RUNNINGPFUHL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RUNNINGPFUHL RUNNINGPFUHL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ The One Where George Lasso's The Moon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6105378 If you haven't seen It's A Wonderful Life, I encourage you to. I saw it repeatedly while at the hospital giving birth to my oldest son, back in the days of no cable! He was born over Christmas. When I say over Christmas; I mean a days worth of labor <BR> <BR> PBS was the only station that was on 24 hours because they played that movie back to back from Christmas Eve to Midnight Christmas Day. I've seen the move. And even so, I really like it. <BR> <BR> It's a great story. One where it remin... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:11:08 EST The One Where I'm The Driver! Are You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6105377 I met a friend at the bridge today, we had a great time, walking and talking. We talked more than we walked. It was a four mile walk, a four hour talk. <BR> <BR> Having someone like minded gave me an opportunity to bounce alot of my thoughts off her and honestly I think we both have hours of blog material now! LOL And this is one of them....but I got to thinking about this particular part of our conversation and I hope it translates as well into blog as it did in person. <BR> <BR> I hear th... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:06:44 EST The One Where I Tell You The Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6105052 Several people have asked me how I lost the weight. What was my plan? What do I do now to maintain? I began on SparkPeople on 1200 calories a day. With 3 meals and 1-2 snacks. As I was more educated, learned more about what worked for me, I changed a few things up. I lost from 145 pounds to 122. I've fluctuated over the years but I generally hover around 125. <BR> <BR> <BR> I wanted to up my game though. I didn't want to gain through half marathon training this time. I wanted to get to... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 23:47:49 EST The One Where I'm Sparkling (again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6100558 I have been away from spark for several years. I moved most of my blogs to my personal blog and ditched spark. www.pfuhlforyou.blogspot.com <BR> <BR> I left spark in the fall of 2012 after I had an accident and broke my arm. I couldn't work out. I couldn't prepare meals, let alone track them. <BR> <BR> I started over on losing weight at the first of the year 2013. And I got down below my original goal weight. It took a lot of work. A lot of preparing. A lot of obsession over every bite o... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 12:28:04 EST The One About Gluten and Sugar and Salt Oh My! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6100115 <BR> As it turns out the college has a library!! When I pass by the library on the way to or from classes what I see is computer stations. Rows and rows and rows of computers. I've used study rooms in the library, still didn't see actual books. <BR> <BR> Last week I asked the attendant if they have books and if so where are they? She directed me to a "back room" dimly lit. Scary!! <BR> <BR> With a bit of trepidation I walked down the hall into the rows and rows of books. Not seein... Fri, 19 Feb 2016 21:04:41 EST The One Where There Are New Beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6099394 It's hard to say where this began really. Was it when I started running or was it when I began reading labels? Was it when I realized that nutrition has a lot to do with how I feel? It's possible. April 2009, I received news from my doctor that I needed to clean up my diet and get moving. I did just that and have continued for nearly seven years. (my 7 year Sparkversary is coming up!) I've researched how to become a registered dietitian off and on over the years. I want to help people, ... Thu, 18 Feb 2016 22:24:13 EST And I'm Back!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6098611 2015 was long and hard and filled with heartache. Running got me through it. I was training for a marathon when I injured my knee. 01/09/16. Training stopped. <BR> <BR> I started physical therapy, thankful I don't need surgery. I have four more weeks and I'll start over with running. <BR> <BR> I'm back to using the MRTT 12-week Run Builder Program. And tracking on SP! :) <BR> <BR> I look forward to being back and making progress. Wed, 17 Feb 2016 22:59:23 EST What have you done with your hair? