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You run slow? YOU ARE AWESOME!
Yesterday, I stumbled upon an article in the NYTimes about traditionally fast marathoners decrying the so-called "plodders" who have taken up running, and for whom it takes more than 5 and a half hours to finish a marathon. They complain that t... Read more
Should I or Shouldn't I?
I am traveling to Walt Disney World next January to participate in the WDW Marathon Weekend. My little brother and I ran the marathon this past January, (our first marathon!) and he is determined to do the "Dopey Challenge" next year. That's 4... Read more
It's official! I'm a size 12!
I love being a size 12. I know I'm still well above my "healthy" BMI range, but I don't care. I love my curves, and when I'm in a 12, I feel pretty fantastic.
I've been fretting lately a lot about the scale not moving down for me. I've l... Read more
How NOT to think of Elephants.
A fellow blogger today wrote something profound, and it has helped me better understand a struggle I've been having.
Anniesadventure wrote: "Find the positive in our goals. Find the feel-good part of the goal and think about it often. Try t... Read more
GEEZ, Running faster is HARD.
I am a s-l-o-w runner. Runner is really a little generous...I am a slow "shuffler." But I had made peace with it. (12:30-13 minutes per mile is average for me, and on really long runs, I get even slower...14 or 15 minutes for anything over a ... Read more
The MIRACLE of Toe-socks.
I am a runner. Since the beginning of my running adventures, I had resigned myself to the fact that I would forever have to put up with weird, pointy callouses on the fourth toes of both my feet. See, those little piggies like to creep underne... Read more
I must have lost my mind.
Two weeks ago I ran the Disney marathon. I never thought, in my previous 37 years on earth, that I would do something so stupid. I didn't think I would do it until the day I decided to do it. That day was my baby brother's 30th birthday. Her... Read more
I can't believe I DID IT!
That is ME! And I just finished a MARATHON! I do NOT look like a person who runs marathons. I look like what I am - a mother of 2 who likes food and wine. But through ... Read more
Where did THAT come from?!?!
I turn 37 in a few months. Birthdays don't usually bother me - I actually enjoy indulging in a little selfishness. But this year feels different. Because I have very recently noticed something about my body. It is AGING.
Yes, I realiz... Read more
In nine days I will do the hardest thing I've ever done.
This Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is in 9 days, and I am signed up to run it. For the uninitiated, it's a half-marathon - 13.1 miles. I have never run 13.1 miles in my life. I have run 11.5 miles in a training run and I didn't die ... Read more
Runners are weirdos.
I left a comment on a community page today entitled "What keeps you motivated to run?" Then, during my run today, I decided I had a lot more to say on the subject.
See, a year ago, I would have BLOWN right past that comment page. I was a N... Read more
WORST. DAY. EVER. and it's only noon......
I am having the WORST DAY EVER.
First, I am on a cleanse to fit into a stupid dress this Saturday, and it's making me cranky.
Second, my 2-year old has decided that the best way to spend his mornings is to stand in the middle of the kitchen ... Read more
I bought the dress!
I'm going to a formal fancy-dress party in 30 days. On New Years' Eve, I treated myself to a little shopping, knowing that the cocktail dresses would be on sale, and I found one that ROCKS. It's strapless, tight, short and gorgeous. I love it... Read more
Third time's a charm, right?
So, about 8 years ago, I lost 50 pounds on WeightWatchers and got to my goal weight of 135. I got pregnant, and put back on all 50 pounds with my first little boy. Then I joined Sparkpeople and lost 50 pounds again. Then I got pregnant again ... Read more
ACK! I have to wear a formal dress in 79 days!
FANCY! I get to go to a fancy dress party! I get to dress up in a gorgeous dress, put my hair up, and put on my sparkliest bling. This is exciting! But I am scared to death!
Basically, I have 11 weeks to feel more comfortable in my skin... Read more