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My father in St. Louis is terminally ill and has been moved to a nursing home as he is no... Read more
What can any one person do?
Well, I am about to find out.
I have begun 100 training runs - 99 training runs actually, and one final big event... a 50K.
It is not an event actually, but a personal journey. Bu... Read more
Long time no chat...
Life has pretty much been good. But there have been some adjustments.
I finally started back to work after 2.5 years. Giving up all my free time has been hard. Getting back into a routine (especially in a job witho... Read more
What a great way to start the day... Wake up, put the coffee on, settle in to read email and discover that I am Sparkpeople Motivator of the Day!
It is great to have gotten to a comfortable weight.
It is great to be able to do all the thi... Read more
I just enrolled to become an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer.
Time to take what I have learned and share it with others.
Time to learn more and share that with others.
Time to do more, be more, live more!
I have c... Read more
I am getting ready to run a local 5K I have run the last few years on Memorial Day. A friend was wishing me luck, and I got to thinking about it.
I really hadn't planned to run this race, because I don't have much to prove anymore, but I... Read more
Stepping up on my soapbox here...
A little storefront here in Xenia touting themselves as 'Xenia Nutrition Center' had a sign out front saying 'Help Wanted'. I have been unemployed for over a year, so I went in to check it out... Read more
I don't want you all to think that my absence around here is bad.
I have been happily maintaining... My weight hovers between 140-145 depending on water weight, moon phase, exertion, whatever... ;) So, I am quite pleased that my 80lb weight l... Read more
Last year - :32:23 5K time at the Holiday at Home run
THIS YEAR - !!! :25:23 !!!
AND... drumroll........ 1st Female in my age group!!!
Okay - It was a rainy sucky morning.... so maybe some of my competition begged off... but really ... Read more
I haven't been around much here.
For one - I no longer get email notifications of any traffic here. I cannot figure out why. But in some respects, it is good, because I have barely had time to keep up with the email I DO get.
For two - I... Read more
Last year I ran my first 5K (in idon'tknowhowmany years!)...
This year I ran the same race to see the changes.
Last year, while I was walking to warm up, I marveled at all these silly people running and burning off energy before the race.... Read more
My company has issued its restructuring plans. I have decided not to participate, so I am taking my severance and getting out while the getting is good. This is at once scary and liberating!
I have spent the last year restructuring myself - ... Read more
Last fall, after my last 5K, I generated a training plan on Runner's World Smart Coach geared at improving my 5K time. So yesterday I entered my first 5K to see how well I did. My goal was to complete it in under :30 minutes. (Secretly, I sor... Read more
Geez... just read the last blog.... depressing, depressing, depressing.
And the one before that was so up-beat.
And before that - depressed.
And before that - elated.
Stop the ride, I want off!!!!
I finally got some sleep the ot... Read more