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Time to re-boot
Yesterday I finished a 5K that I have been looking forward to and training for for several weeks. My SparkFriend, Judy(SEKSUNSHINE), came up Friday evening, and we had a lot of fun getting ready for the big event.
We left earlier than ne... Read more
A bump in the road, on the treadmill
Due to the return of winter, I opted to do my training run on the treadmill today, and I'm glad I did. I was feeling great as I passed the two-mile point, when suddenly felt a sharp pain in my left knee. I slowed way down, and finished 3.75 of... Read more
Only 12 Pounds
In the grand scheme of things, 12 pounds really doesn't sound like much at all. I don't have much more than that left to lose to get to my goal, and honestly, at this point, it sometimes almost doesn't seem like enough to worry too much about... Read more
Finding a swimsuit last summer was such a huge hassle, I seriously considered just giving up. But vacation plans included water, so I shopped and shopped and shopped and shopped until I finally came up with two pieces that I could stand to wear... Read more
Blame it on the Olympics
I just realized that I have let a lot of time slip by since I last posted a blog entry of any kind. Thinking back over the past few weeks, it seems like a blur of activity, but I have also been watching the Olympics almost every evening that I'... Read more
Getting Spark Friends Together Makes Transition Easier
I started this week feeling on top of the world. Running a 5K of the year last Sunday, and all the great energy from meeting a group of SparkFriends for the event had me feeling motivated and focused. A few things made the rest of the week a ... Read more
I did a little better than I realized in yesterday's race, according to the posted results.
My time was 36:12 - pace 11:39. I hadn't gotten under 12 min./mi. in training yet, so I feel pretty good about that. The time clock at the one-mile p... Read more
What a beautiful day for a race, especially since it was underground with a temperature of 65 - 72 degrees !
I met up with some fellow SparkPeople this morning for the 28th Annual Children's TLC Groundhog Run, which was held in the Hunt ... Read more
Ready for the Big Race
I decided just a couple of weeks ago to participate in my first 5K of this year, which also happens to be my first one in 2 or 3 years. I have trained as well as I could in such a short time, and I'm feeling great. I usually do get pretty pum... Read more
I have to admit that I slightly questioned my sanity when I decided just over a week ago that I would run a 5K with only 2 weeks to train for it. It's been either 2 or 3 years since my last race, and although I started 2009 with the idea that I... Read more
I'm Back! Thank you, SparkFriends for being here!
As I told my personal trainer last night, I feel like I've been away in a completely different world the past several weeks, because I have been so wrapped up in work. That's just the nature of what I do -- it's a seasonal industry, and the won... Read more
Marching to a Different Drummer, but Moving in the Right Direction
I'm feeling a little out of step with all my friends doing the SP Boot Camp challenge, but I really am marching to the same tune. I don't have any "before" pictures yet. I missed Monday's workout, due to working that night up until I fell asle... Read more
Where to Begin 2010
I have so many things I want to share with my SparkFriends, and not enough time right now to write them all, it's hard to know where to even begin my first blog of 2010.
It's almost unreal to me to look back over the past year and realize... Read more
Cool weather walk
Another busy week has flown by. When I try to remember what all happend this week, it all seems like a big blur.
I did get to see both of my sons this week, so that was a treat. It's been fun to receive several packages the past few day... Read more
One Small Step
The past few weeks have been filled with long work days, leaving time and energy for little else. This is a time when I have to really remain conscious of my priorities, and let a lot of things slide that I would rather not. That's why I'm so ... Read more