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I am frozen
I was supposed to do a long run today, so headed outside and after three miles gave up. I ran for only half of it. The snow was a little slushy so traction wasn't the best and I opted to head home. My long run two weeks a... Read more
I've Finally Found a Reason to Like Cold Weather
I am a transplanted southerner and hate cold weather.
The midwest has been my home for 18 years. I'm not sure why it's called the midwest because I am pretty far nort... Read more
I heard "I'm One' by The Who this week. I hadn't heard it in years. It put me right back in those pre-teen years - the angst, anxiety, awkwardness.
My son starts middle school this week. He's extremely bright, has a great sense of humor ... Read more
Killer Dunes Run
My father talked me into doing the Killer Dunes run. It's a two mile footrace on Jockey's Ridge in the Outer Banks, NC - UP two big dunes and running ALL ON SAND. At one point in the race, it was a straight upward climb. The race is put on by... Read more
You would have been 45 today. Still the big brother.
Mom had a tough morning. Dad didn't say anything. Karen's having a tough month. In between your birthday and Father's Day, June is the pits. The kids are fine but I s... Read more
COMPLETED! 06.21.08 - Cardio option (gardening), menu planning
COMPLETED! 06.22.08 - Cardio option (3 mi. walk)
06.23.08 - Cardio, strength (arms/abs)
06.24.08 - Cardio, strength (legs)
06.25.08 - Cardio, strength (a... Read more
After Beach Body Boot Camp (where I was not a good camper)
Honestly, I can't see a big difference but let's just say the tape measure shows some improvement. After my initial excitement over boot camp, I didn't put my whole heart in but still had results. Kept up my cardio just fine but gave up on the ... Read more
So, Should I Do a 10K?
Still feeling good about my first 5K and there's a 10K on June 14. I am thinking about it. Wonder if I should go for it. I can always walk the entire thing if I want/need to. My daughter doesn't want to do it but my son does. Mark was humbl... Read more
My First 5K!
Back in January I would have never thought this day possible. But here it is. I participated in my first 5K and did much better than I thought I would. My time was 35:55. Go me!
You know what motivated me the whole way? My daughter. S... Read more
Here I Am
Well, here I am. 174 lbs. No makeup, unshaven. Yikes! Beach Body Boot Camp awaits.
Measurements (and I was honest, measured at the biggest points and didn't pull the tape really really tight like I normally do):
May 3, 2008
Arm -... Read more
It's raining hard, pounding on the roof. I should be happy because it's not snow. But I am feeling unsettled tonight. Things are going great; I'm exercising, paying attention to what I eat; everybody's tucked away and soundly sleeping. So wh... Read more
Sparks Along the Way
Here are things I am learning along the way to a better me. I'm going to add to this as I go. . .
1. Exercise AND eating right make me feel better.
2. Sodium above 2,000 mg effects my weight by a pound or more for a day or more.
3. D... Read more
Hey there. I've been thinking about you a lot lately. Well, I think about you all the time but you know what I mean.
I finally figured it out on the treadmill this morning. Mom and Dad's 50th wedding anniversary is next year and Karen ... Read more
Increase intensity of treadmill/outdoor cardio workouts
Utilize incline Wed./Thurs.
Push strength program to fatigue muscles
COMPLETED! 05.24.08 - cardio option, menu planning
05.25.08 - cardio option
05.26.08 - 37... Read more
I talked to my dad today. He had his bimonthly appt. with the oncologist to get all his "numbers." He has leukemia, CLL, a chronic form and he's had it since 2002. There's no cure but it can be managed through chemo and other drugs. Doctors... Read more