2010 - A Year in Review
The fact that it has taken my until the end of January should give you an idea of what kind of year 2010 was! Let me apologize and warn you right now that this is L O N G. Sorr... Read more
Thoughts about and during an 8-mile run
Race date: October 17, 2010, Columbus Marathon
This will be my first marathon. Running a marathon is not something I always dreamed of doing. It evolved out of cycling, riding a century, a friendly challenge to run a 5K (thanks BILLALEX70... Read more
Not Just a Short Run!
As some of you may know, last summer BILLALEX70 and I met up with JAN_FRANDSEN (from Cleveland) and JOPAGH (from Pittsburgh) for some cycling in Mansfield, OH. We talked of doing something together again, only in Pittsburgh. After months of pl... Read more
First outdoor run of 2010!!
Yesterday, Sunday, I visited my beloved Fleet Feet to make the final acquisitions for my cold weather running. Yes, I know it's now March, but I really wasn't that interested in going out when everything was snow-covered. Jean is my go-to sale... Read more
I did it! I actually completed one of these surveys.
In the interest of brevity, I will just say this was stolen from various members of the RR.
When's the last time you ran? Monday morning - an easy 4.5 miles along with my strength training.
Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes... Read more
Thoughts and questions after a 9.5-mile LSD
I have five more long runs before my first half-marathon. After evaluating my last several long runs and conferring with several experienced runners, I decided this was the week to make some changes. Some changes were planned, others were the ... Read more
One-year Gym Anniversary
Today was the one-year anniversary of joining my gym and training with Lori. As you all know, I love numbers, so here they are:
body comp: 43.02%
body comp: 22.6%
BMI... Read more
Feeling bewildered, frustrated and ?
This week, February 11 to be exact, marks the one year anniversary of when I started working out at my gym. My trainer, Lori, has been with me for this entire journey. I feel like I'm in new, uncharted territory, now. I have lost 80lbs, but th... Read more
A tale of the second child
WARNING: Not for the squeamish.
My Thomas, my dear, sweet, crazy Thomas (age 6). Everyone expects the second of two boys to be rough and tumble, to be able to take a beating, but Thomas manages to create most of his injuries himself. Toda... Read more
Have a glass of wine!
That was an ominous start! I've only had a few sips and I had to type the title three times to get it without typos! (I'm really just a bad typist!) I know I said I was going to try to keep future blogs shorter, but if you enjoy an occasional ... Read more
Crazy weekend and another 5K PR!
Phew! We made it through this weekend. DH and I always say it is all about just making it through the weekend. I'd prefer if we could have a more positive view of it, but by the end of this blog I think you'll understand our attitude! For st... Read more
Race Report: Flying Feather 4-miler
Let's start with an update to my last blog. Remember that laryngitis and annoying cough I wrote about? Well, it was probably my initial experience with H1N1. After nearly two weeks of coughing, it suddenly changed and I knew I had to go to th... Read more
I have been working on a blog for over a month now, but SP keeps giving me an error when I try to paste it in from Word, so I'm surrendering and doing a "train of thought" blog to update things.
First things first. I have officially lost... Read more
Pelotonia in 102.4 miles
Friday and the Opening Ceremony arrived before I knew it. I was feeling nervous and frazzled. It had been the first week of school and my first-grader had missed the bus home that day. I was already seeing my plans for arriving at Chemical Ab... Read more
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Ride, Crash and Ride Again!
I will admit to being delinquent and teasing you all with my status posting of being sore and bruised from a crash! Here is the story: The kids and I are visiting my parents in Lebanon, PA. It's beautiful here - two acres, climbing trees, rai... Read more