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4235661 I get this question a lot lately. At first I found it odd. Why are people asking about my hair. Honestly I haven't changed it AT ALL in the past 2 years. I've grown it out so it fits nicely in a pony tail when I run. The color hasn't changed much. A little more blonde or a little less blonde. Nothing drastic, very subtle. <BR> <BR> My Mother in Law is my hair dresser and I know many of her clients. I don't see them very often, but when I do they ask me, What have you done with your h... Mon, 16 May 2011 09:26:39 EST I AM Wo-MAN I AM Wo-MAN!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4232171 Since my son has joined the DRC and we have multiple planned races....it's time to get these feet moving again!! <BR> <BR> Back on the C25K Track....I ran it on the treadmill today. I did W2D1&2 <BR> <BR> Super Slow and Low....Thanks Beastie Boys!! <BR> <BR> Let it FLOW <BR> Let yourself GO <BR> Slow and LOW <BR> That is the TEMPO <BR> <BR> Time: 54 <BR> Miles: 3.53 <BR> Shoes: Asics 2150 <BR> <BR> Added some new songs to my Ipod today....switchin' it up! I heard this on AI and HAD... Sat, 14 May 2011 12:35:26 EST awwwww FREAK OUT!!! Come on sing with me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4229822 Now that I have THAT stuck in your head!! LOL <BR> <BR> I gave up the ghost and changed my weight to 125.4 because I had stayed around that weight for a week. I haven't been exercising enough, eating enough protein, drinking enough water..... you know the drill!! <BR> <BR> Today I had to do a double take. 123.0!! <BR> <BR> Seriously!! <BR> <BR> 123.0!!! <BR> <BR> WOW. So two good days of good foods and water and herbal tea and I'm BACK!! One day of yoga, coach nicole kicking my... Fri, 13 May 2011 09:32:10 EST Updates, fears, and goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4211770 Soooo Monday was a good day. I got a workout in, even though it was short and I got a lot done around the house. <BR> <BR> Tuesday I had an interview. I'm thinking about getting my real estate license and getting back into the work scene. My entire career was in commercial real estate, I just never got my license. Now I need to get off my (mental) rear and get it done. ugh!! I dread going back to school and Im not sure how well I can do on this test. <BR> <BR> I have so many wha... Thu, 5 May 2011 09:32:12 EST These are the numbers that matter!!! If you build it, they will come http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4204563 I went to pick up my Relay for Life packet Saturday morning. I arrived at the community center to find it rather crowded. To my (pleasant) surprise a health fair was being conducted! I wasn't super interested until I found out they were testing your cholesterol!! <BR> <BR> Then I went around to each booth! Here is what they offered: <BR> <BR> Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Glucose, Lung Capacity, BMI, Body Fat %, T-Score (bone density). <BR> <BR> Here are my numbers: <BR> The... Mon, 2 May 2011 11:36:21 EST All Things In Moderation (what I learned from the no-sugar challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4204454 Two years ago TODAY, I got on the treadmill and began walking. And eventually began running. I've run a few races. I've trained. I've gotten better, faster and stronger. I've logged my food and I've changed a lot of what I think about food. <BR> <BR> What began as a Lent commitment ended as a new thought on what I put into my body. <BR> Here is a sample of what I had two years ago: <BR> <BR> Coffee with full fat creamer and sugar. I was eyeballing it so, I'm sure it was more th... Mon, 2 May 2011 10:58:27 EST YES!! I made it count today!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4192389 I sooooo totally didn't want to workout today. I half-arsed it yesterday with my yoga, but I'm so tight I needed to get some good stretching in. Still do. <BR> <BR> Today has been hectic as well. SHOUT OUT to the WORKING MOM! I just don't see how you get everything done and still take care of yourself! Y'all are awesome!! <BR> <BR> After chores and other things that needed to get done today I had about an hour before I needed to pick the kiddo up from school. So I fired up this w... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 17:27:09 EST I must confess! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4191439 I had three pieces of chocolate yesterday. 2 Reese's Minis and 1 Andis Mints. My streak ended at 49 days. