The High Cost of (Not) Running
So, last night I got home from a Girls Night Out around 11:30pm. Woke up at 5:30am to meet my new running buddy, Sarah (see "Running Buddies") for a nice easy 7-mile run. Everything was wonderful. I took a gel (Hammer Orange - BLECH!) before t... Read more
Special Treat Today
I have got a special treat for you today!!! It's a GUEST blog! Now, you know I don't do this...well, ever. I do, however, peruse most of your blogs and try to read as many of them as I can. I have a SparkFriend that I've known for awhile and... Read more
Look What You Did!
This day was...a day. I am completely and totally emotionally depleted as I write this. It started last night actually. Our company is having our once per year project managers' face to face meeting. Lucky for me, it's here in Bloomington so... Read more
Running's All The Rage
So you've heard about revenge sex, right? How about rage running? Yeah, I didn't think so...because I believe a friend of mine just invented the term this morning. Haha.
So, it's no secret I've been going through the wringer with some stu... Read more
Well, so far it seems that my ankle simply wanted to MOVE more! Pssshhh.
Woke up this morning at 5am because I wanted to get some great quiet time in and have a cup of coffee before my run. It's been 4 days since I've run and I was both ex... Read more
Tears & Texting on the Trail
This morning...simply put...my heart was heavy. I can't give you details, but I can tell you most assuredly that I carried a broken heart into church with me and I couldn't stop the tears from flowing. The issues weighing me down are complica... Read more
This One's For You, Alli!
I remember the night we met like it was yesterday. I was young, just 18 years old...a freshman at Purdue University and I hadn't really connected with a group of friends yet. I'd tagged along with some girls from the floor of my dorm to a part... Read more
Grit, Determination, Tenacity
Lately, I've been receiving a lot more comments on my daily blogs and I've continued to receive quite a lot of encouraging words from so many of you, as well as friends and family in my "real life" spheres. As you might imagine, there are words... Read more
What Is Sexy?
What is sexy?
Is it someone with a perfect body?
Nice eyes and smile?
Is it a well... Read more
Not Where I'd Like To Be...But Not Where I Used To Be
Well, I'm going to do it...I'm taking the plunge and posting a cheesy before/after picture.
Frankly, I don't see a TON of difference when I look at pics, but I can t... Read more
For Motivation, Simply Click on "See All Updates"
Yesterday was a weird day and I was struggling with my numbers (see "Where Were Those Bootstraps????" for a recap). I suppose it's lucky, then, that I'd already scheduled a running partner for 6:30am this morning. Forced me out on my run. We ... Read more
Where Were Those Bootstraps????
So, I took my measurements today for the first time since May 27th. You know...you would think that would be good news, wouldn't you? Well, it really wasn't. I mean...I suppose you could spin it that way if you consider NO CHANGE at all to be... Read more
This morning, I ran 7 miles on 7/7! I wish I could say I was clever enough to plan that, but to be honest, I didn't notice the 777 action until I went to log my run in my training journal. Just a "lucky" accident!
The fact that I even m... Read more
Lesson For The Long Run
So, I've been doing this running thing for a couple months. Kinda liking it. OK, more than that...kinda in love with it.
I recently stumbled across a lesson on my own that might be helpful for new runners and those training for their fi... Read more
Confession Time: I Despise Strength Training
I know it's shocking to hear, but there is an area of this fitness journey that is the bane of my existence and that would be...strength training. I hate it, you guys. I find every excuse under the sun NOT to do it.
The problem is...I NE... Read more
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