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I have so much to be Thankful for

Sunday, December 14, 2014      10 comments

I desperately need new running shoes. They are flat, hurt to run in and have holes in them. I have to wait until I get gift cards at Christmas to afford new shoes. If it were not for my shoes going flat, I would not be having plantar fasciiti... Read more

A Milestone Non-Scale Victory

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      15 comments

As I've started just weighing in once a week, I am always looking for NSVs. So I was kicking around the house Sunday, sore as all get-out from a six hour workout on Saturday, and I ventured into he back closet. I had forgotten a friend had giv... Read more

Breaking Through The Wall

Saturday, December 06, 2014      9 comments

Here's me in my kneepads. (The pictures blurry because my husband's hand shake really bad.) It only took me an hour to get going this morning. So I went out to the park a... Read more

What Goes Through a Runner's Mind.

Friday, November 28, 2014      10 comments

I forgot to take a picture of me in my new kneepads. And I'm not going to go through putting all THAT on again just to take one! We'll catch it next week. It takes me two hours to get ready for a long run in the morning. I have all the 'gear... Read more

I Know What's Coming!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      13 comments

So every year at the office, our affiliates send us a huge box of chocolates for Christmas. Last year, I ate 85% of them because I'm the only one who works full time through the winter and they were just there. Staring me in the face with more... Read more

A Pep Talk From My Mom

Saturday, November 22, 2014      11 comments

So I've tried to do some restarts in the past couple of weeks, without doing a complete overhaul. Definitely not working. So I thought back to how all this started: a conversation with my mom. By the way, she has been on a whole food diet now... Read more

The Horse Gate

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      9 comments

Picture, if you will, a gate in the middle of a pasture. The pasture is not fenced in. Just a gate is there. Now, imagine you are a very determined horse who wants to get through the gate. The gate is what opens to let you out, right? So yo... Read more

Making Progress

Sunday, November 16, 2014      11 comments

That was the furthest and fastest I had ever run. Two weeks ago, I broke through the mental block I had against running long. Unfortunately I also injured my knees that day.... Read more

All The More Reason To Take Good Care of Yourself!

Saturday, November 15, 2014      9 comments

Okay so I've had good days and bad days as far as eating was concerned this week. The bad days caused me to gain a little weight despite the good days. So I'm going to hash out the thoughts rattling in my brain and hope I can get to the cause ... Read more

I'm Telling Myself: Less Talk, More Walk! :)

Saturday, November 08, 2014      11 comments

OK, I'm not going to say it. I'm not going to say I'm back on track. For the last three weeks about, I've been trying to say that, but not living it very well. Yeah, I've had a lot of awesome workouts, but I've been eating just about everythi... Read more

My 25K (15.5 miles) of Trailrunning

Saturday, November 01, 2014      10 comments

Can we call last week's binge "carbo-loading"? Just joking! I know it doesn't work that way. Today I was excited about my race but the honest truth is that trail running is a lot harder than road racing and I have never run more than nine mil... Read more

OMG! I fell off the wagon! Aaagh!

Friday, October 31, 2014      9 comments

I was doing really good getting the hospital food weight off. And then -boom- two days ago, I got into my husband's assortment of Little Debbies, plus I ate a whole box of cookies, two donuts, m&ms at work, candy corn and a tray of brownies. A... Read more

David and Ratty-Cat

Monday, October 27, 2014      7 comments

What a difference a week has made! Last week I was pretty down. Ok, I was morbidly depressed. I went to work only to sit and stare at the computer all day but unable to get anything done. But I knew that I didn't want to stay in that state. ... Read more

Running to Recharge

Friday, October 24, 2014      5 comments

We are in a holding pattern as we wait for my husband's surgery wound to close and then begin cancer treatment. He is home from the hospital and life is getting back to normal. I'm back at work and back on my diet and back to running regularly... Read more

Getting Back to Normal

Tuesday, October 21, 2014      8 comments

I did sleep 20 hours. It helped a lot. I am back home and at work today. I pick him up from the hospital tonight and then we begin outpatient treatment at M D Anderson. I weighed myself this morning. I had put on 11 pounds. So I am gettin... Read more


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