July should be a little calmer!
June started off with me recovering from surgery (appendectomy) and got crazier from there! Work was really busy--vendor visits, boss in town, business trip to San Francisco for a few days. Home life was busy, too--College World Series, Olympi... Read more
Trek up the Tower; Omaha, NE 02/26/2011
Yesterday morning, I was one of 1,417 people to participate in "Omaha's Premier Vertical Challenge" by climbing 40 flights of stairs in the First National Bank of Omaha building. The 5th annual Trek up the Tower is a unique event in Omaha and ... Read more
ING Half-marathon; Miami Beach, FL; January 30, 2011
On January 30th, I completed my 7th half-marathon in Miami Beach, FL with 20+ other Sparkers. It was a bit of a reunion with the group that met in New Orleans in February 2010, but some new SparkFriends joined us, too!
I arrived on that Fr... Read more
Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Half-marathon--December 5, 2010--PR!!!!!
Well, better late than never with this blog, right?
On December 5th, I ran my 6th half-marathon in Las Vegas with a group of Sparkers! I love Vegas--there's so much to see and do!
I stayed with Coach Nancy and her friend, Mimi, at the... Read more
Trek up the Tower 2011
Yesterday I signed up for "Trek up the Tower", a sprint up the stairs in Omaha's tallest building--33 stories. The event will take place on February 26th next year.
The last time I did it was in 2009. My time was 10 minutes and 48 seco... Read more
Today's Run Was Like "The Wizard of Oz"!
I went for a 6-mile run today and it was a great run. I love fall--it's my favorite season--and today was especially nice--70 degrees. As I was running, I had to dodge walnuts and acorns that have fallen from the trees and of course, leaves! ... Read more
Drama, Vacation, Drama!
Hi SparkFriends! I've missed you! I got back from vacation this week and I have a lot of Spark catch-up to do.
I spent a week on the Oregon Coast. If you haven't been there, go. It's beautiful. I've been there three times and I would g... Read more
Race for the Cure 5K; Omaha, NE 10/03/2010
Today I ran in Race for the Cure which benefits breast cancer awareness, treatment, and research. This race has special meaning to me. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994--the first year they did Race for the Cure in Omaha, NE. We... Read more
09/26/10 Omaha Half-marathon--PR at last!
Yesterday was the Omaha Marathon, Half-marathon, and 10K Race. I had signed up for this race last year, but when I found out the SparkPeople convention in Cincinnati was scheduled for the same weekend, I (wisely) decided to go to the convention... Read more
Giving Full (Marathon) Consideration . . .
Inspired by Dani (TIGGER622), I am really considering running a full marathon next year in May.
If I do, I'd like to do it in Lincoln, NE--the site of my first half-marathon. For the past two years, the weather has been absolutely perfec... Read more
Chicago Rock 'n' Roll Half-marathon Recap!
Friday, July 30th
I left for the airport thinking, "Not this time, evil airline gods!" For those of you who remember my nightmare of a time I had getting to New Orleans for the Rock 'n' Roll Half-marathon in February, I decided to do things a... Read more
I love SparkTrophies!
Two of my goals for July:
1) To get 1,500 SparkPoints for the month--I have 940 as of right now.
2) To get 1,000 fitness minutes--I have 710 so far.
I'm on track to reach both of these!
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10 Things You Don't Know About Me (well, now you do!)
1) I think Tom Brokaw is totally HOT!
2) In 1992, I named my cat "Felix" because in Latin, felix means "of good omen" or "bringing good luck." I needed something positive in my life at that time, considering my brother had died the previ... Read more
New Month's Resolution!
Thank you so much, Molly (MJBURGOON), for the inspiration!
Molly and I have been talking about how both of us have been struggling lately--me since my half-marathon and she since her full marathon. And we think that by encouraging each oth... Read more