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Month 1 and Done
163 days to go to the half marathon- seems like a lifetime, but not far enough.
I've officially completed my first full month of training, mostly successfully. I had an amazing vacation in Puerto Rico during Week 3, but my training slipped... Read more
Half Marathon Training - Week 1
Houston, in typical Texas style, does things big. The Chevron Marathon/Aramco Half will bring in 25,000 runners in January. Runners can get in by earning a qualifying time (hah), donating to a charity (sorry, says my bank account), or by partici... Read more
Energizer Race for a Brighter World
On a whim, I signed up for the Energizer Race for a Brighter World - an 11K night race supporting solar lighting/energy in rural communities. I broke out my SP long-sleeved tee (represent!) and mandatory headlight and headed off to my first offi... Read more
Never Regret a Run
Oh, SparkPeople, how I've neglected, though not forgotten, you. I have any number of excuses for not keeping up with my fitness and overall health in the past months, but it all comes down to a lack of self-control. I didn't know how easy it was... Read more
Bolder Boulder 2010K!
This past weekend, I flew out to Colorado to see some of my favorite friends and to run in the Bolder Boulder 10K race. Now, I knew the BB was big, but I had no idea it was really, honestly huge. Perspective: I came in as runner 20,301 and that ... Read more
So I'm a little off on the exact date, but it's been about a year since I joined SP and really started actively taking charge of my health- so I wanted to celebrate!
Since last April, I've taken up running, improving my 5K time from 38:45 (... Read more
Weekly Goals Update 02.07.10
An update and then some BIG news.
- Run 10 miles each week: 15 miles down and by the end of the week, I was feeling SO great during my runs. I've been bumping up speed on the treadmill and today (yes, yes, not last week) finished a 5K in 3... Read more
Weekly Goals Update 01.31.10
Happy end of January! Hope all of you who made NY resolutions to improve your lifestyle are sticking to them!
Despite an impromptu trip to Texas this week, I managed to stay on track with most of my goals:
- Run 5 miles each week: Hit 12... Read more
Weekly Goals Update 01.23.10
-Run 5 miles each week: Despite an ice storm and generally awful roads, I took out my hatred for the treadmill... on the treadmill... and got to 10.1 miles of hard-runned miles. 3.1/2/4 on M/Tu/Sa. In preparation for my 5k (next month!!) I ran 5... Read more
Weekly Goals Update 01.16.10
This week I blew through my fitness goals and blew off most of my nutrition-related goals. I'm proud enough of the former that I can forgive myself the latter. Here's the update:
-Run 5 miles each week: Done! This week I ran M/W/Sa and got ... Read more
Spreading the Spark :)
I got my copy of The Spark book on Tuesday and ran off to the gym (well, drove-- it was negative 5 here!) I went in, aiming to run intervals for 30 minutes while I read. I hit 30 minutes (averaging a 12 minute mile on a 1% incline) right around ... Read more
2010 Fitness Goals
I had an excellent 2009 in many respects, particularly in regards to my body and well-being. Between my first conscious, intentional commitment to fitness at the end of April and December 31st, I lost ~21 pounds, going from 174 to 153 (my averag... Read more
I turned 24 yesterday and decided to aim for "24 in 24"- goals for the next year of my life. I posted them on my normal blog- http://latitudebylongitude.com
Celebrated last weekend with friends and am going out for sushi (yummmm!) wi... Read more
My boyfriend and I had a shared birthday celebration (late for his 9/30, early for my 10/9) last night with friends. I had a wonderful time with some of the people I love most in the world. A few gin & tonics and way too many carbs later, I felt... Read more
Sunset today marked the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year and a time to look back on the past year's challenges and remember where we've come from. While I'm only starting to really learn more about Judaism, this seems as good a ti... Read more