Post Race Recovery Question
I ran my 10 mile race yesterday. It's my first long race in 11 months. I wasn't as prepared as last year but I did my best and did well for where I'm at today (weight gain, less training, 'injuries', etc). Well, I'm SORE today! Going up & down s... Read more
Ten for Texas
My first long race of the season, my THIRD racing season, is tomorrow! It's a 10 mile race - my first at this distance (though I've done 4 Half Marathons). I'm feeling a li... Read more
Awesome 5K & Awesome BLING! (photos)
Here are the photos from Saturday's race, the Tulsa (Oklahoma) Zoo Run 5K
My sister-in-law (#16/67 in our age group) & me (#18/67 in our age group) post-race with our ... Read more
ME?!? 18th out of 67?!?
Hi, everyone. Yes, I'm still here!!! I've been struggling with some issues for the past couple of months. I really started running again... and loving it. But, I started having tingling and numbness in one foot. I tried new shoes. I went to a po... Read more
I Want a Happy Ending!
As fantastic as last year was, this year has been TOUGH. And, it's all because of the choices I've made.
...I got down to my goal weight (132) and even hit 130 a couple of times
...I kept that weight for an entire YEAR!
..... Read more
How Tracking Changed My Choices (A Day in My Life)
This morning, I am thinking about how my food choices were altered yesterday because I knew I was tracking my food. It makes such a difference! Specifically...
There is no finish line...
Last year, I became a SP motivator. I ran my first TWO triathlons. I ran my fastest 5K. I ran my 2nd HM... and my 3rd... and my 4th. I was faster with each race and became a Half Fanatic. I went from a time of 2:58 to 2:28!!! In only a year! I ... Read more
I had a great week of working out....
Tues - great run
Wed - spinning class and pilates reformer
Thurs - another great run!
Fri - a BIG bike ride!!!
Yes, my longest ride ever has been 20 miles (and that was about a year ago!). And, ... Read more
Get Knocked Down....Whadda ya do???
Well, here I go again! Trying to get back 'up!' And, I KNOW I can do it!
So, how am I? (And, thanks for those of you who've been asking!) I'm doing OK. I'm still up on the weight end. My low was 130 but I was hanging out around 131-133 for ... Read more
Back on Track...Day 2!
Another great day...day 2! I ran 6.5 miles. It was HARD and I was SLOW, but I did it! And, I kept within all ranges of eating.
I'm still debating about the half marathon in April...and starting to lean towards a 2nd triathlon season instea... Read more
Back on Track...Day 1
I have BLOWN IT the past SEVEN WEEKS! Ugh!
Actually, I started eating poorly back in November. But, I was still working out so much that I didn't gain anything. Well, I 'burned out' in early January and didn't even run my January 15th half... Read more
Masters Swim Class...yes!!!
After running 8+ miles today (with some hamstring pain...which I hope is 'nothing' but I'll discuss with my physical therapist tomorrow), I went to my first Masters Swim Class!!!! This is HUGE as I've only swam twice since my two sprint triathlo... Read more
Looking back at 2011...
What happened in 2011?
Early in the year, I hit my goal weight of 136, then dropped down to a low of ... Read more
We must spread the spark!
As I walked around the mall yesterday, I saw so many people who were overweight. Many are struggling with life & daily activities. Many are depressed. Many are in pain. And, many have diseases caused by their obesity. Some will even die because ... Read more
I talked to my running coach today (only paid for 7 weeks, but still call her my coach - I meet with her almost every week for a private pilates reformer class). I told her both of my knees were hurting some during my Half Marathon on Sunday. Wh... Read more
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