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I Have Been Gaining, Gaining, Gaining and Now I'm Done!

Thursday, December 10, 2009      12 comments

I can't believe how easy it is to slack off and start gaining weight again. I am not new to SparkPeople and I have done well in the past. I had gotten healthy again and started jogging. I even entered a few races and was quite happy with myself... Read more

The Cold, The Wind, The Rain, The Bridges; What A Race!

Saturday, December 05, 2009      21 comments

WOW, What a race. I just finished my 10K race and I have to tell ya' compared to this, my HM last month was a walk in the park! I know each race is different, but this one was really grueling! We didn't get off to a very good start because t... Read more

What Do You Do If It Rains?........RUN!

Thursday, December 03, 2009      17 comments

My 10K is Saturday and a storm is expected. My BF wanted to know what I was going to do if it rained. My answer was simply......RUN! I pick up my package tomorrow, but I don't think they cancel a race just because it rains. I'll just have to... Read more


Wednesday, December 02, 2009      10 comments

I know I still have a month to go before the end of the year, but here is how my trip is shaping up. I set a revised goal of averaging 155 miles per month and I have surpassed that goal four of the months. In fact, I only had one month w... Read more

I Feel Like A Celebrity!

Monday, November 30, 2009      17 comments

I live in a retirement community of about 900 residents. We have a little local paper that the community publishes every month. This month, I opened it up to find an article and picture of me. OMG! Vince (my BF) had written a quick little b... Read more

I Must Be A Glutton For Punishment!

Friday, November 20, 2009      13 comments

I am barely walking after my last race and I am already registered for a race on December 5th. I must be losing my mind! I know what did it though. The official race results came out today and I saw that I ranked seventh in my age group. The... Read more

What A Day, What A Race, What A Celebration!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009      28 comments

I am still in shock. What a race, what a day and what a celebration! I am home with medal in hand, but the day started as a disaster. The race was on a Sunday, so Saturday morning we drove to Fort Lauderdale to pick up my race packet and check... Read more

I Feel The Excitement!

Thursday, November 12, 2009      15 comments

I ran three miles in 39 minutes this morning. That is not as fast as I was before I took the summer off with a knee injury, but I'm getting better as time goes on. Training for the Half Marathon has been a different kind of training for me. Si... Read more

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

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