Jogging faster... but, I don't really care anymore.
So, I'm now at a 14-min mile. At first I was a little discouraged, since I use to run at 11-12 mm's. But, then I realized: I use to be 5 years younger and 40 pounds lighter. If I had not made a change, I wouldn't be running or walking any miles.... Read more
31 minutes - Yep, that's 31 straight!
So, the last time I ran for 30 or so minutes without stopping was when I was pregnant (with my now 21 month old son). That summer, I did two 5k's in about 32-34 minutes. Slow, yes, but solid running. After that summer, I've just tried off and on... Read more
I first learned of May Day in elementary school when our teacher had us make a paper vase with paper flowers. She told us about the May Pole and how children would run around the pole, then leave flowers on people's door steps. I always promised... Read more
Numbers - Do they mean anything?
I've always only focused on my weight as a measure of my health. I'm currently going between 200-203, so not so healthy. I don't even put much faith into my measurements bc I'm never sure if I measure in the same spot. One week, my arm lost 5 i... Read more
The move is over!
After six weeks preparing for The Move, one week doing The Move, and one day of recouping from The Move, I think I'm finally settling into my new home. There are still boxes to unpack, but we have all our clothes hung up and the kitchen is unpac... Read more
Positive thought for today
As part of the Health Plan Poker, I need to leave a positive thought on my blog. I also need to get busy on a few bicep curls, but that's besides the point.
This thought is from my 17-year-old sister (I'm not sure where she got if from, or... Read more
W5/D3 of C2-5K - done!
Today was the *dreaded* 20-minute run. I felt like it was easier than the start of the week (series of 5-min runs one day, 8-min runs the other). Running is always hard at the start - I've always said that the first 3 minutes are the hardest par... Read more
Half-marathon in October
For years and years I have wanted to run a 1/2 marathon (13.1 miles). The most I've run has been a 10-mile race. I was so slow (I'm not kidding myself, I'll be slow in the 1/2, too) that my husband re-ran the race to find me bc I was taking so l... Read more
February 2010 wrap-up
Well, Feb was not as fun/exciting/successful as January.
Weight? The same as Feb. 1. The good is that I have not gained, the bad is that I have not lost.
Running? When I wrote the January wrap-up, I was on wk 4 of c2-5k. Now, 4-5 weeks late... Read more
Life is getting in the way of life
I'm getting ready to move to a different state. My husband is currently in our new location, so I am taking care of our son by myself and trying to pack up a house I've lived in for 5 years. Unfortunately, that leaves less time for me. I have fo... Read more
Tomorrow, I will leave for 5 days. I'm looking forward to this trip, but am worried about having to eat in restaurants, not being motivated to run, and generally getting "off track." Fortunately, I will have access to an amazing brand spanking n... Read more
January 2010 wrap-up
I got an account on SP back in July 2009. I won't say I "started" back then, since I didn't do much with it. In September, I started. I was super motivated. Then, I got pregnant. At the end of November, I lost the baby. Between September and Nov... Read more
I've never followed the SP meal plans. My husband is currently working out of town for a few months, so I'm thinking this might be a good time to try using them. I'm curious if most people on here do use them...?
Generally, I plan my dinne... Read more
Can you find happiness in a bed that is made?
Last week, the news had a segment on how to be happy. When the interview was just ending, the reporter asked, "What is the single best tip you have for being happy?" The woman said (although she admitted it did not work for her) that she intervi... Read more
So, I am done with the hospital stay! Whoo hoo!
For the last day, I had to wait around until noon for them to remove the electrodes. They used acetone and oil. I seriously had dreds when they were done. Yuck. The tech gave me a handful of ... Read more