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Who is that Woman in the Mirror? (& Navy Aviation Rescue Swimmers)

Friday, November 04, 2011      5 comments

I was at my Y today. Not the one I've been going to lately, but the one I went to 8 years ago when my daughter was a preschooler. I used to love to take step class. I have taken Step twice this year, but at the 'new' Y...and the teacher isn't th... Read more

Want Results?

Thursday, November 03, 2011      6 comments

Then, 'shake it up!' Your body gets used to the same routine. I have found, for my body, that it even got used to eating the same number of calories each day! But, if you 'shake it up' and do something different, your body will probably respond!... Read more

"Work with what you have"

Wednesday, November 02, 2011      13 comments

Anna, one of the trainer's on Biggest Loser, said that on this week's episode. The players got switched around this week & had new teammates & most of them had new trainers. And, they were NOT happy. And, they were complaining. Anna reminde... Read more

My Cold Running Gear (with photos!)

Tuesday, November 01, 2011      15 comments

Thought I'd share a few photos from my cold run on Saturday. My mom took these before I ran. The first is just me all bundled up. And, the second is when I'm warming up doing leg swings. Read more

Solo Run High

Tuesday, November 01, 2011      16 comments

I was up at my mom's near Dallas this weekend. On Friday, our high in Houston was near 80. Well, Saturday morning at my mom's house was a chilly 42 degrees. Brrr!!! Could I really go running? Would I? So, I bundled up...long pants, long sle... Read more

Make Dr Appt...check!

Thursday, October 27, 2011      4 comments

Thanks for everyone who commented on my post last night. I DID make my doctor's appointment! I'll be seeing an orthopedic surgeon on Tuesday. I hope to get some answers! And relief! Also, I did skip TRX today...yeah, me! But, I did the run ... Read more

It Can Wait

Wednesday, October 26, 2011      10 comments

I've been lying here watching Biggest Loser while in pain. My knee & tailbone are both hurting. I have 3 half marathons coming up, and I should be concentrating on running & letting my knee heal. Instead, this week, I've been trying new classes ... Read more

Something I Didn't Want to See

Tuesday, October 25, 2011      15 comments

I got on the scale this morning and saw something I didn't want to see. I'm back up 5.5 pounds!!! I hit 135.5, something I haven't seen since I went below it back in February or so. Maybe this is the wake up call I need. I want to cry! And, I wa... Read more

I Need a Mental Shift

Monday, October 24, 2011      14 comments

I just read ON2VICTORY's post where he talks about preparing for the next level. He mentioned (my words) that he can't always control his working out because of his crazy schedule, but he COULD always control what he eats! And, that you can't ou... Read more

Testing My Knee

Sunday, October 23, 2011      8 comments

I tried my knee out today...and it went well! This was my first cardio since my knee started huring during Wednesday's run. First, in the morning, I went on a bike ride. I was going to take it slow & easy, but it felt so great! I ended up g... Read more

How Long is 30 Days??? (Day 1)

Saturday, October 22, 2011      10 comments

I'm getting ready to see how long the feel like! I decided to give up the following for 30 days: chips (which will be the hardest!), fries, onion rings, & soda. Chips have been my 'go to' food to pig out lately. Ugh! And, they just are NOT worth... Read more

Today's Good (TRX) & the Bad (My Knee)

Thursday, October 20, 2011      8 comments

I did my first TRX suspension training class today!!! It was neat! Yes, it was HARD...but what surprised me was that it wasn't just a strength workout, but my heart rate was really getting up there! My heart was pounding on several of the exerci... Read more

A Little Scared

Wednesday, October 19, 2011      10 comments

I live in the Houston area, and even last week our temps were up near 90. But, it has been cooling off in the mornings - it's been in the mid 60's to mid 70's. And, I did run my HM a week & a half ago with temps in the 60's. But, yesterday a coo... Read more

Ready for a Rest Day

Monday, October 17, 2011      9 comments

I've had 3 big workouts the past 3 days... Saturday - a 6 mile run for my 'reverse taper' week Sunday - a 15 mile bike ride in about 65 minutes - the first time I've been on my bike in weeks and a fairly long ride for me Monday - ran 4 ... Read more

Photos from Half Marathon

Sunday, October 16, 2011      19 comments

I didn't have anyone with me to take photos of my HM last weekend (as sister-in-law was running full which started in a different state), so I bought my photo! I wanted to share it. This is at the finish line. The crowd was really going WILD...i... Read more


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