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9 months and 6 half marathons and many lessons learned

Sunday, July 08, 2012      5 comments

It is hard to believe it has been 9 months since I did my first half marathon let alone that I have 6 under my belt and working on getting 3 more in before my 1 year mark. If budget and time allowed I could easily manage to have an even dozen o... Read more

Supersized to Sated

Monday, May 28, 2012      4 comments

Where did I learn that I needed to supersize everything? Where did I learn that food was a solace and not a nutrient? Where did I learn to just shovel the food in regardless of how hungry I may or may not be? How many times have I heard in my... Read more

The future

Tuesday, March 06, 2012      5 comments

I wrote this in response to a phone call I received and as I sit back I am still amazed about the act of these 10-year-olds and thought that I would share it with you in case you need something uplifting.... Kids these days - Many are... Read more

Back in the saddle and back on the treadmill

Sunday, March 04, 2012      2 comments

Well I had a plan to survive another of Halleigh's birthdays. I know she is gone and not coming back. I know she is safe and whole in heaven. But I know my human heart breaks daily at the loss of my Bug. The plan went out the window when the... Read more

Not enough miles

Sunday, February 19, 2012      5 comments

Halleigh would be turning 17 in 2 weeks and I am finding the depression striking with a vengence. So many of her favorite movies seem to be cycling back in to play lately. And while I "know" I can change the channel - I just can't change the c... Read more

Me, a pin up girl

Sunday, February 05, 2012      4 comments

I have always like the 1940s-1950s pin up girls. They had real bodies, they were flirtatious, there was a touch of burlesque, and they were sexy. I like them all from Rita Hayworth to Betty Grable to my all time favorite bad girl Betty Page. ... Read more

The voices in my head LIE

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      2 comments

I was on the treadmill yesterday and it was time to step up the running schedule by 30 seconds each cycle from 60 seconds to 90 seconds. I started looking at the list of time cycles and said I can do this. Then I got on the treadmill and start... Read more

Keeping MY eyes on ME

Tuesday, January 24, 2012      2 comments

I have a friend who was recently bitten by the exercise bug. She is gung ho to get fit - well really skinny vs fit. I am listening to her talk about the big workouts she is doing and how far, fast, how much....and I am trying to be supportive.... Read more

Eight minutes of courage

Sunday, January 22, 2012      3 comments

I was talking to an old friend the other day. It has been over 20 years since we lost touch with each other and we were doing the catch up game. I was telling him all the things I do including the fact that I do half marathons. As we were tal... Read more

JUST and ONLY are 4-letter words

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      3 comments

For a long time I have thought my beauty was tied to the digits on the scale. If it was a low number I was good and pretty. If the number was high I was fat and ugly and not worthy of your attention. During the last several months as I have t... Read more

Scale be damned - I have succeeded!

Sunday, January 08, 2012      5 comments

I recently read a pictured slogan that said "If you really want to do something you will find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse." I really want to do half marathons. I don't care if I am always the last person to cross the line - thi... Read more

No more apologies

Sunday, October 16, 2011      4 comments

The other day I was going to the dentist (a new one for us). Dan had been to the dentist first (as his dental issues were more pressing) and he told me the hygienist is a marathon runner, her husband a tri-athlete and he had been talking to her... Read more

Slow mileage is better than no mileage

Tuesday, October 04, 2011      4 comments

It amazes me - I live in a state that has so many excellent colleges and universities in it and yet there seems to be a fundamental difference in what is meant by the word "flat." Where I went to school flat meant not having any rise to it. Th... Read more

Somewhere between 5K and 10K is success

Saturday, August 27, 2011      8 comments

I had every reason to NOT do the Dwight Dash 10K today. I have not been on the treadmill for a while due to traveling to CA and then coming home sick. It has been very hot. So on and so forth. But I went today. I had already signed up for t... Read more

Behind the mask of Someday is TODAY!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011      9 comments

For the longest time I used to hide behind someday. I would tell myself that someday I would be fit enough to do things like half marathons and marathons. I told myself that someday I would be one of those ladies you see in the park making the... Read more


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