Long Time, No Blog
Wow, it's really been 11 months since I blogged on Spark People?!? Time flies, and it has been mostly fun. At least I can say that, overall, it's been good. I need to do some updating on my page, to be sure. I'm no longer 'getting ready to ... Read more
Not What I Expected...
...I expected to be running my third half marathon today. I didn't expect to come down with a case of bronchitis and be sidelined. That's what happened, though. I finished my last long run on Sunday. By Sunday night I knew I was coming down ... Read more
Had an emotional talk this week with a couple of workout friends. After our long run on Sunday morning, we were stretching and talking about ways to reach out to the teenagers in our community re: fitness. We talked about how many kids don't r... Read more
Slight Adjustment on the Food Front
I came across a program/website called BeyondDiet via livestrong.com the other day. It has a program you can pay for, but I only took in the information provided for free. In a nutshell, they recommend eliminating wheat (even whole wheat) alon... Read more
I finally decided that I should indeed call the doctor regarding my ankle. It's been a little over a month since I twisted it. I'm still experiencing swelling on the outside of my foot behind the ankle, and now I notice a little swelling on th... Read more
New Brags and Old Nags
Really, all in all, a good week. My ankle is a lot better after a couple days of ballooning up minus pain (not sure what that was about). I got my new pair of running shoes this week. I went back to New Balance. I have to get an inch build-u... Read more
Sometimes Just Getting It Done is Enough
I am very pleased and thankful that my ankle is better. It is still a little puffy toward the back of my foot and a bit tender along the outer edge of my foot, but it is soooo much better. I'd say I'm 90% at least. I did go ahead and run my 5K... Read more
Intimate Asphalt Encounter Yesterday
Went for my first outside run in a while yesterday morning with a couple of running buddies. I found myself stumbling a couple of times, even commented once "I'm trying hard to fall down this morning!" Well, if I was indeed trying, I met with ... Read more
Two Half Marathons in a Month's Time?
I'm trying to decide if I will sign up for the Alton Half Marathon. It's practically in my backyard (only 15 min. from home). I ran the 5K associated w/ it last year. The weather was awful- cold and snowy. Rare but certainly not impossible a... Read more
Hungry Girl, I Think I Love You!
So I've been setting the DVR for Hungry Girl on Food Network and watching episodes here and there when I have time. I just recently found the website through Pinterest (My new best 'frenemy'- Really didn't need another reason to be on the compu... Read more
Friday night started out great! Hubby and I took my kids and two of their friends to see the Harlem Globetrotters in StL. We all had a great time. About a half hour after I got home though...let's just say the next seven hours were marked by ... Read more
holidays--blah, blah, blah
I really don't mean to sound like a scrooge or grinch with my title, but it sums up two things:
1) The endless drone of excuses I COULD list as to why I have overindulged in the treats of the season for the past month...
2) How I feel at the... Read more
A Fitness Revolution
I'm super excited! Last week, my personal trainer and her husband, along w/ another couple, opened Intentional Fitness Center in our community! Our town, population around 2200, now has an awesome 24-hour access fitness facility! The response... Read more
Half Marathon, Part Deux
I ran my second half marathon yesterday. It was the Rock n Roll Half in St. Louis. What an incredibly beautiful day for late October in StL! A good course; not too hilly, but more inclines than I experienced in my first half or in any of my t... Read more
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It ENDS Now!
“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” ~T.S. Eliot
This quote made me say, "Hmmm...."
I do need to put an end to those things that are keeping me from... Read more