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43 things

Tuesday, June 29, 2010      0 comments

Remember 43 things? It's this cool website where you list 43 life goals. And then you check them off one by one.. I had totally forgotten about this list until last night. I looked it up just for fun. And, I've realized that I comple... Read more

NYC ING Marathon Training Strategy 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010      3 comments

It's coming up... very quick. Marathon Training for this year's ING NYC Marathon starts July 5th. I've decided to do the Hal Higdon Novice 2 schedule. The Novice 2 is slightly more difficult than the Novice 1 I did last year, but onl... Read more

Magic Number

Thursday, June 10, 2010      1 comments

Yesterday a work colleague told me she'd read a study that stated that doing a lot of exercise wasn't the key to weight loss. The key was really eating less. As I listened, I nodded. I knew all of this. I mean, I trained for a marathon and... Read more

That Girl...

Saturday, April 03, 2010      2 comments

Today I am working on visualizing THAT girl. Myself, smaller. My life, as I want it to be. I want to be my best self, all the time. THAT girl who runs, that girl who is kind and friendly to others, that girl on top of her finances and her... Read more

Remembering how to do this...

Friday, March 12, 2010      2 comments

It's amazing. It's been a while since I actually tried to lose some pounds. And, I am just now really remembering the weird inner-dialogue that takes place. One side of the brain wants to snack to procrastinate, or to fulfill some salt or s... Read more

Knocking an Hour off my Marathon Time... and other Goals

Tuesday, January 12, 2010      1 comments

The year is off to a really good start! After about 2 weeks off, I'm back in the running routine, doing 15 miles a week. The plan is to gradually increase from there until I get up to about 20 to 25, and do speed training. I hope to ... Read more

New Year

Saturday, January 02, 2010      0 comments

2009 was full of surprises. So, I hate to make predictions as to what 2010 will bring. I HOPE it wil be nothing like I expect. I'm starting the year doing the opposite of most people. I'm not hitting the gym. I took a week off exercise... Read more

Shocking!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009      3 comments

It's a shame. When I go out and run in the cold, my nose runs to a ridiculous degree. The rest of the time, it seems, I'm fine. To get acclimated to the cold, I still do at least one run outside a week. But the rest of the time,... Read more

4M Race... and Weight... and a Neti Pot

Saturday, December 12, 2009      3 comments

My goal for these past couple months has been to lose 7 lbs before the end of the year. I was imagining hitting 120. Now, with about 2 weeks left, I must report. I am not there. It's been a 2 lbs battle since Thanksgiving, up and ... Read more

Joe Kleinerman 10K Race Report !

Sunday, December 06, 2009      3 comments

It was supposed to be a big race weekend. Yesterday was the Peter Rabbit Run in Prospect Park - a cross country race that I have been excited about (you could say, more excited than I was for the marathon) - for months. SO excited, in fact, I co... Read more

Losing Weight is Hard

Thursday, November 12, 2009      5 comments

I'm sure everyone out there is saying DUH!! right now. But, honestly -- I kinda forgot how hard it is. I thought maintenance was harder for some reason.... I guess whatever is going on at the moment seems like the biggest challenge. So ... Read more

Week Zero -- SPEED and TRAILS

Thursday, November 05, 2009      2 comments

I've been thinking, and I've decided to set some new goals. I'm SO CLOSE to being a fit person. As in, a really fit person. Someone who is at their peak. Who has realized their fitness potential. So, one of my new goals (I'm think... Read more

Revelation! Why I Ran the Marathon

Tuesday, November 03, 2009      4 comments

RE_EDITED.... yeah, I'm still thinking about this ! - Before the marathon, people said, "a marathon will change your life." "If you can finish a marathon, you can do anything." "It's the hardest thing I've ever done." I've cried o... Read more

ING NYC MARATHON - NOVELLA - PART TWO

Monday, November 02, 2009      8 comments

I looked and in the middle of the huddle was a tiny, elderly Asian woman running with her eyes shut, being guided by two of the other ladies. The woman with pom-poms ran up and rubbed the pom-poms in her face. Because she couldn't see them. ... Read more

ING NYC MARATHON - NOVELLA - PART ONE

Monday, November 02, 2009      3 comments

Well, I did it! I finished the ING NYC Marathon in 4:50:25, officially. For the record, I am VERY HAPPY with my time. Now for the full report... sit back, it's a long one.. ... Read more


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