Going to the races alone...
Since I started running, I have had someone, a friend or a family member, at my races. They either supported me by running with me or photographing the new memory for me.
This weekend will be different.
This weekend, I will run Go Dir... Read more
Breaking from Running
The main message from my last couple blogs was to take a break! Many suggested taking a break from Sparkpeople. Honestly, I am not sure if I could do that. I have too many friendships here to just let it go. With that mind, I do think I am going... Read more
Break from SP?
Last time I blogged many friends suggested that I take a break from Sparkville. I am afraid if I did that I wouldn't come back. Not that I don't like it here. I do. It's just that I am afraid it would be a permanent change. In the last month, I ... Read more
My Spark is Becoming Dimmer.
Once upon a time, my personal training manual said that one when a makes the change for a healthier lifestyle, they can fall off the wagon at any point, even maintenance.
As of yesterday, I have maintained my weight loss for one year to be... Read more
July's Updates :)
Have you been wondering where I went? I always seem to disappear from Sparkpeople when life gets a little too crazy for me. That is what happened this time.
Work and school always keeps me busy. But, one of my professors for my summer onli... Read more
Luncheon with the CEO
I recently made the Employee of the Month. This is quite the achievement as we have nearly 300 employees at the Y. As part of the achievement, the CEO takes my boss and I out to lunch. Today I got to hear about the Y's future branching out and o... Read more
It started when I was in 4th grade. I really liked this boy. But, two other girls did as well. The boy liked my red haired friend. Eventually, the boy moved away.
Than, in 6th grade, I liked the most popular guy. He didn't like me either. B... Read more
Intervals -- Done!
Since I demolished my previous record at the Eau Claire Half Marathon (2:41), I have wanted to do it again and again. It's an addiction!
Right now, I have my eye on the Whistlestop Half Marathon in October. A time of 2:30 would be awesome.... Read more
Final Run for Run for Life
For the last six months, I have been part of a running program called Run for Life. Run for Life is a three tier program with training options for a 5K, half marathon or full marathon. I was in charge of the 5K program.
Tonight we commence... Read more
Full Rounded Healthy
What does healthy mean to you?
Healthy is more than the physical component. Healthy has a total of six components -- physical, spiritual, emotional, social, environmental and mental.
In the last year, I have been focusing on mere ONE... Read more
Northern Minnesota Flooding
Hello Sparkers!! I just wanted to send out a quick note that I am fine. Many of my sparky friends know I live in northern WI/MN and may be worried. Today we have some flooding going on with some major roads being closed, like the bridge! Guess I... Read more
Emotional Eating Progress!!!
I made progress!!! Sometimes it takes another person's blog to help me realize I have made progress in my own journey. This time is was my progress with emotional eating. Since the beginning of this journey, I have struggled with this but overal... Read more
Weight Loss Checks and Balances
With only being one month away from maintaining my weight at 160 for exactly one year, I realized I treat my weight loss like my checkbook.
When I was trying to still lose weight, I would eat in my calorie budget. Even through I wasn't exa... Read more
No Grandma's Marathon for Me
Grandma's Marathon was today.
[Not sure why it won't sure upright as it is before I upload it.]
Months ago, I registered for the full marathon and after a couple mo... Read more
Roughing It, hehe
My scale confuses me. Somedays I don't know if I can even trust it. Like today.
When I weigh in, I have to have certain specifics for it to be considered a "weigh in".
- Sufficient water and sleep
- Bowel movement (I k... Read more
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