Living in the Truth
Today was hard. I owned my current weight and I changed my tracker to reflect the truth. It sounds so silly as I hear the words I am typing in my head. I mean, I know that I had an injury and had limited ability to move my body for a year - w... Read more
Chin up girl - you got this
Short note - just sick as can be that injuries seem to be plaguing this race prep. I am scheduled to run a half on April 28, but every time I have tried to run the last few weeks, my knee has given me a hard time. I finally went to the doc, sh... Read more
A changed mental dialogue
Thought of something today on a run - the best place for my best thinking by the way....I though that my personal mental dialogue has changed from running and getting healthier. When I was young, I had parents who often criticized me for my wei... Read more
I am here for the party!
Sometimes I remember that girl that I used be. Who would sit and feel ugly, fat, teased, feeling in the way. I remember hearing some insentive teen laughing at me in my bathing suit, or a coworker with a nasty comment. People seem to think if... Read more
Renaissance Faire - lots of calories
We knew it was coming. We planned and got our group together. We could not wait for our first annual trip to the Faire. Some wore costumes, some found pieces from the merchants. We knew we would eat and drink and be merry. So - first, we ra... Read more
The run that almost did not happen
This morning I woke to storms and rain...it seems that happens more than not lately. I was bummed that I would miss my scheduled training run. Sorta. Part of me just didn't feel it. I decided that maybe it was a sign I should go to lunch wit... Read more
Living the Lifestyle of Good Health
Been a while since I have been here - I spent the summer running 9 races and spending as much time with my family as possible. I needed to refocus a bit after starting a new company and finishing grad school. Some us time. I continued to run and... Read more
Day 3 of Clean and Stripped
Yesterday I stuck with the types of food, but went over a little on portion size of my rice blend. I also had one Dove Dark chocolate promise. So I am going to go with a 90% compliance on that one. I hit all of my goals other wise, with the e... Read more
Now I run for fun and start the Eat Clean Stripped
ok- the last HM is behind me, I will blog about that later. Now I have decided to take the summer and run the short races so that I can get back to running for the fun of it. I love all of the hard work, but I do miss those leisurely runs wher... Read more
Running myself sane
In the hardest times, running has become my friend. It helps me to focus, to prove myself to me. It helps me to feel healthy and in control. I think better, I feel better (ok who would have ever thought butt cramps would be considered feeling... Read more
Praying for the ones that hurt you
I had a thought this morning that I thought I would share. Back story - I am feeling a bit oppressed, attacked and hurt in a professional situation. A w ork situation is coming to an end, and the end is not going pretty. Lawyers involved, thr... Read more
Out of touch but plugging along
I am so behind in my teams that I feel terrible. I am sooooo swampped that I can barely breath3, but I am getting by. Currently,I am knee deep in my exams for my clinical psych degree, training for a half at the heavy mileage point, taking 3 c... Read more
Why do YOU inspire me? - Let me count the ways
I have lots of SparkFriends - many of whom I admire and from whom I find inspiration. If you are reading this, you are probably one of those people.
Why do you inspire me?
Because you jumped in with 100 lbs, 50lbs, 20 lbs, 10 lbs, ...... Read more
Find Joy Within
Do you hear that voice that tells you that you can't do it, you are a failure, you are not good enough, you are worthless?
Well change it. Yup, simple as that - change it
Hear the negative voice, and make a balanced thought to offset ... Read more
Family Fitness Days - Being a full participant!
The Past -
We would all go to our respective cave places - sit on the computer, watch a movie, fall asleep on the couch watching a sporting event, sit on the beach reading a book - do much of nothing.
We still love lazing - bu... Read more
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