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Hope Starts Here Challenge 10K with Pics...
Saturday, May 07, 2011      34 comments

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I am getting better..
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      43 comments

I totally hit the wall mentally and emotionally last week. I felt like I couldnt take another step whatsoever. To keep this short and sweet, i am slowly on the upswing. I think that there were alot of things that happened all at once that caused... Read more
I admit it, I am burned out.
Thursday, April 28, 2011      47 comments

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
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Training advice for first 5k
Friday, April 22, 2011      28 comments

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
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Staying focused..what it takes...
Tuesday, April 19, 2011      81 comments

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
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Huge Surprise In The Mail today...
Monday, April 18, 2011      65 comments

I was totally blown away today. I dont ever get presents, especially out of the blue, from someone... Read more
Didnt race this weekend.
Sunday, April 17, 2011      32 comments

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..
Thursday, April 14, 2011      33 comments

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
Monday, April 11, 2011      32 comments

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!
Saturday, April 09, 2011      31 comments

Overall 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 Timing Time: 03:08:34 Avg Moving Speed: 4.0 mph Max Speed: 5.9 mph ... Read more
Nervous about this run
Saturday, April 09, 2011      21 comments

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...
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      42 comments

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..
Sunday, April 03, 2011      16 comments

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
Wednesday, March 30, 2011      31 comments

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. ... Read more
Its time to make some changes....
Tuesday, March 29, 2011      27 comments

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

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