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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

EKBUHL

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

CRYSBROWN1

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

LIGHTNINGRUNNER

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

SPEEDYDOG

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

OONAOWL

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

OONAOWL

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

OONAOWL

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

JMARISK

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

JMARISK

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

JMARISK

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 it....it didn't come out like spaghetti but...  Read more

KERRIELYNN719

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

CRYSBROWN1

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

KERRIELYNN719

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

JMARISK

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

KERRIELYNN719

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

JMARISK

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

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

KERRIELYNN719

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

JMARISK

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

SPEEDYDOG

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

CRYSBROWN1

Vacation!
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

KERRIELYNN719

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

JMARISK

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

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

KERRIELYNN719

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

BAILEYS7OF9

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

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

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