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Stop counting start doing
8/11/2013 11:24:16 AM,  14 COMMENTS

I was walking the dogs this morning and I thought about how I stopped counting calories burned. I had been doing this for over 5 yrs. Setting calorie...  Read more


Busy Bee
8/10/2013 9:48:36 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I started a new job this week so I feel like I have been on the go nonstop since Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday were long training days and didn't ma...  Read more


8/2/2013 3:32:21 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Eating has not been quite so forgiving this week. I have not been able to exercise quite like normal and been eating out more than usual. I spent 1.5...  Read more


Things get better slowly
7/28/2013 9:29:11 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I accidentally left my gympact set to work out 6 days this week. So even with all the stress of my dad dieing I have managed to workout 6 days this we...  Read more


It's been rough
7/22/2013 8:29:14 PM,  15 COMMENTS

I was out shopping at walmart last Friday night and I got a call from my mom. I called her back like 10 minutes later and what she told me has been de...  Read more


New car and Yoga in the park
7/14/2013 8:52:44 PM,  9 COMMENTS

We finally got a new car! It ended up working out perfectly. We tried the honda dealeriship here in town and dealt with jerky sales ppl that were tryi...  Read more


Magic Numbers, Loss and the Illusion of Choice
7/13/2013 11:23:26 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I recently turned 27 and have been thinking a lot lately about how embodiment is a strange thing. When I think back on the life I have lived so far,...  Read more


Marathon Training Weeks 9-12: God's Got This?
7/12/2013 10:51:54 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Week 9 marked the first official week of marathon training. Before this we were in "pre-training". So now everyone who is running the Chicago...  Read more


Been awhile
7/9/2013 4:39:26 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Not too much new here. Our big excitement has been finding a dead baby possum in our fenced in yard. Still not sure if it was our dog or it fell from...  Read more


14th in my age group!
7/4/2013 10:56:31 AM,  12 COMMENTS

I did a 5 mile race this morning and I was kinda worried about it I have not been running much. Last time I ran 5 miles was 2-3 months ago. I signed u...  Read more


Losing Weight is FUN!
6/25/2013 2:32:03 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I had this boss years ago and I was in the middle of my weight loss when she told me "losing weight is fun!" I must have given her a WTF look in frust...  Read more


In need of grounding
6/24/2013 6:14:53 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Back to square one! I went to the temp job today and they told me they had nothing for me to do. So I went to the temp agency and she said they called...  Read more


Or maybe not...
6/21/2013 4:53:33 PM,  5 COMMENTS

The job wasn't as stable as I suspected, oh well. I will keep looking. Thank goodness my health food job took me back. I told my manager today that ne...  Read more


You don't always get what you want, but you get what you need
6/19/2013 8:19:28 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I started my new job at the kitchen store on Friday. So far everyone seems super nice and I have the ability to walk all over the place if I want. I w...  Read more


Weeks 7 & 8 Marathon Training: Losing Myself
6/15/2013 1:39:33 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I am realizing that my blogs are less about running and more about God. And I think that is how it should be, when one goes on a journey with the...  Read more


Turn of events
6/13/2013 4:05:37 PM,  7 COMMENTS

This week has been so slow on the job hunting front. I got two negatives from two jobs I applied for. Didn't hear from anyone, no new jobs were coming...  Read more


Walk walk walk
6/12/2013 2:34:39 PM,  6 COMMENTS

The people who seem to live long long long lives are the ones who stay active all the time. Garden, walk, bike, swim not in excess tho. In the past yr...  Read more


You made 25,000 Steps! Can you do 5,000 more?
6/9/2013 10:11:56 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Friday was an active day, so active that I opted to go to bed early rather than consuming all my calories I had to use. The title of my blog was a mes...  Read more


Got my fix
6/2/2013 3:54:29 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Not much is happening here. I finally got my dance classes in and I felt so much better =) I had not gone in a week! (teacher got married on Wednesday...  Read more


Week 6 Marathon Training: Running From God
5/31/2013 11:26:17 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Well, after the promises from last week, about returning to God and He will return to me, you would think I had a stellar week, right? A week f...  Read more


I miss dancing!
5/30/2013 9:57:03 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I haven't been able to hit a dance class in almost a week and I going crazy! Been running instead to keep up the cardio. I did this run last Sunday. I...  Read more