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> However, my initial commitment was thru Lent, which ended Thursday night. I made it thru Easter! <BR> <BR> I will start over today. Like I always say Every Day is <em>249</em> ! <BR> <BR> Additionally from this point I will do this 2 weeks as a time and allow one "cheat" day, of sorts. <BR> <BR> If I want a piece, I'll have it. When I say a piece, I me... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:35:26 EST Not Quite an Easter Bonnet - The Pants Don't Lie!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4188985 The past few days have been interesting. I'll have to try to get the re-cap done quickly. <BR> <BR> The ARD meeting went well. It's of course not what I want for the kiddo. No one wants this in their childs permanent record, but it is what it is. I think this will help him to close some gaps up that he's missing. Learn some tools to help him go forward in the future. <BR> <BR> Friday everyone was off and I ran errands most of the day. Went to my sisters to hang with her and her fam... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 10:28:22 EST What's that popping sound? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4179620 If anyone knows, please tell me! LOL <BR> <BR> Twice when I have done my Wednesday Circuit with lots of plank poses and mountain climbers I've experienced a popping in my hip. <BR> <BR> And when I say hip, I don't mean my hip joint. I mean more like the front of my pelvis? The hip flexor maybe? I'm not sure what it is or what to say it is. The lower back/hip/pelvic portion of my body. <BR> <BR> The first time it was a bit painful and on my left side. Today it was my right side.... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:19:29 EST Soo I upped my protein and added some dairy now I'm a COW!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4177442 I've gained weight and MAJOR bloat since I upped my protein. I achieved some of this by adding dairy. Greek yogurt. Ricotta Cheese. <BR> <BR> For instance I had some Greek yogurt and cantaloupe for my afternoon snack. I feel like I should be giving birth to a calf at.any.moment!! I am a big bloated cow!! I bet I've blown up 2-3 inches. <BR> <BR> I'm gassy and just overall feel GA-ROSS!! <BR> <BR> I'm not sure how I'll get the extra protein, but for sure it won't be from dairy. :(. ... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 17:51:39 EST Dare I say that was "easy"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4174265 Today is my circuit day with runs. I can't run, I knew that much was true from my elliptical warm up. I was on there 3 minutes. My instep wasn't happy! Grrrrr..... <BR> <BR> I was super sore from yesterdays massage machine. I spent several hours using the HoMedic Massager on various parts of my legs. It hurts but in a good way, working out the knots and tightness. But not enough to run today. <BR> <BR> I also bought a new knee brace, today was my first day to use it. I like it A... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 12:48:26 EST yesterdays measurements were wrong! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4167292 yesterday when I took my measurements is was about mid-morning, after breakfast, after coffee and tea and water. This morning when I got up, stripped and did my daily weigh in...well back up to the stripped. <BR> <BR> I VISIBLY look smaller. I thought really? Really? This can't be. So I hopped on the scale. <BR> <BR> 124.0 ok so it's only Two More Ounces, but I have been fluctuating all week between 124.4 and 125.6. Of course I know the scale will fluctuate, but at least it keeps... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:28:39 EST I took the plunge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4165688 After talking with a few people and reading a few articles. I decided to up my calories! Oh Meh Gah (Becki!) <BR> <BR> Since the beginning of the year I have burned between 900-1100 calories per week. Since the March challenge, I have burned about 1700 calories per week, pretty consistently. But I've kept my calories the same. <BR> <BR> Now you would think that weight would be dropping off of me. It's not. But that's not my main concern right now. I don't think I'm eating enough t... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:57:42 EST The Case of the Killer Stability Ball and It's Official, The Scale HATES Me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4165210 Wow, so it's been since Saturday that I blogged....so much has happened in so little time. <BR> <BR> Monday I took the kiddo to the dr and got his meds changed. So far so good. I was also able to meet with the diagnostician, the vice principle, and two of his teachers. I think things are gonna work out and thankfully school will be out soon! Although about the first of August I'm sure I'll be going crazy! LOL <BR> <BR> Monday is normally my 12DOC Circuit workout and this was also su... