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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

Road to Bento

Saturday, October 01, 2011      4 comments

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


Wednesday, September 28, 2011      3 comments

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

Becoming Blogtastic

Tuesday, September 27, 2011      2 comments

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!

Sunday, September 25, 2011      4 comments

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 *

Saturday, May 28, 2011      3 comments

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


Sunday, January 02, 2011      4 comments

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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