Spinning and Swimming and Weights - Oh My!
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
I've Started Telling My Daughters I'm Beautiful
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
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
SparkFriend Changed My Entire Outlook
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
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
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
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
My, How Things Have Changed!
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
Indianapolis Half Marathon - October 20, 2012
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
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
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
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
I Feel Like A Farmer
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
This and That
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"
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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