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My First Triathlon!

Friday, September 21, 2012      7 comments

It's taken longer than expected to get this down, but here goes! I can't believe I'm actually a triathlete. I remember I dated a triathlete in college and I thought, while it was super cool to date one, why on EARTH would someone want to do t... Read more

Nine Months...Really?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012      4 comments

Has it really been THAT long? Gosh, I swear it was just yesterday. Have faith, my sparkies, that I didn't give up and quit....I've still been running and exercising, I just haven't been on SP. Life got away from me I guess. That's all I can real... Read more

Reunited (with running) and it feels so GOOD!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011      4 comments

I am, once again, a runner! Two months was far, far too long. One month of struggling and pushing too hard to overcome "The Great Tripping Incident of 2011" and not really coming out of it, and then another month of no running whatsoever to f... Read more

I miss my running shoes...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011      4 comments

Not running sucks. It wasn’t until I couldn’t run that I realized just what running has brought to my life – both mentally and physically. I’ve been super stressed…work is insane; husband lost his job, son is starting kindergarten, money ... Read more

May Progress Report! Photos!

Sunday, June 05, 2011      9 comments

It's May Progress Report Time!! You'll notice I had to change the way I post the pics...unfortunately they're not cooperating with the monthly side-by-side anymore, so you'll see each month together. I'll have to figure out another way to p... Read more

Race for the Cure Race Report

Saturday, May 07, 2011      6 comments

I run for various reasons...I run to lose weight, to be fit, and to have more energy to be with my family. I run to work through stress and to clear my mind. I run because of the high you have afterwards, and I run because I CAN, when I always t... Read more

April Progress Photos!

Thursday, May 05, 2011      5 comments

I know, I know, I'm late! Things have been crazy, but I'm finally getting around to posting these. You'll notice I had to change the way I post the pics...unfortunately they're not cooperating with the monthly side-by-side anymore, so you'll se... Read more

Size. Frickin. TEN!

Friday, April 15, 2011      10 comments

Seriously can't believe it! I went to Old Navy last night with my hubby because he was looking for new shorts (3 sizes smaller for him! WOOT!) and I figured I could play in the dressing room. Read more

My First 5k Race!

Monday, April 11, 2011      12 comments

When I started researching C25K back in January and noticed the different results people were getting with running, I really never thought that I'd be able to do run and entire three miles, all at once. I never believed it would work... Read more

It's Progress Photo Time!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011      10 comments

Hey Everyone! I'm sorry I haven't been bloggin' lately...things have just been crazy with life and work, mostly work. Hopefully I'll be able to sit down and blog out some about my running progress and other health and fitness stuff in the nex... Read more

Twenty Minutes...

Sunday, March 13, 2011      4 comments

...turned out to be 2 10 minute runs with a 1 minute walk in the middle. I'm not sure how I feel about it. My W5D1 and W5D2 runs (3x5 mins and 2x8 mins respectively) went really well. I felt strong and in control, BUT it was also the treadmi... Read more

The Power of The Run

Monday, March 07, 2011      5 comments

**Sorry for the random missing blog earlier. My computer freaked out.** As many of you know, I've been training to run using the Couch to 5K program. I've been at it since the beginning of January. I had to take a week off due to injury,... Read more


Tuesday, March 01, 2011      2 comments

This week has been odd so far. (Yes, I'm aware it's only Tuesday..) Let me back up...Friday was AMAZING! Heck, all of last week was amazing. I rocked it on nutrition, kicked up my work outs and pushed further, culminating with Friday's awe... Read more

February Progress Pics!

Friday, February 25, 2011      11 comments

I need to have words with my dear hubby about consistency in my progress pics...I need to at least have them the same distance away each time so I can crop them evenly... (I love you just know I'm picky!) Read more

Five Minutes

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      6 comments

I did it! I freakin' did it! I ran for a whopping five minutes at once. YES! Two weeks ago, when I started C25K Week 3, I almost cried/died two minutes into my three minute run. I had to repeat Week 3 because the three minute runs still we... Read more

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