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new PB time in 5K!

Sunday, June 08, 2008      6 comments

27:44 according to my watch and 28:11 gun time (no official chip time so we'll have to go with my watch!) WOOHOO!!!! A full minute off the previous PB! I started about halfway back and it was perfect, the start felt 'slow' even though ... Read more

Drawing the line - too thin? what to do?

Friday, June 06, 2008      4 comments

I am not trying to lose weight. Really, I am not. But I do weigh myself almost every day at the gym and in the past year since I have started using kettlebells I have gone from 125 to 111 pounds and reduced body fat from 23 to 18.5%. Last wee... Read more

Someone else gets it

Monday, June 02, 2008      3 comments ... Read more

It's called SEXUAL HARRASSMENT and it's WRONG!

Thursday, May 29, 2008      2 comments

Why do guys in cars think it's OK to whistle at me when I'm out for a run? Oh I know! It's because they can get away with it! If a guy whistled at me at work or made some suggestive comment, I'd report him to any authority that wa... Read more

Persechini 10K Run/Walkathon Race Report

Monday, May 26, 2008      1 comments

time: 1:03:21 ugh! course: 3 giant rolling hills "Recreational" runners/walkers did an 8.5km route. It turns out that to bump the distance to an even 10K, all "elite" runners run an extra lap around the mall. Since this race is a c... Read more

A 'before' picture

Monday, May 19, 2008      2 comments

This was around 1999 or early 2000, at my highest weight (135-140 pounds, at least 35% body fat). I actually thought I looked good at the time. It wasn't until a guy friend came to visit and told me point blank that I was an out of shape fat b... Read more

In the right light

Sunday, May 18, 2008      3 comments

...I see ab lines...... Read more

Kettlebell snatch video, starring me

Wednesday, May 14, 2008      3 comments
gk_X2wRQxQ Part of 5x5 with the 12 kg bell. I am following the program outlined by Steve Freides in his article, "The Party Line for Passing the RKC Snatch Test" (article here: www.dragon... Read more

Goals update, bad news

Monday, May 12, 2008      4 comments

Just got clarification regarding RKC weight classes. If I lose 1 more pound (which I don't really want to do), the requirement is 40 snatches. Otherwise, I'm in the next weight class, which requires 50 snatches. I did 15 per arm yesterday... Read more

New goals - here they are

Friday, May 09, 2008      2 comments

1. Learn to ride a bike. This should have been done about 23 years ago. 2. 40 snatches with 12 kg kettlebell - current RKC requirements for my weight class. ... Read more

I need to set new goals

Tuesday, May 06, 2008      6 comments

I started out 2008 with 4 major goals: - at least 1 unassisted pullup DONE! 3/14/08 - run a sub 30:00 5K DONE! 3/30/08 - train for a 10K in late spring 2008 DONE! 5/4/08 - snatch the 16kg kettlebell DONE! 5/6/08 I officially chec... Read more

Sporting Life 10K race report

Sunday, May 04, 2008      3 comments

This race was definitely easier than I anticipated. I was thinking that there would be brutal downhills where I'd feel out of control (hate that, give me hills any day!) Chip time was 56:17, well ahead of my anticipated time of 1:00+. Thin... Read more

Playlist for 8K race

Friday, April 04, 2008      2 comments

Guns N'Roses - Welcome to the Jungle Van Halen - Right Now AC/DC - Thunderstruck Rob Zombie - Never Gonna Stop (The Red Red Kroovy) Hatebreed - Live For This Sixx AM - Life Is Beautiful Idina Menzel - Defying Gravity Russell Watson... Read more


Sunday, March 30, 2008      6 comments

I ran the Bay and Back 5K in 28:44.8 today, completely demolishing my previous PR of 31:08. I think my next goal is to run a similar time and just have it HURT LESS! The best part was when I muscled up a steep hill in the 2nd half and actu... Read more

This is so true it sends shivers down my spine

Friday, March 28, 2008      2 comments

You Are More Than a Mommy There is a certain style of woman that represents the accepted look to which we all are expected to devolve. This is a stage most women go through. Call her "mommy," call her "mature," call her "grown up." I p... Read more

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