MEEMS214's Blogs

Not letting the "I mights" keep you from your goals
Sunday, November 13, 2011      2 comments

When I first began training back in March for the 3 day I did a lot of research online. What does it take to be a 3 day walker? How do people do it? Well - there really isn't a lot out there for long distance walkers, or at least I have not s... Read more
3 days - 60 miles - - -I did that
Tuesday, November 08, 2011      6 comments

I will have more to say later but for now I am resting. Here are some pictures from the weekend. What a blast it was. If you are in the States or have something like this in your region I highly recommend it. It is the hardest thing you will... Read more
12 more days (11, actually)
Monday, October 24, 2011      2 comments

The decision was made in March. Jessica and I were sitting across from each other at The Prohibition Room when I made the comment about the Susan G. Komen 3 Day. “I’m thinking about doing it” I said casually as I sipped my old fashioned. “Me ... Read more
feet, Stephen King and the broken rule
Saturday, September 03, 2011      4 comments

Last week I walked 13 miles in new shoes. As a result of them either being new or not correctly fitted, the end result was blisters on a good percentage of my feet and awkward and painful walking until Thursday. Mom, my biggest cheerleader, th... Read more
the solo walks, blisters and two lessons
Sunday, August 28, 2011      2 comments

After two very long weeks my foot seemed ready to cooperate with my training and I headed out for 12 miles (19k). That was last weekend. I felt really good for the most part and got an early start so I would be out of the heat of the day as qu... Read more
Rest. Ice. Elevate.
Thursday, August 04, 2011      2 comments

After two hours at a doctor's office (and only about 10 minutes total with said staff and doctor) those words are what is scrawled along the bottom of the paper they hand me as I check out. Rest. Ice. Elevate. I'm glad it isn't a ... Read more
Injury (question mark)
Sunday, July 31, 2011      3 comments

Sometime during the night, during one of the dozen times I was awake, staring at the ceiling in a certain degree of pain and wondering if my foot has a stress fracture or not I decided not to walk this morning. (continues here) 02... Read more
That isn't pain, it's pride.
Saturday, July 30, 2011      2 comments

I walked my first 10 mile day in this training so far. All week I have been trying not to psyche myself out about it. I knew I would be alone and it would have been the longest I had walked yet. In addition my right foot is not playing al... Read more
Question for the community
Saturday, July 23, 2011      7 comments

I am training for the Susan G. Komen 3 days for the cure. It is 20 miles a day for 3 days. During training I may walk 3 miles one day, a few days later it is 10 miles. To ensure I am getting the correct amount of calories, should I chang... Read more
Okay, okay Sparkpeople. You win.
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      5 comments

I thought I knew what I was eating. I'm a vegetarian, but I have a lot of variety with plenty of protein, carbs and fat. I don't overeat - most of the time. I figured my only problem with weight loss was that I did not move. Well - now I... Read more
define yourself
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      1 comments

We were a little more than halfway to the top of Upper Yosemite Fall when I gave up. My mind told me I was done - so I was done. Thankfully, I had partners with me who set small goals. "Keely, make it to that next patch of shade and you ... Read more
seeing results
Sunday, July 03, 2011      1 comments

I was surprised this morning when the thought "this is easy" popped into my head as I was nearing the end of my 6 miles. It's a good feeling. My fitness goal when I joined Sparkpeople was to "fall in love with exercise" and I am definitely be... Read more
me and my toes are not friends
Sunday, June 26, 2011      2 comments

104 miles down. Most of me is loving this journey - - part of me does not. That part of me that is not having fun is mostly my toes, my shins and my right hip. I laugh and try to figure out how to cope with these things because it is o... Read more
Sunday, June 19, 2011      4 comments

This week I became very bored with my walks. I have walked my neighborhood and a local park. Now I feel like I have seen all there is to see and it has become really repetitive. Take the added feat of adding at least 1 picture from each walk ... Read more
Sunday, June 12, 2011      2 comments

Sometimes our bodies don't let us succeed and sometimes it isn't our bodies at all. I have a bad back. I have had a bad back for as long as I remember. I get it from my dad. One moment everything is fine and the next thing you know you g... Read more

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