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Sometimes a Good Run...
Sunday, October 21, 2012      12 comments

is one you just finish! I had a TOUGH run today. I had my 10 mile race last Saturday and started physical therapy this week. I only did one 4 mile run mid-week and have been dealing with other pains from my PT. (i.e. I think I don't only ha... Read more
The Effects of a Bulging Disc...
Thursday, October 18, 2012      3 comments

I'm on my way to recovery from my 'nagging injuries'. The two biggies have been the numbness in my right foot & back pain. It turns out they're related! Both of them stem from a bulging disc. I got a shot of cortizone in my foot a few weeks... Read more
Ten for Texas... what went wrong (10 mile race report)
Sunday, October 14, 2012      14 comments

(Pre-race photo of group that I only trained with occasionally because of injuries. I'm standing in pink - the short sleeves was TOO HOT! My coach is beneath me in the yellowi... Read more
Post Race Recovery Question
Sunday, October 14, 2012      5 comments

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
Friday, October 12, 2012      8 comments

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)
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      20 comments

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?!?
Monday, October 08, 2012      15 comments

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!
Saturday, July 28, 2012      18 comments

As fantastic as last year was, this year has been TOUGH. And, it's all because of the choices I've made. Last year: ...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)
Wednesday, May 16, 2012      17 comments

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... ... Read more
There is no finish line...
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      17 comments

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
WooHoo!!!
Friday, April 13, 2012      10 comments

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???
Thursday, April 05, 2012      8 comments

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!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      11 comments

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
Monday, February 27, 2012      15 comments

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!!!
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      16 comments

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

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