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Galloway it is...
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      8 comments

The answer to my dilemma became very clear tonight. After two non-running days in a row, I was really excited to get back out there. Since Wednesday is a short run (just 2 miles), if I were to follow my hybrid plan I would be running my 4th and ... Read more
Couch to 5K or Galloway Method?
Friday, March 26, 2010      18 comments

In my first blog of 2010, I mentioned that one of my goals for the year is to get through the Couch to 5K running program. For those who don't know, C25K is a 9-week program that starts outs with run/walk intervals and gradually increases the ru... Read more
Turning Off the Television
Sunday, March 21, 2010      9 comments

Confession: I am a TV junkie. I do enjoy all kinds of more intellectually stimulating activities - reading, writing, crossword puzzles, board games, etc. - but in the last 4-5 years I've found myself spending a lot less time on those pursuits an... Read more
Race Report: St. Paddy's Day 5K - 3/14/2010
Monday, March 15, 2010      6 comments

Though race season in Chicago does not officially start until this weekend's Shamrock Shuffle (an 8K race that I won't be doing), it began for me yesterday with the St. Paddy's Day 5K. I went to bed Saturday night with every intention of NOT doi... Read more
Out of Practice
Monday, March 01, 2010      2 comments

I never do these survey things, but I'm stuck in my hotel in New Orleans on a very rainy day, and I can't seem to organize my thoughts enough to put together a real blog entry. It's been so long since I posted anything here that I'm out of pract... Read more
A good year behind me, a great year ahead
Friday, January 01, 2010      6 comments

This is traditionally a very bad time for me, when I can't help but look back on the year that has just past and feel disappointed, even depressed, and all that could have been accomplished and wasn't. If I had made resolutions, most would have ... Read more
6-Month SparkVersary: 10 Lessons Learned
Thursday, November 12, 2009      10 comments

Last April, after a bout of diverticulitis (my first and so far only attack), I decided I needed to change my life. When a surgeon comes to visit you in the emergency room and mentions how bad it is when they see someone your age with the condit... Read more
Turkey Trot 5K
Saturday, November 07, 2009      6 comments

Doing a 5K is a little bit like giving birth (bear with me while this metaphor plays out). You plan for it, look forward to it, maybe even train for it. No matter how well you think you're prepared, once you're in the middle of it you wonder wha... Read more
WOOHOO Thursday!
Friday, October 30, 2009      4 comments

I'm a day late for WOOHOO Wednesday, and 19 days past the due date I set, but I have finally achieved my second 10% goal. I don't care that I didn't make my due date. I don't even care that it was my own decisions - not some inexplicable plateau... Read more
Favorite Vegetarian Recipes
Friday, October 02, 2009      5 comments

I'm not sure how much I've written about it here, but one of the things that has made me successful at losing weight this time around and that has really made it enjoyable is finally learning to love cooking. I am not (yet) an inventive cook who... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Amazing Weekend, Part 2: My First 5K
Tuesday, September 29, 2009      60 comments

This blog picks up after the convention, on Sunday morning. When I got to the starting line of the Teddy Bear 5K in downtown Cincinnati, I saw there there was a big group of Sparkers participating - Coach Nicole, Coach Stepfanie (in her fir... Read more
My Amazing Weekend, Part 1: The SparkPeople Convention
Tuesday, September 29, 2009      7 comments

Now that I've rested and recovered, I can blog about last weekend, which turned out to be one of the best weekends I've had in a very long time. I can't believe that I almost talked myself out of going to the convention - what a mistake that wou... Read more
My new favorite pasta dish
Wednesday, September 09, 2009      9 comments

I made this for dinner tonight and it was so delicious I had to blog about it:
pehealth.html . I have to make it as many times as possible before summer's over because I d... Read more
Dealing with the emotional crap
Wednesday, September 09, 2009      2 comments

It's been a really long time since I've added a blog entry, and I've made a new rule for myself: I have to blog at least a couple of times per week. It's become quite clear to me lately that even though I have changed a lot of the habits that we... Read more
10% Down
Sunday, July 05, 2009      4 comments

As of weigh-in yesterday, I have lost 10% of my starting body weight, which is 20% of the total that I need to lose. You'd think that would have automatically made yesterday a good day, but unfortunately that wasn't the case. I don't really want... Read more

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