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Introducing Ava Marie!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010      12 comments

Just thought I would give everyone our little one's birth story...it was definitely a day I will never forget. At about 8:30 a.m. on Friday morning, I started feeling some back pain that felt like period cramps. I continued to work and tri... Read more
BIG News :)
Monday, March 15, 2010      14 comments

It has been quite a while since I've come to sparkpeople.com on a regular basis, but, have no fear - I'm definitely still following the ideas of sparkpeople closely. I'm about 6 lbs. from my goal weight...drinking plenty of water, eating health... Read more
Reassessing Goals...and how far I've come!
Friday, September 18, 2009      4 comments

Extra Credit - Where are you on this journey towards good health? Take some time to reassess your goals. Measure how far you have come. What are some of the things you are doing that you never thought would be part of your daily routine? What do... Read more
Wedding Day Recap with Professional Pics!
Monday, July 27, 2009      7 comments

Hey everyone! Finally had a minute to recap our wonderful day! Scroll down for pics. :) To start, the weather was absolutely perfect! In the morning, the guys went golfing and the photographer went to hang out with them and take photos.... Read more
A Huge Accomplishment and an Even Greater Loss...
Sunday, June 14, 2009      7 comments

Yesterday, I completed my first outdoor triathlon. The open-water swim was nothing I could have ever prepared myself for. With the water temperature at a cold 61 degrees, I just tried to get through without thinking about being cold. The wave... Read more
Personal Best
Sunday, April 05, 2009      3 comments

The trailbreaker 5k yesterday went well...30 min 20 seconds according to somewhat goofy timing chips (I had 30:14 on the hrm.) Either way, that's better than my first run! Now, I'm starting to get nervous about a few things with the triathlon.... Read more
I GOT THE JOB! :)
Thursday, April 02, 2009      9 comments

Just had to share with everyone that I received a call tonight and they have chosen me for a teaching position next year. I am SO happy to have this opportunity to continue working at a school I love with teachers I love...and SO, SO, SO happy ... Read more
Interview tomorrow!
Wednesday, April 01, 2009      9 comments

I have an interview tomorrow at the school I've been teaching at as a sub for much of the year. I know I have a lot of teacher support and I feel ready and relaxed...I really, really hope I get the position! That would be a huge load of my sho... Read more
Just chugging along...
Tuesday, March 31, 2009      2 comments

Today was an ordinary Tuesday...really didn't feel like being at the gym, but I toughed it out. Still waiting on my heart rate monitor, too...boo! Tonight, I'm getting ready for my interview Thursday...and counting down the days until Spring b... Read more
6 days to 5k...
Sunday, March 29, 2009      3 comments

and there's 8 inches of snow on the ground! Agh, I do not like Wisconsin in Spring - so unpredictable. I think it may warm up this week, so I am hoping that a good portion of the snow melts and ground dries a bit before the trailrun next weeke... Read more
Buying our first house!
Thursday, March 19, 2009      5 comments

We are buying our first house! :) We close on April 30th and we can't wait. This week has been a flurry of activity - Sunday we took our family to see the house, Monday we put in our offer, Tuesday we accepted their counter-offer, Wednesday w... Read more
First 5k...30:46!
Saturday, March 14, 2009      9 comments

So, I just got home from my first 5k (well, first in the last 8 years..and the very first that I actually trained for!)...it was tougher than I expected - 3 long, tough hills. My friend stayed with me and used her ipod+nike thing to track... Read more
"real" triathlon, here I come. ;)
Wednesday, March 04, 2009      4 comments

I completed my first indoor triathlon this year, and am stepping it up to an outdoor triathlon this summer...it is a Sprint distance, but still very "real." My friends from the gym and I will be doing an outdoor triathlon on June 13...I ... Read more
“Success isn't how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.”
Wednesday, February 11, 2009      3 comments

It's amazing to think of where I was when I started the couch-to-5k program. About 11 weeks ago, I could not run for more than 2 minutes without breathing so hard I could have passed out. 11 weeks ago, I did not go to the treadmill to find rel... Read more
Final Weigh-in - Bootcamp
Saturday, January 31, 2009      2 comments

I'm down to a 36.5" (-1.5") waist and 39" (-1") hips, so that's an improvement for the month! I have been hovering around 145 lbs (-3lbs) (up and down all week), so that's definitely an improvement as well! While I didn't reach my goal weight... Read more

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