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Days 13, 14, 15: A struggle, a success, and a fall

Saturday, January 16, 2016      2 comments

The last few days can be summed up as: I tried, I did the best I could, and I don't regret anything. ;) Day 13: Stress level was high. I had doctor appointments that were out of town and took much longer than expected. So, I wasn't prepare... Read more

Whole 30, Days 7 - 12

Wednesday, January 13, 2016      0 comments

Days 7- 8, nothing different to report. I was just ho-humming along. Day 9: This was a Saturday, which is always a hard day for me with food. I'm out and about, wanting to grab food from my favorite places. So, it's no surprise to me that ... Read more

Whole 30, Day Six

Wednesday, January 06, 2016      1 comments

Nothing big to report. The plan/book warns of crabbiness around now, but fortunately I am not feeling crabby. I'm also not feeling tired, which is nice. I didn't get to run today because we had very slick, sleety weather. There is no sense in go... Read more

Whole 30, Days Three/Four/Five

Wednesday, January 06, 2016      0 comments

Day 3: I can't remember the day (which is why I shouldn't wait two days to write), but around dinner, I started feeling crappy. I skipped dinner and went to bed early. I couldn't sleep because I felt so yucky. Day 4 ... let's just say UGH.... Read more

Whole 30, Day Two

Saturday, January 02, 2016      0 comments

So far it seems that this round of W30 will go a little smoother than last (my first) time. Last time, it took a few days and a whole lot of cussing to get into the swing of things. This time, I have a better sense of what amounts and types of f... Read more

Whole 30, Day One

Friday, January 01, 2016      1 comments

Today I'm starting my second round of the Whole30 program. I did the program in October with great success, but I only did it for 21 days. After about 10 days, I was sleeping better and longer, my skin was clearer, I was not bloated - I didn't l... Read more

Third,, Fourth, and Fifth Half Marathons

Saturday, September 06, 2014      0 comments

I completed my fifth 1/2 marathon last Sunday (5th of the year and 5th ever). With the completion of that run, I quality for Half Maniacs, an organization for people who complete a certain number of 1/2's in a certain amount of time. There are v... Read more

2014 Goals - Check In

Sunday, June 01, 2014      1 comments

On January 1, I made a list of goals. Here's how I am doing: GOALS 600 miles run for the year At least 9 races And at least one run on every vacation REALITY 70 miles for the year. Yes, 70. I'm running my first 1/2 marathon ne... Read more

Second Half Marathon Recap and more notes about nutrition

Sunday, March 09, 2014      2 comments

Yesterday, March 8, I did my second Half Marathon of the year (and second ever). It was a small, local race (although it brought in people from 21 states!). It was a beautiful day, about 55 degrees. The race was set up with a "non-competitive" a... Read more

First Half Marathon: Race Recap

Sunday, February 02, 2014      4 comments

On January 19, I completed my first 1/2 marathon. This has been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember (see my last post). I did the Tinkerbell 1/2 at Disneyland. Here's my recap: In preparing for the race, my running buddy and I had ... Read more

Running Goals 2014

Wednesday, January 01, 2014      1 comments

In two weeks, I will do my first 1/2 marathon, which has been a goal of mine for a few years. I've done a few marathon-length walks, but I've never run any race more than 15K, and that was when I was much younger. So, since I will meet a long de... Read more

The best compliment ever

Sunday, June 16, 2013      6 comments

My son (almost 5) and I were doing a workbook page today. The exercise was to draw a picture then write a story about the picture. He drew a picture of me. For his story, he said (and I wrote it for him), "Mama takes a little nap, then wakes up ... Read more

The 20-minute rule

Sunday, May 19, 2013      1 comments

This week, I decided that my "one small change" would be to follow the "rule" of waiting 20 minutes before getting more food. I have not been perfectly consistent, but more often than not this week, I waited after eating to see how I felt. Consi... Read more

Disney Dreams

Sunday, May 06, 2012      2 comments

I'm in love with Disney, I always have been. However, despite my love for all-things-disney, I hadn't been for about 10 years. We finally went this past January. Here I am with my son: Read more

I've always loved running, but...

Saturday, February 25, 2012      4 comments

Twelve years ago - in 2000 - I started running. My goal was to run around the block. I couldn't. My goal then became to run to the corner (I lived 3 houses down). I did it! I then make the goal of running corner to corner. Once I ran around the ... Read more


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