're not sure if or how to share about a particular situation...well after thinking about this since Saturday I decided to share about it. Not sure what I moral of the story is other than awareness is everything and to make sure you have a backup plan and an escape route when running alone!!! <BR> <BR> I do my long runs on Saturday mornings starting as early as possible now that my mileages is pretty high... this past Saturday was my first attempt ... Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:56:33 EST My Family Just Doesn't Get It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2319540 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/2/b324577042.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My first marathon is 56 days away. I ran 17 miles yesterday...my longest to date. Yesterday was also my youngest niece's 1st birthday party. My run started at 5:30 am (up at 4:30), I was told the party was planned for 8 pm!!! I knew it was going to be a very long day but I figured with a well timed nap I would be okay. <BR> <BR> Of course whenever I try to nap there are a million delays...yesterday was no excepti... Sun, 16 Aug 2009 10:12:36 EST Gods Pharmacy!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2292735 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/0/b903935741.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This was sent to me as an e-mail...thought you might find it interesting!!! <BR> <BR> It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... All before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We're such slow learners...God left us a great clue as to what foods help ... Thu, 6 Aug 2009 11:15:43 EST Just 10 weeks until Long Beach...will I be ready??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2282546 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/6/b76606485.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As many of you know, I had a cycling accident a little over 3 months ago which effected my marathon training program!!! I tried to stay active and maintain a structured training plan but there were so many things I could not do that MODIFICATION become my favorite word!!! I also got stressed, lazy and unfocused at times!!! Life has a way of sneaking into the best of plans!!! <BR> <BR> Well now I am 10 weeks away from... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 09:05:57 EST My Race History...15 races in 15 months!!! I am a RUNNER!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2273134 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/1/b516277601.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We were talking about our past races over the weekend as most runners do and I couldn't recall how many I had run...I thought is was 14 and turns out I was wrong!!! If you haven't checked out Athlinks.com, you should!!!! It's a great site for keeping race info up to date!!! <BR> <BR> Here are my races... <BR> <BR> San Francisco Marathon 2009 - Run- 1st Half Marathon CA 7/26/09 247/404 3058/4501 5949/7961 11:5... Thu, 30 Jul 2009 15:31:58 EST What's for Dinner?!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2208156 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/3/b333427139.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Vegetable Cheddar Cheese Omelet <BR> <BR> 20 Minutes to Prepare and Cook <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 T Earth Balance Buttery Spread <BR> 1/2 small White Onion <BR> 3 large Mushrooms <BR> 1 cup Fat Free Egg Beaters <BR> 1 small Roma Tomato <BR> 1 oz cheddar cheese <BR> 1 tbsp Tahini <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/4/b744686332.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> Melt Earth Balance ... Mon, 6 Jul 2009 22:36:56 EST I joined a salad challenge!!! Check out tonight's creation!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2190878 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/1/9/b191947660.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is what I came up with for dinner tonight!!! It makes 1 really really big serving or two medium servings...I ate it as one serving but I am stuffed!!! <BR> <BR> Roasted Corn and Tempeh Salad <BR> <BR> Romaine Lettuce, 3 cups <BR> Yellow Tomato, 1 medium <BR> Persian Cucumber (with peel), 1 medium-large <BR> Mushrooms, fresh, 4 medium <BR> Cilantro, 2 Tablespoons <BR> <BR> 7 Grain Tempeh, 56 gram(s) <BR> Salsa... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 22:43:03 EST Photos From the Long Beach / California Dreamin Spark Rally!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2186366 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/5/b853512005.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Check out my Facebook page for more pictures!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/jackiechatman </link> Sun, 28 Jun 2009 08:36:59 EST First Step in my 2-year plan!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2158035 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/2/b520107497.