Brad and I at Mile High Music Festival in August 2010.

After the 2010 Garden 10 Mile

Anne and I before the 2010 BolderBoulder.


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I started teaching 5 years ago and have gained a TON of weight since beginning. When I worked in an office, I subsisted on coffee all day, so I didn't feel like eating. Once I got into the classroom, I figured I'd be so busy that I still wouldn't feel like eating. How wrong was I!? I was definitely busy! Breaks were few and far between and I found myself eating whatever I could, on the run because who knew when another opportunity would come? I also turned to eating to help me with all the stress I was top it off, I spent every waking second at school, and took no time out for me. So this year, I've decided that in order to be the teacher I want my students to have, I *have* to take time for me and get healthy.

Member Since: 1/2/2010

Fitness Minutes: 10,630

My Goals:

** Jack Quinn's 5k - Tuesday nights--CONSISTENTLY!

** JQRC Superbowl Sunday 5k - February 3, 2012

** Colfax Half Marathon May 19, 2013

** Bolder Boulder - Memorial Day 2013

Weight Related:

Go from 190 to 130 by Christmas Break 2013.

Life Related:

Make better food choices

Make and take time for me

Leave school AT school as much as possible

Stop allowing others to volunteer me for things

Lose my doormat-ness

Go confidently in the direction of my dreams! Live the life I've imagined!

My Program:
I'm starting a HalfMarathon training program...not sure which yet, but something that will prepare me to at least finish!

Strength Train 3x a week at home using Spark People strength exercises and Bootcamp videos.

Take a tip from God, and rest on Sunday. Sunday shall be reserved for planning and/or fishing!

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I am a teacher in beautiful Colorado. I teach third and fourth grade at a charter school designed for gifted and other creative learners. I adore my profession, my school, and my students, but I tend to work too hard and not take or make enough time for me. I love to read, but that has fallen by the wayside as well. I enjoy the "runner's high" that comes with running a race and I'm learning to shush the voices in my head that tell me I can't do things. I'm finding that I *CAN* do anything I put my mind to!

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    Hey Sunshine - just checking in and making sure that you haven't moved in to your classroom. I mean I know that our students think we live at school and all....
    2111 days ago
    Oh my gosh! I really DID LOL reading your response to my blog. I am so relieved to know that this is an actual condition and I need not feel any shame! haha!

    (Computer is being funky - if this appears twice, sorry!)

    2150 days ago
    Thanks for your comments regarding the fire. Inch by inch life's a cinch, I guess. Love the Garden of the Gods, so happy it didn't burn. Life is different here. Not sure how to adjust. Every night when I walk the pup by the worst of the diaster, I get teary-eyed and every time anyone talks about the fire or every time I think about how it must have been here during the fire, I get goosebumps and sometimes tears. So thankful to see bunnies, deer and fawns. So amazed they survived. It must have been a sight that night. I appreciate your caring words and thoughts. It means so much to me right now. Thanks!
    2151 days ago
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    Way to go! Plus, you'll feel so much better with good foods, rather than fried stuff! :)

    And yes, let it go. When I find myself doing too much for others, I ask myself, "Would you do this for your students?" And that answer is ALWAYS a resounding no, so I work to apply that logic to other areas of my life, too. :)

    Have a fabulous day, my friend!
    2165 days ago
    Thanks for reading and posting on my blog pretty lady. It is much appreciated! :0)
    2165 days ago
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