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I am frozen

Saturday, January 03, 2009      8 comments

I'm floundering. 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

Sunday, November 09, 2008      7 comments

. 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'm One

Sunday, August 31, 2008      10 comments

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

Friday, July 04, 2008      10 comments

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

Happy Birthday

Thursday, June 12, 2008      9 comments

Dear Rob, 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

Goals Redux

Sunday, June 01, 2008      7 comments

GOALS Week 25 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)

Sunday, June 01, 2008      11 comments

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?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008      8 comments

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!

Sunday, May 18, 2008      20 comments

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

Saturday, May 03, 2008      9 comments

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

Unsettled

Thursday, April 10, 2008      14 comments

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

Sunday, March 30, 2008      7 comments

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

Dear Rob

Friday, March 07, 2008      9 comments

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

GOALS

Friday, February 29, 2008      6 comments

GOALS WEEK 21 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

Onward

Wednesday, February 27, 2008      2 comments

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


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