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You can't change the direction of the wind...

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      4 comments

...but you CAN adjust your sails. First of all - to those people that left me encouraging words after my low moment on Monday... THANK YOU. I plan to thank you all personally, too, but I also wanted to publicly say it because I think it's ... Read more

Keeping on

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      1 comments

So, as planned, after work last night I went outside and putzed around in my garden and my yard. I hadn't been back there in a while, mostly because I figured the lack of rain had pretty much destroyed everything. NOPE. Morning gl... Read more

Overtraining? Burnout?

Monday, August 31, 2015      4 comments

You guys - I am in tears. I am trying to figure out what went wrong yesterday, and I'm freaking out. I was supposed to run 8 miles. I barely made it past two. I swear I'm not making excuses, but I think that the following impeded... Read more


Thursday, August 27, 2015      3 comments

I took a few seconds off my pace last night. Yay. :) I also built a half-mile cool-down into my route last night. I've been terrible about that, and I don't know why... I know better than that. I discovered early on in the process that ... Read more

Feeling motivated!

Monday, August 24, 2015      1 comments

After a hard - but successful! - run on Sunday, and finally seeing some scale movement, I'm headed into this week with a lot of motivation. I've got some goals I want to hit - I want to incorporate at least two additional days of crosstraining ... Read more

Trying to remain positive

Friday, August 21, 2015      3 comments

Frustrated because I had a great week and was expecting it to reflect on the scale... and it has not. Also, feeling a little "ugh" because the morning show I listen to on the radio every morning discussed a subject that was more than just a... Read more

So, just for laughs...

Thursday, August 20, 2015      2 comments

...I weighed myself before and after my run last night. I weighed almost a full three pounds LESS after I got done running. I'm not surprised, as it was hot and humid and nasty last night, and after I peeled my shirt, shorts, and sports ... Read more


Monday, August 17, 2015      3 comments

So... ...after some setbacks and crappy runs the week before, it appears I'm back on track. :) I had a GREAT run on Sunday. I ran a brand-new route, got up early enough to beat the sweltering heat, and I ran - no walking! - the entir... Read more

Feeling great this morning!

Friday, August 14, 2015      2 comments

The bad news: the scale hasn't budged. The good news: THE SCALE HASN'T BUDGED. Hooray! Also, I had a four-mile run this morning that felt wonderful. Weather was perfect, pace was good, and the entire experience was positive. ... Read more

As much as I love summer...

Thursday, August 13, 2015      3 comments

...I cannot wait to see what running in the fall will be like. I adore summer. It is, by far, my favorite season. It's beach time, it's late sunsets, it's warmth and light clothing. It's the opposite of the bundled-up, shut-in, dark wint... Read more

Don't call it a comeback...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015      2 comments

MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUUUUT I'M GONNA KNOCK YOU OUUUUT (That's on my playlist.) So I took my run this evening. All things considered, it went really well! There were bugs flying in my face and I feel like I've been eaten alive by mo... Read more

Terrible run

Monday, August 10, 2015      4 comments

I had my worst run ever since starting training back in... April. Sunday morning was to be my long run - I had six miles scheduled. You guys... I only got to 2.75 before having to WALK. I ran-walked for five miles before finally decid... Read more


Saturday, August 08, 2015      0 comments

I've only been saying I "should" be doing it for months... I find motivation in weird places. I found motivation in one such weird place today, and although I cannot divulge said weird place (just trust me, it's awkward), I was surprised a... Read more

Human nature

Friday, August 07, 2015      5 comments

So, as I mentioned before, I'd been having sort of an "off week." Nothing felt good, I was terrible at everything (by my own standards - and I tend to be way too hard on myself, I know), and I kind of wanted to just blerch out on the couch toda... Read more

So it's a bad week

Thursday, August 06, 2015      2 comments

I guess it happens every now and again. I did my four-mile run yesterday... and where I was able to run four miles without a stop last week, yesterday I just couldn't do it. I got as far as mile 3, and I had to briefly walk. I know I shou... Read more

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