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Race minus 66 days - when your program seems to fall apart... remember the primary goals!
4/17/2014 7:49:56 AM,  13 COMMENTS

With limited Spark time this morning, I need to talk to my inner Polly Perfectionist. Most important thing I can do today. The primary objective...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

just got back from California
4/16/2014 9:18:15 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Good Morning; Grand daughter had a cold and going through the 2 year tantrums. But when parents would leave me alone with Addy - no tantrums. The...  Read more

NJJ-EXERCISE30

Race minus 67 days - an eye on the sky
4/16/2014 6:55:58 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I'm sitting here contemplating the first bike commute to work of the season, seeing the forecast says we're supposed to top out at 63F today, with a 2...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Day 35 v5.0
4/15/2014 12:54:44 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Oh...where to begin? My brain is a swirl and it just doesn't seem to want to land on something specific so I'm just going to roll with it and see wher...  Read more

4EVERADONEGIRL

Race minus 68 days - the journey is the destination
4/15/2014 7:11:11 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Training for a triathlon is like studying for a final exam. You have to do it. It needs to be spread over time. And the studying is in fact, more i...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Ten weeks out - meltdown?
4/14/2014 7:33:20 AM,  20 COMMENTS

This happens at some point in training for every event I've ever done. I get HUGE self-doubts. I succumb to the siren call of the 'fridge... I put t...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Race minus 70 days and the skipped workouts
4/13/2014 9:32:58 AM,  16 COMMENTS

OK, not skipped, necessarily... delayed. I got through some preliminary steps... got the bike rack put on the car (by myself - success!), got the bik...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Race minus 72 days - this week's adjustments
4/11/2014 7:59:34 AM,  18 COMMENTS

I started week 8 of the 14 week plan last Saturday. I'm going to make that week last through this coming Sunday, a 9 day training week. The first ad...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Day 29 v5.0
4/10/2014 7:05:25 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Ugh...Aunt Flo...how her little visits do vex me!!!!! When it comes around to being that time of month the first couple of days I am just exhaus...  Read more

4EVERADONEGIRL

Race minus 73 days - sometimes workouts are just plain a job
4/10/2014 7:55:28 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I know I write a lot of bubbly endorphin blogs, but let me give you a dose of reality. Not all workouts are a joy, even for me, even now. Some of th...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

I was mean today to DH
4/9/2014 5:29:09 PM,  4 COMMENTS

good afternoon; B/w my DS and DH, I need a break. Today, my Dh has been bananas over this other job, he is trying to get. He came home to work at...  Read more

NJJ-EXERCISE30

Let Spring Cleaning Help You to Put A Little Spring In Your Step
4/9/2014 5:03:27 PM,  28 COMMENTS

Are you ready to shed the heavy, protective feeling of dampness and the darkness of winter?! Yes, itís been a cold, dark, and long winter for mos...  Read more

SHARON10002

Day 28 v5.0
4/9/2014 12:36:13 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Hey y'all, it's Wednesday!!! All downhill from here, eh?? :-) Let's hope so anyways... I actually ended up doing pretty good yesterday and stayed...  Read more

4EVERADONEGIRL

Race minus 74 days - long workouts and Zen mode
4/9/2014 7:50:23 AM,  16 COMMENTS

A triathlete trains long. While some train in groups for rides and runs, many times I'm out solo. This can be due to how one fits it all in around a...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Day 27 v5.0
4/8/2014 3:10:28 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I had a fairly decent day yesterday...It still had a few bumps and a few "oh, I really didn't need to eat that right now" moments, but it was definite...  Read more

4EVERADONEGIRL

Race minus 75 days - the other end of the maintenance equation
4/8/2014 7:58:25 AM,  17 COMMENTS

I had to adjust my Spark calorie range manually, because I don't link my trackers, and I was still losing weight, even though their "recommended range...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

1000 miles walked in 97 days
4/8/2014 12:00:42 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Averaged 10 miles per day, including taking 7 days off to heal the tendonitis in my left foot. I would have reached this milestone on March 31st, if...  Read more

DLDMIL

Day 26 v5.0
4/7/2014 5:52:32 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Well, hello, Sparklers!! Happy Monday to ya! I had a fantastic time this weekend recharging with my son & DIL in the local mountain community and we e...  Read more

4EVERADONEGIRL

Race minus 76 days Plotting to give back to my home race
4/7/2014 7:27:09 AM,  20 COMMENTS

I consider the Lincoln Marathon and Half Marathon my "home race". It's the first one I deliberately set out to be a spectator for. It's the first HM...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Race minus 77 days - triathlon's cheapest leg
4/6/2014 12:33:24 PM,  16 COMMENTS

