Everyone Needs a Little Spark...
This week I traveled for work, and experienced the usual unsettled feelings I get with changing up my work and sleep schedules, sleeping in a hotel bed, eating out all day, working with different people in different places, and just generally sh... Read more
Cancer Scare, Scaling Back, Other Thoughts
Rough, rough week! Honestly, one of the scariest weeks of my life, but here I am finally looking back on the last few days and breathing a sigh of relief. I was a little hesitant to post too much about this week, just because it involved some f... Read more
A Dream Will Come True...
On March 6, 2010!
As you know, I've been dreaming of running a race at Walt Disney World for some time. My ultimate goal is to (hopefully) make it to the Walt Disney World Marathon, although I don't anticipate running that one until 2012, a... Read more
Boot Camp Day 2
Today marked my second day of boot camp, and I started the day with the following goals:
* Complete Coach Nicole's 8 minute lower body workout video
* Do 30 minutes of cardio, any kid
* Eat three servings of fresh fruit
I'm proud t... Read more
Spark Your Body Boot Camp Recruit: Reporting for Duty!
As part of my resolution to incorporate a wider variety of exercises into my fitness routine, I took the courageous step of signing up for SparkPeople's January Spark Your Body bootcamp. As if the possibility of winning an iPod touch weren't en... Read more
And Hello 2010!
As mentioned in my previous blog entry, 2009 opened with a tidal wave of uncertainties. I didn't know if or how I was going to lose weight, I didn't know the direction my career (or my husband's) was taking. I was concerned about my son's deve... Read more
(Written yesterday morning...)
2009 kicked off with a clear lack of resolution. It’s traditional to start a new year with a set of defined goals, such as losing x pounds, quitting smoking, or picking up an exercise routine. According to t... Read more
Two days until...the BIG day! It's Christmas Eve Eve. We don't have a lot going on, other than relaxing at home for a four day weekend. There's supposed to be a hideous snow/ice storm coming our way so it's a good excuse to just kick back and... Read more
Six simple letters, but they mean so much. I never thought they would apply to anyone I knew, much less my own son. Last Thursday, my son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. This is on the aut... Read more
Jingle Bell Run 5K Race Report!
After a very long week, thanks to the snowstorm and a very emotional day at one of UW's medical clinics, I was grateful for the weekend and the opportunity to run my last race of 2009. Today I ran the Jingle Bell Run 5K for the Arthritis Founda... Read more
Well, I was somewhat expecting that daycare was going to be closed this morning, but for some reason, I was quite shocked that last night's snowstorm/blizzard was sufficient to shut down the city of Madison for the day. Don't Northern folks kno... Read more
Well...winter is HERE! We are under a blizzard warning here in Madison. I don't know what to make of that. It's a little scary, considering that I still see 1" as a lot of snow, but the good news is that I won't have to go out in it tonight, ... Read more
December is here!
This is my favorite month of all...cooler weather, Christmas, holiday cheer, goodwill, all that good stuff!
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Black Friday 2009 wouldn't be complete...
Without some kind of crazy, big-ticket purchase. Right?!
Well, you see, I was deprived of the traditional "camp out at the mall, wait in hour-long lines, endure the wrath of rude people, and eat lunch at eight AM to save $50 on a camera o... Read more
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Berbee Derby Race Report!
First off, thank you to all of my SparkPeople who stopped by to support me and wish me well on my first timed 5K! Your words of encouragement mean the world to me.
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