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Farmer's Market Favs

Friday, June 01, 2012      14 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Running For Life...In So Many Ways

Thursday, May 31, 2012      69 comments

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?!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012      20 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts No Time For Excuses

Tuesday, May 29, 2012      79 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Let's Take A Walk

Monday, May 28, 2012      153 comments

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

Summer Deliciousness

Sunday, May 27, 2012      18 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hoosier Fit Expo 5K - First Race!

Saturday, May 26, 2012      168 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Let's Get Real, Shall We?

Friday, May 25, 2012      72 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts When The Virtual Becomes Reality

Thursday, May 24, 2012      46 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Don't Worry, Mom...I'm ALIVE!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012      75 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Beginning Runner's Experiment: Naked Running

Tuesday, May 22, 2012      80 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Coach Nicole Is Tricky

Monday, May 21, 2012      145 comments

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

Race Day!

Sunday, May 20, 2012      35 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Solidarity, man...solidarity.

Saturday, May 19, 2012      110 comments

So...tomorrow my trainer, Robert (ON2VICTORY) and WONDERWOMAN (from the Half Marathon Team) are running the Green Bay Cellcom Half Marathon. Apparently, ABSOLUTZERO (also from Half Marathon Team) is running the full marathon. These people rock. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Every Day A Choice Is Made

Friday, May 18, 2012      65 comments

WOW. Is THIS a beautiful day or what?! I woke up this morning and reeeeaaalllly wasn't wanting to get up when my alarm went off at 6am. But I pulled myself out of that comfy cozy warm cocoon of blanket and immediately donned my running clothes... Read more


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