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Quick Start Program: Week 2 Reflection

Monday, January 26, 2015      1 comments

The first two weeks of my quick start program have been really good overall. I've been sticking with my calorie range (mostly) and exercise schedule. Though one thing I've noticed is that I am starting to feel my sweet tooth rebelling. Thankfull... Read more

Quick Start Program: Week 1 Reflection

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      1 comments

So far so good! I am down 10 pounds since the beginning of the of the year. It feels really great to get back into a fitness schedule. I never thought I'd say it, but I think I've missed the regular exercise! I'm feeling good about my meal... Read more

SF Hot Chocolate 15K 1/11/15

Thursday, January 15, 2015      2 comments

First race of the new year! 15k: 9.3 miles Read more

Holidays Recovery

Monday, January 12, 2015      2 comments

I have good news and bad news. The bad news: I definitely did gain some holiday poundage. The good news: I've lost pretty much all of it in the past couple of weeks. So, I am back to where I was before the holidays, which is good! For the n... Read more

Holiday pounds are coming to town

Monday, December 15, 2014      1 comments

Yep, I'm anticipating those dreaded holiday pounds, so I am going to do my best to stay on top of things. I know my holiday weaknesses like chocolate and carbs, so I am already making a mindful effort to watch what I eat. As far as exercise... Read more

Lake Tahoe Half Marathon (Sunday, 9/14/14)

Saturday, September 20, 2014      4 comments

Lake Tahoe Half Marathon: I DID IT! What a gorgeous course! Plenty of tough hills, though. And not to mention it was at 6800' elevation! It was a challenge, but I would definitely do the race again some day. My finishing time: 3:01:51 ... Read more

Running Knees

Thursday, July 17, 2014      1 comments

My knees have been a bit sore this week, so I took a few days off from working out from Thursday to Sunday. Since Monday, I've cut back my mileage and my speed, and I've upgraded to better shoes, been doing strength training/stretches, and I've ... Read more

Obese No More

Monday, July 07, 2014      7 comments

I am finally out of the "Obese" category on the BMI chart and into the "Overweight" category. 30 pounds to go until I reach my goal weight... I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.... Read more

Don't always trust the scale

Thursday, July 03, 2014      0 comments

I had a funny moment earlier this week. I realized that my digital scale needed new batteries. When I replaced them I found that I actually weigh 6 pounds less than it had been reading before. It's the little things, right? Read more

6 Months into the Year: Time for Goal Reassessment

Monday, June 30, 2014      1 comments

At the beginning of this year I posted a goal worksheet, which mapped out my goals for this year. Now that I'm about 6 months into the year, I thought it would be a good time to see where I am, how I'm doing, and to reassess my priorities and go... Read more

2014 Races I'm registered for

Friday, June 20, 2014      0 comments

Races I am signed up for during the second half of 2014... *San Francisco FrontRunners Pride Run 10K -- Next Saturday, June 28th (SF Pride Weekend): A 5K loop in Golden Gate Park, run twice for the 10K. Celebrates SF Pride and benefits the ... Read more

Summer Time

Monday, June 16, 2014      1 comments

Well, May was a little busy, meaning my time on SP was less frequent. My goal is to try and log in most days of the week during the summer. I made the big decision to do the Lake Tahoe Half Marathon, instead of the full marathon, in Septemb... Read more

Recent Before/After Picture

Monday, May 05, 2014      4 comments

I often have a hard time seeing my own progress, so I decided to make an updated before/after photo to encourage myself in my success. I still have a little more to go, but it makes me happy to see how far I have come in my health/weight-loss jo... Read more

Big Sur 10.6 Miler Photos!

Thursday, May 01, 2014      2 comments

Big Sur 10.6 Miler! One race down! Finish time: 2 hours and 40 minutes. Read more

Big Sur 10.6 Miler this weekend!

Friday, April 25, 2014      0 comments

The day after tomorrow is my Big Sur 10.6-Miler event (part of the Big Sur Marathon)! My husband and I leave tonight for Monterey and are going to make a weekend of it. The weather looks like it will be a mostly cloudy with possible light r... Read more


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