Grateful For a New Year And Only Six Days Until Disney Marathon!
When I started training for the Disney World marathon 7 months ago, it seemed like forever until it would finally get here, and now it's approaching at lightning speed!
The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind, so I'm glad to be getti... Read more
Two Challenging Runs In More Ways Than One
I had two important runs this past week: Magic MIle and a 24-miler. Little did I know that else was waiting in store for me.
I was actually looking forward to the Magic Mile. The Galloway program that I'm using to train for my marathon uses... Read more
Half Marathon Recovery Continued, With a LIttle Surgery Thrown In...
I don't feel like I've taken this many rest days in over a year! And while I don't want to, I feel like my body needs it, plus it is THAT time of the year when there's a lot going on in everyone's lives, including mine.
I took another rest ... Read more
Post Half-Marathon Recovery So Far...
I'm finally beginning to feel like I'm back to pre-race strength and energy after the OUC half marathon. I actually felt pretty good after the half, though a little stiff during the day on Saturday. I took it easy though and relaxed around the h... Read more
OUC Half Marathon Race Report
It's been four days since I COMPLETED MY FIRST HALF MARATHON, and I FINALLY have a block of free time to blog about the experience - woohoo!
I've been training for the Disney World full marathon in January, so running 13.1 miles didn't seem... Read more
Confessions of a Reformed Haphazard Blogger
I confess that I've never been much for journaling, so keeping a blog seems rather daunting to me. I've learned in my journey that it's important for me to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, so blogging is another way for me to stretch my... Read more
My One-Year Anniversary With SP: Celebrating a New Me!
Today is June 3, exactly one year to the day I started actively using SparkPeople and living a healthier lifestyle. I actually signed up with Spark in 2007, but I wasn't committed to making any changes and didn't realize what an awesome resource... Read more
Progress Update and Milestones: 09/1/08-03/20/09
I've been negligent about keeping a blog on SparkPeople, not because I haven't had a lot to say, but because I didn't make it a priority to do. So many things in my life have changed during these past few months, and I wanted to record and remem... Read more
Biggest Loser II Challenge Personal Results
This past week was the last week of the BLCII Challenge for the Done Being the Fat Girl Spark Team. I really enjoyed this challenge and the great results I achieved while doing it. Following are my weekly results:
Team Sage - Our team place... Read more
50 in 5 Challenge Progress: The Pounds are Fallling :)
When I committed to doing a challenge to lose 50 pounds in 5 months, I admit that it felt a bit daunting. I lost a large amount of weight in the past and averaged about 2 pounds per week. I learned a lot from that previous experience. I'm also l... Read more
Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable
This week was one of challenge and change. First off, the team captain for the Biggest Loser Challenge team I'm on gave us a strength training challenge: Abs/Legs on Mon,/Wed. and Arms/Back/Shoulders on Tues,/Thurs. This was a great challenge, n... Read more
I Finally Got Up the Nerve and Did It...
I was at the gym Thursday afternoon and I saw her again. Her name is Judy and I used to run on the same corporate running team with her nine years ago. She was an inspiration to me back then and even more so now. Back then, Judy nearly always pl... Read more
Bye, Bye High Blood Pressure!
I'm excited to report that it's been 2 weeks since I've taken any medication for hypertension because I DON'T NEED IT ANYMORE!!!
I've been monitoring my blood pressure since I started working out regularly and actually enjoy doing it becaus... Read more
And I RAN!!!!!
Today is the first day in nearly 9 years (to the best of my recollection) that I RAN!!!!
I've been diligently going to the gym for the past 3 weeks and made a decision that, in spite of the extra weight I've been carrying around, I was boun... Read more
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I Joined the Gym!
I finally made time today to join the gym - I'm SO EXCITED! I've got a consultation set up for Monday morning with a trainer, and I believe I'm going to head over there on Sunday to do some cardio beforehand.
It's been years since I've been... Read more