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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... ... <a href=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

Looking back at 2011...

Sunday, January 01, 2012      15 comments

What happened in 2011? emoticon 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!

Friday, December 23, 2011      12 comments

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

Be Proactive

Wednesday, December 14, 2011      13 comments

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

Mind Ready, but Body Isn't....an Experiment of One

Tuesday, December 13, 2011      7 comments

I love the saying that as runners we are all "an experiment of one." What works for you might not work for me. And, what works for my friend might not work for you. So, I completed HM#4 on Sunday. For my first 3 HMs, I was fairly sore the r... Read more

RunGirl 13.1 Recap! (with pics)

Sunday, December 11, 2011      29 comments

I had a terrific race this morning. The race was about 40 minutes from home, so I just drove down in the morning. I got to see the sunrise and an almost full moon. Beautiful! And, for the first time pre-race, I had to make an emergency pit stop ... Read more


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