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The world really is fat I mean flat
Saturday, July 23, 2011      10 comments

Today was a local 8K (5 mile) race to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. My sister showed me the sign up for the race as she thought it would be nice to do when she was up here visiting. Not only did she need to have the mileage in a... Read more
Courage to win
Friday, July 15, 2011      6 comments

Mark Twain once said "Courage is the reistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear." Today I started to face my fears and insecurities - today I signed up for the Spokane Indians Pennant 8K race without knowing whether or not my ... Read more
Self Doubt and Slow-speed chase
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      4 comments

I am preparing for my first half marathon on October 1. I told my sister the other day that I am starting to get nervous. I am not nervous about being able to finish the 13.1 miles. I am not worried about the time (this one has no time limit)... Read more
This is my Ipod. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      4 comments

Full Metal Jacket has to be one of my husband's favorite movies. He watches it all the time when kiddos are not around and can pull quotes from it to fit nearly all situations in life. Last night I found my own FMJ fit. I finished my shift an... Read more
Airplane, The Usual Suspects and a Lust for Life
Saturday, July 02, 2011      8 comments

At one point in my life as a young kid I remember telling my father that I wanted to run marathons. He told me that I was not built for marathons. That those that run long distance tend to be lean muscle people. I even remember him telling me... Read more
Exercising Mind, Heart, Soul and Body
Thursday, June 30, 2011      5 comments

I know that SP is not just about weight loss though that is what many of us seem to focus on. I stil remember reading about SP when I first started that this was to be a lighting of the Spark within -mind, heart, soul and body. I have been wi... Read more
Stomping down the old demons
Sunday, June 12, 2011      6 comments

I started today with the old demons of doubt nipping at my heels. I have been working on getting ready for my first half marathon at Run Like A Girl on 10/1. When I first signed up I told my sister that if nothing else I know I can walk a 20 m... Read more
Feeling HOT, HOT, HOT
Saturday, June 04, 2011      5 comments

Water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. For a long time I have been lingering in the 211 degree area. Hot enough to start to want to make the change but not quite tipping the scale to boil. There is a whole philosophy of why people stop at 211... Read more
Another serving of BLS please
Sunday, May 29, 2011      6 comments

I love my husband. Let me tell you part of the reason why. I am determined to complete my Run Like A Girl half marathon Oct 1. I am determined to actually run the Tinkerbell half marathon in January. I will run my first full marathon in May ... Read more
Making a prison break
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      5 comments

I want to be healthy. I want to find the hours in each day to exercise for me. I want to be free of this body that limits my movement, that limits my life, that limits me, a prisoner in this body. I go in waves of doing really good, eating we... Read more
The joy of socks
Sunday, May 08, 2011      8 comments

I am taking steps to be a runner. I am determined to succeed in the races I have decided to participate in. Succeed for me is finishing in the time allotments. This is truely for no one but me. This is not to impress anyone, outshine anyone,... Read more
The numbers don't lie
Monday, April 25, 2011      5 comments

The kids and I are adjusting to the pace of things when Dan is gone and how we try to make family things around school schedules and work schedules when he is home. We have already had a cycle of him coming home and going back to field. We tal... Read more
I fought the blinds and the blinds won
Saturday, March 26, 2011      5 comments

Dan has been gone for two days now and boy can I tell that I am used to having a super handy hubby. I made the decision that while he is gone I am going to try to do as much of the stuff he would handle so that it is not a huge list of catch up... Read more
I hate to admit I am human
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      8 comments

Tomorrow my husband leaves for his new job and won't be home for a month. His start date was moved up and we have been rushing between the jobs each of us currently have and the kids trying to get things done/prepared for his departure. I have... Read more
Jump in and hold on tight
Monday, March 14, 2011      7 comments

The last couple of weeks has been a roller coaster ride to say the least. The family and I have been sharing the icky flu/cold/ick bug. It seems like we just about get through it when the next one seems to catch it. For the most part we are a... Read more

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