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My First 10K Run!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012      21 comments

Well about the middle of the summer I thought I should try to run a 10K before the snow flies this year. It seemed a little daunting but I was already running 4 miles regularly so I thought there was a chance it could be done. A few weeks ago,... Read more

Week One Month-Long Triathalon Update

Monday, September 17, 2012      9 comments

Well, week one is in the books of my month-long triathalon that I'm doing through my gym. It went pretty well, and I'm hoping to do even better this week. The only part that has been a slight struggle has been the swimming. I have to schedule... Read more

Month-Long Iron Man Triathalon

Monday, September 10, 2012      12 comments

So, my local gym is having an event called a month-long triathalon and after much consideration, I decided to go for it. It's an "Iron Man" triathalon, where you have a month to complete 26.2 miles of running, 112 miles of biking, and 2.4 miles... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Husband Was Seen With Another Woman

Tuesday, August 14, 2012      692 comments

Received a call from a friend the other day. One I don't speak too often and haven't seen for awhile. Out of the blue, Sunday evening call. "Hey, how are you, how are things going?" type call. Usual chit chat but a little weird to be so out ... Read more

Spark Calorie Range Confusion

Wednesday, August 08, 2012      14 comments

Ok, I've been trying to figure something out with my calorie ranges and just can't wrap my brain around it, hoping some of you very smart people can help me figure this out. I currently have an input of 3500 calories to burn each week. I... Read more

Learning to Take a Compliment

Monday, July 23, 2012      19 comments

This is something I've really struggled with both this time and the last time I lost weight. It's so hard for me to just take a compliment and say "Thank you" without 1) blurting out something to negate the compliment 2) internally saying some... Read more

My First 10K?

Friday, July 20, 2012      8 comments

Does it count if it's split into two separate runs? I hope so! I ran 4 miles this morning outside, and then another 3 tonight on the treadmill. As I was doing the math during my last couple of minutes on the dreadmill, it occurred to me... Read more

Update on Work Dilemma...

Friday, July 20, 2012      10 comments

So I had my interview today and to make a long story short, I didn't get the job. The position was for accounts payable. They had already filled the position before they even interviewed us, so that's always fun. It's bittersweet. While I di... Read more

The Beauty of Sweat

Wednesday, July 18, 2012      16 comments

So I'm posting a picture today that I would never show anyone else, but it's one that I'm darn proud of. This is me this morning after having just ran a sub-12-minute-mile. Doesn't happen often at all, but it did this morning. Well this pictu... Read more

My Work Dilemma...Advice Needed!

Thursday, July 12, 2012      27 comments

Let me just start by saying I hate having to make big decisions. I'm no good at it. Currently, I work for a large farming coop that has a computer division. When I first started for this company almost five years ago, I started in the f... Read more

Everybody's Watching

Monday, June 18, 2012      20 comments

That's the feeling I get lately. Everybody's watching. (What's she eating? Did you see her walk up that hill...thought she was a runner? What is she wearing? Oh she's too good to have a drink with us, she's on a "diet." Over the past c... Read more

Feeling Snarky In My 12's :)

Friday, June 15, 2012      12 comments

Well I decided since it was raining and I had to do my run on the treadmill which I really dislike that I would wear my infamous 12's as my reward today. While I won't say that they're the perfect fit, I was able to get them up without wiggling... Read more

Question For Those of You That Have Run a Half or Full Marathon

Thursday, June 14, 2012      21 comments

I was curious to know if you run straight through except for water stations or if you walk parts of it. Sometimes when I think I'd like to try do one a half or full someday, ... Read more

Wednesday Running Funnies

Wednesday, June 13, 2012      4 comments

Found this and it made me giggle because I can so relate: I also like this one: Can't go w... Read more

Clothing Rant :/

Monday, June 11, 2012      17 comments

I try to stay as positive as possible in my blogs, but I just gotta take a minute and rant about a couple of things to get it out of my system and it all has to do with clothing. I went shopping over the weekend to find two things. 1) New... Read more

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