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Unstoppable Race Report
Sunday, July 28, 2013      2 comments

So, I’m pretty proud of myself right now. This morning I ran a 5k – It wasn’t until this past Friday I wasn’t even sure I would go; It wasn’t until I got to the start line this morning I was even sure I could finish. Even though I failed to ma... Read more
Bringing back Determination
Friday, June 07, 2013      1 comments

I had a very emotional moment today at work, and it made me remember who I am and who I have the potential to be. I'm not going to lie. I've been struggling to stay focused the last year. Every time I think I've found my footing, something... Read more
Yo-Yo and Back Again
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      3 comments

Hello My Sparkly Peeps! After several failed attempts to recapture the glory of last Spring, I've managed to make it a whole week tracking food and even fitting in a little walking. I've never experienced the 'yo-yo' phase in such ac... Read more
Tuesday, September 25, 2012      1 comments

Hello Sparkly Peeps, You may or may not have noticed, but I've been pretty much MIA since June. After running my first 5K and graduating college the very next week, life went full throttle for awhile there. I got the job I wanted le... Read more
Up and Down and All Around
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      3 comments

The past couple of weeks have been a wild sort of ride. School is FINALLY drawing to a close. I'm so excited!! I can't wait until I don't have to go to school EVER AGAIN. Well, that's not entirely true, since I have decided to go on and get m... Read more
Just to see if I could. . .
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      3 comments

Week 8, Day 3 of Couch to 5K training: Walk 1, Run 4 for 35 minutes My 5K training has been going well. Much better than anticipated actually. First things first, when I say week 8, I mean this is the eighth week I've been training... Read more
This time it's different, and here's why. . .
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      1 comments

So, I've been pretty down on myself the past couple of weeks, and I think I know why. . . 1) This is the longest I've ever lasted on a 'health kick'. 2) This is the largest amount of weight I've ever tracked and lost at one time. ... Read more
Munkybug and the 3 Month Itch
Sunday, April 08, 2012      3 comments

Week 6, Day 3 of Couch to 5K training: Walk 2, Run 3 for 30 minutes ~Deep sigh~ It's that time. The time when I hit the wall of whatever it is that I've been trying to do. Three months is about the length of my longevity. This is where... Read more
Almost Broken
Saturday, April 07, 2012      8 comments

Today was not a good day. Today was a day full of mini-meltdowns and self-doubt. I've been feeling very hungry this week. Not just your average ordinary hungry. I'm talking HON-GRY! Eat everything in the house HONGRY! Hungry, hungry hip... Read more
Odds and Ends
Sunday, April 01, 2012      3 comments

Week 5, Day 3 of Couch to 5K training: Walk 2, Run 3 for 25 minutes Today was my final run of the week (I start my weeks on Monday not Sunday; it's just easier that way with school). It was not fun. I wanted to quit from the moment I star... Read more
A Compliment from a Stranger and a Forgetful Memory
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      6 comments

Week 5, Day 1 of Couch to 5K training: Walk 2, Run 3 for 25 minutes So, today started my 5th week of Couch to 5K training. I can't say that I was excited to run today, but I was looking forward to it again - if that makes any sense. Let ... Read more
"Slow and Steady," said the Tortoise.
Sunday, March 25, 2012      4 comments

Week 4, Day 3 of Couch to 5K training: Walk 3, Run 2 for 30 minutes This was a crappy week for 5K training. It was Spring Break, and given that I didn't have classes I chose to work all day, every day. That plus it rained every single da... Read more
Pulling Coach Out of Retirement
Friday, March 16, 2012      3 comments

Week 3, Day 2 of Couch to 5K training: Walk 3, Run 2 for 25 minutes Well, if my run Tuesday was perfection, my run yesterday was just the opposite! It was awful. From the moment I started I was ready to quit. . . but I didn't. My runs we... Read more
I am losing weight so that . . .
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      5 comments

- I can wear cute clothes! - I'm not obsessive about not having my picture taken. - I can feel healthy - I can play tennis - I feel comfortable in my own skin - I will like myself - I can take the stairs without stopping to catch my ... Read more
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      1 comments

Week 3, Day 1 of Couch to 5K training: Walk 3, Run 2 for 25 minutes Today didn't start out so hot. . . I was so very tired all day yesterday I could barely keep my eyes open. My brain just wouldn't work. I'm doing an internship in drayag... Read more

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