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Strategies to get me thru...

Friday, November 23, 2007      3 comments

Holidays can be a time that I just let everything I have worked hard for during the previous months slip. There are so many things I try to get done that I can feel like a knot is being tied tighter and tighter in my stomach. I can rush around w... Read more

Caught at the Finish

Monday, November 05, 2007      8 comments

I love the Lake District of England!! Saturday 3 November gave me another chance to run a trail race in this fantastic place. I had never been to Ullswater in Cumbria and this was well worth the 90 mile drive. The day was a perfect Novembe... Read more

Rainbow day

Wednesday, October 31, 2007      2 comments

The morning had a glow about it. In the eastern sky the sun was golden like one of those scenes from a painting. Rays of light were shining though the clouds and casting a golden glow. It was as if the Watts were up around the 250 mark. I ... Read more

More than numbers

Wednesday, October 24, 2007      6 comments

How to measure achievements? How to feel like I am getting someplace? What do I feel like when I only use one form of standard…the scale and it doesn’t reflect a downward slide? If I was to only use the scale to mark my “success” with beco... Read more

Leaving a Positive Legacy: My Motivation

Friday, October 12, 2007      7 comments

Why do I do what I do? Why am I determined to be a healthier me. Why do put my body through the miles and miles of training for running the various races I run? Why do I choose not to eat certain things? I am selfish, that's why! I wa... Read more

Warrior Mode

Thursday, October 11, 2007      3 comments

Warrior! What does that word bring to the mind. I close my eyes and I see someone standing proud and tall, shoulders back, eyes penetrating, focused, concentrating. There is an energy from every fiber of their being. They are ready, anxious, ... Read more

Running with a legend

Monday, October 08, 2007      6 comments

Coniston Trail Race 2007 was great! The weather was perfect, I was pumped up and ready to repeat the distance from last year, BUT do another PB! The course is beautiful, challenging, 15K in distance, well marshalled, and fun. I had been work... Read more

Never giving up

Sunday, September 30, 2007      6 comments

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. Progress keeps happening as long as I keep moving. To stand still is to stop, to not proceed, to be motionless. If I stay motionless, the world keeps moving and I may start to... Read more

Being a turtle isn't bad

Sunday, September 23, 2007      1 comments

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." – James Bryant Conant I could use the parallel of the story of the tortoise and the hare to how I proceed along with weight loss. However I think this quote is more l... Read more

A journey of 1,000 miles...

Monday, September 17, 2007      1 comments

...starts with a single step. How true. Just getting anyplace takes some type of movement. Setting a goal 1,000 miles away and actually arriving there is an achievement. That is how I felt while out on my run yesterday. Somewhere up o... Read more

Balloons and Blueberries

Monday, September 10, 2007      0 comments

Nice day to get out and enjoy. Went for annual hunt for blueberris and was rewarded with a quart full. Nice just being out and about. The air is turning crisp and the feel of fall is about. Just sitting here at the desk I was rewarded with an... Read more

3 goals for September

Tuesday, September 04, 2007      0 comments

I want to see progress this month so here's my goals: 1. do something outdoors every day 2. Add to Running scrapbook to bring it up to Cardif Half 3. Finish counted cross stitch project. I didn't put a specific weight loss goal as... Read more


Saturday, September 01, 2007      4 comments

"On the tough, scenic 14km course that takes in spectacular mountain scenery, starting and finishing in Fitz Park, in Keswick. Following sustainable bridleways, the course follows the Alpine splendour of the River Greta, before ascending for 5km... Read more

slip sliding

Friday, August 31, 2007      1 comments

Sometimes I am able to keep things juggling and move smoothly from responsibility to responsiblity. Then there are times like this past week and a half, when I can't seem to keep all the plates spinning or the balls juggling without dropping som... Read more

One year reflections

Saturday, August 25, 2007      3 comments

A year ago today I signed up for SP. I was looking for help with losing some more weight. Someone had made mention of it in a running website thread. I followed through and logged in to SP. But that is about all I did. It took me another 2... Read more

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