Mental Block
Thursday, August 29, 2013      4 comments

Sometimes my inner defeatist gets the best of me and Iím convinced Iíll never get to a healthy weight. Right now, my inner defeatist the loudest voice in my head. The day after I finished the Dr. Oz cleanse, I was down 7 lbs. The next day... Read more
Firecracker 5000 5K recap- A new PR!!
Friday, July 15, 2011      3 comments

So my last blog discussed how I ended up running the Firecracker 5000 5K on HHI. This blog is my official ďrace reportĒ. The day before the race, there was registration at a local mall. Since I was on the island for a friends party anywa... Read more
My independence from fear-belated DIY Challenge update.
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      8 comments

This weekend, I declared my independence from fear. Fear of new experiences, fear of the hot weather, fear of running with other hard core runners. I did that by running the Hilton Head Island Firecracker 5000 5K race. Back in Febr... Read more
Catching up and a new decade on the scale!
Thursday, June 30, 2011      5 comments

Gaaah! I have so much to catch up on I donít know where to begin. 1). Doing RUNTRILAUGHís 10 day food tracking challenge was an EPIC fail. My trip to the Twin Cities was totally insane starting the night before we left when United called... Read more
My DIY Challenge Entry!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      6 comments

emoticon Challenge Name: The Iím Digging the Compliments and Totally Want More Challenge ... Read more
What is my flippin' problem?!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      10 comments

Seriously self. What is going on? This weekend. I ate. And I ate. And I ate some more. Chicken strips, fries, sno cones, frozen yogurt, pizza, cheese, ice cream sandwiches, beer, wine, chocolate, chips, cashews, barbeque, bagels, mimos... Read more
Dealing with my food issues
Thursday, June 16, 2011      4 comments

Today did not start off well. We had crazy storms throughout the night and it kept both me and the little guy awake. Iím running on about 4 hours of sleep. Then, in my sleepless haze, I misread the dosing instructions on the ibuprofen and gave ... Read more
Catching up and the story of my first dress from a "regular" store.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      6 comments

Holy Moly have I been busy! I cannot believe itís been so longed since Iíve blogged! We got hardwood floors in our house and my house was in a major state of upheaval for a week. Weíve been interviewing babysitters and finally found one that w... Read more
Survive the 5K Race Recap-I got a PR!
Saturday, June 04, 2011      10 comments

Warning- This is an uncessarily long blog. The quick summary is -I got a PR in 90+ degree weather, pushing a stroller an I'm totally stoked about it. Admittedly, I had some hesitation about this morning's race. My husband is out of town ... Read more
Happy National Running Day
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      6 comments

Happy National Running Day! I still cannot believe that itís a day that I, the girl who once proclaimed ďI only run if chasedĒ, is celebrating! However, due to my running schedule and my inability to run two days in a row, I wonít actuall... Read more
Deep Breaths
Friday, May 27, 2011      8 comments

***Warning- I try to keep my spark blogs health related. This one has a bit of me venting but eventually I do talk diet and fitness!*** Shortly after my last blog I got a call from my sonís day care. He had a fever and I needed to take hi... Read more
Emotional Meltdown
Tuesday, May 24, 2011      7 comments

I just finished looking at pictures from the devastation in Joplin, MO. So many people lost so much. Itís hard to even contemplate the horror and loss that the townís residents have to deal with. This comes just after all the horror in Mississ... Read more
I am more than the numbers on the scale.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      4 comments

I have had so many great health related accomplishments lately that I should be proud and overjoyed by how far Iíve come. However, I cannot celebrate because the scale hasnít budged. I continue to let the scale be my main indicator of success ... Read more
8 Miles! A distance best!!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      6 comments

I ran 8 miles on Sunday with my HM training group. Thatís the longest run of my life. Not only did I go 8 miles but part of the run included a pretty big bridge (we donít have hills here!) that we went up and down twice. The best part? I fel... Read more
The First Mile is the Hardest
Friday, May 13, 2011      3 comments

I didnít want to run yesterday. A last minute work emergency kept me from being able to make it to the gym and run on the treadmill AND pick up Max from day care in time. This meant I would have to run late and run outside in the 90 degree wea... Read more

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