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Back on the Run tonight... conquered 7 mph on the treadmill!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      4 comments

This has been an interesting day. I think I was mean to be at least a wee bit noticed today. I was reconized on the Daily Spark Blog, which was frakking HUGE and such an honor that I can't even begin to fathom. Me, I'm just out here stumbling... Read more

Realizing how blessed you are...

Friday, January 04, 2013      6 comments

Just look around for a moment, or open your ears and you will find out how insignificant your whining is... I was concerned about my race time not being what I want it to be... and today I did a WIC recertification for a young woman who is ... Read more

Starting a new day, everyday!

Friday, January 04, 2013      4 comments

If I screw up on my eating or exercise one day, I just wake up the next day and look at it as a new start. Yesterday, I kept my calories in range (despite going out to eat), and did do a little bit of exercise in front of the TV... sit ups, squ... Read more

A night off, but I am within calories and I didn't let the cheez-its win

Thursday, January 03, 2013      2 comments

Last night I let the cheez its take control... they are my favorite cracker of snacky goodness and I way over indulged last night. That and the salted caramel turtles... oh it was so good, and sooo bad. Today I worked hard to stay in calor... Read more

The Rankings came out... challenging myself to longer distances and faster speeds...

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      4 comments

Well I am disappointed with my performance as compared to others on the 5K... so I need to work on that. I came in 143rd of 205 runners (69th %ile by my calculation) and 9th of 12 among women 45-49. I can do better than this. If I'd been... Read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR Mr. Blue Sky!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      2 comments

Last night while running the last perhaps half mile of my race, the song that came up on my mp3 player was "Mr. Blue Sky" by ELO. I had loaded lots of favorite, high energy music on my player and skipped over a few, but I repeated that one. Per... Read more

Well, I DID that thing!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Monday, December 31, 2012      4 comments

In 31:30 or thereabouts... my official chip time hasn't been posted yet. I walked more than I wanted and still was only 49 seconds off my fastest time, so considering that along with the cold, snow, and inclines, it was a GREAT run! I ... Read more

Okay, Let's Do This Thing!

Monday, December 31, 2012      5 comments

I am sitting here watching the snow come down and knowing that in a few short hours, I will be out IN it, RUNNING-WALKING-ENDURING for 3.1 miles. I am approaching it with more anticipation than trepidation. I am committed (and prob'ly SHOULD be... Read more

Readying for the race...

Sunday, December 30, 2012      3 comments

I have my race packet picked up. I have Yaktrax for my feet. I have a Camelbak. I have a long-sleeved outfit. I have a packet of Gu. My GPS watch & MP3 player are charged. I ran 3.1 miles straight on the treadmill 2 days this week. I think I ... Read more

Much better today! So up & at 'em!

Saturday, December 29, 2012      4 comments

No signs of sore throat or headache today... so staying home yesterday was a good idea. Today hubby and I went out for breakfast (about 9:30), which was nice and then went shopping for a new dishwasher (the old one has been filming up the dishe... Read more

Home sick... my body said, "Stop!"

Friday, December 28, 2012      2 comments

I'm really not feeling that bad, but I decided to hedge my bets when I woke up with a headache and scratchy sore throat, especially since I have been on the edge of it all week. I don't get headaches or sick very often, so this is a sign for me... Read more

Last night, the cheese puffs and chair won...

Thursday, December 27, 2012      2 comments

Bad me... my favorite cheese puffs took over last night... so over the calorie limit I went. But today is a new day! I have eaten lunch and I am at 2 fruit servings and 3 veggie servings already! I brought a salad with a bit of pepper jac... Read more

Keeping it Real for 2013 and not just watching my life go by.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012      2 comments

Okay, my weight this morning after a week of indulgence and decreased exercise is 152. It's not fatal, but it is up. It's in the range I have been maintaining, but that is still higher than I want it to be. So my Christmas present to myself i... Read more

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year... and 4 mos+... REALLY?!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012      4 comments

emoticon First off, I hope you are all having the most blessed of holidays and are looking forward to a new year fu... Read more

Back to it today!

Monday, August 20, 2012      2 comments

Despite my stiff calves from running in my Fivefingers on Saturday, my body really wanted to run tonight, so it was onto the Treadmill for me. I did: 1. Walk 4 mph x 5" 2. Walk 4 mph/5% x2.5" 3. Run 6 mph x 2.5" 4. Run 6.5 mph x 1" ... Read more


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