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Divorced Mother of 3 Training for a Half Marathon

Thursday, March 21, 2013      53 comments

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.

Friday, March 08, 2013      48 comments

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

Wednesday, February 06, 2013      87 comments

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

Friday, January 18, 2013      56 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Featured in the IU Bloomington Faculty/Staff Newsletter!

Thursday, January 10, 2013      121 comments

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. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Rest and Re-Direction

Sunday, December 23, 2012      127 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I'm Not A Superhero, You Know

Monday, December 10, 2012      156 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Best Laid Plan

Friday, December 07, 2012      82 comments

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?

Thursday, December 06, 2012      37 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Dear Mr. Brute - We're Not So Different

Wednesday, December 05, 2012      94 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Pushing the Limits & A PR in the Pool!

Friday, November 30, 2012      87 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Am I Authentic? Are You?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012      184 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Deeply Personal and Slightly Risky. But I Won't Hide Any Longer.

Saturday, November 24, 2012      205 comments

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

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


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