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I Love Yoga

Tuesday, April 10, 2012      3 comments

So, after a week of feeling awful, exhausted, and sore, I finally decided to do some yoga. I've missed my usual class for the last 2 weeks and decided that a little more stretching would be helpful, and I was so grumpy this morning I knew I need... Read more

Hello, Rebellious Em

Monday, April 09, 2012      2 comments

Confession: My body is tired. I'm into the long training runs, and it is a lot harder than I thought it would be. My rebellious side is showing up and whining a lot more. "I don't want to do all this running. I don't want to slack on my other wo... Read more

Shout Out To My Hubby

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      8 comments

Sometimes I am so focused on my own journey and struggles that I don't notice the effect it is having on the people around me. Lately, though I've been noticing changes in friends and family members that I know have been sparked by my own action... Read more

Too Many Hills And A Confession

Tuesday, April 03, 2012      4 comments

I did my 18 mile run on Sunday, and it was tough. I chose a route that was probably 75% uphill. After my initial 3 miles of hills, I was in the zone and ready to go. It was a pretty run, past a lot of farms. The weather was cool but dry - no rai... Read more


Thursday, March 29, 2012      4 comments

This week has been annoying. After my last long run, I knew that I had overtrained and had to do something to help my legs before my next one. My trainer suggested cutting out extraneous workouts and going easy in my Zumba classes. I wasn't happ... Read more

They Can't All Be Good

Monday, March 26, 2012      4 comments

I did my second 16 mile run this weekend, and it was brutal. My trainer thinks that I have been over-training this last week, and after Saturday's run, I have to agree. My legs were tired. My whole body was exhausted, but I dragged myself out of... Read more

Sweet 16

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      7 comments

16 miles!!!! On Saturday I increased my mileage to 16, and it actually went pretty well! I had some anxiety about running this distance. Not sure why, but it seemed like an impossible run. I was scared to do it, and then, of course, so glad... Read more

New Plans, Motivation

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      2 comments

So, after about 2 weeks of feeling totally out of control, emotionally eating, and skipping workouts, I am back to my normal self. Who can't handle major stress? This girl apparently. And, that's okay. I'm pretty good at letting the little thing... Read more

14 Miles & Applause!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012      6 comments

I did my second 14 mile run today. I was a little apprehensive because my foot was a little achy. I've been icing and stretching, but I was still worried. The other run was, off and on, quite painful, and I didn't want to do it again. Of course ... Read more

Crying Yesterday Morning

Thursday, March 08, 2012      9 comments

Yesterday morning while I was getting the kids ready for school, I started crying. As I blogged before, my grandmother had a stroke on Friday, so crying has been pretty normal for the last week - but yesterday was different. It didn't have anyth... Read more

Crossing the Half-Way Point

Monday, March 05, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday I ran my first 14 mile run. I had been pretty nervous about it. Something about crossing the halfway mark makes it all feel more real, and I was worried that it would not go well or that I would have to walk. I chose a different route ... Read more

What I Learned On My Run

Monday, February 27, 2012      7 comments

Yesterday was another 12 mile run. Next week I go up to 14, and I have to admit I am a little nervous. Something about crossing the halfway mark makes me nervous, but I'm also feeling a little excited. I feel pretty comfortable with 12, and I'm ... Read more

Training With A Goal

Thursday, February 23, 2012      10 comments

When I started exercising and eating well, I had one goal - lose weight. This has been a good motivator for me for 3 years, but it's kind of a never-ending type of goal. I will eventually get to my goal weight, but even then there is maintenance... Read more


Tuesday, February 21, 2012      9 comments

This is totally where I am at lately. My body is strong. I no longer obsess about the number on the scale. I no longer beat myself up for an indulgence, and I don't let it t... Read more

What I Needed

Friday, February 17, 2012      10 comments

**This gets pretty personal, so if you're expecting my usual up-beat kind of blog, you have been warned** This week has been a real roller coaster. My emotions have been all over the place and my stress has been through the roof. ... Read more

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