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Back From Break
Saturday, October 01, 2016      28 comments

I didn't mean to put all my weight loss back on in the past two years and I certainly didn't plan on not running for four whole months, to seal the deal. Life happens. Sometimes it happens in droves. Without going into my crazy life story, I'... Read more
My Run with the Alligators
Wednesday, April 20, 2016      16 comments

50K was a big goal of mine for two years. I wasn't as ready as I would have liked to be, but I got it done anyway in 12 hrs 50 min and 46 sec. And I ... Read more
The Long Overdue Blog
Saturday, April 02, 2016      21 comments

Where to begin? I had been managing my Bipolar disease quite well without medication for almost two years. In the past couple of months, my husband f... Read more
Texas Marathon New Year's Day
Sunday, January 03, 2016      25 comments

Last June, my friend told me about Texas Marathon in Kingwood. They give out the biggest medal in the World for any marathon: 3.5 pounds of saw cut metal, a duffel bag, a running hat, a long sleeve t-shirt and the best organized race I have eve... Read more
They Call Me, Madam President--LOL
Saturday, December 12, 2015      13 comments

Last week, my friend invited me to her first 5K! She did an amazing job and I was so happy to be a small part of her day. We had a great time and now she thinks she might like running!! I am just so proud of her! The endorphins were still h... Read more
The Power of the Little Stuff
Sunday, December 06, 2015      19 comments

So I was a big turkey for the Turkey Trot: My running friends admonished me to "try not to get shot today!" (It IS Texas, after all.) So I had ... Read more
Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 22, 2015      14 comments

I have a lot to be Thankful for. My husband beat cancer this year. I have a job I love. I get to run. And I'm pretty happy right now. My brother and his family have moved to Texas. They just had twin girls. I've got some wonderfully spoile... Read more
Our Honeymoon in The Woodlands
Sunday, November 01, 2015      22 comments

My Uncle passed away this week. He had been an alcoholic and a heavy smoker his whole life. About six weeks ago, he found out he had cancer. He quit drinking and quit smoking. We had the only sober conversation we had ever had. He told me h... Read more
Scale is on the move again!
Tuesday, October 27, 2015      17 comments

I am simply stopping at 1200-1500 calories a day. I am measuring. I am counting calories. I am not banning any particular food or limiting myself to any kind of list. But I am making very good choices. I'm following a lot of the food choice... Read more
Honey-Do Weekend
Saturday, October 24, 2015      13 comments

My running has been so much more consistent now that we have a treadmill so I don't feel as much pressure to try to fit in some super run on Saturday morning to burn 2,000 calories in half a day and then be wiped out and not finish everything on... Read more
Huntsville Half Marathon: And the wall comes down!
Saturday, October 17, 2015      18 comments

This half-marathon is particularly difficult because it has some huge hills and it's a double loop course so when you get through it all the first time, you know you have to do it all over again. And it starts on a steep hill that rises for the... Read more
My reStart! Happy New Year!!
Saturday, October 10, 2015      15 comments

I had thought that I gained weight at a faster rate than what I could lose it at. It was easy to want to believe this because it made me feel better about having gained so much. It sure seems that way on a day to day basis. Here's something ... Read more
Threads
Saturday, October 03, 2015      17 comments

I feel pretty low. And heavy and slow. My weight is back up. My running pace is down. I am at a point where I either keep sliding back or I dig deep and push forward. I am trying to find that excitement that I had. I am trying to want ... Read more
Twice As Nice
Monday, September 14, 2015      15 comments

Yesterday was the baby shower for my brother and sister-in-law and the anticipated twin girls. I had decided to make a watermelon carving for the event. Then I decided to do this that morning at their house so I wouldn't have to transport it s... Read more
Galveston Causeway 10K
Saturday, September 12, 2015      16 comments

I think when I'm seventy I will refuse to be old. I will be that runner that gets first in age group for being the only one to show up. But today, wow, I am feeling OLD! Everything hurts. So I had a tough work week and running on little sle... Read more

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