Rockford Half Marathon race report
5/21/2013 1:53:35 PM,  19 COMMENTS

This race seemed to be jinxed from the start. I signed up for this race because, even though it was a 70 mile drive from my house, it offered rac...  Read more


Lots of change
5/19/2013 10:50:12 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Last night was my friend from hs's wedding. We got invited pretty late so we kinda guessed on a lot of things. We guessed right, their website said it...  Read more


Weeks 4 and 5: Marathon Training: Recalibrating Route
5/18/2013 12:47:02 PM,  9 COMMENTS

"The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth" (Luke 3:5). In this blog I'm combining the 4th and 5th week of marathon train...  Read more


Little Black Dresses
5/15/2013 1:43:05 PM,  8 COMMENTS

My friend is getting married this weekend and it's black and white themed wedding. So I assume we are to wear black or white? Oh well I went to goodwi...  Read more


Don't make eye contact with the bread!
5/10/2013 8:43:30 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I am working at the health food store today and tomorrow. My own personal challage is not to taste or buy any of the bread!!! Usually I work on days w...  Read more


Week 3 Marathon Training: The Perfect Pace
5/7/2013 12:00:03 AM,  9 COMMENTS

This week went great, I usually don't run two days in a row to avoid injury but the training plan had me running on Friday and Saturday, and I follow...  Read more


A cooking weekend
5/6/2013 8:34:52 AM,  8 COMMENTS

My last blog I wrote was angry and I deleted it. Had reached my limit on my job. So I told him I want out sooner then later. So May 15th is the date....  Read more


Exercise plan for 5% Challenge & Marathon
5/2/2013 9:58:45 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My exercise plan for 5% Challenge and Marathon 182 192 182 192 I will be going back to work and working 12 hour shifts Mon/Tues/Wed and commu...  Read more


5.5 years of CHAOS is over :))))
5/1/2013 10:44:20 PM,  13 COMMENTS

For those of you who have known me for awhile know the story, DH & I have been living in 2 cities for the past 5.5 years. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT IS...  Read more


Suddenly Summer
5/1/2013 8:59:21 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Yesterday and today we are in the 80's! It feels like summer and I am not ready yet. I ran yesterday at the height of the heat and was just drenched a...  Read more


Week 2 Marathon Training: Honoring and Celebrating Loss
4/29/2013 10:27:10 PM,  15 COMMENTS

To start off this week of training, I packed my running gear Monday so that I could meet up with my amazing friend Jenn (KITHKINCAID) to honor those w...  Read more


Garden is planted!
4/28/2013 9:33:01 PM,  6 COMMENTS

We had a labor intense weekend of planting. Yesterday we finally made up our mind on planting a weeping redbud in the front yard. I also planted honey...  Read more


Spring Spring Spring
4/25/2013 9:50:24 AM,  5 COMMENTS

So happy the temp has finally warmed up again. Back running twice a week which always feel good! Back mowing too, nice cardio replacement. I am gettin...  Read more


4/22/2013 8:35:22 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I thought long and hard about the job and asked an old coworker of mine who worked at this place and is leaving after 2 yrs. She made it sound like it...  Read more


Week 1 Marathon Training: First Team Run
4/20/2013 8:13:16 PM,  17 COMMENTS

My good friend Jenn (KITHKINCAID) did an amazing thing when she trained for the 2012 Chicago Marathon, she wrote a weekly blog that summarized her tra...  Read more


Shamrock Shuffle 8k Race Report
4/18/2013 10:40:32 AM,  14 COMMENTS

This is my favorite race. This race and I have a history (was once the very last person to cross the finish line, etc., etc.). To read more ab...  Read more


The "right" feeling
4/18/2013 8:49:54 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I went for my job shadow yesterday to see if I was into the job photographing babies. I was so excited about it for days. She told me think about it a...  Read more


4/17/2013 9:14:42 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Ugh within probably 20-30 minutes of my last blog everything got super sucky. I got to work and my boss finally looked in such good spirits. It had be...  Read more


New Life, New Blog
4/16/2013 2:48:31 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Yesterday marked another Sparkversary for me. Hard to believe it's been 3 years. But yesterday also marked another anniversary. Yesterday I quit my...  Read more


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