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2 Down, 10 to Go
Saturday, October 17, 2015      2 comments

I know have my second 5K under my belt. I was able to meet all of my goals for this race; run the entire race, come in before the last walker, and beat my previous time. I lowered my time by 45 minutes. I would call it a PR, but this could hav... Read more
As My Second 5K Looms on the Horizon...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015      2 comments

So I have stayed true to my "training" schedule and continued to run 3 days per week and never two days in a row. I have met my 12,000 daily step goal for the past 5+ weeks. I feel like I am getting a little faster. Yet, I am concerned that m... Read more
2 Kinds of
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      0 comments

I feel like I have turned another corner. It was a crazy day. Very little went as planned both at work and at home. As the pressures of the day mounted I realized one of the major points of stress was I began feeling I was not going to get my... Read more
Finally! Race Day
Saturday, September 19, 2015      7 comments

I made it! I ran my first 5K in many, many years. The best part is that I met all my goals (not that they were that lofty). - I completed the SparkPeople 5K Your Way program. - I jogged the entire race. - I was not the last perso... Read more
Going for Distance
Tuesday, September 15, 2015      2 comments

It is a lot different measuring runs by distance versus time. My last run on Sunday was a practice 5K (to gauge how embarrassing this first race is going to be) so I measured out a 3.1 miles course around the parking lot of a nearby church (it ... Read more
Oh My, What Was I Thinking?
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      0 comments

Or, better yet, was I thinking. It all started last night and I cannot tell you how. I ended up running late for my "run". It had been a rough couple of days at work and I was beat. To top it all off it was probably the hottest day of the ye... Read more
Making Adaptations for Consistency Sake
Sunday, August 30, 2015      0 comments

Week 3 Day 3 of the Couch to 5K Your Way program. Tonight was to be the final "run" of walk/jog intervals. It rained on and off all day and finally cleared around 6:30. As I headed out the door for the track I realized that I had not charged m... Read more
I Learn Something New Everyday!
Friday, August 28, 2015      3 comments

Week 3, Day 2 and I continue to learn as a I go. Here's what I have learned in the last week and a half. 1) Resting is not as easy as it sounds. I Week 1 I did great with the cross-training days but not so much with the resting day. I w... Read more
Unexpected Benefits of Making Exercise a Priority
Saturday, August 15, 2015      8 comments

I have read that people who exercise first thing in the morning are more likely to stick with it over time. I think I get it! Today is Week 1, Day 3 of the 5K program (aka Saturday) and due to a weekend chock full of HS Reunion activities, start... Read more
Planning to Overcome the Obstacles
Thursday, August 13, 2015      4 comments

So I am on Week 1, Day 2 of the 5-week 5K program. Today was a marathon day at work after being out of the office all day yesterday. I knew it was going to involve four late afternoon interviews followed a 6:30 pm meeting. So I planned ahead ... Read more
Yet Another Day 1
Tuesday, August 11, 2015      3 comments

Today was Week 1 Day 1 of the SP 5K Your Way program. It seems like my life has been a succession of Day 1's. Here is hoping I am (and working toward my) becoming a runner this time. I was able to "jump start" this effort while on vacati... Read more
New Plan - Starting Today!
Sunday, May 25, 2014      2 comments

We, I know weigh more than I ever remember weighing in my life. I have to re-evaluate and get a hold of, not just my weight but also, my life. Tomorrow I am going to start"A Year of Holidays". I am going to set my goals holiday by holiday... Read more
What December Might Hold
Thursday, December 01, 2011      0 comments

I am feeling like December 1st is bringing a new start. Not sure exactly why. Maybe it is because I have been pretty failthful, dedicated, consistant for about a month. Boy, those are all good, strong words. Maybe I am just hitting... Read more
You Can Really Have it Your Way at Burger King! Who Knew?
Friday, November 11, 2011      0 comments

Teacher work day and we went out for lunch. I chose the Burger King Veggie Burger. When I went to enter this meal into the nutrition tracker I checked the Burger King website to get the nutrition details. Good news it is 22 g of protein and o... Read more
Feeling a little stronger each day!
Thursday, November 10, 2011      0 comments

Had the follow up appointment with the ENT. They were happy that my bp med is at 20. I was ticked. How can you "cheer" that someone's medication has been increased. My goal is to be off of this medication. I do not feel my best on it. My s... Read more

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