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Spark karma

Monday, April 30, 2012      12 comments

On my last blog a very good sparkfreind reminded me that a year ago at this time I was getting ready for my first 5K. And now I'm 6 weeks away from a marathon. I was in pretty good shape when I started running last year. I wasn't doing cou... Read more

the long slow run that is fast

Monday, April 23, 2012      11 comments

Last week's long run was an incredible 16 miles. After the previous week's so-so run I needed this. I ran the first 4 with my sister, her friend, and my sister-in-law who is 33 weeks pregnant. We went slow and enjoyed some girl talk. They ... Read more

now look what I'm doing!

Thursday, April 19, 2012      22 comments

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reasons to run

Wednesday, April 18, 2012      7 comments

Had to share. From pinterest. oh, bummer. You can't really read that. Just squint, k?... Read more

Grocery store munchies

Friday, April 13, 2012      12 comments

Its been a long week at work. DH works late tonight. The fridge is empty. The last thing I wanted to do was go grocery shopping and figure out something for a quick and healthy dinner that would make me and the kids happy. But better to do it qu... Read more

training progress

Tuesday, April 10, 2012      14 comments

I told myself I would blog throughout marathon training so I could look back on my progress. Well, I also told myself I would cut back on internet time. And then I got an iphone. And then I discovered Instagram. oh lord, so many wasted minutes. ... Read more

Pics of the shorts!

Friday, March 23, 2012      17 comments

Here they are: Gap size small. I should be smiling since I am feeling pretty fancy about how my calve muscles are lookin these days :) And I already know what you're g... Read more

When your running shorts are too small

Thursday, March 22, 2012      7 comments

Go for a run!!!! I bought these shorts last Fall way on sale. They're a small. I thought I'd easily fit in em by the time it was shorts running weather. Well... I guess you could say they fit. But there is that teeny muffin top and I want i... Read more

A bad race is a good experience

Sunday, March 18, 2012      25 comments

My first HM was in October and I got sick the week before. Was fine by race day and had a great run, had fun and finished with a great time 1:55:02. Since then Ive logged lots of miles. Even though this has been the mildest MN winter ever, I s... Read more

Fitness dates

Wednesday, March 14, 2012      18 comments

The only new years resolutions made this year was with my husband. 1 creative date a month. No dinner and movie type thing. We alternate who plans. It's been super fun so far. We were going to do a hot yoga date (thanks Tammy for the idea!) but... Read more

What's going on

Wednesday, February 15, 2012      17 comments

I have not had as much spark time lately as I'd like. But I'm still trying to live as sparkly as possible. Here's what's going on: Week 1 of marathon training: success!! But to be honest it wasn't that big of a deal because the long run was... Read more

scatterbrain Sunday

Sunday, January 29, 2012      10 comments

Some of you have asked how my class is going... The first week there were 19 members, then 24 and yesterday 35. 35!!! The room was packed. And it was awesome. We're still on cardio tabata. 1. drop, hop! hop! (I got this from last week's trai... Read more

I did NOT want to run today

Sunday, January 22, 2012      16 comments

but I did. I'm sore from yesterday's craziest of crazy trainings. 70 group fitness instructors and personal trainers. We went through 3 different tabata classes. 30 minutes of cardio and ST circuits, then a little lecture, 30 minutes of ca... Read more

go group fitness!

Sunday, January 15, 2012      12 comments

I'm going to print this and hang it up next to my workout calendar. Yesterday was a big day for me and I'm so so happy with how it went. I was very nervous all week, ... Read more

The week of no fitness

Friday, January 13, 2012      18 comments

This month I changed my ticker from weight loss to fitness minutes. So of course I work out less in the past 10 days than I have since the month my son was born. Go figure. Ready for all my excuses? Last week I was sick. On Saturday I had a... Read more


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