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GEEZ, Running faster is HARD.

Thursday, January 29, 2015      0 comments

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.

Friday, January 23, 2015      3 comments

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.

Thursday, January 22, 2015      3 comments

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!

Friday, January 16, 2015      1 comments

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?!?!

Friday, June 06, 2014      0 comments

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.

Thursday, April 25, 2013      5 comments

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.

Thursday, January 31, 2013      7 comments

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......

Tuesday, January 29, 2013      4 comments

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!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      0 comments

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?

Monday, November 26, 2012      0 comments

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!

Thursday, November 15, 2012      1 comments

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

I can't believe I am doing this.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012      4 comments

I signed up today to run a half-marathon. I joined the "13.1 - because I'm only half crazy" team, I have a training schedule, and a buddy. Now all that's left to do...is run. I actually feel really fantastic about it. I have done the C2... Read more

Open letter to my children: I am not a short-order cook!

Monday, November 12, 2012      0 comments

Hello My Darlings, This is your Mother - the woman who loves you, who carried you for 9 months each, gained 35 pounds during each pregnancy and went through 28 hours and 26 hours of labor with you, respectively. While I love you unconditional... Read more

Assignment: Time Wasting

Monday, August 13, 2012      0 comments

SparkCoach challenged us to write about how we tend to waste time, and how we could better use that time. I do spend time at night drinking wine, sitting on the couch with my husband and watching television while playing "words with friends... Read more

Do you have any idea how much FOOD you can eat if you don't drink WINE?!!!!

Monday, June 11, 2012      1 comments

Okay, I really like wine...(see previous posts)...so I tend to underestimate how much I Really drink. A couple weeks ago I started actually measuring it out. 5 oz glass...write it down....5 oz glass...write it down...boy, do those empty calori... Read more


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