I published my first book!
I have been busy, busy, busy not just with running goals, but other goals as well. This past week I've taken a different sort of plunge, in self-publishing my first book on Kindle - here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/Talamk-
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And I ran...
I ran my first 10K-a-a (cue Flock of Seagulls music)
I just ra-a-an, I don't know what to say-a-ay
('cause I can't remember the words)
Yep, I did it - my first ever 10K race. Actually, it was the last leg of a marathon relay team, for ... Read more
Last workout for 2016
WOW, it's been a long time since I've posted anything! So I just finished my last workout of 2016. Actually I am down with yet another lower back problem, lots of pain that required a steroid shot yesterday, and a prednisone dose pack for the ... Read more
OU Corporate Challenge
So I signed up to run for my University in the OU Corporate Challenge. The idea is for businesses to promote health & fitness by having employees compete in various events. Yesterday I ran in the 1 mile race, unfortunately I don't know my time... Read more
I DID IT!!!
1500 fitness minutes,
! Let's see if I can do it again next month! ... Read more
Walking with a cold
Well I'm not sure how good an idea this was, but I'm just a few hundred fitness minutes away from my goal, so I decided to walk anyway. I do have a cold, so I walked at a slower pace, but I got in 60 minutes today. I think I'll be okay, hopefu... Read more
1000 minutes for 3 months!
For the months of September, October and November I've managed to clock in 1,000 fitness minutes
So my D... Read more
Don't want depression to derail me
It happens. Sometimes life throws you a little curveball, and sometimes it's a BIG one that totally derails a plan you've been working on for months. Not wanting to rehash the whole mess here, just saying I'm dealing with the aftermath. I'm p... Read more
Well I did it!
I am officially below 150 lbs!
Today I'm at 149.5, was actually a bit lower than that yesterday. ... Read more
Celebrating the small victories!
Sometimes you just have to celebrate the small victories - like last week, when I actually TURNED DOWN a cupcake, having my healthy low-cal snack instead, or when I actually stayed away - didn't even look at - the leftover food brought up to my ... Read more
Who's mouth is it, anyway?
So here it is, August 6, about halfway through my latest diet challenge of losing a measly 5 lbs, and I have lost zip! No, actually somehow I gained a pound & lost that, and I guess I did lose another 1/2 lb, so down to 153.5. This is SO MUCH ... Read more
My definition of "insanity"
They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results. Well, MY definition - at least as far as weight loss is concerned - is NOT doing the things that I know I should be doing, and expecting to lose weight an... Read more
Lost weight over the weekend!
It's just not something that happens very often, so I have to post this. It may only be 1/2 lb, but it's still DOWN! ... Read more
Smart or Sell-out?
Hello, it's been awhile since I've blogged on Sparkpeople. Well I signed up for half-marathon training, and have done some impressive (for me) runs - but I've also injured my right foot, twice! Or probably re-injured is more likely. I'm havin... Read more
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My first official training run - 1st 4 mile run!
So today was my first official training run for the Memorial 1/2 marathon, and my first outdoor run in several months, AND my first ever 4 mile run - can I get a ... Read more