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My Purpose in Life

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      13 comments

One of the greatest fears for college graduates are the questions, "Am I in the right field?" and "Will I find a job?" I can honestly say yes to both those answers. My job in the field is taking over my college life. It is a blessing that ... Read more

Stressed out about my missed 10 mile run!

Sunday, March 11, 2012      13 comments

I get it. Some runs just suck. But, did I really have to have one of those runs during the last long run before I start tapering for the Get Lucky Half Marathon. Really?! Today I needed to do 10 miles. By piecing together two different run... Read more

Kettlebells and beyond...

Saturday, March 10, 2012      5 comments

I really enjoy being a personal trainer but man, it sure is keeping me busy these days. Almost to the point I am thinking I might have to start to schedule my workouts especially my runs! Thursday's 5-mile run was a bit of a squeeze. I squeezed ... Read more

I'm gonna be famous!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012      16 comments

Okay, let's calm down a bit. Yes, I am being interviewed about my weight loss journey. No, it's not People. Or the Star. Or the New York Times. Wait for it... It's the Stinger! Never heard of it? *gasp* It's... Read more

Down Day

Monday, March 05, 2012      9 comments

When I was a teenager, I read alot. I got so good at reading smut that I could read a novel in a day or two. Now that I am older, I realize it is my way of trying to hide from my emotions. I do it with shopping, watching movies and emotional eat... Read more

It's still snowing...

Sunday, March 04, 2012      6 comments

Okay, I can only avoid this for so long. I have gained weight. Everything is telling me so. The scale. The measuring tape. My clothes. Before I gave up the scale for Lent, my weight was sitting right around the 160 mark. Everyone says that you c... Read more

My Parents

Saturday, March 03, 2012      8 comments

We've all been there. Someone telling you in one form or another, you cannot do this. For some reason, my parents are that in my life. Before I joined Sparkpeople, I attempted weight loss. Honestly, I feel I never succeeded because my mom h... Read more

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


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