Third,, Fourth, and Fifth Half Marathons
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
On January 1, I made a list of goals. Here's how I am doing:
600 miles run for the year
At least 9 races
And at least one run on every vacation
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
I've always loved running, but...
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
Road to Bento
It started out as a quest to get my kid to eat more of a variety of food.
First, we tried a "fun" way to eat the food - he picked up chopsticks right away :)
The... Read more
In August, I had surgery that will help me start a new phase of my life. In the first time in 5 years, I am tumor and seizure free. As a tribute to this newness, I have decided to revamp my SP page, to revamp my fitness program, to revamp my way... Read more
I'm looking for tips on creating a fun, regularly-updated, informative, readable blog. Hit me with ideas!
Some questions I have:
What motivates you to blog on a regular basis?
What site is easiest? I use blogger, but it seems like p... Read more
The Last 2 Months - Yikes!
I started weight-watchers in January (1/15/11, to be exact). I've been on a sloooooooooooow road to goal weight (165). Finally, in July, I hit one of my major milestones -- under 200 (199.8 to be exact). Between January and July had had lost a g... Read more
* Pick your hard *
A quote I heard recently (from a WW leader) has really started to motivate me; not just in weight loss, but in many aspects of my life.
Being overweight is HARD
Losing weight... Read more
Happy New Year!
Yesterday, I took some time to look back on my fitness miles/minutes and my weight tracker. I didn't run/walk as much as I had planned and I certainly didn't lose as much as I had hoped (but, I did lose some, thanks to an e... Read more
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