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To Love Running

Monday, July 13, 2015      2 comments

I ran my first race in more than two years on July 4. It was a 4K that welcomed strollers, so I decided to push the kid. I run faster and easier without the stroller but I want to be a good role model for her. Not sure really what I'm modeling w... Read more

The Comeback Plan

Friday, June 12, 2015      2 comments

I had my beautiful daughter on July 10, 2014. I've been somewhat active since then, but my eating habits aren't the best. I am back at my pre-pregnancy weight, but my body is different. I am fine with that honestly. What I miss is being able to ... Read more

Life Adjustments (An Understatement)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014      8 comments

It has been nearly eight months since I posted a blog. Holy moses, that's a long time, especially for someone who once had a log-in streak of about 330 days. I've never really gotten back to running regularly, but I have really good reasons. I s... Read more

The Runner that Didn't Run

Tuesday, June 25, 2013      4 comments

Okay, so I am officially a runner that doesn't run. I've started getting back into it after getting my arthritis under control and I was all signed up and mostly trained for a sprint triathlon this Saturday. Then, I was out walking my dog a... Read more

The Road Back

Friday, May 31, 2013      6 comments

The road back to health and fitness is harder than the first time I did this. When I first started losing weight and getting healthy seven years ago (seven years on SparkPeople! Wow!), it was this amazing rush. I stayed in calorie range (pretty ... Read more

It Is Enough

Friday, April 12, 2013      5 comments

I went running yesterday. I cry pretty much every time I run these days because I am so stinkin' happy that I can actually do it. That only took me two years to bounce back from a sudden onset of what is essentially chronic rheumatoid arthritis.... Read more

Cosmic Justice and Motivation

Thursday, February 14, 2013      5 comments

I don't believe in "finding motivation." When people ask, "how do I get motivated?" I never know quite how to answer because honestly, I don't really believe in motivation. At the end of the day you just have to get up off your butt and move. Or... Read more

The Case of the Demented Flamingo

Wednesday, January 23, 2013      6 comments

That is totally what I look like after going swimming - a demented flamingo. I always get water in my right ear so I have to hop around on one leg, vigorously shaking my head, hoping that the water will come out. Maybe it's more like a flamingo ... Read more

Not Listening!

Friday, January 11, 2013      3 comments

I have succeeded in some things, particularly those related to my health and physical abilities, because I am really not a very good listener. Or perhaps it is more like "selective hearing" as my mother calls it. I didn't listen to the peop... Read more

Big Adventures

Thursday, January 03, 2013      7 comments

I made the move to Colorado in November. It was quite the undertaking but I was definitely ready to go. I started a job at at the University of Colorado Boulder with their Environmental Design program. The campus is gorgeous. I'm convinced it is... Read more


Tuesday, September 18, 2012      6 comments

Version 1.0: 0 to 18. Went on a big Alaskan adventure for college for a couple years. Never left. Version 2.0: Ages 18 to 26. Finished college with a GPA that could only be called exceptionally mediocre. Smoked a few cigarettes. Started a m... Read more

The Formerly Fantastic Life Fail

Tuesday, August 07, 2012      16 comments

Some things are hard to write about. I am tired of being in pain. You would think after a year and a half of waking up in pain every single day I would be used to it, but I don't think it's something a person gets used to. I've been tearing up a... Read more

Thanking God

Wednesday, May 09, 2012      9 comments

It has been a long year plus of health problems for me and it's not over yet. Since it's chronic, it will never be over, but while it is mostly under control, it's not under control to the point of being able to get off prednisone, a steroid tha... Read more

This Run is Mine

Thursday, April 26, 2012      7 comments

I went running today! Yeah! Second time all year I've actually been able to do it without pain. Maybe I can run again next week for a couple miles? Oh, wouldn't that be lovely...running shoes, how I've missed you and your bright colors and your ... Read more

Awesome Abs

Monday, February 27, 2012      5 comments

I'm bummed about not running right now because of the rheumatoid arthritis, but I must confess that I am developing some very nice abs. After losing another 20 pounds from being sick, I don't have much fat left on my stomach. And I do these real... Read more

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