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Feels good to be back on track
Saturday, July 20, 2013      3 comments

I'm at work this morning, and I'm exhausted. My legs ache. Both for good reason - I was up way too late last night because my BFF and I completed the Firefly 5k! The Firefly 5k is a glow-in-the-dark night "race." It was a blast! The cou... Read more
OMG - what have I done??
Thursday, July 18, 2013      4 comments

I haven't been on SP in a while, but I've actually learned several hard lessons these past few weeks. My weight increase proves it. One, I turn to food a lot more often than I realized when I'm stressed out. We're in the process of sellin... Read more
Dieting while on a business trip...
Friday, May 17, 2013      1 comments

I'm headed to Pittsburgh next week for work, and although I'm super excited, I'm also a little nervous. I've never met most of the people that work for my company, and they're planning all kinds of fun things for me to do. It seems this is goi... Read more
10k test run - DONE!
Sunday, May 12, 2013      1 comments

My mother-in-law took me on a "test run" of the upcoming Bolder Boulder 10k course. I was obviously much, much slower than she, but I did it! ... Read more
10k test run with my MIL - I'm nervous!
Friday, May 10, 2013      3 comments

I'm very fortunate to have a mother-in-law whom I really love and respect. She's in her early 60s and in AMAZING shape! Her support and coaching advice has propelled me down the jogging path, and I know I wouldn't have done it without her. We'r... Read more
Grief and weight gain...
Sunday, May 05, 2013      4 comments

My dad died 9 years ago, and my mom 5 years ago, both unexpectedly. Both times my world was twisted around, and although I put on a brave face for everyone else, inside I fell apart. Even now, I miss them both more than I can describe. And I'm ... Read more
Exercise-induced asthma, huh? Never woulda thought it...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013      1 comments

I did the Cherry Creek Sneak 5 mile course this weekend, and I learned something I never expected. I can't run the whole distance because of my legs, but because of my lungs. A few weeks ago, I noticed my heart rate would spike to the uppe... Read more
Cherry Creek Sneak this Sunday!
Friday, April 26, 2013      2 comments

Quick and easy blog for today: I'm doing the Cherry Creek Sneak on Sunday - 5 miles! That's the longest distance I've ever done, running or walking. I did a 7k in March in just over an hour, and I know I could've pushed just a little harder an... Read more
Maybe I need a different 5k training plan?
Sunday, April 21, 2013      2 comments

I actually began my weight loss journey last December (down 20 pounds since then!), and I started at 5k training program back then. I admit, I haven't actually finished the whole program. I get to a point (usually around the 10- to 12-minute lo... Read more
Cancelled my "formal" diet system
Thursday, April 18, 2013      0 comments

I've been on a points-based weight loss program since December, and I've lost 20 pounds so I'm not totally unhappy with it. But I'm frustrated. My average weight loss has dropped to less than a pound a week, despite staying within my points al... Read more
What is this "sleep" thing everyone says is so good?
Thursday, April 04, 2013      3 comments

I have two small kids - 19 months and 6 months. This apparently means I'll know nothing of solid sleep for many years to come, and I've hit the point where I'm straight-up tired of being tired. My daughter (the older child) usually sleeps t... Read more