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
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
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