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Feeling a bit frustrated today...
Monday, January 17, 2011      2 comments

For the first time in my life, I got a Body Composition test done at a gym. I had a coupon for a free one from one of the races I ran last year and thought I should get a baseline of where I am at so I know what to focus on this year. I was e... Read more
Looking forward to 2011!
Saturday, January 01, 2011      0 comments

In the past year I have become a runner! Never in my life would I have thought that I would be able to run like I do today. In 2010 I ran a 5k in January, 4 mile in Febuary, half marathon in May, a 10K in September, and a 10K in October! My min... Read more
Recommitting to taking care of myself!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010      1 comments

It has been a ROUGH last 4 weeks for me....and the past several months have been an adjustment trying to fit working out in with a full time work schedule. I have really gotten off track over the past 4 weeks however. I have been having a lot ... Read more
The Half-Marathon :)
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      3 comments

Well, I did it! I ran the Eugene Half- Marathon on Sunday, May 2nd. I finished in 2:08:38 by my watch subtracting my two bathroom breaks...and 2:16 by the official chip time. It was pretty insane! There was 8,000 runners which was pretty int... Read more
Huge increase on performance for my 11 mile run!!! :)
Saturday, April 10, 2010      1 comments

In my training for my half-marathon that is in 3 weeks, I made it to the 11 mile run today. After a miserable, painful, awful 9 mile run two weeks ago, I was not looking forward to it. However I did awesome!! I ran at an average of 10:06 ... Read more
Just accepted a job!!
Friday, April 02, 2010      5 comments

My journey on Spark began about 2 weeks after I was laid off from my teaching job. Little did I know at the time that being laid off from that job was a blessing, not a curse! I was miserable, working 65 hours a week, stressed to the limit, an... Read more
New PR hiking Mt. Pisgah! :)
Thursday, March 18, 2010      0 comments

One of my goal setting/progress monitoring tools is to time myself hiking up Mt. Pisgah. It is a mountain near my house that has about 1000ft elevation gain in a little under a mile and a half. It is a little under a 3 mile round trip hike. ... Read more
Ran 8 miles yesterday!
Saturday, February 27, 2010      2 comments

In my training for my half-marathon, I just ran 8 miles for the first time yesterday! I ran at an average of 11:51 minute/mile, which is great for me! Today I feel pretty good, just a bit sore and I felt pretty good during the entire run also! ... Read more
Shin injury....
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      1 comments

I attempted to go on my recovery run yesterday afternoon and found an injury! I stopped running after about 4 minutes of about level 6 pain. I'm not sure what I have done or how I did it but I get pain in my left shin area on every impact when... Read more
Fastest race to date :)
Monday, February 08, 2010      1 comments

I ran in a 4 mile race yesterday called the Truffle Shuffle. My goal was to finish in under 46 minutes since I have been consistently running 11:30 min/miles when training. To my surprise I was running a 10 min/mile the entire race!! I ... Read more
Longest run ever! :)
Monday, January 18, 2010      1 comments

Last night I ran 6 miles, which is the longest I have ever run in my life...even when I was a kid!! I ran at an overall pace of 12:10 min/mile including 5 one minute walking breaks. I am so proud of myself!!! I am training for a half-marathon ... Read more
Hawaii here I come!!
Friday, July 31, 2009      1 comments

No Spark for the next 13 days while I am off in Hawaii for my belated honeymoon with my hubby!! My goal is to come back the same weight I am leaving at. We will be eating pretty well and hiking and snorkeling as much as possible! So hopefully... Read more
Feeling good!
Thursday, July 16, 2009      0 comments

I am close to the end of week 3 now and feeling much better! My mom told me about using Glutamine to help with soreness after doing strength training and it has been working wonders!!! I can do squats and lunges, take some glutamine right afte... Read more
I am so sore!
Wednesday, July 08, 2009      1 comments

The worst thing about beginning weight/strength training is the few weeks are miserable for me! I get so sore I can barely walk right... ... Read more