I know I've mentioned before that triathlon is NOT a cheap sport. If you are a person growing up in poverty, this is probably not where you start, un...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Having a relaxing morning
4/6/2014 10:58:00 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Good Morning; for the past two days -DS was here. He went back home. It is nice to have DS visit b/c of all his problems I get stressed as does DH...  Read more

NJJ-EXERCISE30

Race minus 78 days and counting
4/5/2014 8:42:54 PM,  13 COMMENTS

It is the beginning of the Stamina Building phase of my Olympic distance triathlon training plan. This is the start of "week 8" of the plan....  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

It's Not About Your Lack of Willpower: The Science of Cravings
4/4/2014 5:03:39 PM,  26 COMMENTS

Did you realize that taste receptors are not just limited to your mouth? Scientists have discovered that they are located all over the body. We a...  Read more

SHARON10002

The morning after the 90 days: perspective and what's next.
4/4/2014 7:33:15 AM,  19 COMMENTS

You know, that was a finish line of incredible proportions! 105 My version of the commitment was all about the nutrition: eat to my plan, and...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Day 22 v5.0
4/3/2014 11:21:20 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I am going to come clean...I have been eating like crud this week - well, okay - this week AND last week. I know I need to get my head together....  Read more

4EVERADONEGIRL

Day 90 Mentally Tough ... and resilient
4/3/2014 7:37:39 AM,  19 COMMENTS

Mental toughness is the word that Siebold uses. But there is a related concept: resilience! Resilience shows the perseverance through and recoverin...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Itís Not About Your Lack of Willpower: Why You Canít Eat Just One
4/2/2014 6:36:12 PM,  21 COMMENTS

How many times have you criticized yourself for falling into the junk food trap? Weíve all been there with armed with our best intentions, feeling...  Read more

SHARON10002

Day 21 v5.0
4/2/2014 10:49:49 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Good morning and Happy Hump Day! I have Amazon Prime and recently downloaded the app so that I could watch streaming from my phone. This morning...  Read more

4EVERADONEGIRL

Day 89 of the Mental Toughness 90 day commitment
4/2/2014 7:47:27 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Does this mean we can collapse in a heap of weakness after tomorrow? I think NOT! For one thing, I'm already into day 11 of #100HappyDays. For...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Update on DS
4/2/2014 7:09:07 AM,  10 COMMENTS

good Morning! Up very early due to having to take DH to dealer for car recall. DS has found a doctor that says his pain could be from many other fa...  Read more

NJJ-EXERCISE30

Day 88 Mentally tough enough to answer Ariel's call
4/1/2014 9:22:16 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Today's training plan called for "running easy" for 40 minutes. It was cloudy and dropping through 40F as I drove home. Brrr. I only briefly contem...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Day 20 v5.0
4/1/2014 1:48:28 PM,  9 COMMENTS

So how in the world did I go from Day 8 to Day 20??? Sheesh...I tell ya - life sure does have a way of escaping on ya when you least expect it! ...  Read more

4EVERADONEGIRL

DH & I went away this weekend
3/31/2014 10:47:18 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Good Morning; Dh and I had a great time, but on the way home he got super moody and quiet. It was kind of like going back to school after Spring brea...  Read more

NJJ-EXERCISE30

Day 87 And a new week begins
3/31/2014 7:22:27 AM,  18 COMMENTS

Did your favorite basketball teams make it to the Final 4? Some really good games yesterday... can't say anybody who got there didn't earn it, for su...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Day 86 Where to start?
3/30/2014 8:16:01 AM,  26 COMMENTS

We're only four days away from Day 90? How did that happen? The staying on program 100% compliance has become automatic... and with that race only 8...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

How Sweet It Is Part 2: Test Your Sugar Smarts
3/29/2014 6:23:49 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Do you think you're pretty knowledgeable about sugar and sweeteners? Are honey, and agave nectar healthier than table sugar? Understandably,...  Read more

SHARON10002

Day 85 Counting down to race day, too.
3/29/2014 6:42:10 AM,  19 COMMENTS

This day represents a numeric coincidence: it's Day 85 of the Mental Toughness 90 day commitment to 100% compliance with my program. AND it is 85 da...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Dh came home from business trip in good mood
3/28/2014 11:16:27 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Good Morning; I have not seen my DH in a good mood in over a month. He found out this other department wants to hire him but just needs a release d...  Read more

NJJ-EXERCISE30

Day 84 What a gym sponsored luau looks like
3/28/2014 7:16:26 AM,  25 COMMENTS

Be prepared, this is after all, a health-promoting environment. No roasting pigs or alcohol were involved. In fact, it was pretty low-key, and I end...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

How Sweet It Is
3/27/2014 11:26:17 PM,  21 COMMENTS

The US diet has changed dramatically in the last 200 years, and not for the better. Our major dietary changes stem from one single factor - the in...  Read more

SHARON10002

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