5k PR, missed goal by 43 seconds
I had a great day at the St. Patrick's Day 5k this past Sunday. I was hoping to run in under 30 minutes.
I don't like making excuses, but I will say that in 14*F weather I only missed my goal by 43 seconds...finishing in 30:43, which is an... Read more
Good luck vibes and encouragement appreciated!
Well, in January I decided to cut back on racing and put more into training. I've been working extremely hard with both weight lifting and running, and seeing progress in both. My last two trial 5k's in ran in 31:46 and 31:42, respectively. T... Read more
Happy Weight and My Fear of Gaining Weight
Recently I read an article from Coach Nicole talking about her ďhappy weight.Ē And that article has really stuck with me.
First, just a little background about myself. Iím currently 24 years old. Iíve always been athletic or an ath... Read more
Update--still hanging in there
Well, itís been quite a while since I last wrote but things have more or less been the same. Iím making accomplishments in lifting and running both here and there. I finished my PT for my hip, although Iím still having discomfort in it. I sti... Read more
Getting over humps
Wow, canít believe itís been a week since I last wrote. Thanks so much for all of your support. Thankfully Iím doing better for the most part.
In regards to not getting my squat form, I can at least do lunges for now and I am keeping work... Read more
Crying on and off today...just feeling inadequate
Sunday night my friend in vet school convinced me to get seen for an injury thatís been bugging me since late May 2013. So Monday morning first thing I called in and got an appointment. I went to the gym and got in most of my cycling workou... Read more
Last weekend I was excited to go for my birthday run...unfortunately, I ended up swimming, skating, jumping over snow piles, and dealing with traffic. I got my six planned miles in and then got on the treadmill for an additional mile. I was fr... Read more
Haters gonna hate
After only having completed two weeks of my new exercise plan incorporating both running and lifting, I'm already experiencing people trying to bring me down.
Basically, I've just decided that instead of having the mentality that well, at l... Read more
Leaving Weight Watchers, body fat vs. BMI
Well, in October I joined Weight Watchers. Since then, I have lost about 22 lbs. I've enjoyed the program and learned a lot from it, but unfortunately it no longer aligns with my goals.
I haven't made my decision yet or decided when I wil... Read more
Why *can't* I?
Hi all! Sorry itís been so long since Iíve really written much. Honestly, Christmas break was kind of stressful due to some medical situations in my family. Iím glad I got to see my family, though, and I am now back at work.
In regards t... Read more
Before and after photo
I know I am much overdue for a long blog, but here's something brief in the meanwhile.
One of my new fitness goals is to decrease my body fat by increasing muscle. So yesterday I joined a gym so I can start pumping iron.
I was startin... Read more
Down another pound, trick mirrors
Well, I went to my weigh-in on Wednesday last week and thankfully was down another pound despite celebrating after my coursework part of my degree was completed.
The rough part has been traveling down to visit family and my tendency to e... Read more
Ended things with the guy I was dating, fun time skiing yesterday
Not really much to write about today. I got myself out yesterday to ski, and that was a blast. I have definitely improved since my first couple of attempts last year. My balance was much better. I didnít fall at all. And, I managed to... Read more
Working on my goal 2: being more social, and I bought a new dress
Iíve talked a lot about my goal number 1 (weight maintenance) but not as much about my goal number 2, which is being more social here.
At the beginning of the school year, I was going through a break-up. Not only did I feel very lonely fro... Read more
Done with finals, hit my 10% weight loss mark at my Weight Watchers meeting
I donít know how to explain things right now. I guess I should be super ecstatic, but I have a bunch of mixed emotions.
Yesterday was my last final examÖever. I am now done with the coursework requirement for my PhD. The rest of my de... Read more
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