Off the bandwagon
I must admit that I've fallen off the bandwagon.... I'm sad, sorry and disappointed with myself. I need to figure out how to rekindle the fire I had when I started and remember the joy I felt with my success. I was never a speed runner or mar... Read more
I had been eyeing the various runs with obstacles such as the Warrior Dash, the Rebel Run, the Dirty Girls Mud Run....... I really wanted to do one! I finally found one fairly close to me and mentioned it to my friend who immediately said I sho... Read more
Sugar, sugar and more sugar.....
Ugh.... I'm just going to say it. My Mother-in-Law sent us two boxes of Christmas treats. Fudge, divinity, peanut brittle and some other things. I know she means well (I think) but she also knows me and my husband have changed our eating habi... Read more
My daughter is starting the C25K!!!
I'm just about to celebrate my one year anniversary on Spark (9/30) and when I decided to join spark, I jumped in feet first. (Kinda like I live life.) I read and read articles, blogs, took quizes, everything I could get my hands on. I starte... Read more
Police Pace 5K 9/11/11
I completed my 3rd 5K this past Sunday, 9/11/11, which was a great day to run a race and be with so many other American runners (almost 650 people!) The race was very different than the previous ones I had done in almost every way. My sister-i... Read more
I telework on Wednesdays and had planned to run after my husband got home from work. He told me that unless I plan to do a triathalon, I wouldn't be able to run on my regular path. I figured he was over exagerating because he normally does....... Read more
Struggling to run
I have been wanting to add some distance to my running for awhile and seem to be struggling with that terribly bad. My IT Band has decided that it only likes me to run around 2-3 miles and then it starts hurting. I have to stop because of the ... Read more
My daughter, the Chef...???
My 17 year old daughter is very industrious and has taught herself several things, such as knitting...(I am not very crafty.) She was touched by the movie "Julie and Julia" but knew that her dad and I having lost over 40 lbs each would not like... Read more
....so that didn't work like I had planned it!
I love running on the trails by my house. I don't have to cross roads and the trails are newly paved and wide so there's plenty of room for runners, walkers and bikers. Lately, I have been feeling so guilty when I lace up my shoes and get read... Read more
Since I have been working out, I believe that I feel more like a fit person if i actually wear the right kind of clothes. Plus, all those people that run wouldn't be wearing the same "running clothes" if there wasn't something good about wearin... Read more
My first time running outside, April 7th, 2011.
Finally I did what I have been wanting to do for a long time. I ran outside! It was a beautiful day here in Maryland and everything is starting to bloom. I have been so anxious about this first run that I could barely get myself to go outside... Read more
My running breakthrough.
Last night I went to do my normal run, but when I set my treadmill up and started running, I felt like it was going way to slow and possibly broke? I turned the speed up a few and then a few more and then a few more till it felt right. But I c... Read more
Sugar Free Strawberry Jelly
My husband usually does all the grocery shopping for the family and since I have been on spark I have tried to get him to make smart choices at the grocery store. It is finally starting to sink in, I can tell!! He came home last night and was ... Read more
I finally did it...
I have been needing to go shopping for some new clothes for a few weeks now, but just didn't get myself to the store. I finally went Sunday and bought some new pants and tops for work and for casual times with the family.
I also went thro... Read more
The other night, my daughters best friend was over and when her mother picked her up, we visited. She said to me "You look like you've lost a lot of weight!" These are the words we all dream of hearing. I have read about everyones struggles ... Read more