What goes up, must come down...
I've been having a good week, feeling really happy with all I've accomplished: I'm almost down 14-pounds, I ran my fastest time in a 5k ever last weekend, I ran my longest training run ever Thursday, I caught up all the laundry, and I finished a... Read more
The Good, the Bad, and the Terrible.
So, apparently, Thursday is my blogging day. :-)
Something rather interesting is going on in my life. I'm going to be working on two 5Ks over the next few months. By working on, I mean helping to organize and plan, not working on running. ... Read more
So what now?
I've kind of hit a stumbling block in my career path and don't know what to do now. I worked very hard on my masters degree, got mainly straight A's, and was set to graduate until I got stuck on my thesis. After a year and a half of trying, I've... Read more
My son's PR
I'm so proud of my son! He finally got his PR under 40 minutes for his 5k. It was a great moment watching him cross the finish line at 38 minutes. I got a new PR, too, by a few seconds, missing getting into the 26 minute zone by 15 seconds, the ... Read more
Keep on keeping on
Wow! I did not realize how long it has been since I posted on here. So much has happened, namely I got engaged!!!! I am marrying my best friend, and great news- he is a Sparker, too! Together, we've been eating healthy and running and doing all ... Read more
Broken scale say WHAT???
I've recently had that dreaded moment. You know, the one where you step on the scale, look down, quickly jump off, say a small prayer the number isn't right, and jump back on only to find, well, dang, the scale really must be broken.... Yeah. Th... Read more
Today, my program called for a forty minute easy run. Even though lately my runs have been getting easier, for some reason, today's run was more difficult. Maybe it was the fact that I was running in the afternoon when I normally run in the morn... Read more
I am a runner!
This weekend, I took my first actual class on running. I've been running for over a year now, but this was the first time I got professional advice from anything but a magazine column or a book. The class is a form class; I feel like I have pret... Read more
Baby, It's COlD outside!
This morning, it seemed like a hundred things were blocking me from getting to my run. First, I woke up and couldn't find the warm up pants I wanted to wear. My son had a doctor's appointment, and I'm not a big fan of going in to any business in... Read more
The other night/morning/whatever, when I was at the time change race, I kept watching these people cross the finish line with these incredible times. 16, 17, 18 minutes. I was amazed.
I know I'll probably never have a time close to thos... Read more
I started reading The Spark last night, and I have to say it has inspired me, not only on the weight loss front, but also on my other goals. Since I was a kid, I've had one dream, one goal: to write a novel. It's the thing my heart desires more ... Read more
So, a few months ago, I lost down to the smallest I have been since I had my children: 148 pounds. I achieved my goal through a combination of watching what I ate on SparkPeople and training for a half marathon. I felt amazing!
But then I ... Read more
Welcome to thirty-ville
Thirty is not old. It's not something to be ashamed of or scared or anything of. It's just three decades of living, of experience, of learning.
I always thought when I turned thirty that I would feel something different, but honestly, I ke... Read more
My first half marathon: Walt Disney World!
When I was a kid, I had zero athletic ability. When I played baseball with my cousins, I caught it more often in the mouth or leg than the hand. When I tried gymnastics, I... Read more
Yesterday, I entered my most recent weight, and I realized that I am halfway to my goal. I can't believe how far I've come using SparkPeople. I'm down two sizes and fifteen pounds, which, compared to how much some of the amazing people on here h... Read more