Divorced Mother of 3 Training for a Half Marathon
So, it's no secret that a lot has been going on with me for the past couple months. Been in the midst of a divorce and a huge life shift (moving out of my house, starting up as a half-time single mom, paying all my own bills by myself, and holdi... Read more
How am I? Let me tell you...no lies.
Yesterday was not the best day. My Facebook status at the end of the afternoon read, "Today = FAIL". Why?
Well, I felt like I got nothing accomplished at all. I hardly got any work done. I had vowed to start training in earnest this wee... Read more
Sickness, Starting Over and Scheduling
Well, the move into my new apartment went very smoothly. As it turns out, I have very few earthly belongings...so loading the truck took about 30 minutes with just my husband and me and my father-in-law. Drove the truck to the new apartment an... Read more
Time to Heal
It's not a secret that I've been neglecting my blogs. I've had a lot going on in my life, both physically and emotionally. I have not completely abandoned my health goals - because they are no longer just specific training goals to be met, the... Read more
Featured in the IU Bloomington Faculty/Staff Newsletter!
Some of you know I work at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. We have a weekly newsletter that goes out to all the Faculty & Staff on our campus and, this week, they featured me in an article and also featured my last SparkPeople blog.
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Rest and Re-Direction
About a week and a half ago, I had a pretty big revelation. As I was previewing my next few weeks of training and worrying about the fact that my training hours were soon going to increase from 5 hours per week to 7 and 8 hours per week, I star... Read more
I'm Not A Superhero, You Know
Here's a topic that we haven't covered in a little while. Seeing as I have had so many new SparkFriends jump on my blog bandwagon lately, I thought it important to repeat this message for them. For you longtimers...it's always a good reminder.... Read more
The Best Laid Plan
In training, as in life, the best laid plan will always be just that: a plan.
This is a key lesson I'm learning as I enter Week 5 of my 52-week training plan. Because of a schedule issue, I had to do some re-arranging of workouts this we... Read more
Some blogs are crazy creative...some are just a training journal, y'know?
Big day for me, people. Rolled outta bed at 5:30am because THIS was going to be THE day.
Upstairs: Suit on, teeth brushed, contacts in, hair pulled back.
Downstairs: filled water bottle, grabbed gym bag, hopped in the car.
In Car:... Read more
Dear Mr. Brute - We're Not So Different
This week, I've been dragging a little bit. I keep hitting snooze on my alarm and going back to bed. Monday, I was late getting in the pool so I only did a half swim (15 mins). Fast & furious 500m, which left me a little dizzy. Good thing I ... Read more
Pushing the Limits & A PR in the Pool!
Back to your regularly scheduled programming, folks. Taking a bit of a break from the heavy emotional fare of the past two blogs. Today is all about training, yo.
Last night, I attended a one-hour spin class. It was the second time I've... Read more
Am I Authentic? Are You?
Wow, you guys. It's been pretty difficult for me to figure out how to follow that last blog I posted. Partly because it was one of the most honest blogs I've ever written and I felt a bit exposed and wasn't really sure how to recover from that... Read more
Deeply Personal and Slightly Risky. But I Won't Hide Any Longer.
Well, I've stared at a blank blog box for days, even weeks now...longing to share all the lessons and growth experiences I've been going through...but couldn't decide if, when and how I should do so here.
After quite a bit of thought and c... Read more
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
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