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JEM0622
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To GPS or Pedometer...that is the question
Friday, May 08, 2009      0 comments

My official marathon training starts on Mother's Day. I am still thinking about what I should use and why. A GPS unit would tell me distance as I go...but Fitness Maps on SP would give me an idea of where to turn around and loop back before my r... Read more
And Here Comes a Rut (Got any Cheese for my Whine?)
Thursday, May 07, 2009      0 comments

Throw me a lifeline! Ack! What a weird 24 hours...slipping past that time frame now. There are some things that you should just have sometimes. Sometimes is okay. But when you allow yourself to believe that sometimes means once a day is okay...s... Read more
Hauling Fuel on a Run
Wednesday, May 06, 2009      0 comments

It is amazing all of the neuances that go into picking up and heading out for a run. Using the proper clothing for the weather, good shoes, good socks, good music (when your iPod or MP3 player works...grrr...and if you like that on your run), an... Read more
Trust Your Gut - Sometimes
Tuesday, May 05, 2009      1 comments

Last night I made a yummy stick to your ribs soup for dinner. I threw in some extras, and figured that a measured portion would do me and the hubby fine. About an hour later, however, my tummy was telling me another story! I knew I was not exerc... Read more
Twilight 5k
Saturday, May 02, 2009      3 comments

I had a great time with a good friend tonight. We ran the local Twilight 5k. It was crowded...as many races are...to the point that the starting out is a bit of a neusance. We stuck near the back to avoid a lot of the collisions with other runn... Read more
Perplexed About My Current Running Route Distance/Speed
Friday, May 01, 2009      1 comments

I've looked at MapMyRun dot com. It's okay. Why? Because it doesn't include a street that I run on. Well, I found a Fitness Map tool on SparkPeople and it did include the street. I mapped out my route and I am running (well...I'm training...so w... Read more
My food journal for Thursday
Thursday, April 30, 2009      1 comments

My Crushing Cranberries friends are posting their food journals to show one another what our choices/habits are, so here are mine for today. I might slip in one more snack, but I am not sure. Breakfast: Yoplait Yogurt Light Fat-Free - P... Read more
Road Runner Risks
Wednesday, April 29, 2009      0 comments

I am a bit sad this morning. A local college student was training for a marathon. She was struck and killed yesterday evening. She was running on the roadside. I admit that I do not do this...yet. As my runs get longer, I need a game plan. I thi... Read more
My New Mantra
Friday, April 24, 2009      1 comments

'The Climb" by Miley Cyrus I can almost see it. that dream I'm dreaming, but there's a voice inside of my head, tellin' you'll never reach it every step I'm takin' every move I make feels lost in no direction, my faith is sha... Read more
Whoa Nelly!
Thursday, April 23, 2009      2 comments

Since I began my commitment at the start of the year, I have been fortunate (knock wood) to not succumb to a nasty cold, debilitating tummy bug, or other illness that would put me out of commission. I did pull a tummy muscle and took it easy for... Read more
New Challenges Add Spark!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009      1 comments

I'm all set for 12 weeks of the newest BL Challenge here on SP. Looking forward to motivating my SP friends, and hoping to get some from them when I'm having a tough day. I know that I am challenging myself by setting a goal of 10 lbs down in 12... Read more
Long Runs on Warm Days
Monday, April 20, 2009      0 comments

Yesterday was definitely a warning shot for me. As the weather warms up (and stays that way), I need to be prepared for long runs. I can't run without water. I'll end up with a lingering headache that makes me grouchy. And I need to make sure I ... Read more
The Scale Moves...and So Did My Caloric Range
Wednesday, April 15, 2009      1 comments

I was wondering if I needed to make a change. SP gave me a helpful reminder when I had good news to input into my weight tracker today. If you lose a significant amount (i.e. 10-15 pounds) then you need to ensure that you go and update the track... Read more
Taking Inventory and Changing It Up
Monday, April 13, 2009      0 comments

I've hit a plateau. This happened to me before. In order to not lose motivation, I am taking inventory. I am journaling my food and water. I am exercising. But I need to see where I can make changes (if they are needed). I'm working very hard to... Read more
Motivation Needed
Thursday, April 09, 2009      2 comments

I've got some angst. Here I am, 23 lbs down...with 27 lbs to go (based on the goal SP set for me). I know that I have come so far. I will keep going. But with two different goals (weight loss and marathon training)...I am worried that I will get... Read more

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