Sunday, April 27, 2014      3 comments

I have not been here in ages. I think I might have logged in last YEAR. I track my food on MyFitnessPal and while I have "friends" there, it is not like the relationships I had here. Spark is home. Spark is family. However, I do not have the tim... Read more
Inching Toward Excellence
Friday, January 21, 2011      5 comments

I'm learning my new job and talking to my old self. We did two quick miles the past few days, she and I, some indoors and some out. She has been overwhelmed, frazzled and afraid. She is full of words with no place to put them. On Monday, I ... Read more
Keeping the Faith
Monday, January 10, 2011      6 comments

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58, KJV) Well, I didn't meet my goals last week, but I did start a new ... Read more
New Year, New Job
Saturday, January 08, 2011      7 comments

This was my first week at a new job. I'm really enjoying it but there's a lot to learn and K-12 is a lot more physical than higher education, so I'm excited but exhausted! I need to blog three times this week all this weekend so look to hear mor... Read more
Balancing the Books
Saturday, January 01, 2011      2 comments

Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. (Philippians 4:5, KJV) Coach Nancy wrote a great post today about balance. She talked about how she'd become obsessed with running this summer while training for a marathon and... Read more
It's all good!
Thursday, December 30, 2010      5 comments

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.--2 Corinthians 1:20 Wow. Here we are a few days from 2011. I'm still fat, but nowhere near as fat... Read more
100 in 100 workouts November 29-December 4, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010      3 comments

SUNDAY run (3 miles) MONDAY strength TUESDAY run (3 miles) WEDNESDAY long run (7 miles) THURSDAY strength FRIDAY off SATURDAY Jingle Bell Run 3k... Read more
100 in 100 workouts November 21-28, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010      1 comments

SUNDAY women's Half Marathon (DONE, 13.1 miles, 3:54, 3678 calories burned) TUESDAY off (how many calories does limping burn? LOL) WEDNESDAY off THURSDAY Turkey Trot 5k (DONE, 3.2 miles, 52:14, 699) FRIDAY off ... Read more
Turkey Trot 5k 2010 (28.7 miles down, 71.3 miles to go!)
Thursday, November 25, 2010      7 comments

This was the same course as the Labor Day race (only I'm dragging some more pounds with me). Four of my kids did it with me. It was a good run, especially after the half on Sunday I just wanted to get it going again. There were a TON of people (... Read more
My First Half Marathon!
Monday, November 22, 2010      18 comments

Wow. I don't know where to begin. Perhaps at the beginning? LOL In a stroke of madness (and pre-birthday glee) I signed up for the Women's Running Half Marathon (www... Read more
12.4 Down, 87.6 to go!
Sunday, October 24, 2010      4 comments

Race Report: Not a race really, but fun! Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk 10/24/10 It was a nice day (my birthday actually!) and my youngest daughter and one of my sons came along. The faculty and students from my college were there and w... Read more
Thanks for the love!
Saturday, October 16, 2010      5 comments

I appreciate everyone's love and support in my absence. A few days after my last post, my husband tore his achilles tendon and ending up having to have emergency surgery. He had been out of work two weeks and has four more weeks to go. That, plu... Read more
Manic Mama Express Workout Plan September 19, 2010 - September 25, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010      7 comments

SUNDAY Kick, Punch and Crunch (68 min) MONDAY Kettlenetics (20 min) TUESDAY Turbo Jam (20 min) WEDNESDAY HIIT Cardio (27 min) THURSDAY Turbo Jam (20 min) FRIDAY Kettlenetics (20 min) 5k run SATURDAY ... Read more
6.2 down, 93.8 to go!
Saturday, September 18, 2010      12 comments

Goal: To run 100 miles within 100 miles of my home Race:Women's Distance Festival 5k Goal: under 50 minutes, run all the way Time: 48:31 Course: hilly, shaded Recap: Well, first of all, I DID NOT MISS THE START this time. LOL I lef... Read more
I Survived...
Friday, September 17, 2010      6 comments

Well, my first block class is over (we do one class a month). This one was a doozy. I can see now how I got so fat. Living at the margins is no fun. I'm about the same weight (praise God!) and I can get back in to my fitness routines (please God... Read more

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