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2010 - A Year in Review

Thursday, January 27, 2011      7 comments

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

Tuesday, September 21, 2010      4 comments

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!

Monday, March 29, 2010      15 comments

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!!

Monday, March 01, 2010      7 comments

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.

Monday, February 22, 2010      3 comments

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

Sunday, February 14, 2010      4 comments

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

Thursday, February 11, 2010      3 comments

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: 2/11/09 weight: 213lbs body comp: 43.02% BMI: 38.2 2/11/10 weight: 135lbs body comp: 22.6% BMI... Read more

Feeling bewildered, frustrated and ?

Saturday, February 06, 2010      5 comments

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

Tuesday, January 12, 2010      6 comments

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!

Monday, January 04, 2010      2 comments

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!

Monday, December 07, 2009      8 comments

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

Tuesday, December 01, 2009      6 comments

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

Finally!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009      5 comments

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

Wednesday, September 02, 2009      7 comments

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

Ride, Crash and Ride Again!

Thursday, August 13, 2009      3 comments

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


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