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I Won My 5K!
I won my 5K today.
No, I didn't finish in first place. Far from it. No, I didn't run the entire distance. I'm still a winner.
-I got out of bed at 6 ... Read more
The Blog Remembers When
So, yeah, it's been a while since I've written a blog. Over 2 months.
As some of you know, I started a new job on March 5th. LOVE the job, LOVE the commute (1.5 miles) even more, but it is INSANELY busy most days. Which leads me to eat l... Read more
Get the Funk Out!
I have been lazy. L-A-Z-Y.
If you know me, you probably wonder what the heck I’m talking about. I just ran a 10K, I exercise a lot, I’m on the go all the time. Not what most people would consider lazy. The 10K was AWESOME. I felt a fir... Read more
Do you ever have that out of body experience? Like, you know what’s going on around you is meant for you, but it doesn’t seem like it is really you in the moment?
This is how I’ve been feeling for months now, in a good way for the most pa... Read more
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - My First Half Marathon, At 222 Pounds (with pics)
On September 11, 2011, I made the decision to start training for a half marathon...just 2 short months after running my very first 5K. Not only A half marathon, but the Walt Disney World half marathon. Why? Because it was 3 days before my 35th... Read more
2011 - The Year of the Hottie...recap and review (with pics)
January 1, 2011 - I declared that 2011 would be the year of the hottie. I was determined that I would be able to lose 80 pounds and reach my goal weight by the end of the year.
January 31, 2011 - I joined the gym at work, weighing in at 239... Read more
Really Real, or Really...Unreal
What makes a person “real”?
Am I a “real” singer? Am I a “real” obese woman? Am I a “real” runner?
I sing. I don’t get paid for it. I don’t perform in front of hundreds of people. I may not even be that good at it. Does that mean I... Read more
Great Weightspectations - An Experiment in Muscle vs. Fat (A Must Read for Scale Haters)
"I only lost 5 pounds last month."
"I gained a pound this week."
"I've been gaining and losing the same 3 pounds for months."
"I hate the scale."
"I'm exercising like crazy and eating better. Why am I not losing weight?"
... Read more
Gobble Gobble, Run Til You Wobble
It has been a while, and I’m way overdue. I know people were probably anxiously awaiting (well, curious at least) my race recap from my Turkey Trot 10K. I’ve been in a writing funk since then, so I couldn’t really bring myself to write anythin... Read more
You Might Be An Athlete If...
…you walk around sniffing your underarms to make sure they don’t stink
…you have more pairs of white athletic socks than your teenage son
…spandex makes you feel sexy
…you are constantly trying to achieve a PR
…you actual... Read more
Du It – My First Duathlon, My First Race with My Son, and an Unexpected Finish!
Sunday, November 13, 2011
My first duathlon. I registered at the last minute, 3 days before the race. My 12 year old son was already registered, and he has completed two youth triathlons already. I figured I could do it, because it w... Read more
Quiet!! I'm Trying To Run! - How to tell that voice in your head to shut up
This is week 10 of my half marathon training program. I'm doing the Jeff Galloway training plan, which is interval training. I've been doing 2 minute run/1 minute walk int... Read more
What Did You Say? The Proof is in the Pics.
Oh? You're still here? Well then let me tell you why.
I am a fat girl. Before you lecture me on why I shouldn't call myself that, allow me to quote the definition of "fat": "having too much flabby tissue; corpulent; obe... Read more
Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover
This is Tiffany and Chrystal. We both run 5ks. We both eat healthy (most of the time – hey, nobody’s perfect). We both work out regularly. We have both been told we inspire... Read more
The past week has been a time of reflection for me...or maybe really just this past weekend.
I realized Saturday morning that almost exactly a year ago, I STRUGGLED to run little 30 second bursts during the 1 mile fun run I did with my daug... Read more