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Race Tips after Race Two

Monday, May 09, 2011      8 comments

Thanks, SparkFriends, for celebrating with me. You really added to my sense of accomplishment and joy. You are the greatest! I don't have near as many race tips to blog about this time as I did after my first race, but I do have a four tip... Read more

Results are In -- Celebrate!!!

Sunday, May 08, 2011      12 comments

I placed third in my age group with a "gun time" of 31:14. My chip time (net time) was 29:55!!! I achieved my goal to beat 30 minutes!!! I'm sitting here crying tears of joy!!! Anyway, I not only finished -- I placed!!!! I set a BIG persona... Read more

Not Quite the Way I Remembered It

Sunday, May 08, 2011      8 comments

Okay, the race clock says 31:13 as I'm about to cross the finish line and 31:15 after I'm well across it, not 31:09 as I remembered. Read more

Mayfaire 5K

Sunday, May 08, 2011      8 comments

The Mayfaire 5K was my second race. I think I did good. First of all, I finished. That's good. I was far from last. That's good. I got the hydration right (wasn't dehydrated, but didn't need bio-break). That's good. My new MP3 earbuds that curl ... Read more

Pictures of our Bok Tower Outing

Saturday, May 07, 2011      7 comments

Yesterday morning at Bok Tower was a great time! I put 5 pix in my gallery and thanks to you who made nice comments. I love it that I was 32 years old when I had my one and only child and she was 25 and 28 when she had hers, but I still get call... Read more

Preparing for My Second Race

Friday, May 06, 2011      6 comments

I went and picked up my race packet for the Mayfaire 5K tomorrow. I am number 892 out of an expected field of 1300 runners and walkers. I have a chip timer with no instructions but I'm pretty sure it ties on my shoe. Finding parking may be as bi... Read more

Is the New Method Any Better?

Thursday, May 05, 2011      8 comments

I know that tracking our calories in and our calories out involves a great deal of estimating. No matter how hard we try to get it right, there are variations. Yet I was quite surprised at the amount of variation I got recently. At my gym I... Read more

Yesterday I Put a Baby Down For a Nap....

Wednesday, May 04, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday I put Gwen down for a nap at the usual time of 11 am. She's 7 months old and will sit when I prop her up, but usually she just turns onto her tummy and then turns to her back and soon back to her tummy. She tries to crawl, but she goes... Read more

One May Goal Achieved

Tuesday, May 03, 2011      12 comments

Yesterday I achieved perhaps the most challenging goal I set for May. I walked a 10 minute warm up, ran for 82 minutes, and then did my cool down walk for a total of 8.5 miles in 102 minutes. I ran right at 7.5 miles. At that speed and in the ai... Read more

Just Humbaugh??

Monday, May 02, 2011      5 comments

It occurs to me that the whole cuisine industry - fancy chefs and gourmet food - may just be nonsense! Bah Humbaugh!! It seems to me that people like - or learn to like - whatever they eat. Extra salt, fat, and sugar may seduce us into lik... Read more

May Goals

Sunday, May 01, 2011      8 comments

May Goals: 1. Wise eating - both food choices and portions - maintain weight between 123-129.9 - track using either Weight Watchers or SparkPeople or both 2. Continue to improve fitness -meet with Wellness Coach to tweak strength... Read more

April Accomplishments

Saturday, April 30, 2011      9 comments

April Accomplishments: 1. Nutrition - I ate well at least 90% of the time, so I'd give me an A. I was concerned that my running might be causing a weight gain (increased blood supply, stronger bones or tendons or cartilage) because I gained... Read more


Friday, April 29, 2011      8 comments

I knew Natalie had really enjoyed not only decorating Easter eggs and finding them, but also eating them when she asked, "May I have a hard boiled egg for dessert, Old Mom?"... Read more

A Top Priority

Thursday, April 28, 2011      12 comments

Yesterday I had Gwen (7 months) and Natalie (4 years) all day. My daughter earned the most she'd ever earned in one day as a massage therapist. She worked at a company who provided massages for all their Administrative Professionals. She came ho... Read more

Going the Distance

Monday, April 25, 2011      9 comments

Today I ran 6.8 miles and went a total of 7.5 miles on the treadmill. By starting out really slow I was comfortable my whole run. When I finished, I thought I could have kept on for a long time. I went pretty slow because my emphasis today was o... Read more

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