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/ 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 First race of the year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3927742 I picked My #1 Donut up around 7AM and then headed out for our Addison Adventure. It was cold and rainy and hard to see and I got lost a couple of times but we MADE it there!! <BR> <BR> Found the race site and then found our Spark Peeps!! Jerome, Amy, Nancy, Andrea, Lynette, Michelene,Susie, Donut, Laurie (?), a few others who's name escapes me at the moment. <BR> <BR> We dropped all our stuff off with Susie AKA Donut and found our place at the start. I was gonna run with Lynette........ Sat, 15 Jan 2011 14:25:46 EST Good-Bye 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3875072 Its been the year of injuries to say the least. But maintained my weight loss thru it all!! <BR> <BR> Ran 313.9 miles! <BR> Surpassed my original goal of 10K Fitness Minutes! <BR> Made new Spark Friends! <BR> Encouraged and was Encouraged to keep on going. <BR> I can do it! <BR> My goal are attainable! <BR> <BR> 2011 I look forward to a much less injured year. I may not have as many miles logged but I will be stronger and I will be a better runner from incorporating more Yoga and goin... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 19:40:18 EST QUESTIONS, GOALS and OTHER NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3867116 Hey gang! <BR> <BR> I'm looking into being a vegetarian or a pescitarian (sp?). I have high cholesterol and I know cutting back on meat consumption will help with that. I've gotten it down quite a bit with just diet and exercise but its still over 200. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any good tips or good websites to share? <BR> <BR> Through the holiday season I still worked out. I ran or used the elliptical and today I got my JM's Yoga Meltdown out. WOW! I'm really out of shape. Tha... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 14:08:07 EST Happy Christmas Weekend Eve!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3858957 Sooooo today will be another busy one!! Yesterday I got all my shopping done, a little bit of wrapping too! <BR> <BR> Today I need to do the Yoga Meltdown cuz I'm tight all over. I've been using the HoMedic Heat Massager on my IT Band and I'm super sore today, probably bruised too. **SIGH** So I know I need to stretch more and strength train more and Yoga Meltdown does both!! WOOT! <BR> <BR> I also have baking to get done. Lots and Lots of baking. <BR> <BR> Birthday Cookies <BR>... Thu, 23 Dec 2010 09:30:32 EST Here's what's on tap for Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3855576 Coffee and SILENCE!!! Ahhhhh I love the sound of quiet in the morning! I slept late. I'm catching up on Spark! All is well! <BR> <BR> eerrrrrrkkkkkk!! Record Scratch!! <BR> <BR> Except for the crazy day I have ahead! <BR> <BR> In two hours I need to pick up my kiddo and head to my nursing shift which is only 1/2 time today!! I have tons of wrapping to do!! I have a load of laundry to fold, the kitchen needs to be put back together since I went to the grocery store last night! <BR... Tue, 21 Dec 2010 10:31:41 EST Jerome MADE me do it!! 2011 Race Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3854389 Jan 15th - Hot Chocolate 5K <BR> March 27th - Rock -n- Roll HM - maybe...BIG Maybe...I'm thinking about the relay though <BR> or April 2 - DRC 5 Mile Run <BR> June 4th - DRC Bloomin 4 Mile <BR> July 2nd - DRC Independence 10K <BR> August 6th - DRC Cross Country Relay <BR> September 3rd - DRC 5 Mile Breakfast Bash <BR> October 1st - DRC The Loop 15K <BR> November 5th - Husky Run Run <BR> December 4th - White Rock Half Marathon 13.1 <BR> <BR> Starting off with Spark Your Way to a 10K T... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 17:10:04 EST WOO HOOO!! It's Monday!! Who's Excited!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3853498 What an awesome day!! I'm home alone!! <BR> <BR> Hubby is at work, the kiddo is with the "rents and I'm home alone!! What's awesome about this is that the kiddo won't be home until mid-day tomorrow, so I have all day to get my stuff done!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday hubby and I shopped til we dropped! I have all but 3-4 gifts purchased!! I even braved Toys R Us the Sunday before Christmas! Yeah, I know, I deserve a medal! Then we went to at least 6-7 other stores!! <BR> <BR> What's left?... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 09:04:19 EST