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**ALISON**'s Blogs

Race Report: My first marathon!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010      9 comments

Caution: very long, sorry... Rock N Roll Seattle Marathon, June 26th 2010 As we crossed the finish line of the Amica Seattle Half Marathon last November, two thoughts raced through my mind. The first was, “Omigosh, I’m dying!” The seco... Read more
Why I am grateful for SP, reason #22:
Friday, December 18, 2009      2 comments

Today I am wearing a -get this- pink sweater, red coat, pink and red scarf, and red shoes!! Is it possible to have a more "look at me" outfit?? As I looked at myself in the mirror I realized how differently I dress now. I have always loved co... Read more
Could I be wrong?? No, its not possible. ;)
Sunday, December 06, 2009      1 comments

Where do we draw the line between motivation and reality. Could it be time to switch to a different exercise? Are the docs and physical therapists right? As I sit here at my computer with a knee that hurts so bad I can barely go down stairs I... Read more
musings on motivation
Wednesday, July 29, 2009      2 comments

I couldn't find my Ipod this morning, and I have lost my HRM belt, so I ended up heading out for a run without any electronics. Having that quiet time gave me the opportunity to really think and reflect on motivation. Why do I run? The doctor... Read more
one year spark anniversary, why do I feel like crud?
Wednesday, February 04, 2009      6 comments

It has been exactly one year since I started my journey with Sparkpeople. I have lost 64 pounds, and have gone down from size 18/20 to an 8/10. So why do I feel like a failure? Because I haven't reached my goal in a year? Because the trainer ... Read more
lovely, lovely size 8.
Monday, January 12, 2009      4 comments

So, I bought a pair of size 8 jeans this weekend. I can tell that this brand must run big, because I held the jeans up to some Levi's and they were definitely bigger. However this is the first size 8 pair of jeans that I have put on in about 9 ... Read more
Just 10 pounds till I am DONE!
Thursday, December 11, 2008      5 comments

Whoo Hoo! I have dropped 2 pounds so far in December and that puts me just 10 pounds until I reach my goal weight. I am officially in the mid 140's! I can honestly say that I never in my wildest dreams thought I could get back to this weight ... Read more
cruddy day
Wednesday, November 19, 2008      3 comments

Yesterday was not the best day for our family. My husband got turned down for a job that we were hoping for, and my car got broken into. They smashed my window and they stole all of my workout stuff! My heart rate monitor, running shoes, supe... Read more
running in the rain/hail/thunder/lightning
Sunday, November 02, 2008      1 comments

After almost a whole week of little exercise, I decided to take advantage of a little bit of sunshine to go for a run on Centennial. Right as I got to my turnaround point, it started POURING! Then comes the hail, and the thunder and the lightn... Read more
Finally got there
Sunday, November 02, 2008      2 comments

Yahoo! I finally made it to my 3rd 10% goal. Now I am cruising towards my last 10%. Thanks SP!... Read more
I ran my first 5K!
Monday, July 14, 2008      5 comments

Saturday I ran my first 5K at the Run of the Mill in Mill Creek. I was pretty nervous the night before, but when I got up in the morning I felt good. The weather was sunny and warm. My experienced runner friend, and my husband and daughter wen... Read more
first 5K
Tuesday, July 08, 2008      3 comments

I have registered for my first 5K. It's on Saturday. I hope I am ready. I have only run 2.5 miles at a time so far, but my experienced friend tells me that adrenaline should carry me the rest of the way. I guess it wouldn't be the end of the... Read more
mini-mini triathalon
Wednesday, June 25, 2008      1 comments

I had another fabulous camping trip last weekend, but this time it was ALL GIRLS! What a blast! It was easier to stay on track because we could eat healthier food (no one brought any chips) and we got in a LOT of exercise. In fact, my super a... Read more
Monday, June 16, 2008      3 comments

Well, we had our first camping trip of the summer. It was hard to stay strong when everyone else is eating yummy food. I ended up eating over 300 cals over on both Sat and Sunday, but at least I got in a TON of hiking and walking. Plus I ate ... Read more
4 months of sparkin'
Wednesday, June 04, 2008      3 comments

Well, today marks my 4 month sparkiversary. I have been steadily improving my health and fitness. The weight loss has slowed down, but I am not suprised. I think I am still losing inches. Clothes are getting looser. My husband is always full... Read more

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