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:42:41 EST Two Ounce Confessions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4153284 This week hasn't been stellar. Lots of turmoil and stress. I'd like to say I've been tempted to cheat. I honestly haven't. Not in a "I gotta have this" kind of way. Not like a craving. But more of a mental thing, I guess. <BR> <BR> I've managed to stay on track and eat clean. I haven't caved to sweets. And there's lots I could choose from in this house. <BR> <BR> M&Ms <BR> Ice Cream <BR> Girl Scout Cookies <BR> Chocolate <BR> <BR> I have been under calories two days in a row a... Sat, 9 Apr 2011 09:02:40 EST April 4th: Two words Rest and Finish and not necessarily in that order! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4142163 Today is my challenge to myself (via Becki) to do the 12 DOC Circuit every Monday. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Last week went so well I felt that I should do this for the month of April. I dropped the kid off at school and headed home. Had breakfast and dressed out! Right about that time the phone rang, it was the school, so I answered. Kiddo left his glasses at home, he needed them. **SIGH** Off I go to the school. <BR> <BR> Home again, water, ipod, dressed out, ready to ROCK IT!! ... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 17:54:55 EST This Blog is brought to you by the letters C, L, B, and by the number 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4138645 The weather was great! The forecast was perfect for race day! I was excited about this race, it's a small town event and I was gonna meet up with a Spark Friend. <BR> <BR> I had everything laid out. Clothes, shoes, registration print out, water, snacks, GPS set with directions, Ipod loaded with tunes, alarm set. All was ready to go. I got to bed early. All the hydration I'd prepared for during the week though caught up with me in the night! And my hubby had a hard time sleeping so his... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 12:20:29 EST April! Here I Come! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4133950 I joked with Becki that I was gonna copy her goals as mine! Almost. <BR> <BR> I made a good effort in March, I worked out consistently, I cut sugar out of my diet, I upped my water intake. But April is the month I've got to BRING IT!! Keep the momentum going!! <BR> <BR> My goals for April are: <BR> ~Weight: 120 or under....or goal pants! Size 2. <BR> ~Run at least 40 miles <BR> ~Do "12 Days of Christmas" workout once a week (mondays) <BR> ~Body Rock workouts once a week <BR> ~Heal... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 10:04:31 EST RWAP and Roll!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4131428 Tuesday, March 01, 2011 <BR> <BR> 1) My Weight Loss Goal this month is 5 pounds!! I've got to get the scale moving again. I haven't seen under 125 in about a year! <BR> <BR> March 31st: 124.4!! I didn't quite lose 5 pounds but I am under 125 today!! WOOT! <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2) Fitness Minutes: 1000 <BR> <BR> March 31: 1744!!! WOOT!!! <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> MOTIVATION/ING: <BR> <BR> 3) I gotta get out more...ya know off my page and goals and into ot... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 11:03:14 EST Lessons Learned From A Laundry Basket http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4128856 Screaming was all that could be heard from the kitchen a year ago. Screaming, Yelling, Crying. I hit the floor with a thud and the first thing that came to my mind was: There will be no more running. <BR> <BR> Lesson One: Don't cherish your coffee over your knee. <BR> <BR> I was carrying the laundry basket to the laundry room while holding my coffee cup. The dog cut in front of me and well, you know....down I went. <BR> <BR> Lesson Two: Train your husband to grab an ice pack firs... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:45:39 EST Out of Body Experiences! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4124467 As stated in my other blog, I think I'm finally "back together". I think I've been having out of body experiences for the past year! It's been 363 days since I fell and busted my knee which basically sent me on 6-9 months of recovery. Every time I thought I was better and could run, basically I would be in some sort of pain and back to recovery I'd go! <BR> <BR> I've been pain free for the most part for a while. 