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Getting Stronger, Faster, Better...
Not much to report today. Had a good 2 mile run, then workout with my trainer Stefani. Did 20 one-armed pushups today, twice as many as last time so that's good progress! Eating's going well. Knee's feeling good. Less than 11 days until the... Read more
Two Weeks Until Half-Marathon - COUNTDOWN...
Haven't blogged in a bit, so I thought I'd check in. I've been busy the past couple weeks finishing my Fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through Team in Training. This was my first fundraising attempt, and I had to raise $1,800. ... Read more
Blessed and Grateful, and Woo Hoo!
I haven't checked in in a while so I thought I'd catch up.
I had a little injury from running which kept me from running for two weeks, so that wasn't great. But I'm feeling better now, and am looking forward to my 11 mile run tomorrow. I... Read more
Hit a milestone!
This morning I ran 10 miles, the longest distance I've ever run! I was so excited about doing it! I ran with the Team in Training group, and was at the front of the pack! I ran the entire way and felt great! I ran my 10 miles faster than I r... Read more
A Sparkpeople Highlight! I'm so grateful!
A just got an email that I received enough votes to be a Spark Motivator. I wasn't even really aware of how that happened. It's a great feeling to accomplish things for yourself, but it means so much more to know you help motivate and inspire ... Read more
Feeling Alive Again!
I had an awesome 8 mile run on the 9/17, the flew to TX for a conference the next day and got sick from the air in plane cabin! It was a horrible weekend and it led me to being sick all last week! I'm such a hyper person so it was SO hard for ... Read more
Love Getting Compliments!
Went to TX this weekend for a business conference. Most of the people there I hadn't seen in about 18 months. A few came up to me and asked if I had lost weight and some didn't even recognize who I was! I even had two people ask me if I had b... Read more
The Goal Outfit...
So in 2001 my husband and I were separated for 5 months. I was so depressed during that time that I dropped a lot of weight in a short period of time from just not eating. I was the smallest I had been since we got married 10 years earlier. D... Read more
Summer Shape-up Challenge Finale and I Hit a new Goal!
Last night was the finale of my Summer Shape-up Challenge that I organized as a 90 day weight-loss challenge. We started with 38 people, and had 17 at the final weigh-in, plus 3 who wanted to but couldn't be there. So out of 38, 20 made it all... Read more
The Half Marathon Training is On!!!
Today was my first day to run with my Leukemia Team in Training Team (TNT). I've missed the first 2 Saturday runs, first because of my alarm being set wrong, and last week we did the 5k. So I was starting today with a 6 mile run at 6:30am . I... Read more
Incredible 5k Day!
Today was the All Out Run, Walk or Crawl 5k for the participants of my Summer Shape-up Challenge! We had 14 people (including my Mom) get out there and get dirty walking and running through mud, water, and trails! It was awesome! Everyone fin... Read more
Wow, 2 blogs in one day! Found my Goal Outfit Picture!
Ok, I found a full picture of me in my Goal Outfit. This is from 2001. My husband and I were separated (fortunately we got back together and are about celebrate 19 years of marriage), and I lost a lost of weight very quickly. Of course when w... Read more
I'm in Training for my next goal! - Woo Hoo!
Well the 5k is next Saturday the 22nd. I'm going for getting under 29 minutes! When I was 26 I did a 5k in 28 minutes (can't remember exactly), but that was 15 years ago. I actually placed 3rd in my age group for that race (only time I placed... Read more
What a difference 90 days makes!
Ok, I'm into the 8th month of my new lifestyle and I can only say how much I love it. I love that I didn't rely on a quick-fix diet, or a quick-fix workout or anything else considered quick-fix. I've just been doing it the old fashioned way: e... Read more
Setting new goals!
Well I haven't blogged in a bit, thought I would catch up.
So we're in the 10th week of the Summer Shape-up Challenge. I'm very happy with so many people's accomplishments. I'm especially happy about some people who hadn't been involved... Read more