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Joining a "Tri" Group... for a "Du!"

Tuesday, February 26, 2013      6 comments

It was kind of a hard decision for me, but today I joined a new, 10-week triathlon group - but I'm training for a duathlon instead! The coach is the head coach for the running group I've used off & on, and she's the one that helped me get throug... Read more

45 miles on a bike... the good... and the bad...

Sunday, February 10, 2013      10 comments

I debated about it all week, but on Thursday night I signed up for my first 'real' bike ride and picked up my packet on Friday. Then, I talked to a friend who rides a lot and asked her to join me. She was already planning on going and said we co... Read more

Why is it that...

Wednesday, January 09, 2013      7 comments

when I'm tracking foods, I make such different choices? emoticon Yes, IT WORKS!!! I'm not only tracking the ... Read more

"If I told you, you were dying from lymphoma...

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      8 comments

would you take two hours out of each day for chemotherapy?" That's a quote from the doctor on The Biggest Loser last night. WOW.... so many of us have health problems because of our weight, our poor nutrition, and our lack of exercise. And ... Read more

The Biggest Loser is BACK!

Sunday, January 06, 2013      4 comments

The Biggest Loser starts again tonight! And, I'm thrilled that Jillian is BACK!!! I only watched one full season - that was the last one Jillian was in - and it was when I was starting this journey with SP... and weight loss... and fitness. ... Read more

Hard Choices... and a new goal!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012      10 comments

The last time I was posting I was getting ready to run my fifth half marathon during Thanksgiving week. Well, that fell apart when, just two days before the race, my husband called me and said he had to work Thanksgiving week so we wouldn't be h... Read more

6 Days of Training!

Saturday, November 10, 2012      7 comments

I had such a great week of training this week! And, it's great to truly feel like I'm "an athlete in training" again. (The food... well, it's better, but not great... so let's concentrate on the good for now. Read more

I'm Keeping Up!!! & Spring

Wednesday, November 07, 2012      9 comments

On Monday, I went for a run with the group I started this fall with. Well, at that time I was plagued with problems - my right foot would tingle & turn entirely numb & I'd have to stop and take off my shoe & wiggle my toes. My miles were averagi... Read more

New Cycling Group

Tuesday, November 06, 2012      4 comments

Our running group coach started a new group today - a cylcing group! I was very excited as most groups ride on weekday evenings or weekends. I have the most free time while my daughter is at school, so this will work great! There were only ... Read more

Running, Biking, Strength Training, Stretching & Physical Therapy

Thursday, November 01, 2012      9 comments

Just a quick recap of what I've been up to: emoticon I'm faithfully running now! I ran a little over 20 mile... Read more

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


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