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December Goals Review
Thursday, December 31, 2009      3 comments

The last day of 2009. What a year! Just from a health perspective...I have to say it was a pretty great year for me. And I am so grateful for the inspiration and motivation that my Spark friends have channeled to me across the Web. There are a l... Read more
Christmas 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009      5 comments

We had a very nice holiday together. Normally, my husband is working and I am with my family. Months ago he asked for time off. We went to service on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, it was standing room only...but we were together. i31.p... Read more
Mid-December Check In
Tuesday, December 15, 2009      8 comments

It's always good to be mindful of what you are doing well, and where there is room for improvement. At least that is what I tell myself today. :) Here are my goals, and then a status of where I am with them for mid-month: 1. Keep journaling... Read more
December December
Tuesday, December 01, 2009      6 comments

So much happening in the month. I have a few goals: 1. Keep journaling food 2. Get all my H20 3. Get 2-3 veggies today (a problem point for me) 4. Stay in my caloric range (2 days will be tough...but the excuses!) 5. Exerc... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday, November 26, 2009      3 comments

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Giving Thanks
Wednesday, November 25, 2009      1 comments

This year has been a tremendous year of growth for me in so many ways. I would not be where I am without the amazing tools here on SparkPeople, along with the friendships made and supportive teams. The web is a powerful tool and there is so much... Read more
Tuesday, November 10, 2009      7 comments

Ahhh this week. Ahhh this month. So much happening. So many dates of significance. One foot in front of the other, one day at a time. I'm frustrated with myself because I set a goal to exercise daily and I am not doing it. I don't have an ... Read more
A therapeutic blog
Thursday, November 05, 2009      11 comments

I have a lot of things on my brain. If you read it, then God Bless You. It is more for me to get things out there and maybe it will cause me to further think some of these things through...and maybe not at all. This month is always a roller... Read more
Plan B for Daylight Savings Running/Training and Colder Temps
Wednesday, November 04, 2009      4 comments

So...this daylight savings thing is really putting a damper on things. I was fine to run in the dark when it was just before sunrise. But not sundown. Sigh. I don't have a bucket of money to afford an electric treadmill. We can't afford to even ... Read more
The Mayonnaise Jar
Tuesday, November 03, 2009      7 comments

My mom sent this to me and I appreciated I am posting it here: Mayonnaise Jar & Two Beers When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Bee... Read more
Scenes from the Marine Corps Marathon
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      14 comments

Here are some pics from the big day: Lots of water. I am not sure if this was for the 10k people, or the early finishers ... Read more
Race Report: Marine Corps Marathon - October 25, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009      43 comments

Got up just after 4am. Chugged a cuppa joe and ate an energy bar on the drive down to the Metro. I chatted with some other runners on the ride down. It was amazing...when we got to the was just a long line of people just walking const... Read more
Organizing Race Day Thoughts
Wednesday, October 21, 2009      4 comments

So here I am, twiddling my fingers...waiting for the marathon. I have had so many things on the brain. And, thanks to those thoughts, I did not sleep well last night. Some things that I have decided: 1) I will take in blocks every 40 minute... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 25, Day 1
Sunday, October 18, 2009      3 comments

Thank goodness it wasn't raining, but boy was it cold. The countdown is on, kids. A week from today, I will be recovering from the marathon. Really happy with my overall pacing. 8.01 miles 1:49:33 duration 13:40 pace 1617 calories bu... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 24, Day 3
Tuesday, October 13, 2009      0 comments

My whole body felt like deadweight on this one. I don't know the cause. But I tried to hang back and just make it an easy run, instead of 'all or nothing' during the run periods. Two more runs until I rest for the big day. 2.5 miles 34:1... Read more

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