So, due to training schedule this winter/spring, I was running on Saturday mornings and resting on Fridays. Wednesdays are a default rest day due to busy busy schedule..
However, I ran my race on May 10th, and now I don't HAVE to run on Satur... Read more
So after 4 long months of long runs on the weekends to train for a 1/2 marathon.. I suddenly find myself with little to NO motivation to continue long run Saturdays. EVEN though I really think I should/could be doing an 'easy' maintenance run of... Read more
I like to read SP emails in the morning and click on any links I think I might enjoy.
This morning lead me to PIXIE-LICIOUS and her highlighted post.. and it really resonated with me.
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_... Read more
Well, I ran my second ever half-marathon yesterday. About 7 years after running my first one (which was when I first started running with a 6 month training plan).
Going into it, I knew I could have a better finishing time since that first... Read more
Well, I've been a lot better about not weighing in as often..
I often forget in fact, so I weighed last Friday after my long run.. saw a nice low number (as to be expected due to sweat etc), so in some ways, I expect to see a similar number i... Read more
Hi there, I had a birthday on Saturday, so I knew I would prefer to get my long training run in on Friday. My volunteering in Kid#1 class was cancelled so the stars aligned and I went for a run. It was supposed to be 11 miles, but having been of... Read more
Okay, had another week 'off' . Spring break with the kids. I had planned to go running and it just didn't workout. I was actually trying to get some work done in the mornings and afternoons so I could bill 1/2 days and not use up my vacation. Th... Read more
Yep, another cold.. thankfully not as bad as last time (yet). Felt it coming on yesterday and hit me hard in the evening.. but slept pretty good and ended up feeling a bit better this morning, although the full effects in my sinuses (stuffy AND ... Read more
I was wondering what people think of 'easy' cardio. Here is what I mean.
I walk my 12 year old dog, and let her sniff to her hearts content and we are slow (usually), so only I don't usually count that as 'fitness'.
But yester... Read more
Wondering how many of us get our 5 servings in?
Mine look like this
2 large mushrooms and a handful of kale or spinach with the morning eggs = I'm counting as 1 serving
Sometime during the day, one is usually m... Read more
Well, I'm happy to report that I've been tracking my food 7 days a week thanks to the Spark App on my phone! I've also added in little workouts/chores, to chart some calories burned so I could look at the Charts on the app, showing the differenc... Read more
Well, yes, this week has been a bit slumpy because I've had a cold. I went to workout at bootcamp yesterday and mentioned my blahs and someone suggested maybe I try a SAD light therapy. A good friend of one uses it every morning and says it is l... Read more
I've made a few tweaks to my nutrition and fitness plan and I'm seeing some progression on the scale! Finally in the right direction!
Lunches have included a big bed of greens with lentils. I was in a rush and didn't have time to really ma... Read more
Yay! I tracked my food up to the late afternoon and although I was already at 1300 calories, I opted for another snack (Kind bar 190 calories). I was just feeling a little off and not sure what that was about.
I got home and had a light di... Read more
Yikes! that is right. I gained about 20 lbs this year! I pulled out my new calendar to replace my 'weigh-in' calendar in the bathroom. I scanned back over 2014.. not a good year for me.
the worst part? I really don't know where I went so s... Read more