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Still here...
7/16/2014 5:26:20 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Sorry but I was on a weekend VACATION! Yay! I'm still around though..... Completed a 3.7 mile run this am...still slower than ever! Actually...  Read more

KERRIELYNN719

PiYo Day 9: Milestone Achieved!!!
7/16/2014 2:29:11 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Today, I ran 5miles!! That is the longest distance I have ever run in my life. It helped that the air was dry and I could breathe. I felt strong throu...  Read more

JMARISK

Day 7 PiYo: The Challenge is On!
7/14/2014 7:41:55 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Getting through the PiYo workouts because it's own challenge this weekend. I was sore from the Sweat video I did on Friday, so doing the lower body wo...  Read more

JMARISK

MARATHON 3 Training WK(s) 3-5 (& 1/2ish) - Long Overdue UPDATE
7/12/2014 8:41:56 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have SO been MIA, but NOT slacking for sure! Here is a recap what's been going on in my world... HOT WEATHER! This marathon training has sta...  Read more

CRYSBROWN1

Day 3 PiYo
7/9/2014 8:10:49 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Yesterday's lower body PiYo workout was awesome! I didn't feel like I was overexerting myself during the workout but I was still working up a sweat. A...  Read more

JMARISK

Day2 PiYo
7/8/2014 11:27:38 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Last night I completed day 1 of the PiYo challenge pack, Align. It was a 40 minute tutorial of the moves they use during the program and how to do the...  Read more

JMARISK

#july100miles
7/8/2014 10:36:54 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Ok....so I took Sunday off...and Monday was a rest day from the thunder and lightening.... I ran today...it was my first attempt at speed work......  Read more

KERRIELYNN719

Of course you hurt, it's supposed to hurt. So keep pedalling!
7/7/2014 6:49:45 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Part 1: A Bicycle is a Unicycle with a Training Wheel When I was 14 years-old I decided I wanted to work on my balance. I bought a Schwinn unicy...  Read more

SPEEDYDOG

Day 1 PiYo
7/7/2014 6:54:55 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Alright, so the World Cup Challenge was kind of a bust. It lasted about 2 weeks though so I'm not going ot beat myself up. Now it's time for the 60-da...  Read more

JMARISK

Overcoming: moving in June continuing into July
7/6/2014 8:22:31 PM,  1 COMMENTS

June was a good month for staying active. I was able to do a walk and/or run almost daily. This took some planning to get up early many mornings to...  Read more

PRESSINGON3:14

#july100miles.....day 5
7/5/2014 12:46:14 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It's getting tougher! Yesterday was a gorgeous day for a runner....low 60s and barely any humidity...but it was my body combat day...and I didn't want...  Read more

KERRIELYNN719

#july100miles
7/3/2014 9:33:05 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I went for a run this am....I ran the first mile at my very fastest ever....a 9:50 minute mile....that is huge for me..... Of course the other 5...  Read more

KERRIELYNN719

Day 21 World Cup Challenge: It's a Flop
7/2/2014 11:03:16 AM,  0 COMMENTS

USA is going home. That's okay. That game was a total flop, not unlike my World CUp Challenge effort. I've been inconsistent working out at home, but...  Read more

JMARISK

#july100miles
7/1/2014 9:11:23 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I joined a Facebook challenge to run 100 miles in the month of July....it will be tough....it will be hard...especially since I've only ran 125 miles...  Read more

KERRIELYNN719

Day 19 World Cup Challenge: Shot off target
6/30/2014 8:09:01 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm scared to jump on the scale today. I don't know if I even will despite the fact that it is my weigh-in day. Hubby and I went to Philadelphia on F...  Read more

JMARISK

Run or Dye 5k
6/28/2014 10:31:43 PM,  3 COMMENTS

This was just a fun run...no Garmin accompanied my run....not that it was a run...it was more of a trail...and a muddy one at that..... I think I...  Read more

KERRIELYNN719

Wake up call!
6/27/2014 7:49:47 AM,  5 COMMENTS

It is 7:46 am... I have been up for 2 hours and 33 minutes.... I was up and out of the house before I usually get up for work (yay summer vacati...  Read more

KERRIELYNN719

Just a recap...
6/26/2014 6:28:35 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Having a decent last week of work.... Having an awesome week of exercise.... Monday....body pump Tuesday....3 miles Wednesday.....weights a...  Read more

KERRIELYNN719

Day 12 WCC: Breaking Records!
6/24/2014 12:49:26 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I just completed a 4.25 mile run in 45 minutes!!! WHAT?! The last time I ran that distance--2 years ago-- it took me over an hour to complete. ...  Read more

JMARISK

Bike Ride Back to the Past
6/24/2014 12:42:43 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Part 1: A Little History On January 29th I had reconstructive ankle surgery that took a lot out of me. I was in a cast for 6 weeks, which seeme...  Read more