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Long story, short...details to follow...I have a phone interview with an admissions counselor this morning @ 9:30 to discuss my admission into the Nutrition Educator program at Bauman College!!! Hopefully, I will be a STUDENT in the very near future!!! <BR> <BR> Edited to add a funny coincidence...my Runner's Oatmeal Blueberry Pancakes are today's Sparkpeople FEATURED recipe...this must be a good sign of things to c... Wed, 17 Jun 2009 09:03:31 EST Trying to wrap my head around 130...or NOT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2139160 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/6/b461570436.jpg"> Saturday before my 12 miler 130lbs <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/3/b431453941.jpg"> April 13th 2008 before my first 5k 118lbs <BR> <BR> <BR> Actually...130.6 this morning!!! 6 weeks ago I joined the Biggest Loser Challenge 10 team to get my weight back down to 124 lbs before running my next 1/2 marathon on July 26th!!! The timing seemed perfect until there was a change in plan...a cycling accident ... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 09:45:14 EST My Long LA Marathon Experience!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2097320 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/8/b585659248.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For those of you who have been following my progress since my cycling accident, let me begin my race results and then describe the rest of my amazing day!!! After seeing the doctor on Friday May 22 and hearing his suggestion that I NOT cycle the LA Bike Tour, I decided to run the 5K instead!!! I was obviously not prepared to run the FULL marathon but I so wanted to participate in this event this year!!! May 25th wou... Wed, 27 May 2009 09:36:41 EST I could have been lost at sea if it weren't for my PIRATE MATES!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2084222 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/9/b394069911.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This last month has been quite an experience for me!!! I felt tested by my injury!!! I pride myself on being very independent and self-sufficient, almost to my detriment!!! So with limited use of my dominate hand, wrist and arm for the last month, I have had to ask for help in ways that have been very difficult!!! I have been surprised by the responses I have gotten, both positively and negatively!!! Today, I wa... Fri, 22 May 2009 10:01:42 EST Today Feels Significant!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2059370 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/6/b567451163.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 2 years ago today I felt desperate, hopeless and out of control!!! 2 years ago tomorrow I found Sparkpeople and began the journey of a lifetime!!! Although, I have made great changes and accomplished many things I never would have imagined I could do…like running 2 ½ marathons, today did not start out on a positive note!!! I woke up feeling a sense of dread as I went to weigh myself!!! I have been weighing myself ev... Wed, 13 May 2009 15:32:22 EST Facebook too?!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2050249 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/7/b976308170.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Having to find non-physical non-food ways to fill my time since my cycling accident, I have ventured over to Facebook!!! Although Facebook will NEVER replace Sparkpeople in my heart, I am having a really good time roaming around people's pages and playing with the applications!!! <BR> <BR> So do you Facebook too?!?!??! Feel free to stop by my page and leave a comment!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/home.php#... Sun, 10 May 2009 17:06:19 EST I love my Sparkfriends but I need to RESPECT my injury!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2034681 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/7/b478538208.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This will hopefully be quick blog because I really shouldn't be typing but felt I needed to check in!!! As many of you know I had a cycling accident last Monday afternoon resulting in a fractured radial head in my left arm...which is the tip of the bone that connects your forearm into your elbow!!! After seeing my PCP and physical therapist on Tuesday and the orthopedist on Friday, it was decided I didn't need a cas... Tue, 5 May 2009 09:19:21 EST 10 Things I Did Not Do During My Last Binge!!! Trying to Focus on the Positive!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1923965 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/7/b371715788.jpg"> I have been struggling with the few pounds I gained back when I started running!!! I have the best eating habit and food choices throughout the week but come Friday evening...well my eating feels out of control!!! After eating way more than I needed to again last night and feeling badly about it one more time, I decided to embrace the binge and look for what was positive about it!!! <BR> <BR> 1. I did NOT any eat unclean foo... Sun, 29 Mar 2009 19:19:23 EST I placed for the first time...who would have thought!?!?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1903073 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/2/b225567120.