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Urgent Prayer Request
Monday, October 18, 2010      16 comments

My daughter has two friends (sisters - and one of the girls is my student) whose mom was just rediagnosed with brain tumors 2 weeks ago. She had a massive stroke on Friday and is in a coma. They are talking about taking her off of the respirator... Read more
Thankful for Bike Helmets! (Please Wear Yours!)
Thursday, October 14, 2010      5 comments

My trainer took me out on a ride again today. Our plan was to do our route from last week twice, so about 13 miles. We only made it about 3.4 miles because my trainer, Kevin, wiped out. He insists that I did not contribute to it, but I'm a ... Read more
"Masters" Swim Class... It Sounds So Scary!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010      6 comments

Today I signed up for a Masters Swim Class at my Y! I am excited, and nervous. It doesn't start until November 1st, so I have a few weeks to get used to the idea. The "Masters" in the title really throws me - I'm certainly NOT a 'master' swimmer... Read more
I Can't Believe It... I Ran Over 5 MILES today!!!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010      10 comments

I feel like doing a Happy Dance. emoticon I ran 5.2 miles today!!! Not only that, but I did it in a pretty quick ... Read more
10 Miles... Yes!
Sunday, October 10, 2010      5 comments

I rode my new bike today... for 10 miles! I bought the bike a week ago Friday night, so I've only had it for about 9 days. I've already put 23 miles on it! And, I'd only rode 3 times in the past 30 years or so. I'm thrilled! When I did my 7... Read more
If It Ain't Broke...
Saturday, October 09, 2010      9 comments

I know I'd been 'complaining' about how slow I run. Then, I amazed myself last Saturday by taking almost 6 minutes off of my 5K time... dropping my per minute speed by about 2 minutes! I was amazed! This week, I've been reading a lot about ... Read more
Photos from Last Week's Komen 5K
Saturday, October 09, 2010      2 comments

Close up of my face with "pink ribbon" face painted on. Me after the 5K at our lake house. ... Read more
Battle Wound... proof (photo) that I'm becoming a cyclist! Or trying!
Saturday, October 09, 2010      3 comments

Here's a photo of my arm showing my arm wounds from my bike wreck wtih my daughter on Tuesday night. I had a larger scratch on my forearm and a smaller one on my wrist. (... Read more
(Day 12 of 180) Rest is Good!
Friday, October 08, 2010      1 comments

After yesterday's mega-workout, I took the day off today. It feels good to rest, but I can't wait to run tomorrow! I'm debating between doing my long run tomorrow or Tuesday. I now have several hours free on Tuesday mornings and might switch tha... Read more
(Day 11 of 180) 850 Calories!
Thursday, October 07, 2010      6 comments

I had an amazing day today. First of all, we went to the doctor to have my daughter's wrist x-rayed after our bike incident. No broken bones! Yeah! After I dropped her off at our co-op, I went and worked out HARD for 40 minutes with my pers... Read more
(Day 9 of 180) Bike Wreck
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      6 comments

Yes, I just got my new bike on Friday and I had a wreck today. My daughter and I were riding our bikes around the neighborhood tonight. We were both in the street and she decided to ride on the sidewalk. She went up one driveway and I sped... Read more
(Day 8 of 180) Breaking in My New Bike
Monday, October 04, 2010      5 comments

After my 5K on Saturday, I drove up to our lake house. I thought I'd shower, eat some lunch, and then have a nap, but I ended up going out on the jet skis with my husband. Then, my daughter wanted to go bike riding, so I hopped on and we went fo... Read more
(Day 7 of 180) Amazing 5K PR!!! (AKA: A Blessing Of Being Slow!)
Sunday, October 03, 2010      16 comments

Yesterday was my 2nd 5K since finishing C25K (Couch to 5K) in August. My 5K in September was a small, local event. But, this 5K was HUGE! It was the Houston Komen Race for the Cure... and we had over 32,000 (yes!) walkers and runners. I was amaz... Read more
September Reviews & October Goals
Sunday, October 03, 2010      3 comments

SEPTEMBER REVIEW: 1. Run 1st 5K (since 2003) on Sept 11th. - emoticon 2. Run 'my' lake 5K in under 46... Read more
(#5 of 180) Learning to Run My Own Race
Friday, October 01, 2010      3 comments

I picked up my bike tonight. Yes! It took almost 2 hours as I also needed a helmet and some other equipment. We didn't get home until late, so I'll be riding it tomorrow! I also am very nervous about my 5K tomorrow. It is further away then ... Read more

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