3-4 months. But my head hasn't really been in the game. I have a runne... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 15:59:29 EST March 28: Not Quite Throwing Up...but I could have! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4124204 Oh Meh Gah BECKI! <BR> <BR> So my pal Becki (marathon_mom) posts this little workout. I look at it and think "this is doable" <BR> <BR> I get started at 9:33 and finished in 2.24 hours!! <BR> <BR> Here's what this thing looks like: <BR> <BR> This is a total body circuit workout that I have been doing from time to time for several years. It is very time consuming, but burns a ton of calories! The running parts can be increased by intervals of 30 seconds instead of a full minute to de... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 14:04:16 EST March 23: Tuck Your Tail and Run! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4112365 So Wednesday is a Run Day and this week I'm also working the book fair. So I dressed out for my run before I left for the school. Got the kids squared away and then hit the trail! <BR> <BR> I had to figure out how to make my program work, that took about a half a mile, so all my run isn't on the tracker. <BR> <BR> I warmed up, did my stretches and started walking, ran when it said to run. I could see my shadow while I was running, so I paid close attention to my form, to what I was ... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:18:57 EST March 22: Weekend Update and BodyRock W2D1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4109843 Other than getting the BowFlex, I'd call this weekend a disaster. <BR> <BR> Thursday: Complete Meltdown with the child. grrrrr (although we have implemented the allowance system and so far so good) <BR> <BR> Friday: Spent the day cleaning out the office to make room for the BowFlex. The kiddo had a friend over and that made things go MUCH smoother! :D I worked pretty much all day on the office. Took a break that night to eat and hang with the boys. <BR> <BR> I had a good breakfast ... Tue, 22 Mar 2011 11:32:03 EST Engage your abs does not mean suck in!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4098653 I don't know why this didn't occur to me before I read the Active.com article on Chi Running <BR> <BR> <link>www.active.com/women/Articles/5-Elem<BR>ents-of-Chi-Running.htm?cmp=17-3-323 </link> <BR> <BR> To level your pelvis, try this simple exercise: Stand against the wall and try to press your lower back into the wall. Watch what happens to your pelvis. You have to engage your lower abdominal muscles in a vertical crunch movement. Remember that feeling in your body and try to maintain... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:26:44 EST March 16: Thank you sprinkler man! And the funniest intervals of all time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4095916 I resolved today that I would be headed outdoors for my run. No matter the dreary look to the sky, I needed to get outside to see how I feel. How I really feel and not how it feels on the treadmill. <BR> <BR> I had also read a bit on Coolrunning last night about Chi Running and I wanted to try this technique. <BR> <BR> I got up early with DH, I had some coffee and water, I dressed out, got my jacket and headed out. <BR> <BR> I had intended to do C25K W5D1 but I couldn't figure... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:52:53 EST March 14: RWAP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4090462 Last week had a few hiccups but it ended great with lots of water and a good run! I started out the week at 128.8 and ended it at 127.0. <BR> <BR> This week I'm starting out at 127.6 (lack of water yesterday and popcorn with my movie marathon) But I think I'll be back down by the end of the week! <BR> <BR> RWAP Goals for Spring Break: <BR> <BR> 3 Runs/1 Walk <BR> 2 ST Days <BR> 10 Cups of water per day but goin' for a gallon <BR> Stay in range <BR> <BR> Encourage my other RWAPers ... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:33:38 EST RWAP Week in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4073165 I started out last week at 128(ish) give or take 4-6 ounces from day to day. Never mind I have been fluctuating between 125-128 for the past year. <BR> <BR> When March was upon us I decided it was time to get my rear in gear and drop these last 5, 8 10 pounds for good. So the RWAP came just in time!! <BR> <BR> Saturday: 127.4 <BR> Sunday: 127.0 <BR> Today: 128.4 **sigh really??