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On a recent theme run with a local running store, I caught a glimpse of myself in a window and thought, 'that's me?' Over three years of maintenance and I'm still not used to my fitness level.
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Life Goes On
Saturday morning I met up with a group to do a training run for a race that I will be running the first weekend in May. It's in a very hilly suburb. Some streets are so steep that walking up them is a challenge, going down is just as challenging... Read more
The Week in Review
A beautiful spring weekend is coming to a close. Time to step back, review the past week and plan the week ahead.
After work Monday, I had a session at Orange Theory Fitness. While changing, I realized I forgot the sports bra. I brought a r... Read more
An Inspiring Morning
Today was the 2nd annual Shake it Off 5K walk/run benefitting the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, organized by a member of the running group to which I belong, who has been battling Parkinson's since 2003.
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From Powerful to EEYUCK. A weekend review
I left work early and made it to a session at Orange Theory and it went something like this...
I started out on the treadmills at my base pace which is 4.5 for me for one minute, I'm slower than most. Then she had us r... Read more
Orange Theory Fitness
Before last week's session started the trainer kept saying it would be a hard one. I told myself they are all hard, take it easy.
It was HARD! But so great! The man next to me reminded me of comedian Billy Gardell... Read more
I Had A Moment
I get four sessions a month at Orange Theory Fitness with the package I purchased. Once a week is all I can physically handle. It is very challenging for me but makes me feel very powerful!
I missed a couple sessions this month so I squeeze... Read more
Back From A Long Weekend
Back home from a weekend visiting the brother-in-law in rural Missouri.
I tweaked my lower back right before we left. Nine hours in the car there and back, sitting around the smoky bar he owns the majority of the days and nights were a qui... Read more
Iím working on a five-mile run being the new norm, instead of three. Saturday I went for a five-mile run and started petering out approaching the 4 Ĺ mile mark. I skipped ahead on my playlist to Jennifer Lopezís ď Letís Get LoudĒ... Read more
Feelin Kinda Sunday
Happy Sunday Sparkers. It's early, the sun hasn't come up yet. I have my coffee and my labrador curled up at my side. She never lets me sleep past 5:30.
Yesterday, I commented on Spark member TORTISE110's blog about early morning Sparking,... Read more
Commitment Day 5K
Today I joined the nationwide Commitment day 5K at Lifetime Fitness Center, sponsored by The Life Time Foundation.
I'm not the new years resolution type (see last blog) but I like their mission to get everyone to commit to investing in thei... Read more
New Years Themes
New Years quotes:
For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice. ~T.S. Eliot
Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one. ~Brad Paisley
We spend Janua... Read more
I Look Pretty
No I'm not complimenting my appearance. I met an inspirational man at the gym today who told me to say that. I'll get back to that in a minute.
Last I blogged, I wrote about running in frigid, snowy weather. What a difference three weeks ma... Read more
Baby We Were Born To Run
Well no I wasn't born to run, it has taken some work but I did a lot of running this weekend.
This weekend alone bumped the Chicago area into one of the snowiest Novembers making two races in one weekend doubly challenging!
Friday, I ... Read more
Today is I LOVE TO WRITE day. I'm no Bill Shakespeare but I'll celebrate the day with a blog about the week.
I belong to many fitness challenges which are easy to participate in since they involve workouts I already perform.
My fitbit ... Read more