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Jen A-Z

Thursday, March 04, 2010      2 comments

I saw this on someone else's SparkPage and thought it was fun! Hope you do too - I'd love to learn more about my online friends. A is for Age: 36 B is for Booze: Not as much as I used to...I get hangovers now. :( C is for Career: Tech... Read more

Sad Day...

Friday, February 19, 2010      14 comments

This morning I went in for my pre-op physical, to make sure I'm healthy and hearty and able to withstand being poked and prodded with knives and lasers so my hip can be fixed. We went through my medical history, which included a list of previou... Read more

But I Just Don't Care...

Thursday, February 18, 2010      6 comments

I have come the realization that winter and I just don't get along. I think it's beautiful and peaceful to have all the snow-covered trees and fields. But I've noticed a trend. Every year around Thanksgiving time, I stop wanting to exercise. ... Read more

Lessons from a soup kitchen

Friday, February 05, 2010      1 comments

I recently had an amazing experience that taught me a lot, and Id like to share it with you. A little while back, I volunteered to help out at St. John's, a local church that provides meals to the homeless. I'm not sure why - I'm not a r... Read more

2010 Goals

Sunday, January 03, 2010      6 comments

Well, I see I haven't posted a blog entry since September. Oops - time is passing more quickly than I think!! Luckily, I haven't given up or dropped out...I got overloaded at work (layoffs combined with a glut of new projects does not make for... Read more

All the things they said, running through my head...

Thursday, September 17, 2009      9 comments

There's a song out there by t.a.T.u. that has this frantic chorus, "all the things she said, all the things she said, running through my head, running through my head, through my head" and so on. It pops into my head now and again when my brai... Read more

I did it!!

Saturday, September 05, 2009      9 comments

I did not quit. As much as I may have wanted to, I ignored the little voice that said, "sitting down would be nice right now" and "this is nuts." And after 9 long years, I faced my demons and tried to finish a half marathon again. And this ti... Read more

Time to bring it!

Sunday, August 23, 2009      2 comments

Ok, I'll admit it - I've been slacking the past couple weeks. Hubby and I went on vacation, I've been crazy-busy at work, and well...it's summer. There's a lot of festivals and food flying around. But no more! I've been lucky enough t... Read more

Tearing Down the Walls

Monday, August 03, 2009      8 comments

I am so excited I can barely contain myself!! I wish I could take a day off of work and just celebrate. You see, fellow Sparkers, today is the first time in my life I have ever met a weight-loss goal. If you've read my Spark page, you kn... Read more

How Many Port-A-Pottys Can 2500 Triathletes Fit In? (7/12/09 race report)

Monday, July 13, 2009      7 comments

10!! That's right - 10 whole port-a-pottys were provided at the triathlon starting area for 2500 racers and their supporters. There were more elsewhere, but they were either for spectators or closed off until the race began. It was frustratin... Read more

Did I do enough?

Friday, July 10, 2009      5 comments

That's been the thought running through my head all week as the date of the season's first triathlon approaches!! I have a great training program, but I wasn't able to follow it to the letter. I tried to do other things to make up for missed a... Read more

Before I Forget...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009      9 comments

I want to make sure I take a moment to note all of my thoughts and experiences at this point in the journey. I like the idea of having something tangible to look back on in case I ever lose sight of where I was or why I am doing this. So here ... Read more

Let the Sunshine In...PLEASE!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009      4 comments

Well, I've certainly been having a unique weekend. We had planned on attending an art festival on Friday night after work, then heading to Polish Fest on Saturday. Sunday is Father's Day, with plans for both Dads. Unfortunately, Mother Nature... Read more

Stuck?

Thursday, June 18, 2009      5 comments

I think I may have hit the dreaded plateau. Mind you, I don't really know, since I've always given up long before reaching a point where I might plateau! But for the past two weeks, the scale has moved up and down the same 2 pounds. How long ... Read more

The Downside of Making Progress

Friday, June 12, 2009      6 comments

Or, if you prefer, Carelessness Causes Binges Lately, I've been pretty satisfied with my progress. Not super-fast, but very consistent and I'm definitely seeing differences in my body, attitude, and behavior. But the last couple days have... Read more


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