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Ready, Set, Climb!

Thursday, December 16, 2010      6 comments

1,040 Steps 52 Floors Yes, I'm thinking about climbing them! I've seen two different groups that host skyscraper climbs to raise money. One group is the "Fight for Air" climbs that raise money for the American Lung Association and the o... Read more

Pushups, Squats, Crunches, and Dips... Oh, my!

Monday, December 13, 2010      7 comments

I've started a new challenge today. I'm trying to get to the point where I can do: 100 pushups, 200 squats, 200 crunches, and 100 dips. Whew! (By the way, I'm using this site & its related sites: They don't ... Read more

Trying to do more than SURVIVE December!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010      6 comments

I have been having a tough time the past 5 days or so. I've been overeating and not exercising much. I did run 9 miles on Sunday, but besides that I've felt like I've been failing, failing, failing. Today was a little better. I went to wor... Read more

What's the Goal of Your Run?

Thursday, December 02, 2010      5 comments

Now that my first half marathon is over, I want to concentrate on doing different types of runs. Before I was pretty much either doing a 'short run' or a 'long run.' So, today I did my first set of hill repeats! Actually, first I ran out an... Read more

INSIGHT: Dress Bad/Feel Bad; Dress Good/Feel Good (with photos)

Wednesday, December 01, 2010      5 comments

So, today I was thrilled to be back at my lowest weight when I weighed in this morning...139.5! So, it's also wonderful to be in the 130's, which I only saw for a couple of days about a month ago. And, I'm only .5 pounds from losing 20 pounds an... Read more

November Review & December Goals

Tuesday, November 30, 2010      5 comments

I only made 2 goals for November.... Run a Half Marathon... DONE! emoticon Lose 2 pounds to be at 138... well, ... Read more

What's Next?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010      9 comments

So, I've finished my first half marathon. What's next? I've been asked that question several times and have been asking it myself. First of all, I went on a 3.5 mile run today. It was a tough run. For one thing, it was on a track... I haven... Read more

1 HM Photo & Time Splits

Monday, November 22, 2010      19 comments

Here's a photo of me (Dana), my sister-in-law (Stacy), and her college friend (Jen), just minutes after I crossed the finish line. I was really shaky, but feeling so happy!... Read more

My First Half Marathon! (long... photos later!)

Sunday, November 21, 2010      14 comments

Wow. What a day. I am so happy and thrilled with my run. First of all, I do really want to thank you all for your encouragement and wise words. I struggled & struggled with what I was going to wear today. The temp was origianally supposed t... Read more

1 More Day Until My 1st Half Marathon!!

Friday, November 19, 2010      11 comments

First of all, thank you for your kind comments as I'm preparing for my first half marathon! I really appreciate all of your support and know I wouldn't be doing this without my SP friends. So, THANK YOU! Today my daughter and I drove from T... Read more

2 Days Until Half Marathon

Thursday, November 18, 2010      17 comments

The butterflies have started! I've gotten them several times today while thinking about my HM on Sunday. I'm really excited, but the nerves are there, too. I got an email from the Route 66 Marathon today. I was excited to read it! Firs... Read more

Last Long Run...HM in 1 WEEK!

Sunday, November 14, 2010      7 comments

Today was my last long run. Instead of mapping a course, I decided to set a time goal. My goal was to run 2 hours and 30 minutes. My last two long runs have been 2 hrs 6 mins and 2 hrs 22 mins. I was hoping for a cold morning so I could se... Read more

HM Training... 10 Days to Go!

Thursday, November 11, 2010      4 comments

Only 10 more days until my very first Half Marathon! Wow! I had a "killer workout" today. I met with my trainer about 9:15. He started me out on the treadmill for a 5 minute warmup. Then, he slowed the pace and increased the incline and had... Read more

HM Training... 11 Days To Go!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010      7 comments

I only have 11 days until my Half Marathon! Oh my! So, today was a Rest Day. Yesterday was one of my last long runs. My plan was to run between 9 and 10.5 miles depending on how I was feeling. Well, it was HOT (mid 70s!) and SUNNY and I had... Read more

Mother/Daughter Camp

Monday, November 08, 2010      5 comments

My daughter and I had a great weekend at mother/daughter camp. We did so many things and enjoyed spending time together and with 'old' and 'new' friends. In fact, she made a new friend who lives close by and they'll be playing together soon. ... Read more

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