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Update on TMJD/jaw pain

Saturday, December 21, 2013      0 comments

I've been updating my progress (or lack of progress) on a TMJD SP group page, but I realized I haven't updated here since I was "diagnosed." The last month and a half have been mostly a nightmare for me. The high doses of ibuprofen only too... Read more

Diagnosed with TMJ Disorder

Sunday, November 17, 2013      4 comments

I was diagnosed with TMJ disorder this week, though looking at some of the symptoms (headaches, sensitive teeth, bloodshot eyes, clicking jaw, sinus problems, etc.), I wonder if I've had it for years but just didn't have the pain yet. It st... Read more

I'm back?

Friday, September 20, 2013      5 comments

It's been a crazy year, both good and bad. In about three weeks, it will be the one year anniversary of my Mom's death. Still coming to grips with that. I also lost my mother-in-law at the end of June to cancer. I never in a million years thoug... Read more


Sunday, October 07, 2012      6 comments

I've taken a break from this site, and I'll probably continue it for some time. My Mom passed away tonight. She had a ruptured brain aneurysm last week, and the damage to her brain was just too much to come back from, so we let her go today. ... Read more

Race Report - My toughest race yet!

Saturday, August 25, 2012      2 comments

The Truskey Race at Tuscarora State Park. I did the 5k two years ago and that was tough. What made me want to sign up for the 10k?? (That's the question I asked myself over and over during the 6.4 mile course) It starts with about one mile ... Read more

Lessons learned

Sunday, August 12, 2012      2 comments

I have learned SO many things from running, and I think it'll continue for the rest of my life. Today I hit the wall at just under 4 miles. I realized this happened once before on a "longer" run and both times I didn't fuel enough. Today I ... Read more

Does pizza count as junk food?

Thursday, August 02, 2012      10 comments

(Why do I feel like I've asked that before?) I joined a stress-buster challenge on SP. The first week's assignment is to keep a journal and make goals. I've started a paper journal, listing when/why I feel stressed and what I did about it. ... Read more

SP Virtual 10k

Monday, July 30, 2012      2 comments

I started getting really nervous about the 10k, I even had a dream about it Saturday night! I did a 10k last October, but since then I hadn't done a whole lot of longer runs, my longest being 5 miles two weeks before the scheduled virtual race.... Read more

Boilermaker and other races

Tuesday, July 24, 2012      0 comments

I talked to my Mom on the phone yesterday and she told me about this race that takes place in Utica, NY, near where they go camping throughout the Summer. I looked it up, and it's none other than the Boilermaker 15k and 5k! I've dreamed of ... Read more

5 mile run!

Saturday, July 14, 2012      4 comments

I had a victory this morning with my 5-mile run! Last week, I ran 4.5 miles and I wasn't thinking before it - I only ate a banana before heading out. Halfway into the run, I hit the wall. My legs felt like jelly, and I basically shuffled through... Read more

July Goals & giving up the scale

Saturday, July 07, 2012      1 comments

A week into July, and I've decided to set some goals. The biggest one is already done: I put my bathroom scale in my bedroom closet and I'm not looking at it again for at least one month! It's tough, but I don't need the scale to tell how I'm do... Read more

Finally getting the hang of maintenance

Tuesday, July 03, 2012      3 comments

I know people might not want to hear this, but maintenance is H-A-R-D! It's not all THAT hard to keep the weight off, actually. At this point, I eat mostly healthy meals and I'm pretty active. I like my life that way, and I'm totally into d... Read more

How my morning run saved a playground!

Saturday, June 30, 2012      8 comments

Okay, so I've been known to exaggerate just a little, but I seriously helped save a playground from burning down this morning! I did my normal 4-mile run this morning, and I like to stop at a nearby playground to swing and do chin-ups. As I... Read more

roadblock and a plan

Sunday, June 24, 2012      0 comments

Well, I hit a speed bump in my strength training routine. I've been using my husband's old dumbbell weight set that is at least 15-20 years old. They're metal and rusted and now the locking mechanism on one dumbbell stopped working! So I'm stuck... Read more

Warrior Dash Pictures!

Saturday, June 23, 2012      9 comments

Me & sis pre-race (aka pre-mud!) Our friend got a good spot near the finish line so she could get pics of the last couple obstacles: cargo net: Read more

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