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Trip to the Running Store

Thursday, March 01, 2012      11 comments

Many of my sparkfriends stopped by my page yesterday to share that they saw where I live on their local news in other parts of the country. Thought I'd share some photos of the area on the way to getting my first box of Gu! On my way, at a ... Read more

Trying a new avenue of blogging...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012      5 comments

I am addicted to blogging on Sparkpeople. On here, it is easy. You write. You get responses. It's harder out there. It's feels so empty. Anyhow, I decided I am going to try to record my training for Grandma's Marathon on a different blog, ... Read more

My Running Accessories

Monday, February 27, 2012      13 comments

Tonight, I am kinda down. Sometimes when I am down, I buy. Today, I brought a fuel pack. Sometimes when I am down, I like to be creative. I present the photo below. Find the fuel pack. Those are my running accessories. Read more

EIGHT miles today! Woot!

Saturday, February 25, 2012      16 comments

Besides testing my physical and mental limitations, my first marathon will test my self confidence. That will be MY biggest test. Already I started to doubt my nutrition. That was yesterday, if you missed it. But, the lesson is that I can ... Read more

Marathon Training: Most Overwhelming Aspect

Friday, February 24, 2012      12 comments

Do you know what's the most overwhelming aspect in all this marathon training? Nutrition. What to eat. What not to eat. What days to eat. Getting the right ratios of carbs, protein, or fat. All these rules are enough to make anyone r... Read more

I do not stand for ANY discrimination!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      16 comments

If you are judgmental, I have a problem with you. I do not stand for any type of discrimination. Tonight a guy, N, friend of mine tried giving plasma. Another friend, H, which was there asked to talk to a staff member privately. After H ta... Read more

New Trainer, Day 1

Monday, February 20, 2012      17 comments

In case you were wondering... My new trainer is pretty awesome! She gave me lots of praise and no insults. In fact, there was a part that I could tell I wasn't doing it quite right. When she gave me feedback and I was able to do it better,... Read more

Defining Motivation

Saturday, February 18, 2012      5 comments

Motivation is key. Without it our workouts don't get done. With it, we reach our goals with grace. So how do we get motivated and stay motivated. Everyone is a little different. Take me for example. In the beginning, my motivation to work i... Read more

Bring on the Marathon.. in say 5 months!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012      7 comments

I know some people do not believe in God. But, I believe in God. Sometimes He helps us in life but we don't give thanks to him. But, why not? Anyhow, onto my simple story. In the last week, I have been struggling with overtraining sy... Read more

Get Lucky HM Training Bump

Sunday, February 12, 2012      9 comments

I really do have some of the best Y members at my work. Let me tell you about one of them. He is mid-50s and has a girl friend in Ohio. In fact, he is all sad that they haven't been able to Skype. Honestly, it's kinda cute. Especially sinc... Read more

Updates: Overtraining, weight, PT

Saturday, February 11, 2012      6 comments

Finally! These legs are feeling better. Yesterday, I stood for my 6-hour shift without my knees or calves hurting. My quads are a bit tinge sore this morning. With some extra sleep this weekend and resting from exercise, I should be able to go b... Read more

Welcome back, Spark!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012      9 comments

Today life went back to normal. It is so nice to have my spark back. Until I had it back, I didn't realize it was gone. During the 3 weeks, I was working with my previous trainer, I gained 6#, if not more. Read more

It's all my success!!!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012      13 comments

The next time someone takes credit for my journey, I am going to make them wish they didn't. I will be one ball of fury aimed right at them. Nothing gets my goat more than SOME guy who may have HELPED me start my journey or HELPED me get confide... Read more

Women's Self Worth

Tuesday, February 07, 2012      11 comments

In recent months, I have encountered a handful of women, some my friends, that seem to put high value on what guys think about them. More specifically, I have had a conversation with a friend. She made a comment that as long as my boyfrien... Read more

Better now...

Monday, February 06, 2012      7 comments

Besides having a headache and feeling emotional drained, I am actually doing much better. Today I saw my counselor and she helped me make the final decision. I gotta fire my trainer and friend. Too bad it's easier to fire him as a trainer ... Read more


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