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My Big, Fat, Healthy Year in Review (pics)

Tuesday, December 31, 2013      15 comments

In 2013 I didn't lose any weight. Not one single pound. For that matter, I also did not lose weight in 2012. Since my 100+ lb. weight loss achieved in October 2011 I have successfully maintained my weight loss for 2 yrs (that sounds a lot bet... Read more

The 5 lb. Christmas Gain will not defeat me!

Saturday, December 28, 2013      12 comments

I felt it, these past few days. The extra giggle of my stomach, the ache in my bones. I knew that it had happened. The dreaded holiday weight gain. I had managed to maintain over Thanksgiving, which was my goal, however I know that I slipped... Read more

My Sunny Secret Santa Gift!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013      7 comments

I love my sunny gals, they are like family to me. I met one of my best friends through this group, Blaize. When I saw where my secret sunny was from, I knew that Blaize was my secret santa! We were supposed to wait until Christmas to open gif... Read more

It's Good To Be Back

Wednesday, October 30, 2013      13 comments

Ran for the first time this morning since the marathon -- I took a week off as prescribed by many, and I was plain depressed -- had the post marathon blues BIG TIME. Next time (and yes, there will be a next time!) I'm going to run anyway after ... Read more

I Am A Marathoner

Saturday, October 19, 2013      35 comments

As I say that to myself, 48 hours after the Chicago Marathon, I am still in disbelief. Me, a marat... Read more

Marathon Training: The Final Countdown!

Sunday, October 06, 2013      13 comments

Two weeks ago I ran the farthest I've ever run. 20 miles. It was the hardest thing I've ever done next to childbirth. At one point I cried. My running partner cried. I... Read more

Marathon Training Weeks 19 and 20: It Is Not About Me

Sunday, September 08, 2013      10 comments

This blog is not about me. Actually this journey, this marathon, is not about me. Not really. I'm running for Team World Vision to raise money for clean water pr... Read more

Marathon Training Week 18: Arriving

Saturday, August 24, 2013      12 comments

In church last week the pastor spoke about how we never "arrive", this is a journey that we are always on because we are never going to be perfect. Ever. But it's nice to... Read more

Marathon Training Weeks 16 and 17: Saying Goodbye

Saturday, August 17, 2013      11 comments

I found an old letter today written to myself, from myself. It was written 10 yrs ago about releasing a relationship in my life that wasn't healthy that I needed to release.... Read more

Marathon Training Weeks 13-15 - Celebrating The Light

Friday, August 09, 2013      6 comments

Light cannot exist with darkness. It will cast a shadow over the light and block it out, much like a solar eclipse. I tried taking a picture of a rock my daughter made wi... Read more

Marathon Training Weeks 9-12: God's Got This?

Friday, July 12, 2013      12 comments

Week 9 marked the first official week of marathon training. Before this we were in "pre-training". So now everyone who is running the Chicago marathon, or a marathon on ... Read more

Weeks 7 & 8 Marathon Training: Losing Myself

Saturday, June 15, 2013      7 comments

I am realizing that my blogs are less about running and more about God. And I think that is how it should be, when one goes on a journey with the sole intent to become close... Read more

Week 6 Marathon Training: Running From God

Friday, May 31, 2013      7 comments

Well, after the promises from last week, about returning to God and He will return to me, you would think I had a stellar week, right? A week full of certainty in my faith... Read more

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


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