Ten Things I've Learned from Running
It's about time I wrote another blog. I can't believe it's been so long. My life has changed so much since June of 2011. I moved twice (I'm really happy with where I live now), and I lost my mom very suddenly last October. Unfortunately, I g... Read more
Thank you for your condolences!
I've been trying for days to think of something to say, to thank all of you for your kind words and condolences. When I wrote that blog, it was mostly for myself, as a therapeutic exercise to express my feelings. I thought maybe a few people w... Read more
My husband passed away...
It's really hard for me to write this. I've written about it in other places online, and it's just hard to put my feelings into words.
On Thursday, June 23, my husband had a heart attack and died in his sleep. He was 33 years old. He was... Read more
No more running for a while!
Sorry for the low-light picture, but that big black thing in the middle of the picture is my left foot. I'm wearing a stress fracture boot.
I got a bone scan done las... Read more
Possible Stress Fracture
I've been having pain in my left foot for about a week and a half. I waited for a week to see if it would get better on its own, and it only got worse, so I went to the doctor today. The doctor thinks that it might be a stress fracture from ru... Read more
P90X is messing with my brain!
I started P90x on Monday. It's been really tough, but in a way not as hard as I thought it was going to be. Of course, I haven't yet completed the first week, and I've got Legs & Back tonight, which means pull-ups, chin-ups, squats, and lunges... Read more
Can I Brag?
I'm not usually one to brag, but I just have to tell someone: I ran 5.5 miles today, on a treadmill, after working all day. I feel like I should get a finisher's medal for that! I was seriously sweaty and TIRED when I was done.
... Read more
5K Race Report!
We did so well! We decided to stick together for the race, and I think it helped both of us run better. We ran for 10 minutes at a time and took 1-minute walking breaks. We ended up taking only three walking breaks and finishing in under 40 m... Read more
Running a 5k today!
My sister (spidergirl502) and I decided to sign up for a 5k at the last minute. I think it's a good thing, because I don't really have my usual pre-race jitters. We're treating this race like a training run, so we're going to run it together a... Read more
Volunteering is Rewarding!
I recently found out about a 10k race in my town called the Coal Cracker 10k. I knew that I wasn't quite fit enough to run it, but I wanted to be involved somehow, so I e-mailed the race director and asked if they needed volunteers. He said th... Read more
I joined a gym!
I am officially a member of the Rec Center on campus! I paid my membership fee this morning.
I've been using the gym on a trial basis for the last three weeks, and I love it! It has all the "usual" stuff that I guess most gyms have, lik... Read more
Sparkpeople Bootcamp - Day 1!
I joined the Sparkpeople Bootcamp because I gained a couple pounds over the holidays, and I need to get back on track. Yesterday I weighed in at 120.2. I was really unhappy to see that I hit 120. I'm sure it's from all those christmas cookies... Read more
Increasing Long Runs
I'm up to 5.5 miles now! Yay!
I scheduled my longer runs on Sundays. It works fine, except when the weather is bad. I have a treadmill at home, but it's not working properly. The display stopped working, and it's stuck on incline. So, ... Read more
Half Marathon Training
I really need to blog more often! I feel like I have a million things to write about.
I'm training for a Half Marathon! It's River Town Race in Danville on May 2, 2010. The half ends at the Bloomsburg town park, which is where I've done ... Read more
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Race Report - 11/15/09 Great American Smokeout 5k
This was my fourth 5k. I was really looking forward to this one, because the course is pretty much flat. The race was organized by the Husky Running Club, and I know two of the members. I ran the course about four times in the two weeks leadi... Read more