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Fox in Socks

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      14 comments

It is probably the pent up stress from my new job. . . Last night, I NEEDED a good long run. Nothing was going to keep me from it. By three in the afternoon, I had texted my running buddy and we were on to meet at the state park. By five, ... Read more

A Change in Jobs

Friday, August 21, 2015      20 comments

Today is my last day at my current job and Monday morning, I hit the ground running on my new job! Things had been really tough at my current job for a long time as my boss was doing things that were in the 'grey area' and I did suspect her of ... Read more

Running is getting better: Progress!

Sunday, August 16, 2015      17 comments

I am getting back that love of working out! Restarting in June was really tough. Just running to the end of my street had me winded. The thing that really got to me was how fast it happened! So I've been steadily pushing myself, but let me t... Read more

Keepin On Keeping On

Sunday, August 02, 2015      16 comments

Things are getting much better! I haven't been able to run as often as I would like but I am able to run more and walk less on my runs. I have been wearing a heart rate monitor to give me added insight. I can see how my heart rate starts to h... Read more

Coming Back

Wednesday, July 22, 2015      24 comments

I am starting to come back to health and happiness. The past nine months have been a tremendous ordeal. My husband had a rough time of it with having cancer and being so sick from chemo and on top of that losing his eyesight and also not being... Read more


Wednesday, June 24, 2015      9 comments

Saturday I finished my 5K something like fiftieth place or so. So I got a special prize :) There was this crazy kitten that followed all the runners... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Every marathon Begins with a Mile

Wednesday, June 17, 2015      232 comments

I've been with Sparkpeople since September 2013 and in that time I've developed a love for exercise, particularly distance running and made a lot of great friends along the way. In fact, I couldn't have kept going without all of you and all the... Read more

I Will Not Quit

Saturday, June 13, 2015      10 comments

I'm not feeling very positive today and usually don't want to blog when I'm like this. But I think if I blog and sort out my feelings it will help me today and also bring me back to a more positive light. It has been almost two weeks since I ... Read more

Back in Hospital

Monday, June 01, 2015      11 comments

this one has to be quick. Got done moving office. Ten hour shift. Went home to find David very sick. Took him to local ER. Part of his small intestine is twisted up. Rushed down to Texas Medical Center in Houston. Cleared/delegated work schedul... Read more

Rough Week

Sunday, May 31, 2015      12 comments

Well on May 21st, David went back into the hospital. This time it was due to side-effects due to the chemo. He had thrown up/dry heaved for twenty hours straight and refused to go to the ER on the grounds that he had just gotten out of the hos... Read more

Health and Happiness

Saturday, May 16, 2015      9 comments

It isn't willpower that has kept me off the sugar. It is fear. Real fear that I would ever feel the pain and despair that I felt two weeks ago and knowing that it has to be complete and total non-consumption of sugar to keep it gone. I don't ... Read more

Avoiding the First Bite of Sugar

Friday, May 08, 2015      8 comments

I have held on to the thought that I do not want to have that first bite of sugar--the one that would send me on a crazy binge. Today was day five and it was very hard. I was having really bad cravings this morning. But last Sunday was so bad... Read more

Revisiting the Journey

Tuesday, May 05, 2015      13 comments

While David was in the hospital last month, my cravings for cane sugar got way out of control. I was still eating my healthy meals but the binges for sweets were just terrible. Saturday was the first day David was home so I could mostly rest a... Read more

Gray Matters

Saturday, April 25, 2015      9 comments

I am trying to stay in the gray area. What does that even mean?! This is a foreign concept to me. I am an all-or-none thinker. I'm either on a diet or I'm not. I'm either doing good or I'm doing bad. I don't trust myself to make go... Read more

How Not To Run A Marathon. . .

Sunday, April 12, 2015      11 comments

I had a whirlwind week with David being in the hospital, working full time, doing a running streak and keeping the pets fed and happy. I got all my workouts in but I ate terrible all week and I really didn't drink enough water on Friday. My bos... Read more

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