I admit it, I am burned out.
It is so difficult to admit this but I am suffering burnout. My life is in burnout mode and it isnt my training that is doing it.
It is my life.
I had a long talk with my trainer today and she basically confronted me in a caring manne... Read more
Training advice for first 5k
I get asked this alot too, training for your first 5K, what to do, what worked for me etc...
This is a re-print from December 09, 2009. If it wasnt for the fact that someone commented on it, i would have never remembered that this existed.... Read more
Staying focused..what it takes...
I get asked this alot so i wanted to put it out there in hopes that it will help someone. I have alot of people ask me "have you ever been able to see yourself at your goal weight?" or " when you started, did you ever see yourself losing over 1... Read more
Huge Surprise In The Mail today...
I was totally blown away today. I dont ever get presents, especially out of the blue, from someone... Read more
Didnt race this weekend.
I wasn't able to run the Norway Classic 10K. The weather took a turn for the extreme in yuck! I have never cancelled a run because of weather until now, but no hard feelings, this was a no brainer. Slow, sleet, ice and freezing spray/rain. It wa... Read more
the whole point of blogging is to chronicle everything good and bad..
This is going to be a short entry. I am not going to put out a sanitized blog. I cant and wont. this is all about documenting your journey and frankly i feel very emotionally flat. i have a race coming up Saturday and I am not excited. I am drai... Read more
Tenative racing schedule
April 16th Norway Classic 10K, Norway, MI
May 7th Hope Starts Here 10K, Marquette, MI
May 15th Cellcom Half Marathon, Green Bay WI
May 28th The Salvation Army Home Run 10K, Escanaba MI
June 26th Pictured Rocks Road Race Half Maratho... Read more
I never realized that the EASY button was waiting for me on this run!
Time: 03:08:34 - Left clock running while I stretched, still not to shabby.
Distance: 12.14 mi
Elevation Gain: 278 ft
Calories: 1,803 C
Avg Moving Speed: 4.0 mph
Max Speed: 5.9 mph
Nervous about this run
Today is going to be awesome, the first decent day we have had in over a month. high of 57. With my half coming up so quickly and having so many setbacks, I got out to run as soon as I was recovered enough to do so. that meant running is crappy ... Read more
My Marathon Dream...
I am not sure why I am particularly emotional today about this subject but my heart is raw and the nerves are exposed. This upcoming marathon is one of the most important things and, if successfully completed, greatest accomplishments of my lif... Read more
Veggie dishes.. Tofu Scramble..
As mentioned before, I had been vegetarian for a while about a year or so ago with great results. In the process I developed some recipes that I really liked. I photo documented the process since I am LOUSY at writing stuff down.
Unfortunat... Read more
Found another before pic
This really shows how heavy i was. It is a picture off of an ID card. I had to add this to the collection, it is good to look back and never forget.
My worst day running is way better than my best day at 385 lbs.
Its time to make some changes....
I am going to be slowly converting my diet to a vegetarian diet. I did that when I first got started on this journey and basically detoxed ( not intentionally more of a result of the diet). The weight came off easily and i never really worried a... Read more
this was the best "ray of light" moment yet. I pushed past the typical sluggish, wiped out after work feeling 2 days in a row. yesterday, I made use of some program design education and treated myself like I was my own client and put myself thro... Read more
Big gains today
Went out for my first run/walk after all of this mess that has happened over the last 3 weeks. It felt so good just to get out. I took my new toy, the Garmin Forerunner 305, in short, it was the best money I have ever spent. It is intuitive to u... Read more
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