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Learning more about Motivation
Thursday, June 30, 2011      0 comments

More focus on the mental aspect of healthy living, I have been researching how motivation works the last couple of days. Found a good article from Coach Dean on Sparkpeople.
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I am a Fake Optimist
Thursday, June 23, 2011      9 comments

My year of being 42 has me on a journey to becoming the person that I want to be. I know 42 is a weird age to suddenly be so introspective as its not a major milestone or anything, but it has been my favourite number for so long that I am deter... Read more
My Very Simple Plan
Monday, June 20, 2011      6 comments

After a deep-diving exercise evaluating my relationship with food, I had become stuck at determining a Plan of Action. But I had an Epiphany today! (they don't come often so you have to celebrate when they occur!) More Mileage + More Fr... Read more
Evaluating My Relationship with Food
Thursday, June 16, 2011      4 comments

This is a bit long, but I needed to work through the process. Things I know about how I interact with food • Hunger = Anxiety - My mind seems to equate hunger with anxiety. I feel anxious when hungry, so I feed myself to calm the anxi... Read more
Running & Diet
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      2 comments

TRYINGHARD1948 pointed me to WATERMELLEN's blog yesterday called Feet or Fork? which lead me to this website National Runners Health Study healthresear... Read more
Walking & My Relationship with Food
Monday, June 13, 2011      4 comments

Completed my first week of the Intermediate Walk a Half Marathon Plan. It's good to know that it fits into my schedule just fine for the most part. The weekend was to be a 10K walk and I only got in a 5K walk, but that's ok, I will get it. ... Read more
Looking for the Next Race
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      1 comments

Is it weird to be looking for the next race to sign up for right after finishing the last one? And still be sore from the last one? My friend, whom I jokingly hauled her a#* across the finish line, was the first one to suggest the next race... Read more
Weird Run/Walk Injury - My Popliteus is Sore!
Monday, May 30, 2011      3 comments

So I finished my Half Marathon Walk. I will do a Race Report in a seperate blog because I don't have my pictures with me yet. I am happy to have completed the race, it was not for time as I walked it with a friend, but more on that later... ... Read more
How to Train for a HALF-Marathon in 9 days!!!
Thursday, May 19, 2011      3 comments

I signed up to WALK the Half Marathon a few months ago. I actually did a full 12-week 'walk a half marathon' training program fro October - February but didn't end up actually doing the HM I trained for. So then I signed up for the Ottawa Race ... Read more
Climbing (huffing and puffing) back onto the Wagon
Thursday, May 12, 2011      4 comments

WOW - I did NOT anticipate how pneumonia could wipe a person out. It has literally taken a month for me to even start feeling normal again. But, thankfully I am feeling better and feeling motivated to get back on the fitness track. I am ... Read more
Back after a bout with Pneumonia
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      3 comments

After being sick for about 9 days, off and on low-grade fever, cough, and the thing that finally drove me to the clinic - ear ache - I was diagnosed with Pneumonia 5 days ago. No wonder I was so tired and not getting well!! Optimism mixed... Read more
Day #30 - Sick and a Hypothyroid Diagnosis
Friday, April 15, 2011      6 comments

Ok, I have just side-swiped by a wicked virus - started in the bowel, sore throat, chest cough, sinuses on fire - oh man! I don't get sick that often and very rarely in the chest (throat and sinus are my weaknesses however). Yesterday and toda... Read more
PB Day#28 and the World's Healthiest Foods
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      3 comments

My goal these days is to feed my body the nutrients it needs. I think my body just feels lousy from all the dead food I have been feeding it. Now, I am not going to go crazy on a raw food vegan diet nor am I giving up any of my current loves li... Read more
Plateau-Busting - Day# 28 confessing, juicing and hemp hearts
Tuesday, April 12, 2011      3 comments

Well, 17 days left in my 'plateau-busting'. I have to admit, I have really struggled the last week. I tried not to get down when I added running to my routine and gained 3lbs which are still hanging around but it has honestly been tough. I ... Read more
Plateau-Busting Day #20 - It's all about feeding your body the nutrients it craves!
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      2 comments

In the last 20 days, here the things I have tried based on things I have read about breaking through a plateau - eat more - this one was easy, but not helpful - eat more protein - not getting enough protein isn't one of my usual proble... Read more

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