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just wanted to blog while the feeling is still fresh!!! I ran the Pasadena Marathon's 5k this morning with Denise ( <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1903728 </link> while Janey( <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1903032 </link> ) ran the 1/2 Marathon!!! The morning started off as I expected!!! I woke up and started getting ready a... Sun, 22 Mar 2009 20:46:52 EST I can't believe I cycled 31 miles today!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1882053 I decided to join some friends this morning for a bike ride!!! We had talked earlier in the week about meeting up but since yesterday was my long run day (only a 6 miler) and I was watching my nieces last night (they got home before midnight which as shocking), I wasn't sure what I would feel up to but left it open to see how I was feeling in the morning!!! I woke up ready to go but wasn't able to get in touch with my friend so I mapped out a 20 mile ride similar to last weekends but with ... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 20:14:56 EST It's Official...I'm Cycling the LA Bike Tour!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1876407 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/6/1/b618812242.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well having been a bike owner for just over 2 weeks and completing my first 20 mile bike ride last weekend, I decided to register for the Acura LA Bike Tour today!!! The Acura LA Bike Tour is the 20+ mile cycling event of the LA Marathon!!! As some of you know the LA Marathon has undergone some changes over the last few years which made the course undesirable for running!!! I had put LA out of my mind for my first run... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 14:45:28 EST My First 20 Mile Bike Ride!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1864085 Just wanted to share few pictures of the halfway point on my first 20 mile bike ride!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/1/b91878326.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For those of you unfamiliar with Southern California, that is the Santa Monica Pier in the distance to the left and Malibu in the distance to the right!!! <BR> <BR> I got up yesterday morning and decided to attempt my first 20 mile ride!!! I had mapped the distance from my house to the beach when I started running a... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 17:32:49 EST Adding Cycling to my Healthy Lifestyle!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1847215 Just wanted to post a couple pictures of my new Cannondale Adventure!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/8/b780570649.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> My coaches want me cycling more and running less while I am building my base before I officially start training for my first marathon in October!!! So after a great deal of resistance and fussing about wanting to run more, I started looking for a bike!!! I was not thrilled with only running twice a week...one weekday short ru... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 16:40:09 EST ~~~My Surf City Experience~~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1767289 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/1/b914771686.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The motto of the California Dreamin Race Series is Conquer the Bridge…then Cruise the Beach!!! Well I have cruised the beach twice and the next hurdle to is to conquer the bridge!!! <BR> <BR> My Surf City experience started when JaneyJaye (Co-leader of the California Dreamin team and my bestest Saturday long run buddy) picked me up Saturday morning for a trek to Huntington Beach, CA!!! We had decided to make this a ... Tue, 3 Feb 2009 18:46:50 EST Race Day Weather Forecast!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1732314 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/1/b416866540.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was getting a little concerned about the weather for next weekend since it rained yesterday and it looks like we will have rain through the weekend and most of next week!!! I'm hoping the forecast is right and we will have a clear, dry and not too warm a day!!! <BR> <BR> Sunny High <BR> 70°F <BR> <BR> Precip <BR> 0% <BR> <BR> Wind: ESE 4 mph <BR> Max. Humidity: 50% <BR> UV Index: 4 Moderate <BR> <BR> <BR... Fri, 23 Jan 2009 16:42:59 EST Pit stop turned a 10.5 mile run into 11.5!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1609803 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/5/b454387899.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I use Map My Run to plan my long runs and back up their mileage with my Forerunner 305!!! Yesterday I found out that is not always a reliable way to go. I mapped out a 10.5 mile run and went out like any other day!!! Since I am supposed to be running slower I figured it would take me a little over 2 hours!!! So I set out with my Nike+ set for 2 hours 10 minutes and my Forerunner screen on heart rate, not pace or mil... Sun, 14 Dec 2008 10:46:15 EST Target Heart Rate Zone and Fat Utilization http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1597451 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/6/2/b628734805.