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C25K W6D1

Wednesday, July 28, 2010      3 comments

I completed C25K (Couch to 5K) W6D1 (week 6 day 1) today. I actually swam for 500 yards first as morning was the only time I could fit it in today. I did take about a 30 minute break before running. It went really well! W6D1 has three runs:... Read more

Support for Girls

Tuesday, July 27, 2010      4 comments

(This post is for girls!) So, I thought my old... um, from about 7 years ago... sports bras were doing the job. I've looked for others, but haven't found anything else I like. Well, today my trainer had me doing jumping jacks and I was look... Read more

Daughter is Happy at Camp

Tuesday, July 27, 2010      2 comments

I want to thank so many of you, again, for your prayers for my daughter and myself while she is away at her first sleepover camp. One of my prayers was that I'd see a photo... Read more

Lake House

Monday, July 26, 2010      5 comments

This weekend, my family and our friends spent our first weekend at our new lake house retreat. We spent the day unpacking things and spent some time both on the boat and th... Read more

C25K W5D3... Accomplished!

Monday, July 26, 2010      10 comments

I did it! I just completed Day 3 and ran my first 20 minutes!!! It really wasn't that hard, either. My breathing never got heavy and I could have kept running. However, I was running like a turtle! It leaves plenty of room for new personal recor... Read more

Summer Camp (Prayers, Please!)

Sunday, July 25, 2010      7 comments

I dropped off my daughter (9) at summer camp this afternoon. I won't see her again or hear from her again until Saturday morning! It'll be a long week, and I'd appreciate some prayers... especially tonight and tomorrow. My daughter only kno... Read more

Cycling Spark Team?

Thursday, July 22, 2010      0 comments

I am planning on buying a bike, hopefully next week, and starting to ride. In fact, I'm looking at a 27 mile "tour" in mid-September. There are also 3 practice rides in August. Anyway, II'm wondering if any of you belong to a cycling Spark Team ... Read more

Trigger Foods

Thursday, July 22, 2010      5 comments

I guess I've always known that there are some foods that make me want MORE instead of leaving me feeling satisfied. Potato chips are like that. You know, "you can't eat just one!" Cheetos, too. My mom and I were in college together and she could... Read more

C25K W5D1 and Jumping Rope

Thursday, July 22, 2010      4 comments

I completed C25K (couch to 5K) W5D1 today! It includes three 5 minute runs, but I changed the last 5 minutes into 8 minutes. I was amazed! It wasn't hard! I never started breathing hard and my HR only got up to 151! It's been getting up to 160-1... Read more

Furniture Shopping... for Lake House!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010      5 comments

Hi, everyone. Yes, we our buying a lake house with some friends! We take possession of it on Friday. We are really excited and can't wait to spend some time out at the lake. The "boys" (our husbands) bought the house, a boat, and 2 jet skis... Read more

Working Out with a Personal Trainer

Wednesday, July 21, 2010      5 comments

I was asked about personal trainers, so I thought I'd share my answer in a post! This is my second time to have a personal trainer (PT). The two experiences have been pretty different. Last time, I was at a gym where they train PTs. I ... Read more

Today's Early Run (5:30 am)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010      5 comments

I got up at 5:15 am and was out the door by 5:30. I headed to the Y expecting to see a few cars. I think there were 50-60! Wow! There are a LOT of people who work out early! They have an indoor track that is 1/13th of a mile long. I was run... Read more

"Lazy" Day

Monday, July 19, 2010      2 comments

I had a very slow start to my day. Since my hubby had to leave for work at 6:30, I wasn't able to run. And, I had thought about taking my dd to the park, but it started raining at 7:15. We've gotten a lot of rain the past 2 days! So, I spen... Read more

More Obstacles...

Sunday, July 18, 2010      4 comments

Well, my husband's schedule this week has thrown me a curve. To get in my workouts, I've been getting up at 6 to swim or run before he leaves at 7 or 7:15. Well, he said he has to leave by 6:30 every day this week - and not getting home until 10... Read more

What a Morning

Sunday, July 18, 2010      7 comments

It's Sunday morning and this is supposed to be my Rest Day, but I missed my run yesterday. So, I woke up at 6:20 to go running. And, even in the midst of things falling apart, I had a good start to my day! It started when I got to the park ... Read more


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