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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Spinning and Swimming and Weights - Oh My!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      139 comments

I went into the Prep Phase of training thinking it would be a piece of cake. I mean, I start off with 5 hours per week of training (this is based on a full year schedule of 300 hours) and gradually work up every 4-6 weeks to more hours until I g... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I've Started Telling My Daughters I'm Beautiful

Thursday, November 15, 2012      83 comments

So, the title is misleading because I haven't. But...after reading this article this morning (which literally left me in shock, it was THAT good)...I am going to. It's a quick, but powerful read and I honestly think it's essential reading... Read more

Don't Worry About Me

Tuesday, November 13, 2012      46 comments

Hey, loyal SparkFriends! Thank you so very much for checking in with me and leaving me such kind and wonderful messages. I apologize for dropping off the face of the SparkPlanet. Yes, I've been out of town with work and things have been b... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts SparkFriend Changed My Entire Outlook

Monday, November 05, 2012      121 comments

My dear friend, SNEVIL1, just got into the 140s for weight. I made an off-hand comment that she is at my goal weight and I still feel like I have SO far to go. She looks and feels amazing and I'm so proud of her. She's a math teacher an... Read more

A Week Off - NOT Awesome

Saturday, November 03, 2012      33 comments

I did absolutely NO workouts this week. I mean, that was a planned thing. I'd anticipated a full two weeks rest after my half marathon after this rather grueling season of injury and healing and re-injury. I never imagined how it would ... Read more

A 52-Week Training Plan

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      36 comments

So, I've been talking a bit about my next year's training plan, which spans 52 weeks and takes into account several different phases of training throughout the year (Prep, Base, Build and Race Phases). A lot of you have been surprised that I wo... Read more

Off the Grid

Sunday, October 28, 2012      41 comments

Hey Sparkies. So I haven't been around much the past week or so. I had a terribly busy week at work...just got back from Austin and now getting ready to turn right around and head to Denver in a week for another conference. In additi... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My, How Things Have Changed!

Thursday, October 25, 2012      186 comments

OK, I lied. I said I was going to take two full weeks off from working out, in preparation for my next phase of training. I figured, my body could use a good rest before I start next year's Prep/Base phase of training. But, the thing is... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Indianapolis Half Marathon - October 20, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012      93 comments

Well, I landed safely in Indianapolis at 7:30pm on Friday night. Drove straight to the YMCA to pick up my race packet for the next morning's half marathon. We stayed wit... Read more

Been M.I.A. in Austin, TX

Sunday, October 21, 2012      29 comments

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 Sitting here in the Atlanta airport, headed back to Indianapolis, I can look back upon the previous week and judge it to be a smashing success not only for our Kuali community, but also for myself personally. Aside fro... Read more

Everything's Weirder in Austin

Sunday, October 14, 2012      73 comments

They are not kidding when they say "Keep Austin Weird". I have to admit, guys, it's rough not to stare at a person (or multiple persons) that have piercings literally covering their ENTIRE faces! And, yet, you wonder....isn't that WHY they do ... Read more

A Re-Run You Won't Hate

Thursday, October 11, 2012      39 comments

I've never done this before on my blog, but I thought today was a good day to bring back an old blog I wrote back in July. In just about a week, I'll be one sleep away from my first half marathon. And, just in case you jumped on the LDRI... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Feel Like A Farmer

Wednesday, October 10, 2012      112 comments

So, today was weird. If you know me well, you might know that I have a thing where my body kind of naturally wakes up between 3am & 4am every morning. I generally lay there wide awake for a bit and then fall back asleep. This morning, I... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts This and That

Monday, October 08, 2012      96 comments

This week, I feel like this... Maybe you didn't get that metaphor. Here's another: Still c... Read more

When "Personal Best" Becomes "Everyday Normal"

Friday, October 05, 2012      55 comments

I had another rough start this morning. Alarm sounded and I had about a 5-minute inner battle about whether to go back to sleep or get up and work out, as planned. I reasoned, "I worked out yesterday, so I'm good. I can sleep a bit more today... Read more

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