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I resisted temptation
Saturday, February 02, 2013      6 comments

So I had a early meeting at work today and as usual they were nice enough to provide some breakfast. Now I've always enjoyed a muffin or pastry anytime of the day or night but this year I'm not doing it. I am not going to give in. I passed on... Read more
2013, you look good to me
Monday, December 31, 2012      3 comments

2013 is going to be the year I get myself to my goal weight. I gained back 25 pounds in 2012 after I stopped exercising and starting eating everything in sight. My portions were out of control, I ate when I wasn't hungry, I finished my pla... Read more
LA Marathon
Sunday, March 28, 2010      2 comments

Sunday morning I was on my way to the marathon at 4am. I spent the night at a friends house who was also running and is a pacer for the running group LA Roadrunners. We parked at the finish line in Santa Monica and took one of the many shuttl... Read more
struggling again
Saturday, June 20, 2009      7 comments

I haven't completely fallen off the wagon (or have I?) but my feet have been dragging for a while now. I'm still running and working out but not nearly as often or with the intensity I know I should be. I haven't been logging my workouts or me... Read more
Great Run Today!
Sunday, March 08, 2009      3 comments

I ran 4.5 miles today. According to my Garmin, I ran the first 3.1 miles in 34 minutes, averaging 11:33 minute miles, which is 6 minutes faster than my 5k race I ran in October. I finished my run at 52 minutes with an average again of 11:33 mi... Read more
Changed my name
Friday, January 23, 2009      2 comments

I started Sparkpeople as my08diet last year. But with the new year I thought that name wasn't going to work for me this year and for the coming years so I have changed it to run.or.rust. After gaining some weight in 2008 largely due to slo... Read more
Arizona Half Marathon
Thursday, January 22, 2009      3 comments

My SIL had driven from CA to run the half with my son and me so we were off to the expo to sign her up. At the expo I met up with my Spark friend Susie, Hi Susie! It was very n... Read more
My first 5K
Saturday, October 18, 2008      2 comments

I ran my first 5k today. I had it on my to do list to run this 5k but didn't make my final decision until this morning. I had to take my son for the 10k so I decided I might as well run the 5k. I thought, how hard could it be? I've run a maratho... Read more
1/2 marathon with my sons
Thursday, October 16, 2008      4 comments

It was the Long Beach 1/2 marathon on 10/12/08. This was the second 1/2 marathon I run with my son whose 14 and my 6 year old ran the 1 mile kids run, his first. With only two 4 mile runs as his training, my son ran the 1/2 in 2:02. He says h... Read more
20 weeks to 26.2
Thursday, May 22, 2008      1 comments

I'm starting my marathon training on Sunday. My marathon is 20 weeks away so I'm going to start off slow, I haven't run for about 2 months since I've been concentrating on losing some weight before I started to train. I'm excited about this ne... Read more
post marathon blues
Tuesday, March 11, 2008      5 comments

All those weeks of training and it's over in a weekend, now what? I ran a 1/2 marathon, made my goal, but two days later I'm not feeling great. I feel like I should go to the gym but at the same time I want to go back to bed. I haven't looked... Read more
Our 1/2 Marathon
Monday, March 10, 2008      2 comments

First of all, it was a beautiful morning, but, it started out a little rushed. We missed the last bus that takes the runners to the start line so I had to drive to the start line where, of course, there is no parking! The start was in 5 minut... Read more
We ALL went
Sunday, March 02, 2008      1 comments

I've been trying to get my DH to start getting healthy and exercise for a year now. It took 3 co-workers and a bet to loose weight in 2 months to get him to finally start. His weigh-in is tomorrow at work. Well our 13 yr. old son and I ... Read more
time's up
Friday, January 25, 2008      2 comments

My big run was already 12 days ago and I new I would take a few days off any workouts to recuperate. Well I didn't count on catching a cold that my 5 year old brought home from kindergarten and I added a few more days to recuperate from that.... Read more
my 1st marathon
Monday, January 14, 2008      5 comments

20 weeks of training came down to this one day. Sunday, January 13. My first marathon. The beginning was so exciting, with music and food, it felt like a party and you could really feel the energy in the air. Then the time came to get in the ... Read more