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What a month!
Let's see--the kids and I started the new year at my grandparents' house 5 hours away from home. We tried to drive back in time for church that evening, but we were about 30 minutes late. I guess I should have known then how this month would g... Read more
I lost weight WITHOUT cardio!!!
You may or may not know that I ran a lot in 2010. I started in March by training for a 10k, my first race to ever run. Then I ran another 10k in May and started training for a half-marathon in August. I reached my goal weight and then some by... Read more
I must confess that ST is something I used to do when it was convenient. I focused more on cardio because that's where the calories are burned. While training for a marathon, it was important to get in all of my training runs, so the focus rem... Read more
Recovering from Surgery
I had foot surgery (bunionectomy) on Tuesday of this week. Fortunately, my foot remained numb for over 24 hours and then partially numb for several more hours. Yesterday, it started hurting pretty badly and has hurt most of the day today. It ... Read more
Dallas White Rock Marathon
First of all, let me say that this was NOT the hardest thing I have ever done. It was challenging, but it is an attainable goal for anyone who has the desire to achieve it. I hope you will enjoy reading my blog and get inspired to set a new go... Read more
My Running Journey (rather long, sorry)
I have enjoyed running over the past several months and have run several races this year. People have asked me several times if I have always been a runner, if I ran in high school, etc. so I have decided to share my running journey.
I pla... Read more
DRC Half Marathon Race Report
I signed up for this race several weeks ago, and I am a DRC (Dallas Running Club) member, so I have been receiving tons of emails from them asking for volunteers. There were positions available for people running in the race as well, so I signe... Read more
My Longest Run Ever
I had a 20-mile run scheduled for this morning, but I hate running outside in the dark, and I don't like to run on the treadmill for long, so I decided to walk to our neighborhood's amenity center and run for about an hour on the treadmill until... Read more
Legacy 5k Race Report
This wasn't technically my first 5k, but I was pregnant and not a "runner" when I walked my first 5k over 5 years ago, so this was my first competitive 5k. For some reason, I've been running longer races since I took up running in March.
S... Read more
I burned over 1800 calories today!
I realize that is more calories than a lot of people eat in a day! I had a long run scheduled for today--18 miles. It took me 2 hours and 59 minutes to complete it, but I got it done. I have three 20-mile runs to complete in the next 8 weeks.... Read more
A friend of mine is organizing a 5k for a local school at which she volunteers. I'm trying to help promote this race for her. The flyer below has all the information. The website is www.legacy-school-rockwall.org
I'd lo... Read more
I'm singin' in the rain...
Just singin' in the rain. What a glorious feeling! I'm happy again.
OK. I wasn't literally singing in the rain yesterday morning (it was 6:00 am in my neighborhood), but I was jamming to Christian music on my iPhone while running in a li... Read more
Goals (a week late)
I'm having a hard time setting new goals because I've reached a plateau. At least I'm maintaining me current weight. I have not been eating as healthy as I'd like to or controlling my portions like I should. I really enjoy eating!
Anyway... Read more
I've read articles about and confessions of emotional eaters, and I thought I might be an emotional eater, but I realized this week that I tend to eat less when I'm stressed or upset. I guess that's a good thing because I managed to drop a pound... Read more
If you must fall while running...
then it is good to take the brunt of the fall with your upper body, so you can get up, dust yourself off, and continue your run.
Make sure to fall on your non-dominant hand, though, so you can still do most things with your dominant hand.
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