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The Brooksie Way Half Marathon
Monday, October 04, 2010      3 comments

On Sunday, October 3, 2010, I ran my first half marathon, the Brooksie Way. I ran it in 2:25:57 and placed 1842 overall. Although my time is solidly middle of the pack and nothing spectacular, my road to getting to this point has been slow, stea... Read more
How has weight loss changed my life
Wednesday, May 27, 2009      2 comments

...a response to the daily prompt. Wow! Where do I start? Before weight loss, I would get out of breath easily, I couldn't see my feet to tie my shoes so I resorted to wearing slip-ons, I couldn't keep up with my son, and I was depress... Read more
Run Wild for Detroit Zoo
Monday, September 08, 2008      3 comments

I did it! I ran my first ever 5K. It was raining and cold, but I did it anyway. It was great to hear my husband and son yelling "run, Momma, Run" as I neared the finish line. I have to admit that I never would have imagined running a 5K, ... Read more
5K This Sunday
Friday, September 05, 2008      0 comments

Well, it's just about here...my first 5K. I'm excited and nervous. I keep reminding myself that the most important thing is to complete it, not my time. This is a competition against myself. As I continue with my healthy habits, my time should b... Read more
My first 5K
Thursday, July 17, 2008      0 comments

Well, I did it. I signed up for my first 5K. As a matter of fact, I also signed up for a second one for the following month. I cannot believe that in the course of a year, I've gone from huffing and puffing to keep up with my son to signin... Read more
I'm in the spotllight at my gym
Tuesday, June 03, 2008      0 comments

The staff members at my gym selected me to be in the spotlight. Once a month they feature a member who has worked hard toward a goal. Here's a little blurb from the letter: "You have been chosen as the Wellness Center’s Member in the ... Read more