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Feel the fear and DO IT ANYWAY!
I've recently gone indoor "rock" climbing for the first time. I've had a long-time (is forever a long time?) fear of heights and at 32, have done only a few things in the past to challenge it. I came to the wall with confidence that I didn't h... Read more
I read a blog post recently that explained the authors opinion that being overweight isn't defined simply. It doesn't all come down to too much food, too little exercise and letting yourself go. Instead, it means something different to each pe... Read more
Simplicity and other fine things in life...
I call myself a pleasure delayer. Someone who notices that a book, a special treat, a sad "girlie movie" might be good for my soul. Then I deny myself. Not on purpose, or for the sole reason of not experiencing joy or happiness. But instead ... Read more
Just like riding a bike...
It's a beautiful, cool night in my town. The perfect night for a bike ride, but it almost didn't happen.
I had a plan to go for a ride with a new friend. She's had a *brand, spankin' new* bicycle in her basement for... oh, 2-3 years and s... Read more
Women Food & God - by Geneen Roth
Ok... I've commented on a message board, I've changed my status and now I'm blogging about it. This is ONE GREAT BOOK. Sure, I'm not too far into it yet (I only bought it yesterday) but the plain, common sense talk that this book uses defies t... Read more
I normally wouldn't blog about something so trivial and temporary as a computer virus, but I'm trying to blog more so here it goes....
I'm thinking of a virus as being similar to my own negative thoughts and emotions. They both corrupt fro... Read more
Ups and downs
I was reading a Message post today that was asking if anyone else got bummed out after the excitement of reaching their goal weight had passed.
My answer in short: YES, YES, YES, YES...
Since hindsight is 20/20, it makes perfect sense. W... Read more
I love telling my story...
Well, my story is in progress, but I guess it will be until I die.
I had a fitness assessment to start off my gym membership a few days ago and it went great. I explained everything I've been active in since March '09 (or so) and told my... Read more
Off to a good start!
Welcome 2010! I'm feeling energized by the new year.
I had a pretty good run yesterday, though I felt sluggish when I first started. I eventually warmed up my muscles and went a bit faster than the run before. I went up the HUGE hill n... Read more
I haven't given my official New years Resolutions as much consideration as they deserve. Or, maybe I'm old enough to know that a promise made because of the day of year is just as fallible as any other (or maybe more so).
I've made huge st... Read more
The finish line!
Well, I'm not *really* finished running. My clinic doesn't end until Dec 10th, but today I did see A finish line. And I crossed it. My first 10K race was this morning at 9:30AM. I was aiming for a time of 1h 03m, and I *definitely* beat it. ... Read more
The race is approaching. Sunday, November 29th. Time: 9:30 start.
Today I ran 9.2 km -- it's the farthest I've ever run and I'm going to be really proud when I finish 10km. It was a beautiful day today, and I was on part trails and part ... Read more
The 10km race is in sight...
I've registered (as of 10 minutes ago) for my first 10k! It's pretty exciting...
It comes on the night of one of my hardest runs. I was just hatin' on the world when it started, but by the time it was over, I was happy to have fought my w... Read more
Finding the balance... a work in progress.
The past few weeks have been very hectic, both in my work and social life. I think I bit off more than I could chew by enrolling in my first insurance course AND my first running clinic at the same time. A busy 12 weeks, no doubt!
So far,... Read more
Well, it's been a "middle of the road" kinda week, but that might be about to change tomorrow. I'll be running my first official 5K... it's the run for the cure for breast cancer research. 8:30 am.
I had the best intentions to run today, ... Read more