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For those of you who feel your running lacks grace
Saturday, October 15, 2011      3 comments

Some days go more like the top picture, for me most are like the bottom, but what matters is that I go out and do it no matter how pretty I look... Read more
Test Run
Saturday, October 15, 2011      0 comments

Tomorrow I am going to do a test run to see if I have kept myself in good enough shape to do a half marathon in at least a reasonably decent time. While I feel I am in shape enough to complete one, I would feel a bit discourage if I couldn't com... Read more
Today starts the new me!
Friday, October 07, 2011      3 comments

Today I start tracking toward my weight goal no more excuses why I am not at my weight goal moving forward. I will be tracking, probably won't make it online until Sunday though since I will be enjoying the wilderness so unless the campground ha... Read more
Thursday, October 06, 2011      1 comments

This is my plan to get to a more desirable Half Iron triathlon weight. -Log all food in one form or another, I have access to spark on my phone, ipod, computer, and if all else fails pen and paper work. -30-60 minutes of exercise per day... Read more
Tomorrow will be my 3rd healthy birthday in a row
Thursday, October 06, 2011      1 comments

2009 I had just began P90x and was eating healthy and working out like crazy, I was determined not to spend another birthday fat. 2010 while not at my goal weight I spent this birthday running a marathon (well 3 days after really). 2011 I am go... Read more
Workouts ARE fun!!
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      3 comments

I have hit 500 fitness minutes in 5 days, that is super awesome, but the best part is not a single workout has been torture, in fact they have been fun. Running with my dogs on my usual route, biking with my boyfriend 3 days in a row (on my awes... Read more
Not perfect but I'm definitely better
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      5 comments

I realized yesterday when I came across an old ID picture while I'm not where I want to be wait and fitness wise I have come a long way. I no longer spend full days doing nothing, I run, kayak, bike etc. I no longer eat like every day is a holid... Read more
A Really Great Day
Monday, October 03, 2011      2 comments

Today was, well it was darn near perfect. Got home from work at 6 got to bed by 7 and up at 930 ( before the sleep police comment I'm a night shifter who flip flops on my days off. I woke up early so I could get my new bike a 2011 SpecializedDol... Read more
Bike shopping, p90x, and 70.3 fever
Thursday, September 29, 2011      4 comments

I am now totally consumed with doing a 70.3 I have been drooling over bikes I can't afford, signing up for triathlon magazines and websites. I even put in for a bike bike fit a 5 hour drive away. I'm restless right now, so I got out of bed did s... Read more
The Year of The Pig starts today!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      4 comments

Today is the 2 year anniversary of my fitness journey, on Sept 27th 2009 I started a little video series called P90X I completed it in December. Started up round 2 and then decided in February 2010 to start training for the Chicago Marathon. I ... Read more
I'm a triathlete!
Monday, September 26, 2011      10 comments

Sunday I competed in the Peregrine Charities sprint triathlon Athena division. I didn't get first like I was hoping to, but I did take second. I completed the course in1:54:24, 5 and a half minutes faster than my predicted time of 2 hours and a ... Read more
It's time
Saturday, September 24, 2011      2 comments

I'm ready for the race this weekend, but I am mostly looking past this weekend I am ready for that next challenge and the biggest part of that is I am ready to lose the weight. I'm going to do so by getting myself ready for a half iron in august... Read more
It's never too early to start training for the next race.
Friday, September 23, 2011      2 comments

While an Ironman is definitely in the works for me sometime in the future, post triathlon on Sunday, I am going to bask in the glow of checking off a SPRINT triathlon done, next will be an Olympic and Half Iron depending on some life circumstanc... Read more
Why yes I am STOKED for my first Triathlon.
Thursday, September 22, 2011      5 comments

Today I actually got really pumped, I have been excited but I am just really STOKED! as of today. Mike and I got the bikes ready, and he readied his spaceman Spiff helmet (Calvin and Hobbs fans know) and super fast crazy evil badass racing bike... Read more
2012 marathon/half spark meet up???
Sunday, September 18, 2011      1 comments

Today I had friends that completed their first marathon, first tri and I think I am just as happy for their accomplishments as I am for my own! You all rock!! I'm anxiously awaiting race reports!! 2012 Spark meet up for a Marathon/half mara... Read more

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