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I am officially a MARATHONER!!! I did it!!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010      52 comments

Here's my Race Report: Got hardly any sleep last night because I kept having to get up and go to the bathroom! I really hydrated the day before! Even though the event was local, about 30 minutes from home, we chose to stay in a hotel at t... Read more

Less than 48 hours from my first Marathon!

Friday, February 26, 2010      18 comments

Well, Sunday morning is it!!! Less than 2 days away now? Everyone's been asking me if I'm ready? Not really sure how to answer that question. All I know is I've been diligent with my training schedule and with my eating and have been stretch... Read more

I Ran 20 Miles - I'm Ready to Run this Marathon in 20 days!!!

Monday, February 08, 2010      22 comments

This past week was my biggest training week for the marathon, with a total of 40 miles run. All week I kept thinking about the big 20 miler I was to do on Sunday, and honestly, I was nervous about it. I ran 5 miles Wed and felt good, then 10 o... Read more

My Biggest Running Week Ever - 20 Miles on Sunday and a Woo Hoo Picture!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010      14 comments

This past week has been rough! Started last week fine with my 5 and 9 mile runs, but my last 5 mile run last Friday was brutal. Within the first 5 minutes I felt exhausted. I completed it, but it took 8 minutes longer than I had done it two d... Read more

So I'm really going to run 26.2 miles??? It's starting to sink in...

Sunday, January 24, 2010      11 comments

It's been a busy couple of weeks, so I'll summarize with 3 Highlights! #1) Went to Disney with my family for my nephew's 4th Birthday. Was his first time there. What a great time! Walked about 8 hours and felt it the next day, so definit... Read more

Love doing Personal Bests!

Friday, January 15, 2010      11 comments

Just checking in. Had business guests in town this week so didn't get to do my full runs for the week, but only missed it by a few miles, and this was the first week I've missed any miles at all. Had a business conference that started toda... Read more

47 Days until the Marathon...Did longest run yet at 16 Miles!

Sunday, January 10, 2010      9 comments

It's been a very busy and cold week here in Tampa, FL! I have much respect for all the northerners who run in sub-freezing weather! Being in Tampa, this is all new to me! I've lived here for almost 19 years, and it's never been this cold for ... Read more

Hit a New Goal on the first day of the year! Woo Hoo!

Friday, January 01, 2010      7 comments

I can't believe it's January 1, 2010, but it is! So I started off the year with accomplishing something, a 15 mile run! I'm training for my first Marathon, which is on 2/28, in 56 days. Since the Half Marathon I ran on 11/22/08, I've run 1... Read more

Can it get any better in 2010???

Thursday, December 31, 2009      7 comments

Well as 2009 comes to a close, I've been taking some time to reflect on the year. Despite losing an uncle, and have some challenges with my sister, 2009 has probably been one of the best years of my life in so many areas. I got clarity i... Read more

Marathon is 62 Days Away...

Saturday, December 26, 2009      4 comments

Haven't blogged in a while, thought I'd check in. Been following my Marathon training schedule to the letter. It's going vey well. It's been so wonderful running with my husband, something I never thought I'd be able to do. I spent 3 mon... Read more

I'M GOING TO RUN A MARATHON - I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT!

Saturday, December 05, 2009      16 comments

Well I get home yesterday and my husband says, "I think I want to do the Gasparilla Marathon." This is my area's largest marathon, and it happens to be the 10th and Final one they're doing, and we watched the Biggest Loser and saw them run a ma... Read more

Loving the hard stuff!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009      3 comments

This week I'm back to a regular workout schedule. Not so much to train for anything, but to really drop the rest of the unwanted body fat and get some muscle definition. And of course, drop those last few pounds. Had a great workout tod... Read more

Weight's up but I'm not down!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009      5 comments

So every month on the 1st I weigh and measure myself. And every month since January I've gone down. Today just about every area was UP - what's going on here? I think it had something to do with increasing my calories quite a bit while finish... Read more

Talk about a Woo Hoo Day!!! 1st Half-Marathon Completed & Met Sparkguy!

Sunday, November 22, 2009      7 comments

What a day! Up at 5am to get ready to run my first Half Marathon! At first it started to sprinkle just as the race was about to start, but it stopped and the weather was great! The course was mainly waterfront so beautiful scenery! My go... Read more

Half-Marathon & Meet Founder of Sparkpeople Tomorrow!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009      6 comments

So much going on! It's finally here! Running my FIRST Half-Marathon tomorrow morning at 7:30am in St. Petersburg , FL! I'm so excited! Raised money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (my first fundraiser), and exceeded my goal! And just a ... Read more


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