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Project Pixie Dust: Day 3 11-16-10

Tuesday, November 16, 2010      7 comments

All you need is faith, trust, and a little pixie dust! After not feeling completely satisfied with yesterday's eats, I pretty much redeemed myself today! And I avoided some major cafeteria temptations, including sugar cookies, lemon bars, a... Read more

Project Pixie Dust: Day 2 11-15-10

Tuesday, November 16, 2010      6 comments

All you need is faith, trust, and a little pixie dust! First weekday of Project Pixie Dust, and I would call it generally successful. One small victory from my work day is that the cafeteria was serving free lunch, including these delightfu... Read more

Project Pixie Dust: Day 1 11-14-10

Sunday, November 14, 2010      9 comments

All you need is faith, trust, and a little pixie dust! So, while I introduced you to my latest project, I was also hard at work on my first day of self-improvement. I tracked my calories, drank my water, and did my exercising (cardio and st... Read more

Introducing...Project Pixie Dust!

Sunday, November 14, 2010      13 comments

*** All you need is faith and trust and a little pixie dust. *** It's been two weeks since the Haunted Hustle, and since I've been more or less MIA since then, it's about time for a "what's up with Christina" post. Well, what's up is that m... Read more

Haunted Hustle Half Marathon: Race Report!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010      12 comments

As the morning of my final half marathon of 2010 approached, I wasn't exactly what you'd call fighting fit. I was overworked, having traveled twice on business within two weeks. My training schedule had fallen way, WAY off kilter. My last traini... Read more

Wine & Dine Half Marathon: Race Report!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010      14 comments

After six weeks of half marathon training, coupled with several weeks of intense job pressure, I was long overdue for a vacation. I hadn’t actually taken a full day off, not even a sick day, since the beginning of March! I was good and ready f... Read more

Wine & Dine Half Marathon: Week 6/6 Recap

Monday, October 04, 2010      6 comments

Only one more blog entry to go before I write and publish my race report. I actually had this recap written up, but SP ATE it before it published and Grrrrrrrrrrr. That's why I usually compose my blog entries in Microsoft Word (or something) a... Read more

Wine & Dine Half Marathon: Week 5/6 Recap

Monday, October 04, 2010      2 comments

So I'm actually writing up this recap two days AFTER my Wine & Dine Half Marathon, and you're probably more interested in my race report than a training blog. However, in the spirit of making my SP blog complete, you'll have to sit through this... Read more

Wine & Dine Half Marathon: Week 4/6 Recap

Friday, September 24, 2010      4 comments

Wow, so I know that I am SUPER late posting this update, but it has been seriously one of the craziest weeks on record...and just now I finally have a solid little block of quiet time to sit down and throw together all of my updates! My big rac... Read more

Wine & Dine Half Marathon Training: Week 3/6 Recap

Thursday, September 16, 2010      4 comments

At the beginning of this week, my whole attitude on training was, shall we say lackluster? While my motivation wasn’t in the toilet, exactly, I wasn’t feeling it. Part of it, I think, is because the daily grind has been so insanely hectic late... Read more

Wine & Dine Half Marathon: Week 2/6 Recap

Wednesday, September 08, 2010      3 comments

After a very sweaty, tiring long distance run sapped my motivation on Sunday, I was somewhat reluctant to begin a new week of training. I was actually starting to wonder if I was overtraining a bit or doing something wrong? Or maybe I really j... Read more

Wine & Dine Half Marathon: Week 1/6 Recap

Monday, August 30, 2010      6 comments

After twelve weeks of building up to the Madison Mini Marathon and a great race last weekend, I might fall into the post-race blues. Except…there’s not much time for that because I have another exciting event right around the corner. I’m runni... Read more

Madison Mini Marathon: Race Report!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010      13 comments

As the Madison Mini Marathon approached, I felt almost as nervous as if it were my first half marathon. Well, in a sense, it actually was. This was the first half marathon I registered for. It was the day after the Berbee Derby. I was glowing in... Read more

Madison Mini Marathon: Week 12 Recap

Friday, August 20, 2010      3 comments

Well...here we are in the final hours before the race! It's 9:59 pm, and the starting gun is exactly nine hours and one minute away. I can't believe that just twelve weeks ago I was just starting out with this training program, and here I am, ... Read more

Madison Mini Marathon: Week 11 Recap

Thursday, August 19, 2010      4 comments

After an involuntary cutback week, this week was my last “big” training week before the taper and RACE DAY! Eek! It was a little bit difficult falling back into my usual routine after a week of constantly interrupted sleep and a complete break... Read more


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