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you have read my past couple blogs then you know I have started a new type of running/training program!!! I had my RMR tested as well as my body fat % and finally the all important VO2max test!!! That was done twice to make sure the results were correct…there was a calibration issue with the first test!!! <BR> <BR> From the test results, a 12 week training plan was designed to encompass Strength Training, Running ... Fri, 5 Dec 2008 13:59:51 EST My Body Fat is WHAT???? You have got to be kidding?!?!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1573187 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/0/b802700242.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you read my last blog, you know I am entering a new phase of my lifestyle change!!! I had my RMR done yesterday and my body fat measured using calipers today!!! I was supposed to have my VO2max test done but my back is tweaked and I couldn't run!!! I was soooooo disappointed!!! I saw a PT and had my first ST session!!! I still have to meet with the RD to devise a nutrition and training plan for the next 4 week!!!... Wed, 19 Nov 2008 02:42:55 EST Taking my training to the next level with Phase IV!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1566211 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/4/b546947704.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well I did it....I have committed to a comprehensive training/coaching program for the next year!!! I start my testing and evaluations on Monday!!! It's a little intimidating but I think I'm up for the challenge!!! I'll keep you posted my progress!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> PHASE-IV PROPOSAL FOR JACKIE <BR> <BR> Phase IV Sustainable Weight Loss Plan <BR> <BR> Have you hit a plateau with your nutrition and fitness p... Fri, 14 Nov 2008 18:17:50 EST BECOME AN IRONMAN!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1564099 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/6/b567653879.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I met Cherie Gruenfeld last night who is an 8 time Ironman World Champion...she has competed in 21 Ironman competitions!!! For those of you who don't know what the Ironman is (I didn't know either), it is a 2.4 mile ocean swim followed by a 112 mile bike ride followed by a FULL 26.2 mile marathon!!! Pretty amazing stuff!!! She spoke about her 1999 Ironman where she completed it in under 12 HOURS!!! The truly amazin... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 12:56:47 EST It's been a rough few days and the scale is showing it!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1562627 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/1/b218029279.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Okay so enough already!!! I am at my wits end with myself and my evening binging...I can't even call it snacking or eating anymore because there is NO HUNGER involved with this eating...it's just me eating as much as I can without making myself ill and I am disgusted with myself for allowing this past behavior to take such a hold in my new healthy life!!! <BR> <BR> My meals and snacks during the day are nutritional... Wed, 12 Nov 2008 15:24:40 EST Time to change...cell phones that is!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1560638 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/0/b909481237.jpg"> vs <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/4/b245754496.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I may be upgrading to a G1 from a Sidekick 3!!! After agreeing to give up my Palm Treo 650 last year because somehow Kenny convinced me a Sidekick would do more than a Palm Pilot...boy was that a HUGE mistake I have regretted ever since (and tell him about quite often)!!! So when he decide he wanted the new G1 phone by T-Mobile I knew I would not be s... Tue, 11 Nov 2008 13:36:54 EST I am sooooo looking forward to tomorrow!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1541587 It has been a long week and yesterday was a day to be forgotten!!! Let's see where to begin...it seems like one day leads into the other without any break in between!!! The day started with me weighing in at 123.4 and being totally positive and energized!!! <BR> <BR> Then came my attempt at speedwork yesterday at the gym...it's official...I HATE RUNNING ON THE TREADMILL!!! I may never improve my speed if I have to run on that thing!!! I don't know how you all do it!!! So instead of 5 mile... Fri, 31 Oct 2008 08:41:20 EST I wanted to share breakfast with my Sparkpeople Friends!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1519095 It's nice to take a slow morning and relax!!! I wanted to share it with all of you!!! Enjoy your day!!! I'm off to take a yoga class!!! <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=416405 </link> <BR> <BR> Ohmmmmmmmmmm!!!! <em>135</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I RUN!!!! <em>185</em> Sat, 18 Oct 2008 14:17:54 EST I am a ½ MARATHONER!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1512425 I am a ½ MARATHONER!!! I can’t believe after 12 weeks of training and numerous visits to the chiropractor, the massage therapist and various running stores all over the Los Angeles area, I completed my first ½ marathon!!! <BR> <BR> Where to begin…after my last run, the Thursday before the race, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to run at all, let alone complete the 13.1 miles and further complete it with a decent time!!! Well I am happy to say…I completed my 1st ½ marathon in 2:18:46!!! Not... