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Countdown To Race Day Begins!

Saturday, November 07, 2009      17 comments

I started my run this morning at 7:30 AM. Since the weather is finally getting cooler, I didn't need to worry about running too late into the morning. I am on my final week of my training program and I walked/jogged 8 miles this morning. I was ... Read more

Update On My Virtual Walk Across The USA (With A Few Side Tours)!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009      11 comments

It has been two months since I have updated my Atlas Road Map and I have traveled 306 additional miles. As I look back on my travels, I have covered a lot of territory this year. I virtually traveled up the east coast of Florida, through the ... Read more

I Made My Goal Today!

Sunday, November 01, 2009      38 comments

Today I got up at 6:00 AM (remember, I am not a morning person) put on my running shoes and took off for my 13 mile test walk/run. My goal was to be finished in 3.5 hours because that is what I will have to do to get a finishers medal on Novemb... Read more

I Got Motivated By A Marathon Runner!

Saturday, October 24, 2009      12 comments

My run was a little tough this morning. emoticon I had worked out on the elliptical for an hour yesterday and I g... Read more

What A Difference A Year Makes!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009      13 comments

It was a year ago (almost to the day) that I was lead to the C25K training program. I had lost almost 30 pounds and wanted to find something that would help me continue losing weight until I reached my goal. Although I never even liked running... Read more

Half Marathon, Here I Come!

Saturday, October 17, 2009      12 comments

Well, today was the big twelve mile day and I have to tell ya, I wasn't sure I was going to finish it. I got up at 5:30, but it was still dark out and my BF was too keen about me running in the dark. Then it started to rain, so I went back to be... Read more

OK, Some Of Us Are Just Slow Learners!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009      9 comments

Well, after a year and a half, I am finally getting it. > emoticon I started out great and lost weight right awa... Read more

Did 10 Miles Today And Only Six Tenths Of A Minute Off My Mark!

Saturday, October 10, 2009      13 comments

Holy Cow! After ten miles I was only six tenths of a minute too slow. I have a two mile road that goes around the community I live in, so it is perfect for training. I know the exact amount of miles I have traveled and I just have to time it. ... Read more

Walk One, Run One For Eight Miles!

Saturday, October 03, 2009      16 comments

Well, after two weeks, I am still on target. This morning, I started at 7:30. My goal was to do eight miles at an average of 15 minute miles. I was able to accomplish that by walking one mile and running one mile until I got to the end. My tr... Read more

It May Have Only Been A Pound And A Half, But It Felt Like Ten To Me!

Thursday, October 01, 2009      7 comments

Yesterday was the end of a one month Biggest Loser Challenge. I stepped on the scale with high expectations because I knew I had been eating within my calorie range and averaging two hours a day of exercise. When the scale only reflected 1.5 p... Read more

A Minor Miracle Occurred This Morning!

Saturday, September 26, 2009      15 comments

I was up until 1 this morning, but by 7:45, my feet were hitting the street. . emoticon I just finished week o... Read more

I Guess I Should Be Upset, But I Just Can't Be!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009      15 comments

I guess I should be upset, I have literally been working my butt off and not eating outside my calorie range for two weeks and I have not lost one pound! emoticon... <a href=Read more

I Did It! I walked A Half Marathon Today!

Friday, September 04, 2009      17 comments

When my BF left this morning, I thought I would go walk. When I started walking, I thought about paying penance. (I don't know why, I'm not Catholic) Anyway, as you all know now, I wasn't doing very well on my weight loss. I binged at a buffe... Read more

Fessing Up To My True Weight!

Thursday, September 03, 2009      18 comments

OK, If I want to see progress, I have to fess up to what I really weigh. I had gained weight over the summer and was too embarrassed to move my marker because I had already moved back once before. But, this is the place where you can tell all a... Read more

Making A Little Progress On My Journey Across The United States!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009      6 comments

Even with a few days of only traveling one mile, or nothing at all, I was able to log 132 miles in August. That puts me about ten miles West of Coralville, Iowa. I am continuing on Interstate 80 and my next big goal is Des Moines and that is a... Read more


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