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Marathon II: For the JOY of it!

Thursday, November 21, 2013      7 comments

I ran my second marathon this past Sunday in Philadelphia. It had a completely different feel from my first one in Gettysburg. I ran both with my close friend, Caitlan who has been an unbelievable support system in my life for the past two ye... Read more

Marathon #2: Most Challenging Week Goals

Monday, October 21, 2013      8 comments

It's the most demanding week of marathon training this week so I'm hoping to set some small goals to keep my wheels in motion. Everyday: Track food and workouts. Bring lunch at least 3x this week instead of eating out. Monday: 5 mi... Read more

Marathon #2: Most Challenging Week Goals

Monday, October 21, 2013      1 comments

It's the most demanding week of marathon training this week so I'm hoping to set some small goals to keep my wheels in motion. Everyday: Track food and workouts. Bring lunch at least 3x this week instead of eating out. Monday: 5 mi... Read more

Weekend Goals

Friday, October 18, 2013      3 comments

Friday: Run 5 miles tonight and choose something light at dinner, one glass of wine. Saturday: Run 9 miles and track eating. Cook meals at home. Sunday: Run 14 miles and track eating. Cook meals at home. *** No Dunkin Pumpkin... Read more

Trying to Curb Evening Snacking

Monday, August 05, 2013      7 comments

I canít seem to break this habit of nighttime snacking. When I first started losing weight, I would kind of hoard my daily calorie allotment knowing Iíd end up eating a lot at night. I realized this was not the best plan so I started eating a ... Read more

August Goals

Thursday, August 01, 2013      4 comments

1: Get back to consistently under 145lbs. 2: Complete my required physical therapy. 3: Continue on my marathon training program. 4: Track my food everyday this month.... Read more

My First Marathon

Monday, July 22, 2013      14 comments

I ran my first marathon April 28th in Gettysburg. Iíve been meaning to blog about the experience since then but Iím struggling to put words to it. There seem to be so many pieces. Eighteen months ago I was obese, inactive and generally unsati... Read more

Back to Spark for Help with Last 10lbs!

Thursday, July 18, 2013      8 comments

I guess itís been about three months since Iíve been really active on sparkpeople. I was down nearly 60lbs and going strong. I was spending a lot of time on sparkpeople, tracking everything I ate and all my exercise, blogging regularly and was... Read more

11 Days until 26.2!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013      5 comments

I'm enjoying the tapering period leading up to my first marathon. I think I actually forgot what it felt to wake up without aches and pains LoL. The running has been dialed back and my legs are feeling fresh again for the first time in months. T... Read more

The Spirit of the Boston Marathon

Monday, April 15, 2013      10 comments

This morning 27,000 runners excitedly carbo-loaded, laced up, and stood in pace groups waiting to put months of training and dedication to the ultimate test... running Boston. They crossed the starting line with something to prove and a crowd t... Read more

Daily Goals

Monday, March 25, 2013      4 comments

1. Eat under 1500 calories. 2. Get full protein recommendation today. 3. Walk my dog after yoga.... Read more

This Week's Workout Plan

Monday, March 25, 2013      4 comments

Marathon training continues to build for the next two weeks. It's getting a little crazy this week with Easter but if I can just get through the next two weeks, I get to taper. Yeay!!! Monday: Yoga (1.5 hours Yin class done) Tuesday: ... Read more

Training is Taking Over My Life!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013      11 comments

This is going to be a CRAZY busy week so Iíll keep this short and sweet. I feel like marathon training is all-consuming. Itís like having a second job. If I'm not running, I'm planning to run to eating to run or doing laundry to run. Nev... Read more

First 16-miler/Stomach Bug/ Daily Goals

Tuesday, March 12, 2013      8 comments

The Good: I ran my first 16-miler this weekend. I purposely ran a seriously hilly route to prep for what is supposed to be a hilly marathon. I've been experimenting with liquid nutrition for the big day/ timing of drinking. I'm thinking it is g... Read more

Daily Goals

Friday, March 08, 2013      6 comments

Yesterday's Goals: 1. Drink 10 cups of water. (Completed Yeay!) 2. Go to bed before 11PM (Got in bed at 10:59 lol) 3. Track/ Measure everything (done). 4. Come in under 1500 cals for the day (came in at 1748... not great but I had a... Read more


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