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 18:25:16 EST One Day Challenge!!! Do You Have A Plan?!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1426022 I am posting this challenge on all the team I lead and am active on!!! I am hoping lots of you will participate in this fun challenge!!! Since I joined the Clean Eating team in March I have packed my breakfast, lunch and snacks every week day and have worked into a pretty good routine for my first four meals of the day (pictured above)!!! The weekends seems to be more of a free for all which I am seriously trying to get a handle on!!! With the great suggestions from my new running friends... Wed, 27 Aug 2008 13:18:23 EST Long Beach 1/2 Marathon 12 weeks from TODAY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1347478 Long Beach International City Bank 1/2 Marathon will be my 1st 1/2 marathon!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.runlongbeach.com/site5.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> Week 1 of 12 training plan for 1/2 marathon...October 12th, 2008 <BR> <BR> 7/20 Sunday Planned 60 minutes cardio <BR> Did not have a great food day but did get my cardio done <BR> Calories burned (550) <BR> <BR> 7/21 Monday Planned 30 minutes cardio 45 minutes ST <BR> Water (10) <BR> Fruit (5) <BR> Veggies (9) <BR> Whole Grains (1) <BR>... Sun, 20 Jul 2008 21:19:20 EST You Run Like A Girl…HELL Yeah I DO!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1288889 That was the name of the 8K TRAIL race I ran on Saturday, well the first part anyway!!! LOL!!! But I do run like a girl…a strong, determined, proud, motivated and SUCCESSFUL girl!!! <BR> <BR> I had never run on a trail before this race so when my eyes popped open at 2:43 am with the screaming thought of “What are you thinking, you are not prepared for this”, it didn't surprise me one bit!!! I tried to go back to sleep but that wasn’t happening!!! I didn’t have to leave until 6:20 am so it ... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 17:35:08 EST When does 10 = 1:00:10.26???? When you are a Runner!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1232697 I ran my first 10K on Sunday May 25th in just over 1 hour...1:00:10.26 to be exact!!! I was hoping to complete it in under an hour but I will not beat myself up for 10 1/2 seconds!!! I have to admit and this may sound crazy but when I crossed the finish line and saw the clock was over an hour, I was slightly disappointed in my results. Even though this was my first 10k, I had less than 4 weeks to prepare for this race and my training was cut short due to bad weather last week, I still felt I... Tue, 27 May 2008 18:09:32 EST My You Tube Debut!!! Don't laugh too hard!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1219347 I tired to post this link last week but ran into technical difficulties!!! I think I finally got it fixed!!! These are the videos Kenny took of me at my 2nd 5K on April 26th!!! Hopefully his videography skills will get better as my running skills do!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/user/MISSJCisRUNNING </link> <BR> <BR> Can't wait for my 10K on Sunday!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Running!!! <em>185</em> Tue, 20 May 2008 15:38:06 EST Finding Balance ...Finding Comfort http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1196406 As many of you know I adopted a Clean Eating lifestyle a few months ago...I really love this way of eating and know my body benefits tremendously from the REAL food I eat daily!!! And although I am never hungry or feel deprived by the food choices I have, I still seem to have out of control eating behavior at emotional times in my life!!! <BR> <BR> Food has always been a comforting agent for me, I am not a person who eats for pleasure or in social situations but a person who eats for emot... Thu, 8 May 2008 17:38:53 EST 2ND 5K RECAP!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1174004 I'm not sure where to begin...maybe at the end!!! I ran my 2nd 5k on Saturday and finished in 28:09!!! YES, 28:09 official chip time for my 2nd 5K!!! My first 5k was just 13 days ago and I ran 30:48!!!That's 2:39 minutes faster...Needless to say, I am thrilled!!! I am not sure how many runners there were but I finished 335th overall, 91st in my division and 4th in my age class!!! That's pretty impressive, if I do say so myself!!! LOL!!! <BR> <BR> The way things were going on Friday eve... Mon, 28 Apr 2008 22:30:44 EST It was a glorious day for a little 5K!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1143184 I really don't know where to begin...let's start with the stats...I ran my first 5K in 30:48 official time...I placed 258 out of 742 and 69th in the adult class...they had 4 classes, children, teens, college age and adults!!! <BR> <BR> Here's a link to the race results !!! <link>www.runnersimage.net/showresults.php<BR>?race_id=1028 </link> <BR> <BR> I also added some new photos to my gallery...I didn't get some of the ones I was hoping for but maybe next time!!! There is a reason runn... Tue, 15 Apr 2008 00:36:37 EST