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2015 Race Recap
Sunday, December 27, 2015      1 comments

2015 Race/Running Goals 1. Complete 1/2 of miles for 2,015 in 2015 Challenge Done in September. Completed as a team with June and Sara. 2. Get out of FrontRunner's Athena Division Epic fail. Hopefully next year. 3. Run a race in ... Read more
Sweetheart Races 10k 2014
Saturday, February 21, 2015      0 comments

One of my goals for 2015 is to run a race in every month. I have races planned for most months and have either registered or will once funds are available. For February, I chose The Sweetheart Run, which is managed by FrontRunner and offered 5k,... Read more
Dating Horrors
Sunday, February 15, 2015      2 comments

When I got married, I was thankful that I would never have to date again. Unfortunately, the man I married turned into someone I didn't know and he decided he didn't want to be married to me. So, time to see who is out there. I checked o... Read more
2015 Goals
Sunday, January 18, 2015      1 comments

1. Lose 25 pounds This is a mere half a pound a week and should be manageable through diet and exercise. I am tracking things through So far, I am down 4 pounds. 2. Complete 1/2 of miles for 2,015 in 2015 Cha... Read more
And Moving On
Saturday, January 17, 2015      1 comments

Today, I met my run club group at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Check out their website here: In January, they offer free entry, so we decided to go there and use their paved trail for runn... Read more
MyTalk 107.1's Manuary 2015 Kickoff Celebration
Friday, January 16, 2015      0 comments

MyTalk 107.1 is a talk station based in Minnesota's Twin Cities; the building literally sits on the border between Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Their focus is entertainment. Perhaps not the deepest subject matter but honestly, I love the light h... Read more
Resolution Solution 5k
Monday, January 05, 2015      0 comments

On January 1, 2015, I ran the Resolution Solution 5k in White Bear Lake. FrontRunner Events manages the race. I first came upon their races in September 2014. I was looking for a 10 mile run to help prepare for the Mankato Half Marathon in Octob... Read more
2014 Race Recap
Sunday, January 04, 2015      2 comments

My 2014 Races 1. Get Lucky 7k 2. Goldy's Run 10 Mile 3. Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon (LMHM) 4. Fargo Half Marathon 5. Chaska 10k 6. Randy's Run 5k 7. Lola's 10 Mile 8. Excelsior Firecracker Run 10k 9... Read more
Thursday, September 13, 2012      1 comments

I was perusing my benefits at work the other day and noticed that abortions are paid at 80% after the deductible is met. IVF is not covered. There is some sort of group discount program for family planning and although infertility treatment i... Read more
Tough Finish
Sunday, September 09, 2012      2 comments

Today, I ran the Defeat of Jesse James Days 15k in Northfield, MN. It's basically farm country in that area but don't let that fool you into thinking it's a flat run, because it sure isn't! ... Read more
Why Do I Want to Relose the Weight?
Monday, September 03, 2012      6 comments

I am participating in SparkCoach and today's motivational video challenged me to think about why I want to lose weight. Well, for me, it's relose weight as I have regained around 35 pounds after losing 80 about 4 years ago. When I initiall... Read more
Trying to Remember Why I Run
Saturday, September 01, 2012      6 comments

The last 10 months or so have been a real struggle for me. I have put on around 20 pounds (in addition to the 15 or so I'd previously gained back) and it's just not coming back off. More importantly, I have not running well at all; the l... Read more
Back On Wagon...I think.
Friday, August 24, 2012      3 comments

Well, I have been working out more consistently. I can tell it's working. I am feeling less flabby and I ran 4 miles with my run club on Tuesday. Miraculously, I wasn't the last one to finish for once! That was a huge mental victory.... Read more
New Beginning
Friday, August 10, 2012      2 comments

Recently, I saw a photo of my husband and I when we were newly dating. The photo was taken about 2.5 years ago on my birthday. We were at a bar to see one of my favorite local bands and I realized how fabulous I looked. I was 30 pounds thinner t... Read more