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My First Year As A Runner
Saturday, May 27, 2017      6 comments

One year ago this month, I made a decision to become a runner. My only experience of running came from gym class over 20 years ago and I believed that was cruel punishment. The memories of that stuck with me and made me look upon running a... Read more
Surprising my girls!
Saturday, May 20, 2017      6 comments

We surprised our youngest daughters yesterday with new bike... Read more
My first 5K
Sunday, May 14, 2017      11 comments

Yesterday was a huge day for me! I ran my first 5K! It was an awesome experience and I definitely want to do more of them! My time was 29:08. 3 minutes faster than any of my timed practice runs!! I am not sure if any other race will eve... Read more
April/May review/preview
Saturday, April 29, 2017      10 comments

April review: What a crazy month! I did not achieve all my goals or stick perfectly to my plan. I did however make better choices than I normally would have. I'm calling it a sucess. April brought many challenges to my goals. One of my daug... Read more
Crazy wild weekend ahead!
Friday, April 14, 2017      7 comments

Ok, it will be crazy and wild but not in the way it sounds! I will be busy cleaning and prepping for 48 guests coming for Easter on Sunday. I love having everyone but I stress over it all, and don't get me started on cleaning up afterwards whic... Read more
The week ahead!
Sunday, April 09, 2017      5 comments

What a beautiful weekend we have had here in Indiana! The nice weather has allowed for me to keep active. We are working on some new landscaping and yard work. Today, I will be prepping for the week ahead. Menu-grocery shopping- meal pre... Read more
Thank you!
Saturday, March 25, 2017      4 comments

I just want to thank Spark and all my Spark friends. You all have kept me going! I don't have a lot of support at home (none). You are my support, encouragement, motivation, and accountabilty. I do not believe I would have accomplished everyth... Read more
Good Luck
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      6 comments

I was posting on the community thread and trying to be encouraging and welcoming. I noticed I often wish people good luck. Good thing , right? So why do I cringe everytime I type it. Luck is not what they need. Luck won't help us reach our goal... Read more
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      3 comments

I have been running since May of last year. Today I am pondering this: Some days, I can jump on my treadmill and go. Sure it is hard but I push through it and have an amazing run. Other days, it is the hardest thing to do. It takes everything ... Read more
Saturday, March 18, 2017      5 comments

I have made my goals and rewards for the next four weeks. Fitness: Weekly- (3) 4 mile runs, 3 ST sessions with 20 minutes cardio, 1 rest day with 10 minutes cardio. Nutrition: Daily- 10 cups water, take vitamins, 3-4 serving frui... Read more
ST help..?!
Tuesday, March 14, 2017      2 comments

Trying to up my Strength training sessions. Time: I have an hour to workout 3 days a week (Mon, Wed, Thurs) Saturdays are clear, and Sundays are rest and family day. I am training for a 5k so at least 3 of those days I run 3.1-4.5 miles (wh... Read more
Spring Break!
Monday, March 13, 2017      8 comments

Spring break officially started for me today. Two weeks off! Time to refocus and reevaluate my goals. Exercise : This goal is doing really well, I am way above my goals. I had to take a week off (when I cracked my head) was completely shocked ... Read more
Taking it easy
Sunday, March 05, 2017      8 comments

I have had a full week of rest as of today. Last Sunday I mentioned falling and cracking my head on the road while taking my dog for a run. I ended up with a concussion and bruised hip. I have been feeling better the last few days with a few li... Read more
Cha Cha Changes
Sunday, February 26, 2017      9 comments

Sometimes you get in a rut. Whether it is food, exercise job, schedule, or whatever. This time my rut was my hair color, so I needed to change things up. I do this oftwn, if you look through my old photos, I change my hair color a LOT! So... Read more
Good Reminder
Friday, February 24, 2017      8 comments

I really like this!... Read more

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