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Summertime Funtime

Friday, July 08, 2011      0 comments

After spending most of my life as a regular journal-keeper, first in writing and later on several websites, it's weird to me that I let so much time go between posts now. Some of it is that I live my life in a far less internal way, but I still... Read more

Catching Up

Saturday, March 26, 2011      1 comments

Well. This year has been quite interesting so far. I was rocking it out with my workouts and my food and my job search when I decided to take a chance on a volunteer opportunity that I thought might lead to a "real" job down the road that ... Read more

Week 2ish

Sunday, January 30, 2011      0 comments

Some workout notes: * Last weekend's long run was kind of a bust. Developed a stitch that wouldn't go away around mile 3. Spent a lot of time walking and jogging slowly; got to the point where it was bearable but I could still feel it... Read more

Week 1

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      0 comments

I'm calling this week 1 even though it's not, because it's Week 1 of me writing about what I did/am doing for the week. Sunday/Wednesday - Strength: * Squats, straight-arm raises, shoulder thrust, pull-down, tricep extensions, all ... Read more

The Plan

Saturday, January 15, 2011      1 comments

I thought I should write a little about what I'm doing, mostly because writing things down makes them more official. The basic schedule, a week in the life of a marathoner wannabe, goes something like this: * Sunday - Strength t... Read more

A Lesson in Portions

Wednesday, January 12, 2011      0 comments

Last week I did a double-duty big-mama grocery shopping. The partner and I are trying to transition out of party-mode eating and back to basics and health. So I was going down my list, grabbing a lot of stuff, and I missed a small detail. We ... Read more

New Year, New Races

Saturday, January 08, 2011      2 comments

[Cross-posted from my blog
/] Alright, kids. So here's the deal. Ever since I finished the Nike Women's Marathon, I've been thinking "hey that was an amazing experience that I will never forget, but I ... Read more

Did it right

Sunday, June 06, 2010      0 comments

Just over a year ago, I did the Dexter-Ann Arbor Half Marathon. It was a disappointing race on many levels. I did everything wrong, and it showed in my time. I finished in 2:40:51. Today I ran the Minneapolis Half Marathon. My goal was... Read more

Get Lucky

Monday, March 22, 2010      0 comments

This past weekend the man and I ran our first race together, a 7k. It was his first race ever. The day was sunny and cold, and it was quite brisk along the Mississippi. People were in great spirits and decorated with festive St Patty's Day i... Read more

Begin the Begin

Monday, March 01, 2010      2 comments

The month of February, despite being my birth month, was kind of hard. But it's over now. The sun is out longer, the temps are warming up. And I'm really excited about spring! So to give myself a jump-start, I changed my goal tracker... Read more

Taking Stock

Tuesday, February 02, 2010      0 comments

Five years ago today I was in Venice, celebrating my 24th birthday with friends from work. We had just finished up at a business meeting in Switzerland, and we decided to take advantage of prepaid airfare to spend another 10 days in Italy befor... Read more

Saturday 1/23

Saturday, January 23, 2010      0 comments

8 miles in 87:14, including 3 2-minute walk breaks. This puts me just under 11 min/mile (10:54), which is especially awesome given the walk breaks and given that the first 5-10 minutes were warming up to my pace (starting at 11:42). I walked 5... Read more

Tonight's update

Thursday, January 21, 2010      0 comments

the challenge: 5 mins walk, 20 mins at "uncomfortable" speed, 5 mins walk what i did: 5 mins walk, 5 mins warm-up at 11:42 pace, 10 mins at 9:22, 5 mins at 9:31, 5 mins 11:31-11:42, 7 mins cool-down walk starting at 14:40 pace this is ... Read more


Thursday, January 21, 2010      1 comments

Quick update. A lot of crap has happened (and failed to happen) over the past few months. I recently joined a gym, and have been going with the manfriend on a pretty regular schedule, which is helping quite a lot. After discussing training ... Read more

This whole corn syrup thing

Thursday, January 21, 2010      0 comments

Ok. So I tend to soapbox, and I admit it. I try not to get worked up about things, because really there's only so much time and energy in the day. But this article (
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