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Keepin On Keeping On

Sunday, August 02, 2015      14 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      23 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      225 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

Another Hospital Stay.

Sunday, April 05, 2015      13 comments

Happy Easter!! I feel serene today. My husband had a fever yesterday so I took him to the ER and we found out that he was starting to develop pneumonia in his right lung and a bladder infection due to being immuno-compromised from the chemo... Read more

I am a Streaker!

Sunday, March 29, 2015      10 comments

There is a guy in my running club who is 73 and has run 101 marathons and has been on a running streak for over six years. In fact, since January 1st, 2003, he has only missed eighteen days of running. He has been telling me for awhile that I ... Read more


Saturday, March 21, 2015      10 comments

In the beginning of an effort, rewards come quickly, frequently and are more easily earned. As you progress in anything you do, the rewards are harder to come by, fewer and further apart and take much more effort to earn. But that's when you dig... Read more

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