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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

Well, about those goals...

Sunday, August 19, 2012      3 comments

I am so sore and have huge blisters from running in my Fivefingers yesterday that I had to take a day off from working out... but it is the first time in ages that I have managed 6 days straight. I also am munchy today.. But if I can keep... Read more

Day 3/55 for blogging, 5/57 for exercise and 3/56 for staying in calories.

Friday, August 17, 2012      1 comments

Today I did 30 DS (Jillian Michaels) for the 3rd day... though mind you I am doing it over 60 days. This is because she does a lot of shoulder work and I really need to let my shoulders rest on the days in between. I also need to build up my ru... Read more

Day 4 /57 of working out... 3/57 staying in calorie range.

Thursday, August 16, 2012      4 comments

One of the cardinal rules here on Spark People is putting your goals out there, in writing, so you can be accountable. So here they are: 1. 57 days straight of some level of exercise 2. 56 days staying in calorie range 3. 55 days of bl... Read more

57 days... new goals... personal challenges...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012      1 comments

Today is Day #3 of 57 days. I have pledged that after 3 weeks of almost no working out and barely tracking my food intake. My challenge to myself is to work out or move my body at least some every day until I go home again on leave in Octo... Read more


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