** but I had soy sauce with my meal last night...so I'm not sweatin' it. I was within range all week (sinc... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 12:44:33 EST Sunday March 6: Back to Basics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4070414 So I looked back at my Spark Summary Calendar for last year around this time. A year ago before I smacked my knee on the tile floor I was the lowest on the scale and the healthiest I'd been. <BR> <BR> I don't know if y'all can see this, but here's my summary calendar: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/stay-on-<BR>track-calendar.asp?iGoalDate=2/1/2010 </link> <BR> <BR> I was doing the Galloway HM Training Plan. I was within calorie range, most days. <BR> <BR> So my pla... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 12:48:19 EST March 5 Saturday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4067964 Well here we are nearly a week in..... <BR> <BR> Last week a little higher on the scale than I wanted, but I figured it was sodium cuz all my clothes fit fine. I've gone up and down up and down this week but I seem to stay around the same so I'm changing my ticker today... **SIGH** <BR> <BR> I also took my measurements today. Im up in some places but down in others since I last measured. Basically I'm still maintaining, but I want to lose 10 more pounds! Right now I'm not sure how t... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 10:08:36 EST Revised Race Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4060276 3/26 - Green Door 5K <BR> 4/2 Run For The Nations 5K <BR> 4/30 - Journey of Love 5K <BR> 6/4 - DRC Bloomin' 4-Mile <BR> 7/2 - DRC Independence 10K (98% scared 2% excited) <BR> 8/6 - DRC Cross Country Relay <BR> 9/3 - DRC 5 Mile Breakfast Bash <BR> 10/1 - DRC The Loop 15K (yes i feel sick, i wrote this down - 100% scared!) <BR> 11/5 - Husky Fun Run 5K <BR> 12/4 - DRC HM Relay <BR> <BR> I better start training! <em>246</em> Wed, 2 Mar 2011 11:39:44 EST The longest 3.26 miles of all time!! March 2 - Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4060257 I got dressed, shoes on, treadmill on, cuz I'm a wuss...its 46 degrees out! <BR> <BR> I got about 5 minutes into it and that right instep was barkin'!! Instep I hate you! <BR> <BR> Off the treadmill, shoe off, tape on. Continue. <BR> <BR> I got about .5-.75 miles in and my right knee is now trippin' out! Which is odd cuz my right knee has not been the issue in the past! <BR> <BR> Off the treadmill shoe off, brace on. Continue. <BR> <BR> 1.5 miles, water break and D&^% You KNEE!!... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 11:35:07 EST March Motivation Challenge - RWAP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4057656 <em>9</em> <em>15</em> <em>9</em> <em>15</em> <em>9</em> <em>15</em> <em>9</em> <em>15</em> <em>9</em> <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> Up Down Up Down Up Down. I'm still maintaining my 20 pound lose but Im fluctating too much and I REALLY want to get under 120. <BR> <BR> 1) My Weight Loss Goal this month is 5 pounds!! I've got to get the scale moving <em>55</em> again. I haven't seen under 125 in about a year! <BR> <BR> <em>209</em> <em>128</em> <em>209</em> <em>128</em> ... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 13:38:25 EST Great Article - Who's WITH ME? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4056897 <link>health.yahoo.net/articles/fitness/4-<BR>things-women-should-be-doing-their-fit<BR>ness-training-arent </link> <BR> <BR> I keep seeing the same information about women (especially middle aged) women and strength training. I keep saying that I have to get stronger to be a better runner. I KNOW this in my head. Yet I feel as though pumping iron is a waste of time. I KNOW it's not. But I still hesitate and go for a run. <BR> <BR> I've been at or around 125 for the past year. ... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 09:52:55 EST Just Commit To The Hill!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4038115 I said this....er....rather chanted this to myself on my first 5K cuz I swear that hill just kept on going for miles and miles!! That race had to be uphill both ways! LOL <BR> <BR> Since then when I'm running and come up on an incline I tell myself "just commit to the hill" at whatever pace I'm going....just keep going, keep moving, don't stop! <BR> <BR> Today I'll be honest, I didn't feeeeeeel like running. I didn't run yesterday cuz I ran 4 miles sunday, so I focused on being the ... