Disney Princess Half Marathon Recap - Two Weeks After the Finish Line
It took me a really long time to get my thoughts together enough to write a race recap, but once I did, it ended up being REALLY long!
Anyway, I posted the recap and a bunch of pictures on my other blog, so for the sake of brevity, here's... Read more
Half Marathon and Beyond - BLC 21 Goals
By this time next week, training for my first half marathon will be done, and I'll be returning to normal world where every workout doesn't feel like it has some great bearing on the outcome of my race.
Accordingly, a lot of my goals this... Read more
My 1st Sparkiversary - A year without giving up!
A year ago today, I joined Spark People. It took me a few days to start actually using the site and committing to my goals, but a year later, I'm actually still here. I can't even begin to describe how proud of myself I feel. Even when I didn... Read more
Half Marathon Training - Week 2 Report
I'm a day late with this, and am officially into week 3 of training, but I want the record of how I'm doing for myself more than anything, so that when I'm done with this, I can look back and see how it went. Because of that, I wanted to make a... Read more
Hosting a Holiday Party and Staying On Track
I've done really, really well at staying on track since Thanksgiving. Even with holiday partys and junky offerings all around (even the bank had food out and encouraged me to take some when I went to do some paperwork for my job today), I've ma... Read more
A Lightbulb Moment
Ever have an experience where you learn one tiny thing, and it makes a million other tiny things you already knew relate to each other in a whole new way? Like a light bulb goes off? I had one of those moments in the last couple of days.
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Sean was sick last night, so I got about 2 hours of sleep (after having a weird streak of 5 hours of sleep nights and therefore already being a little sleep deprived). I woke up feeling groggy and awful and just angry that this was how my week ... Read more
Half Marathon Training Week 1 Report
I'm officially through my first week of half marathon training, and in general, I'd say this week went really well!
Right before I broke my skull and had to take a break from running a few months ago, I had purchased a heart rate monitor. ... Read more
Half Marathon Training Officially Underway and Other Updates
Since Thanksgiving, we've been quite busy around my house. We've begun our Christmas shopping, we've done our Christmas decorating, and I've started my half marathon training! I'm definitely glad that the race I signed up for is at the end of ... Read more
Thanksgiving and Runners World Run Streak, Day 1
Runners World has a holiday streak challenge going on, and one of my friends happens to have a blog that's sponsoring a contest for participating. Given that I've got a half marathon coming up at the end of February, I figured anything that wil... Read more
Back on the Wagon
So in the last couple of months since I've been around here I've managed to do at least the following:
1. Raise a bunch of money, write a lot of grants, and produce 3 symphony concerts (which includes creating the program/doing all the publ... Read more
WUB 3 - it was a very good week
Week 3 of the BLC challenge for 20 somethings with 100+ to lose has come to an end, and I have to say this has been my best week in a long time.
I only lost 1 pound this week, which is about par for the course for my body, but I've just bee... Read more
Momentum and a PICTURE!
Right now? I feel like I'm on a roll.
It's tiny little things, that all added up, just make me feel like I'm really gaining ground and losing pounds.
My morning workout buddy is injured, so I didn't go to the gym this morning, telli... Read more
My Truth About Exercise
As August comes to an end, I'm facing my first month of the 8 this year without hitting 1000 exercise minutes. Between a few injuries that I decided to rest from before they got worse and then being sick last week, this just hasn't been my mont... Read more
So this has been kind of a weird week for me. I've definitely been great about my food, and it's made a huge difference on the scale. That said, I've also been sick, so I haven't really gotten much exercise done. I hit my 100 minutes, but thi... Read more
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