How I Ran 3 Miles Without Stopping
After my crazy fast run yesterday, I felt great. But, later on around bedtime, I started to notice that my entire body was feeling the morning's run. This made me a bit nervous, as today was supposed to be my Long Slow Run.
In a normal ... Read more
Best Morning I've Had In Quite Some Time!
So, it's no secret. Yesterday I was a little blue. The weather was dreary. A friend of mine is suffering a bit and I was sick with worry and didn't sleep well at all on Thursday night. Plus, I was just a little overwhelmed at work and it was ... Read more
Farmer's Market Favs
Hey SparkPeeps. Today is Friday, which is all well and good. But tomorrow...tomorrow is the BEST day. Farmer's Market Day!
If you have a Farmer's Market in your town and haven't had a chance to check it out, I highly recommend it. Ever... Read more
Running For Life...In So Many Ways
If you've been hanging around my SparkPage lately (I'm sure there are LEGIONS of you that have! pssshh), you may have noticed a couple changes recently. I'm not talking about my weight loss ticker or all the pics I keep posting (although, those... Read more
Wait...I've Been Doing This Wrong For 3 Months?!
I had a rather enlightening FB conversation this morning with my SparkBuddy, MARATHONDAD. This was the gist of it:
ME: Hungry for lunch at 9:30am. Bad sign.
MD: Remember - when you start running more, you need to add more calories to ... Read more
No Time For Excuses
As I usually do on Tuesday mornings, I set my alarm for 6am so I could get up and go running. I planned on a short 1.5-2 mile run, as my body is still somewhat recovering from my hilly 5k on Saturday. I didn't want to go too hard too fast and ... Read more
Let's Take A Walk
Good morning, Spark Friends! It occurs to me that some of us struggle with motivation to just get out the door and get our workouts done. So, today...you have no choice. We are getting up and going for a walk! I'm taking you to the trail whe... Read more
Been a pretty un-eventful day since the 5k. I wasn't prepared for the amount of soreness and pain in my body, nor the excessive exhaustion. But...trainer said this would happen, so at least I know it's normal. Took a GREAT nap yesterday after... Read more
Hoosier Fit Expo 5K - First Race!
Wow...what a day for a first race! I had a GREAT night of sleep last night, after several encouraging texts from some of my runner friends and non-runner friends alike. Woke up around 6am and, per trainer's orders, ate immediately. Had a nice... Read more
Let's Get Real, Shall We?
Well, it seems I have your attention right now. And, because of that, there are some thoughts I'd like to share with all of you that are deeply personal...things I have not shared with even my closest SparkFriends up until now. I hope you don'... Read more
When The Virtual Becomes Reality
You know, I've found myself spending a lot more time on this site over the past few weeks.
When I first started, I would do the basics every day - log my food and exercise, and get as many points as I could and that would be that. I never... Read more
Don't Worry, Mom...I'm ALIVE!
Well, I've been sitting here rubbing my eyes and trying to figure this blog out for a little while now. Usually, I create my entire blog in my head during my morning run. But, today I was focused on the run and nothing else.
I had heard... Read more
A Beginning Runner's Experiment: Naked Running
Ohhhh yeah...THAT got your attention, didn't it??? Haha.
This past weekend, I was privileged to speak with one of SparkPeople's GREATS in the sport of running - ABSOLUTZER0. I am not gonna lie - one hour on the phone with this guy is prob... Read more
Coach Nicole Is Tricky
You know something? That Coach Nicole is tricky! Let me just explain to you how this crafty woman lured me (a self-proclaimed exercise hater) into a seemingly innocent little challenge that has turned into one of the best things that has ever ... Read more
Well, I promised my friends I'd run "with" them this morning, as they began their races at the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon/Half Marathon. True to form, I was up bright and early...even before the sun rose (so excited for them!) Out the door and g... Read more
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