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Knee Problems...

Thursday, July 07, 2011      5 comments

My knees are getting worse. It started as just my right knee and it only hurt while I was running or directly afterwards. Now it's both knees, and my right one hurts almost all of the time - at least since my long "run" on Saturday. I ... Read more

June Report & July Goals

Saturday, July 02, 2011      3 comments

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Spreading the Spark

Wednesday, June 29, 2011      3 comments

Sometimes I feel like I'm not very good at spreading the Spark, mostly because the person I want so desperately to catch the Spark (Jordan) is usually so unreceptive. But I talk about Zumba and about marathon training so much at work, that ... Read more

Summer Days

Sunday, June 26, 2011      2 comments

The temperature got up to 103 yesterday, but it still turned out to be a fun day. I got out of work on time, which was nice, seeing how I worked 11 hours on Friday... I went to the Y to run indoors. I only got in 6 miles because I knew... Read more

Note to Self:

Saturday, June 25, 2011      6 comments

Dear Jessika: Stop using Jordan's laziness as an excuse for your own laziness. Just because he doesn't want to go with you to the Y does NOT mean you get to sit on the couch all night. Just get off your butt and go to the Y, with or without... Read more

Lazy Day Off? I think not!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011      2 comments

Today is my day off and I was debating about sitting at home watching movies, playing on the computer and reading my book. But I decided that I was gonna be more productive. The house needs a major cleaning. I need to do some shopping, both... Read more

So much to do, so little time!

Saturday, June 18, 2011      4 comments

This week has been a whirlwind. Jordan got back into town last Saturday, and I've just been so busy!! I did a hill workout on the treadmill on Monday. Tuesday I'm usually off, but I ran anyway and took Wednesday off instead. The reason... Read more

Recovery Drink and other updates

Wednesday, June 08, 2011      2 comments

A friend of mine did a half marathon and had some Endurox R4 left over that he gave me. I used it for the first time Sunday after my run, and then again today. I don't really feel any different... but this is this first time I've ever played wit... Read more

What's YOUR hydration solution?

Sunday, June 05, 2011      3 comments

This question is mostly for those who exercise outdoors, but all responses are welcome! When you are out doing a long run/walk/bike/etc... What do you do for water if there are no water fountains? Do you carry a bottle with you? Do y... Read more

Bouncing Back!

Saturday, June 04, 2011      6 comments

I'm satisfied to say this morning's lonnnnnnng run made a bad week last week not seem so bad! I got up at 4:30 am, ate breakfast and took Jordan down to the church to see him and the rest of the mission team off to Mexico. They left at 5:30... Read more

Too harsh?

Thursday, June 02, 2011      5 comments

Was I too harsh on myself yesterday? Well, I donít know, but everyone needs a kick in the pants every once in a while. All in all, May was a good month. A great month, in fact. I just happened to have a bad week. I took the most steps ... Read more

Letter to Self

Wednesday, June 01, 2011      6 comments

Dear Jessika, Your Ultra is quickly approaching. In fact, there are only 10 more weeks. Now is not to time to let up! Now is the time to push yourself and train harder than ever before! You told yourself you deserve a break. Well, are... Read more

Had a great run!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011      3 comments

I had a great run today! I took the day off yesterday. Completely off, didn't even do my 10 minutes. But I made it up today. I did a 60 min run, then 60 min of Zumba, then 30 min walk. During my run, I kept up the 3:1 run:walk ratio fo... Read more

A Personal Record!

Saturday, May 21, 2011      8 comments

I love setting and breaking personal records. I think I'm my own best competition. Not because I'm super fast or anything. Actually, it's quite the opposite. I compete with myself because I know I'll never be an age-group finisher. And I'm ok wi... Read more

My Mantra

Thursday, May 12, 2011      4 comments

I shared this with my friend Geo recently, and I'd like to share it with the rest of my friends as well. "I beat everyone who decided to stay in bed this morning." It isn't exactly a "mantra," but it is a phrase that I often tell mysel... Read more


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