First half marathon in almost two years!
I needed a break from "training" so for the past couple of years, I have just been running for fun and not really training for anything. This was good for my soul and just what I needed.
I registered for this race before I had decided to... Read more
Ragnar Relay New England, so much fun!
Those of you who read my last blog know I jumped into this thing 4 days before we were to head out on our 200 miles in about 24 hours. I was handed the opportunity to be part of a team of people I had never met, but I jumped at it anyways!
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MY FIRST RELAY!! Ragnar Relay of New England
Ok, I am silly and excited. Let me tell the story of how this came about, as it's less than a week away and I just joined a team TODAY! haha
Saturday night, my DH went up to our home town to watch the Bruins game at our friend Jon's and I ... Read more
Why I Love Spark
Wow, I haven't blogged in ages. I still remember my first blog here on Spark, I never in a million years would have guessed that I would have the success I have had on this site. While I did "the work" it was the tools, support and motivation ... Read more
Motivation to Strength Train
Ok with my mileage challenge behind me, I am looking to ramp up strength training once again. I pretty much just ran through the winter with very little (1-2 st days a week about 30 minutes) muscle building activity. For the last month, becaus... Read more
The thing about quantity...
So, this month I am running about 125 miles as opposed to my usual 80-90, really, just to see if I can. I am at 118.22 today so I am pretty confident that I have it covered. Anyways, I asked in my last blog if people tend to run quality or qua... Read more
Quality or Quantity... that is the question.
I have always been a "quality run" kind of girl. I suffered a LOT of running related injuries in the past which prevented me from running more than every other day. So rather than build up lots of quantity I focused on speed intervals, tempo ... Read more
Did I do it??? 10k blog.
This weekend was my St. Patricks Day 10k, as some of you know, I was hoping to break 50 minutes. This was a goal I had set for myself before I knew my friend hadn't trained up to her normal standards all winter. Once I had told her my goal tho... Read more
Ahh, the best laid plans
Well my plan to run the 10k in under 50 looks like it isn't going to happen. I am running this race with my oldest friend, we have been friends since we were 12, we ran cross country together when we were sophomores in high school and we have ... Read more
Big fat cheater.
I have been thinking about this for a few days, ever since I posted the blog really. I am here to reach for goals, not to lob myself some softballs. I posted some time goals for my upcoming 5k, 10k and half marathon that I KNOW I can achieve,... Read more
A long, hard (that's what she said) winter.
Ok I am an Office lover and "that's what she said" just never gets old to me. Sorry.
I haven't blogged in a loooong time, basically I was having a rough, miserable winter and I felt I had nothing positive to add. I was able to keep in tou... Read more
Why not the marathon?
Anyone who considers themselves a runner considers the marathon at some point. Now, I have been running for about 3.5 years regularly, still somewhat of a newbie... and the "M" word has crossed my mind on more than one occasion. Yet, in my thr... Read more
Memoirs of a slow loser, 3 years, 40 pounds.
Yes, you read that right, it has taken me almost 3 years (next month) to lose exactly 40 pounds. Believe it or not I didn't, lose, gain, lose. I really just took 3 years to lose 40 pounds. Sometimes I see blogs by people who lost this amount ... Read more
Body fat percentage
I work in a gym, 2 of the guys thought it would be fun to start a body fat percentage loss competition lasting 8 weeks (through the holidays). So, I joined. There are 4 teams of 3 people. One guy and 2 girls per team. Now I haven't had my bo... Read more
Have I Slipped?
The question recently arose on my Spark in the Dark team, of whether I have slipped on my maintenence or not. Am I just coasting along or am I still working hard.
I hit my goal weight of 125 back in July, so it's been almost 4 months sin... Read more