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10K Accomplished!!
8/17/2014 7:41:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This morning was my 10K, and I finished. I wasn't even last. My time (instant PR!) was 1:18:00. Super happy with it. Now that I feel I'm a fairly comm...  Read more


MARATHON 3 Training WK9 & WK10 - Good Form Running & Narragansett Bay Half Marathon
8/17/2014 3:25:41 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Just now catching up on this blogging thing after an exhausting day of running a half marathon. All part of the training plan no less but August half...  Read more


I just can't believe it ....
8/13/2014 5:54:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It has been over 2 months since I wrote a blog. Not sure if anyone missed it, but I will write anyway. I am still running - I have added some bi...  Read more


I spend most of my money on bikes and beer. The rest I just waste!
8/12/2014 9:27:48 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Part 1: Bikes, Bikes and More Bikes I just have to face facts. I am a mountain biker. I like the smell of a pine forest. I love the feeling of...  Read more


Small but swift progress!
8/11/2014 5:59:00 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I am sticking with my new goal of at least 30 minutes exercise each day. I have discovered lots of workout websites with free workouts to do. I love...  Read more


Staying focused & positive today.
8/10/2014 5:10:38 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I am very touched by those of you who took the time to comment and encourage me. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT! Thank you so very much! :) This retu...  Read more


Strengthening my commitment to health & happiness
8/8/2014 9:23:51 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Here I am to strengthen my commitment to health and happiness. I have been overweight for a few years now & really want to turn things around and ret...  Read more


Bon Voyage!
8/7/2014 9:11:07 AM,  8 COMMENTS

This will probably be my last post until I return from Ireland. I am so excited. It's starting to hit me, we're actually doing this. In two days, we'l...  Read more


Two More Days Until Ireland! (Pic)
8/6/2014 7:43:47 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm excited, can't you tell? I'm also getting tired of sitting around waiting. My head feels much better. I haven't been working out, but last ni...  Read more


PiYo Pause Button
8/4/2014 12:50:15 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm hitting the pause button on the PiYo Challenge. I really don't want to but doctor's orders. I'm still going to do the lighter sessions (18 minute...  Read more


Spaghetti squash fail
8/3/2014 9:14:43 PM,  6 COMMENTS

It took me three knives to cut it because I forgot you can preheat it Which ended in me over cooking didn't come out like spaghetti but...  Read more


MARATHON 3 Training WK8 - Struggling
8/2/2014 7:48:13 PM,  4 COMMENTS

What a week I tell ya! Glad I made it through but not my finest week of training... The main reason for my overall tone is due to my lackluster...  Read more


Oh today...
8/1/2014 10:43:42 AM,  0 COMMENTS

So I need actual sneakers...I have running shoes but I need a pair for the gym...because my $20 Payless shoes with no soles aren't cutting it.... ...  Read more


PiYo Day 24
7/30/2014 8:45:12 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I was expecting my hip to start bothering me again last night, but the pain never came back. I guess the PiYo workout did its job and got it back into...  Read more


Laurel 8k
7/29/2014 4:49:42 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Laurel run 8k I picked this race because it was on my birthday...and I'm dorky like that and wanted to run a race on it.... My sister ran an...  Read more


Piyo Day 23: Back on track
7/29/2014 1:20:00 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today I did Define Lower Body to get my hip stretched out. I think I pushed it a little too hard on my run yesterday. I followed that up with Hard Cor...  Read more


Nutritionist visit
7/28/2014 4:41:49 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I went to a chiropractor a week or so back is still sore from what he did...but everything was out of I'm just waiting for i...  Read more


PiYo, Day 22
7/28/2014 10:03:56 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Honestly, I suffered this weekend. My good eating habits went out the window and I didn't do any of the PiYo workouts. Turns out, the medicine I start...  Read more


Official Fitness Test
7/28/2014 8:09:35 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Part 1: Football Officials Fitness Test Although I am not sure why, I have been a high school football official for 16 years. For the first 14...  Read more


MARATHON Training WK6 & WK7 - Foam Rollin'
7/27/2014 5:51:35 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am getting so very bad at updating my training blogs here, not sure why but I am just getting lazy about it BUT on a positive note I have been consi...  Read more


7/27/2014 4:56:04 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Vacation! So the weekend before my birthday, my sister and I took a weekend road trip To Maine! Of course we stopped in New Hampshire (after...  Read more


PiYo, Day 18: Still Pushing it.
7/25/2014 6:46:31 AM,  4 COMMENTS

It has been a bigger challenge staying on track during the 3rd week of PiYo, but I've been doing it! I only missed one day this week. Today I plan on...  Read more


Nutritionist appointment
7/24/2014 1:30:01 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Going tomorrow.....hopefully there will be some discussion on how to eat is to hoping...  Read more


Long time no blog
7/23/2014 12:14:54 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Wow.. It's been since May! What a crazy warped week!!! I need to get out of cars every 3 yrs based on mileage I put on (400 a week) in order...  Read more


Still here...
7/16/2014 5:26:20 PM,  4 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


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


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


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


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


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


7/8/2014 10:36:54 AM,  5 COMMENTS I took Sunday off...and Monday was a rest day from the thunder and lightening.... I ran was my first attempt at speed work......  Read more


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


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


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

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


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


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


7/1/2014 9:11:23 PM,  3 COMMENTS

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


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


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

This was just a fun Garmin accompanied my run....not that it was a was more of a trail...and a muddy one at that..... I think I...  Read more


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