SPEEDYDOG

Day 7: World Cup Challenge
6/19/2014 1:05:57 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today has been a struggle to keep myself on track, but I'm doing it because I'm totally worth the fight! Thursday is technically a running day bu...  Read more

JMARISK

Today
6/18/2014 5:07:50 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Today, after our thunderstorms last night, is another hot day...slightly less humidity...but hot I haven't been sleeping well....staying up too l...  Read more

KERRIELYNN719

Marathon 3 Training WK1 & WK2 - A ROCKY Start
6/17/2014 2:00:56 PM,  4 COMMENTS

And NO by Rocky I do not mean like Sylvester Stone, Rocky Balboa start, I mean that getting back to training for my next marathon is not leaving me wi...  Read more

CRYSBROWN1

Blackbird 8k
6/16/2014 8:04:25 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Preface: does anyone know how to make pictures be upright...I take them with my iPhone...I take them the right way up.....no matter what I've tried, t...  Read more

KERRIELYNN719

NSV
6/14/2014 5:28:03 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Sometimes I'll subconsciously play with the fat behind my knees when they're bent. But today there was nothing to grab! I can't remember the last time...  Read more

JMARISK

Rehab, Run, Ride, Lift and Track - Sounds Easy
6/14/2014 1:16:44 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Part 1: Fighting to Lose Weight and Get Back in Shape I know exactly the time and date that I was last in great shape. On August 19th 2011 at 12...  Read more

SPEEDYDOG

Supreme 90 Day 22 and 23 - Also a revelation
6/12/2014 5:45:47 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I had a major pity party yesterday - major breakdown. I didn't sleep well - total of 6 hours which only 4 hours were restful. That started the d...  Read more

LIGHTNINGRUNNER

World Cup Challenge!
6/12/2014 8:01:57 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Okay, so in all honesty I'm not a huge soccer fan. I can watch it, play it, enjoy it but I won't die if I can't get on a field. My husband on the othe...  Read more

JMARISK

Took a few days off
6/11/2014 8:00:01 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I haven't been to the gym or gone for a run since last week. I had a wonderful weekend with my family though, going downtown to do touristy stuff on...  Read more

JMARISK

Supreme 90 Day 21 - Total Body .... What is happening
6/11/2014 7:23:43 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Well - this is strange I am blogging in the morning. But let me start with yesterday. I walked to Starbucks then went to a full mind blowing 8 h...  Read more

LIGHTNINGRUNNER

Supreme 90 Day 21 - Legs and an AM run
6/9/2014 7:06:03 PM,  2 COMMENTS

What a day. I did a great run with speedplay this morning. 4+ miles. Leg workout. I don't feel comfortable with lunges still after all these...  Read more

LIGHTNINGRUNNER

Day 20 - Supreme 90 Cardio Challenge
6/8/2014 3:29:03 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Walked to Starbucks - lovely 3.1 miles with a Trenta Unsweetened Non-Fat Iced Coffee for my walk home with my husband. I got home and did Cardio Chal...  Read more

LIGHTNINGRUNNER

Chasing Away The Stigma 5k
6/8/2014 7:24:16 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Let me start by saying that one day, I will run a race where I feel 100%....and I'll do awesome at it..... My 1st half marathon I was literally g...  Read more

KERRIELYNN719

Day 18 & 19 - Supreme 90 Tabata Inferno & Shoulders & Arms
6/7/2014 9:11:11 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I needed to do a double workout again today. Hard workout, my arms are shredded. Can't wait for this set to end...next week new exercises are coming...  Read more

LIGHTNINGRUNNER

In search of...
6/5/2014 10:30:18 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Currently in the market for a (cheaper, because I'm only going to wear it once) tank top that says something about it being my birthday and I'm runnin...  Read more

KERRIELYNN719

Supreme 90 Days 16 & 17
6/5/2014 8:14:09 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Day 16 brought back Ultimate Ball. I had pumped up my Stability ball the other day hoping that would help....LOL It actually was much harder - balan...  Read more

LIGHTNINGRUNNER

It's picture time!
6/5/2014 7:20:28 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I've been promising these pictures for a few weeks. I took them a few weeks ago when I was 165lbs, but the following week I ballooned to 170. I dind't...  Read more

JMARISK

Happy national running day!
6/4/2014 5:17:02 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Do you know what is worse than the pain you feel after a half marathon? It's the pain you feel on your first post half marathon run! In honor of...  Read more

KERRIELYNN719

Looking Ahead & Game Plan!
6/4/2014 11:20:06 AM,  5 COMMENTS

SO, my last blog was all about my BEAST of a goal in completing MARATHON #2. Still super happy that I did it but the cards did not entirely go the wa...  Read more

CRYSBROWN1

It's Time to Confess
6/4/2014 7:18:31 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I went to the doctor yesterday to figure out why I've been so tired and having issues with my digestive system. She ran bloodwork to see if my medicin...  Read more

JMARISK

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