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One year, one month and twenty five days . . .GO!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013      5 comments

So, I stepped on the scale this morning. Then I picked myself up off the floor and went to Zumba! My highest weight ever. Even higher than my heaviest pregnancy. 207.6. Not where I envisioned my life. Of course, I never expected an illnes... Read more

My Bucket list . . .

Monday, October 08, 2012      3 comments

I want to run a marathon by the time I turn 40. I want to go back to Spain and Italy. I want to see Alaska. I want to go to Antarctica, South America, and Africa. I want to earn my PhD in Special Education. I want to fit into that litt... Read more

I don't want to run on the treadmill

Sunday, February 12, 2012      1 comments

Just when I get in a running groove, Texas decides to have a cold snap. I really do not want to run 4 miles on the treadmill! My goal is 10 miles this week. Four today, three on Wednesday and three on Friday.... Read more

Crazy business of life

Tuesday, August 30, 2011      2 comments

I keep trying to get on track. I do great for a few days before life gets crazy again. My biggest obstalce is lack of routine. I thrive on routine but with my current work situation there is no routine. I rarely know in advance when I will be ... Read more

October's Goals

Monday, October 04, 2010      4 comments

Goal One: Run five long runs of 14, 17, 18, 8, and 20 miles. Goal Two: Complete 2 speedwork and 2 tempo sessions. Goal Three: Incorporate more stretching and yoga in my routines. Goal Four: Drink 8 glasses of water daily. Goal Five: Regi... Read more

28 day challenge: I survived an extra stressful day

Tuesday, July 20, 2010      2 comments

8 days with nothing fried. I survived the weekend. This is good considering Friday was date night. Saturday we met friends at a seafood place and Sunday was a pool party. Despite all the temptations, I ate nothing fried. Yesterday I ha... Read more

28 Day Challenge: So much for the week days!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010      1 comments

I survived the weekend. It helped that we did not eat out once. Since we never fry anything at home this made avoiding fried foods easy. I made it 8 whole days . . .Monday was Stacey's birthday and we have a tradition of going for custard and... Read more

28 Day Challenge: The week days are easy . . .

Friday, July 09, 2010      2 comments

Staying away from high fat foods has proven to be easy during the week. Since I work Monday through Friday preplanning my meals is essential. The preplanning allows more control over what goes in the lunch box. I also have a very supportive pa... Read more

28 Day challnge: Family influences

Monday, July 05, 2010      1 comments

On my 28 day journey to a less unhealthy fat way of life . . .The first three days were easy as pie. Even at the Mexican restaurant I skipped the chips and ordered a salad. Day four met with a challenge that did not end well! Sundays we usuall... Read more

The 28 day challange

Thursday, July 01, 2010      4 comments

Once again I have fallen off the wagon. In June, exercise was hit or miss. The menu was not pretty! It seems that I struggle with transitions. The start or end of the school year, vacations, and family illness always throw me for a loop. No... Read more

Finding something good about myself part two

Thursday, March 11, 2010      0 comments

I build muscle fairly easily. Of course, I lose it easily too! But when I stick to my strength training routine and my running then I can build very strong leg muscles.... Read more

Finding something good about myself

Wednesday, March 10, 2010      1 comments

One of the mini challenges on one of my teams is to find something good about my appearance and blog about it. One of the things I love about my appearance is I have great hair. It is really thick so I can accomplish many haristyles that elude... Read more

2010: The Year of the Marathon

Friday, January 08, 2010      0 comments

So, yesterday I planned out a training schedule for the entire year. It turns out the schedule for my second half flows nicely into the marathon plan. Tonight is 2-4 miles easy. Thanks to the weather, I will be headed to the gym to run on the... Read more

Cold Weather Running

Thursday, January 07, 2010      3 comments

I guess I should be happy that there is no snow on the ground to go with the freezing temperatures! Coach Tobie and I did make it out for a run last night before the temperature dropped. The good news is it is supposed to warm up in time for S... Read more

Praying for 32*

Tuesday, January 05, 2010      0 comments

As my sparkfriends have heard me complain, Dallas is having unusually cold weather. This morning was a crisp 18* and I am not sure we will hit 40 for the high. However, the nice weather man on channel 5 suggested the overnight low will only be... Read more


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