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First 50 Mile Ultramarathon Race

Tuesday, August 28, 2012      12 comments

So, wow. That happened! I went to (really beautiful) Manistee, MI this weekend to run my very first 50 mile ultra race. I went into it even more nervous than you'd expect! I was supposed to fly to Chicago to meet up with my buddy and then w... Read more

ULTRAMARATHON'D

Monday, July 16, 2012      7 comments

Well, I did it. I ran my first ultra. :D This past Saturday, the 14th, I tackled the Dances with Dirt race at Devil's Lake, WI. I was shaking scared the night before and sick to my stomach with nerves all day on Thursday. It wasn't so much ... Read more

Weight and Speed

Saturday, October 22, 2011      10 comments

So, the conventional knowledge amongst runners is that you gain speed when you drop weight, up to a point. Once you start burning muscle due to very low body fat, your speed gains stop or reverse. I'm about 5-10lbs heavier this racing seaso... Read more

Triathlon Results! (now with pics!)

Tuesday, August 02, 2011      15 comments

231/470 overall. 49/93 Division (F30-34) 12:47 swim. Rank in swim: 439 T1: 2:21 54:09 bike. Rank in bike: 316 T2: 1:21 26:41 run. Rank in run: 67 Overall time: 1:37:19 Not too shabby! I was RUBBISH at the swim (see a... Read more

Quick Update

Friday, January 21, 2011      7 comments

I've been doing pretty well. I've set my SP stuff to maintain at 127 (I don't know if I weigh that or not, I'm still on scale boycott!) and I intend to eat mid/high in my new higher ranges. A lot of my mood issues can be undereating in addi... Read more

Why I hid my weight tracker: or disordered brain blues ...

Friday, December 24, 2010      6 comments

So, I've been within a 5 lb. window of my basic weight goal for over a year now. I shoot for 126-127 and sometimes I'm a bit lower and sometimes a bit higher. It depends a lot. My measurements also waver a bit - sometimes my waist is 26˝ (y... Read more

New super tasty treat! SO low calorie - guiltless numminess.

Sunday, December 05, 2010      3 comments

So, I read this great blog at http://www.chocolatecoveredkat
ie.com. Katie is pretty awesome and comes up with fab recipes. I made her protein-y brownie batter pancakes this morning, for instance. I did a couple alterations (http://recipes.sp... Read more

Very Delayed Marathon Race Report...

Monday, November 22, 2010      14 comments

Yeah, I didn't forget. I should have written this while it was still fresh and I was on the marathon high! I sort of hit the post-marathon doldrums and lost all motivation for pretty much everything. So, I'm going to try to do this as bes... Read more

Eggland's Best... O_o

Tuesday, November 09, 2010      8 comments

I am SO sick of seeing Spark shill for this absolutely atrocious company. Yes, this will be a vegan/AR post. If you don't want to read it, please back click rather than read and leave po'ed comments. You were warned. I do hope, however, tha... Read more

I AM A MARATHONER!

Saturday, October 23, 2010      13 comments

Full post later, I'm off to have dinner with friends. I finished even with my quads feeling like clenched angry baby fists from mile 8 to the finish (yes, seriously. NO idea why!) I finished ahead of my goal, even AND ran uneven splits(!) O... Read more

Less than 24 hours to go to Marathon ... pep talk

Friday, October 22, 2010      10 comments

Less than 24 hours to go. This time tomorrow I'll be about 4 hours into the run, probably around mile 20 with the worst miles ahead of me. Perhaps hitting the wall. Maybe thinking I can't do this or wanting to quit. But definitely DEFINITELY n... Read more

MARATHON - three days away. zomg.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010      7 comments

Soooo... my first marathon is in three days (2 days, 22 hours, if we're being precise). I am TERRIFIED. I've been working very hard and I've dealt with not one but TWO injuries during the training process. About 7 weeks ago I was waylaid with ... Read more

Moar updates!!! ;) Plus best brownie recipe ever. SERIOUSLY.

Monday, September 27, 2010      4 comments

Thanks for the feedback on my last blog, guys. Ironically, I did a weigh in the next day and had the scale register my lowest weight yet?!?? I do not understand my wacky body - it's as confusing as my wacky brain. I also don't get ... Read more

Dunkin's on my tracker?

Friday, September 24, 2010      4 comments

No, I didn't eat Dunkin's Donuts - so not vegan! But, I did have donuts ... they were small (much smaller than Dunkin's I think - maybe 2.5 - 3˝ circle?) chai tea donuts with chai vanilla icing and cinnamon cream. Vegan, o' course. I w... Read more

Update on the foot and other things...

Sunday, September 19, 2010      4 comments

First, thanks for all the support in my last blog. You sparkbuddies rule! I appreciate you guys. :) Secondly, MAN I miss running! I miss doing it AND I miss the guaranteed calorie burn. I had to adjust my ranges due to burning less and mann... Read more


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