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:13:20 EST 4-miles DONE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4034888 This past week has been stressful....to say the least. This Cub Scout season can't be over soon enough. My friend called yesterday and asked if I wanted to go for a run, she certainly needed the stress relief and I needed it too. <BR> <BR> So we hit the bridge. :D My numbers are a bit skewed because I wasn't ready to start running when the RunKeeper began tracking me and I forgot to hit pause. <BR> <BR> There were a few adjustments to be made and some stretching and I walked a b... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 10:53:22 EST 4-miles done and a shred tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4023239 WOW!! Today was the fastest I think I've ever run the bridge. Not that I was running at a fast pace, but Nancy and I were just gabbin' and runnin'! <BR> <BR> 51.38!! RAWK!! <BR> 4.01 miles <BR> 12.52 ap <BR> <BR> We walked about a 1/2 a mile in and we stopped at the end of the bridge cuz I was hot and needed to take my jacket off. But here are the splits: <BR> <BR> 13.51 <BR> 12.02 <BR> 12.41 <BR> 12.56 <BR> <BR> We had a couple of stops and starts on the way back. We got sandblas... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 17:17:38 EST Lifetime Achievement Award and Disney Theme Songs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4022612 You all know it.... I run. <BR> <BR> I run cuz I know I won't use a gym membership. <BR> I run cuz its pretty cheap considering all the other "fitness sports" out there. <BR> I run because I can do it anywhere. <BR> I run because well I like to. <BR> <BR> I encourage others to run for the same reasons. People talk to me about running, cuz it's what I do. I'm a runner girl. Everyone knows it. Hey, it even says it on my car! But I realize this isn't for everyone. <BR> <BR> And ... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 13:02:08 EST Elliptical you are my BFF!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4019452 WOOT!! <BR> <BR> I was ready for a good sweaty workout today and my wish was granted!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I grabbed my water, my weight vest, my asics and set the elliptical for Program 1. <BR> <BR> Program 1 is 20 minutes <BR> 30-50% resistance <BR> and keeps you between 50-75 on speed. I have to keep the light in the middle...not too fast or too slow. <BR> <BR> That wasn't quite enough and I kept going...another 5 minutes. Then another 3 minutes, then another 5 minutes then to the end of... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:14:13 EST Rob Zombie, Gravel and Heels are not a Runners Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4016709 OhEmGee!! The sun has finally shown its face and its above freezing!! Must be time for a run! <BR> <BR> I got up earlier than I wanted, made breakfast, lunches, downed my coffee....took the kiddo to school and made it back home. Tinkered with the idea of running on the treadmill because I was in heels all day yesterday. The instep of my right foot is sore. I thought hmmmm....if I stay home I can stop or tape up or whatever I need to do. <BR> <BR> My running pants aren't clean and I ... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 11:41:28 EST RAWK!!! It's Monday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3997564 Oh the thoughts I have and the blogs I need to write...... <BR> Guess I should have done that while I was snowed in! LOL But I was too restless to sit still! <BR> <BR> I did alot of cooking and cleaning and entertaining the kiddo. <BR> For the first time in my Texas History - I SHOVELED SNOW!! That was quite the workout. But I have to get back into routine! Seriously. <BR> <BR> I'm supposed to be training for a 10K!!! I'm totally off schedule! Oh well. <BR> <BR> Today I banged o... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 10:49:41 EST I run like BECKI!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3956511 Like Becki I have been in the dull-drums about running. I ran a great race back in November and then....nothing. I've been active, but not like I should be. <BR> <BR> I barely trained for the Hot Chocolate Run this month. And I'm super shocked at my time because of it. <BR> <BR> I worked out last Tuesday and then nothing, granted my knee was sore and I was sore from the race, but still. <BR> <BR> After a lazy lazy weekend I decided to get back on my 10K training schedule. How ... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 14:44:13 EST