Update, roaring 20's pics and we planted a garden!! And things actually GREW!
Hey there old (and new friends)! I haven’t forgotten about you, I swear. Life has just been so busy. But in good news, it is slowing down. This past weekend my family and I took the time to do just that; SLOW DOWN. Every weekend for the las... Read more
I’m not Insane
So, I gave Insanity another fair shake. This time it wasn’t just 2 weeks after running my first marathon, during which I really strained my IT band and alternated limping and running the last 6 miles (ie, WAY too soon) and I gave it my full com... Read more
Long overdue update and Comfort is Evil!
I thought I’d drop in and give you guys a super quick update on what’s been going on and what’s been keeping me so busy and, well…not here.
First things first, my appologies. I am still here, still going strong and Sparking on. I have bee... Read more
Why Maintenance is a bad, bad word...you might want to read this one.
These last several months have been crazy, busy, fun, exciting, scary…A LOT has gone on. The last 9 months I have been deeply entrenched in a very large merger at work, which finally became public knowledge and finalized a few weeks ago. I spe... Read more
My list of things to improve/remember for the next marathon/training
I love lists. It's no secret. I wanted to organize my thoughts for my next marathon and training so that I could go back and read this and make improvements. Hopefully it can help someone else, too. Though everyone is different.
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Rochester Marathon Recap with Pics!!! My First (of many) Marathon!
I’ve been trying to get back to everyone that commented on my last blog, but I’m finding that to be near impossible. Thank you to everyone that liked my blog or commented on it. I am so touched that so many people enjoyed it or that I could of... Read more
Self Doubters, unsure Goal setters, Long road to goers…Read this, see proof
This blog is for you.
Two years ago, I was rapidly reaching 300 pounds. If I had been weighing myself regularly…I probably weighed about 290. I was obese, I was uncomfortable, I was more miserable than I let myself feel. This was me:
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My month of July in a nutshell pt 2 – I’m going to be in a magazine!!
So while logging all those miles, working like crazy at work and lots of other stuff…I responded to the email from Spark’s PR department looking for women who had success using Sparkpeople, had lost significant weight and had reached their goal ... Read more
My month of July in a nutshell pt 1 – Half Marathon done with pics!
July was a super crazy month for me. I’m not going to apologize for not being around. I was busy out living, working, running, playing, loving and laughing. But I did hit some amazing milestones I want to share with you. I’ve got a lot, so I’... Read more
It's not the miles you log or your pace that makes you a runner...
If you asked me a year ago if I could ever run for 2 hours I would have laughed at you. But, this weekend I did just that. I had a great run, it wasn’t my best run, but it was great nonetheless. I started out my run going the opposite directi... Read more
I never used to be girly. I mean a little girly, but never this girly I'm talking pretty dresses on days when I'm not going to church or a wedding and heels replacing my beat up sneakers girly.
I blame my daughter.
She is super girly... Read more
Today's run and I need shoppers anon
So this morning was a scheduled run of 3 miles and I was so tired I just didn’t want to do it. I did want to, but just felt like I had no energy for it. It was humid and the air in my workout/laundry room just does not move. I have a little f... Read more
Long run victory
I woke up Saturday morning, ate a quick breakfast (oatmeal with peanut butter and honey, just in case you were curious), got my running gear on, water bottles and raisins packed, hrm on and set and headed out the door for my longest run yet. I ... Read more
Crazy week with travel, family, friends and a lot of running. Pics ;)
It has been a crazy last 4 days.
Last Wednesday we had a death in the family which caused me and my husband to make a super quick 8hr each way trip back to NH. We had been expecting it to happen for a while now and finally a wonderful wo... Read more
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And while I'm confessing....I might as well keep going
And while I’m confessing…I might as well keep going.
I haven’t been tracking anything. I’m trying to relax about my lifestyle. I still am making it a priority, but I’m not measuring everything (well, I still measure out my peanut butter... Read more