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KAREN42BOYS
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Okay, There are Deeper Things in Life, But...
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      8 comments

I'm feeling good that I designed this team banner for my kid's soccer team! ... Read more
7 Day Streak into 30 Days of Food Journaling
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      7 comments

I challenged myself to food journal for 30 days. Being totally honest thus logging everything. So far that is happening. Food journaling is a good process for me because I ... Read more
Garden Bounty for Dinner
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      9 comments

We are now in the glory of having our first vegetable garden. What was ready for picking is what's for dinner. I'm going to sautee and simmer these up and then cut up some ... Read more
The Scoop (the Long Version)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      7 comments

Okay, it's been weird this month. We were back east on vacation. I got a few great runs in, but towards the end of the trip there were several days where exercise didn't fit in -- one day on a train, another standing around in a museum, a half ... Read more
Set a Goal Today
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      3 comments

I saw another Sparker's blog and she set a goal of a 30 day food journal streak. Um, I'm gonna do that. There, I said it.... Read more
I've been a Road Biker for 6 months now!
Saturday, August 06, 2011      11 comments

My left foot can now get itself into and out of the bike pedal clip/cage pretty naturally. Biking on the expressway seems normal rather than thrilling. Going across freeway onramps and offramps makes me focus but it doesn't freak me out any... Read more
July 26 to August 3rd Vacation Exercise Summary
Thursday, August 04, 2011      6 comments

July 26 Fly from west coast to NYC July 27 Run 3 miles in Central Park July 28 7 mile run in Central Park (planned on 5 or 6, but I got a little turned around in there) July 29 Train to upstate New York. Played at a water park there for an... Read more
July Report, August Goals, and Some Thoughts on Body Image
Thursday, August 04, 2011      4 comments

JULY FITNESS REPORT 1864 fitness minutes (cardio and ST combined) 23 days of workouts Ah WOO! AUGUST PLAN Keep up the regular strength training and the triathlon training with the team. End of August, kick up my running per the half... Read more
3 Years Sparking
Monday, July 25, 2011      10 comments

I think the official 3 year mark is a couple days from now, but I'll be away then. A whole lot of life changes. Exercise has been a key part of the weight loss. I've become... Read more
Me Looking at a Photo from Early July
Saturday, July 23, 2011      5 comments

I finally downloaded the photos on my camera to my computer. This photo is from the 4th of July 5k my boys and I ran a few weeks ago. My husband got this photo near the end... Read more
Proof I'm Taking Care of Me!
Saturday, July 23, 2011      7 comments

* Over 700 minutes of exercise this week! Here's my damp cap from my 5 mile run this AM. * Logged my bike rides and runs on MapMyRun. It stopped tracking my run about a mile... Read more
Planning for a Half Marathon
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      13 comments

Today I heard about the Big Sur Half Marathon, and when I went to the website to check it out, I got all excited. It looks to be a desperately beautiful run, and it's flat flat flat. What could be a better first half marathon? www.b... Read more
Life Lessons
Friday, July 08, 2011      5 comments

www.nomeatathlete.com/30 -things-my-parents-didnt-t each-me/ Reading this blog inspired this list. 1. Fear does not make decisions for me. 2. Doing new things is awkward. That's normal. 3. Before 40, I could get away... Read more
My 1 mile Swim
Friday, July 08, 2011      8 comments

I am a very slow swimmer. Competitively I'm not going to be the woman to watch. If you're looking for speed and power, look somewhere else. I am however a swimmer, and I can now claim to have swum an open water mile! Last night the reservoi... Read more
Swimming to Big Rock
Thursday, July 07, 2011      6 comments

I went to the reservoir where I'll be doing a mile swim tonight. I'd been psyching myself out, so I needed to see where we'd be swimming to help get a grip on things. It was beautiful. Only a couple rangers, a guy fishing optimistically for... Read more

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