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Christmas Break... So Far, Pretty Good
Monday, December 27, 2010      2 comments

I hope everyone who is on Christmas break is having a great time. We are still at my in-laws for a few more days. There are lots of goodies around, but I've been doing pretty well. Goodies sit out in plain sight and I usually pig out while I'm h... Read more
My Long Ride
Tuesday, December 21, 2010      4 comments

I debated last night whether I should run this morning or ride my bike. However, my GPS watch should be coming later today, so I decided to ride so I can do my first run wi... Read more
It's Official!
Monday, December 20, 2010      12 comments

I've now lost 20 pounds!!! emoticon I have been down to -19.5 pounds three times in the past 6 weeks and just ... Read more
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

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