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Madison Half Marathon Training: Week 7, Day 2

Wednesday, April 21, 2010      3 comments

Well...I wasn't really sure what I was going to do tonight, but I ended up running. Hal Higdon's plan gives me the option to run a short distance or cross train on Wednesdays...and today, overachiever that I am, I did a little bit of each! It wa... Read more

Madison Half Marathon Training: Week 7, Day 1

Wednesday, April 21, 2010      7 comments

I've been posting a half marathon training journal on BlogSpot, but thought it would also be fun to share it here with my Spark Friends! I'm officially halfway through Hal Higdon's beginner's half marathon plan, in preparation for the Madison H... Read more

Race Report: Spring Sprint for the Arb

Saturday, April 17, 2010      10 comments

Today Hal Higdon's half marathon training plan suggested that I run a 5K race and, as it turned out, it was perfect running weather and the UW Arboretum was holding its Spring Sprint for the Arb 5K! Well, OK, I actually registered last month aft... Read more

April Goals

Thursday, April 01, 2010      10 comments

Wow, I can't believe March is now behind us! It was quite an eventful month, and since we are starting a new month, I'm doing my usual thing of reflecting on my accomplishments, as well as my opportunities for improvement and growth. I'm proud ... Read more

My Spark Life Survey

Wednesday, March 17, 2010      6 comments

Wednesday night...my son is having surgery in two days and I'm looking for a distraction from the pre-hospital jitters. It's "just" a tonsillectomy but I'm still a NERVOUS Mommy! Anyway, this healthy lifestyle survey thingie has been circulati... Read more

My First 10K! The Shamrock Shuffle

Sunday, March 14, 2010      14 comments

So...this runner walks into a bar... Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, right? But seriously, just keep reading. I'll knock your socks off with my awesome sense of humor. Or how about a dazzling race report? (Or not-so-dazzling, depen... Read more

If you can dream it, you can do it: my Princess Half race report

Monday, March 08, 2010      37 comments

Yes, this is a crazy long blog entry. But how many times in my life will I run my FIRST half marathon? And at Disney World, no less? What an adventure. As I look back on the last twenty-four or so hours, it still feels like it was all a ... Read more

Vacation Week, March Goals, First Half Marathon, Good Stuff...

Sunday, February 28, 2010      11 comments

Tonight we say goodbye to February, as well as the Vancouver Winter Olympics! 2010 is passing by so quickly already! This month has been a little bit rocky for me, but I've still managed to get a few things done... Read more

Princess in Training!

Monday, February 22, 2010      12 comments

So...I've mentioned my big news on a couple of my SparkTeams, but there's yet another reason for me to be excited about my upcoming trip to Florida. *Smile* I'm going to be running the Disney Princess Half Marathon! This sounds like a com... Read more

Slow week...

Saturday, February 20, 2010      6 comments

This week has been a bit rough and I'm glad it's coming to an end! When I was out running on Sunday, I slipped on some ice and wrenched my knee somehow...and it was sore for a few days after that. (Where's a thumbs-down emoticon when I need it... Read more

Spark Jump Start...In Review (Since it's Day 28 and all...)

Saturday, February 13, 2010      6 comments

Well...here we go! It was about a month ago that I saw that flash of orange in the Detroit airport, purchased The Spark, and began my own personal 28-Day Jump Start program. And now it's 28 days later, and my Jump Start is officially at the en... Read more

One month and counting...

Saturday, February 06, 2010      9 comments

Until my Disney racing debut! I can't believe that my big day is approaching so fast. This is totally nerdy, but I downloaded the .PDF of the race course and put it on my desktop so I can look at it for inspiration. It's going to be a kick-bu... Read more

January in Review

Monday, February 01, 2010      11 comments

I can't believe that it's February already! It feels like just last week that I was writing my New Year's Eve "2009 in Review" blog entry...and now here we are. Time flies when you're having fun...I guess? I'm all ready for Valentine's Day (m... Read more

Feeling like a Rock Star these days...

Monday, January 25, 2010      8 comments

I think this Spark Jump Start plan is just what I needed to get the motivation flowing again! In spite of some work-related stress and business at home, it's truly been a GREAT week. I've accomplished quite a bit this week, and I feel like a R... Read more

Fast Break Goals!

Sunday, January 17, 2010      7 comments

Today is "Day One" of my Spark "jump start" program, my efforts to renew my commitment to my health lifestyle. I approach this program not with a goal to lose weight, but with the hope of revitalizing my enthusiasm for fitness, eating well, and ... Read more


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