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New Approach to Food

Sunday, April 18, 2010      15 comments

I did my first week of tracking calories in vs. calories out. Thanks to BSTAKINGACTION and her recent blog, I am trying her approach in the hopes I can get this last 20 lbs. off. Roughly, the plan goes like this: BMR + exercise equals my ca... Read more

What is My Silver Cup?

Monday, March 29, 2010      13 comments

I used to do competitive sailing. One of the big boats I sailed on for a short time had a plaque in the cabin below that read, "Don't give up until you drink from the silver cup." It's from the old song "Lonely People" by America. That boat an... Read more

I Got to Sit with the Cool Kids!

Saturday, March 13, 2010      14 comments

I have been trying something new on the way to my fourth half marathon. I've been doing group training runs and - surprisingly - have been loving it. Today was my fourth run with the group. These are "free" runs put on by one of the race s... Read more

Another Great Run With People

Monday, March 01, 2010      8 comments

Saturday marked my second run with a local training group in preparation for an upcoming half marathon in May. As little as a month ago I wasn't interested in running with people. I have run with a group of neighborhood women but many times... Read more

Patience Plus Intelligence? Not My Strongpoint

Thursday, February 25, 2010      8 comments

"Running should be a lifelong activity. Approach it patiently and intelligently, and it will reward you for a long, long time." Michael Sargent I subscribe to Runners World's Quote of the Day. This was yesterday's quote and a great reminde... Read more

Need Training Advice from Fellow Distance Runners

Tuesday, February 23, 2010      6 comments

Will fellow distance runners give me their thoughts on the effort involved in a "long" vs. "easy" vs. "medium" run? My half marathon plan calls for one long run, one easy run and one medium run each week. The plan says that long runs ... Read more

My First Group Training Run

Saturday, February 20, 2010      9 comments

I did something new today. I ran with about 120 people. This past week I signed up for my fourth half marathon to take place May 16. (Thanks, April, for pushing me to press that "submit" button!) As part of the race's suggested training s... Read more

I Have Been Redeemed

Thursday, February 18, 2010      10 comments

While I didn't intend it, my last blog hit a negative note. Probably like many here in Sparkville, blogging helps me process thoughts and feelings, usually the yucko ones. That may give the impression that I'm an unhappy runner. What I w... Read more

Coldette the Wonder Lung Visits California

Monday, February 15, 2010      12 comments

I ran my third half marathon last Sunday, February 7. It was the Surf City Half Marathon in Huntington Beach, California. My expectations were simple: PR and a good time... Read more

Ugh.

Saturday, January 23, 2010      18 comments

I have to run 10 miles this morning. I started my period. It's beginning to rain. It's really windy. But . . It's 30 degrees, a heatwave compared to the last few weeks. I have This American Life and lots of stories ready fo... Read more

Bowled Over: No Work Just Lots of Pins, Please

Monday, January 11, 2010      8 comments

My daughter participated in a bowling tournament yesterday. It was her first. I guess I should say it was ďourĒ first. V, age 11, just started bowling in September. She hasnít been at it long but really enjoys it. She begs to go bowling and... Read more

My Body Might Like 170 but I DON'T!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010      17 comments

170 seems to be my setpoint, the point at which my body says, "This is nice. I like it here." After my son was born 13 years ago, I got down to 170 with little problem. After my daughter was born two years later I put on and took off weig... Read more

I FINALLY Did Something New

Monday, November 23, 2009      14 comments

After months of considering it, I FINALLY took the Fit for Life class at the Y this morning. It's an interval class with a mix of high-intensity cardio and strength work. I know I need to work on strength to improve my running speed and endura... Read more

Confession: I Suffer from Anxiety

Wednesday, November 18, 2009      11 comments

Itís 10 am. I got up early at 5:15 to get a 2.5 mile run in. Then I got the kids out the door for school, got Book Fair at the middle school up and running with the volunteers and am about to head out the door to help a neighbor who broke both h... Read more

Charts Don't Lie But I Do!

Friday, October 23, 2009      18 comments

That's my weight for the last month. The yellow line is my actual weight while the blue line is my goal weight. One is not like the other. . . When I first started with ... Read more


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