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Finally a good week
9/2/2013 9:16:06 AM,  11 COMMENTS

This week was great! My mom got her new lawyer and got thru probate court pretty fast! She is still having issues with what was covered the last few m...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

What I Learned from Ironman - Part 1
8/28/2013 9:30:36 AM,  26 COMMENTS

One Step At A Time.... I've had quite the journey over the last few years from the couch to finishing my first Ironman. Along the way I've learn...  Read more

IRONMOM39

Why can't you do it all?
8/25/2013 8:10:25 PM,  9 COMMENTS

This week was my first week with the job. Time passed fast but it was also very tiring. It will just take some getting used to. It's seasonal, so it g...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

New
8/20/2013 8:16:53 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Tomorrow I start my new job officially. I gotta be an hr away at 6 am. This should be interesting! I am trying to wean myself into waking up a little...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

Following
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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

_DASH_

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

LOTUSFLOWER

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

LOTUSFLOWER

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

LOTUSFLOWER

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

ONMYMEDS

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

LOTUSFLOWER

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

LOTUSFLOWER

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

HLTHYRNRMOM

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

HLTHYRNRMOM

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

LOTUSFLOWER

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

CONFUSEDBIRD

Rolling
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

CONFUSEDBIRD

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

LOTUSFLOWER

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