The Inner Athlete Returns
Thursday, August 04, 2011      3 comments

Let's just say that it's all ISABELLE's fault! emoticon ... Read more
The Social Butterfly 5K
Sunday, November 16, 2008      9 comments

Well, actually it was called the LOCO MOOSE 5K, and they had really great t-shirts, but for me, it was a morning of meeting up with running friends that I've met at my past t... Read more
Wednesday, November 05, 2008      5 comments

At the beginning of this week, one of my beloved team leaders challenged us to come up with some mini goals for the week. No problem - I'll do my strength training, eat my salad and get my sleep. The whole exercise made me feel quite organized... Read more
My 2nd 5k
Saturday, October 25, 2008      8 comments

This morning, I got up early to take the dog out, and it was cold and kind of gray. I ran around the yard with him and thought about the 5K I was going to run in a couple of hours and I thought, "I'm paying money to do this on a Saturday??" Th... Read more
Saturday, October 11, 2008      3 comments

This morning, I took a run in the cool, sunny, fall air. It was one of those "good running" runs - where you feel all happy and bouncy and confident afterwards. The kind of run that makes you want to go out and do it all over again, maybe twi... Read more
My First 5K
Saturday, September 27, 2008      16 comments

I ran my first 5K race today - and I finished! When I started my running journey just a few months ago, I imagined myself at the finish line. I registered for the race way in advance. Still, I'm not quite sure that I ever really believed it w... Read more
My Gold Medal Swim
Monday, August 18, 2008      2 comments

I am on vacation this week, and thought for this morning's exercise I'd do a nice long swim.....oh, say about an hour. So I get in the water and go about 15 minutes and realize, wow, by the time I get to 30 minutes, I'll be all the way down to ... Read more
Friday, August 15, 2008      4 comments

Now you're all wondering who the heck Laurie Martens is, right? Well, she is the physician's assistant at my doctor's office. About a year and a half ago, she called me in to tell me that I was now in the pre-diabetic range with my blood s... Read more
Thursday, August 07, 2008      4 comments

So today is the first day of my last year of my first half century. Hmmm, when I read that back, I seem old, but I feel younger all the time. This is how I celebrated my birthday this morning - I went out in the rain and RAN. I am doing t... Read more
Sunday, February 17, 2008      2 comments

I wanted to get some fancy-dancy scale that I could use to weigh myself weekly, but it costs a lot of money. So instead, at the Wal-Mart yesterday, I bought a cheap digital scale. It doesn't seem to be all that accurate - depending on where I ... Read more
Friday, February 08, 2008      0 comments

Thanks to a friend on SP, and a suggestion from the ONE DAY CHALLENGE group, I decided to bring better snacks to work. I cannot believe it, but I am actually eating carrots with hummus as a snack. AND it doesn't completely suck. OK, so it's n... Read more
Monday, February 04, 2008      1 comments

I am hungry. I have been hungry all day. So I'm trying to look beneath the hunger to see what is really going on. I am not used to being hungry. I have always just kept eating all through the day so that I've never had to feel the hunger... Read more