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Refocused
Thursday, August 06, 2015      1 comments

Now that both of my half marathon races are over, I've decided to take a break from running races and long distance training for a while. Now I'm focusing on slowing down and taking walks for a change with a couple jogs thrown in during the week... Read more
I'm back in, folks
Thursday, May 14, 2015      1 comments

So after all that rest for my ankle over the past month, I've managed to put a few pounds back on. I'm not letting it stop my progress, though. I know it will start to come off once I get back into my full training schedule this week. It's all a... Read more
8 Weeks Until the See Jane Run Half Marathon!
Saturday, April 25, 2015      1 comments

This year is whizzing by. Checked my calendar and I am only 8 weeks away from my first of two half marathons: the See Jane Run Half. Wow! I have a 12K (about 7.5 miles) on Sunday, which I am excited about. My right ankle has been giving a l... Read more
Past couple of weeks
Thursday, February 26, 2015      1 comments

No loss or gain the past two weeks. I was sick with a bad cold all last week and the first few days of this week. So, no running and no cutting back calories. Went for a handful of walks, but mostly sleeping. Ha. Starting Monday my previous goa... Read more
This Week's Reflection
Monday, February 16, 2015      2 comments

I was a lot more focused this week. Workouts still going strong and my nutrition has improved. I only got in one session of strength training this week, so I'll have to watch that. I still didn't log my food as frequently as I would have liked, ... Read more
Quick Start Program: Week 3 and 4 Reflection
Sunday, February 08, 2015      1 comments

No loss or gain over the past couple of weeks, and I know exactly why. While I've been doing great sticking to my workout schedule and logging my fitness minutes, I haven't been watching my calories very closely. I've been pretty relaxed an... Read more
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

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