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Weeks 4 and 5: Marathon Training: Recalibrating Route

Saturday, May 18, 2013      9 comments

"The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth" (Luke 3:5). In this blog I'm combining the 4th and 5th week of marathon training (woo hoo week 5!) becau... Read more

Week 3 Marathon Training: The Perfect Pace

Tuesday, May 07, 2013      9 comments

This week went great, I usually don't run two days in a row to avoid injury but the training plan had me running on Friday and Saturday, and I followed my plan and felt good about it. I have been feeling a pain in my right hip, so I've started... Read more

Week 2 Marathon Training: Honoring and Celebrating Loss

Monday, April 29, 2013      15 comments

To start off this week of training, I packed my running gear Monday so that I could meet up with my amazing friend Jenn (KITHKINCAID) to honor those who lost their lives in the Boston marathon tragedy. Read more

Week 1 Marathon Training: First Team Run

Saturday, April 20, 2013      17 comments

My good friend Jenn (KITHKINCAID) did an amazing thing when she trained for the 2012 Chicago Marathon, she wrote a weekly blog that summarized her training runs, nutrition, everything. If you are also training to run a marathon, I HIGHLY recomm... Read more

Shamrock Shuffle 8k Race Report

Thursday, April 18, 2013      14 comments

This is my favorite race. This race and I have a history (was once the very last person to cross the finish line, etc., etc.). To read more about that... www.spark... Read more

A God-Sized Dream

Monday, April 15, 2013      16 comments

"The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race." Last Saturday we had our first team meeting and running clinic -- I am getting so exci... Read more

Dream Come True!

Friday, March 29, 2013      32 comments

When I first began my weight loss journey I joined a health club that is part of a local hospital near me -- I loved it because there were people of all ages and sizes, and they didn't discriminate. The classes were amazing, the facility is be... Read more

Walk Concert in The Villages, FL!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013      25 comments

I have been a certified Walk Leader for almost a year now, and every year a reunion is held. This year that reunion was also combined with Walk Concerts in The Villages, ... Read more

Workout Games

Tuesday, March 05, 2013      14 comments

It was a sunny challenge last week to create a workout game, similar to Sparkpeople's Super Bowl game, to our favorite shows. I wanted to post here to share with spark friends. THE WALKING DEAD GAME Every time a zombie gets killed b... Read more

Tinkerbell Half Marathon Race Report!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013      25 comments

A year ago I told my very good friend Blaize (INSPIREBYNATURE), who I met here on Spark almost 3 yrs. ago, and who has been my partner on the Sunny Gals team for the past ... Read more

My 2013 New Year's Resolutions

Saturday, January 05, 2013      19 comments

I wanted to post this in my blog so that I could refer back to it: Pay off all my credit cards by August 2013 Start saving money for next Christmas and adding to our emergency fund Continue to save for retirement - meet with advisor, cr... Read more

My Shiny New Year (110 lbs. lighter)

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      42 comments

It was on New Years' Eve 2009 after the recent birth of my second daughter when I announced to my family that my New Year's resolution was to lose over 100 lbs. When I said it, even I didn't believe it. Read more

My Vision Board

Sunday, December 02, 2012      22 comments

Here is my vision board for the Sunny Gal challenge. It is focused on the half marathon I'll be running in January. ... Read more

3 5Ks and a 15K :) And a whole new life.

Thursday, November 29, 2012      16 comments

I'm catching up on some race blogs... SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE 4 CURE 5K - 9/23 (33:30 NEW PR!) ... Read more

Thankful. A family gratitude blog

Saturday, November 17, 2012      13 comments

For our Sunny challenge this week we have to post 7 days of gratitude. I keep a family gratitude journal at home and it's a wonderful way to wrap up the day with my girls. Here are 7 days of thankfulness. Today I am grateful for... &... Read more

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