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Duration vs Intensity
Friday, April 06, 2012      5 comments

Apologies, I am typing this on my tablet, so there are likely to be more typos than normal. We went on a family hike this morning. Weather was perfect and DH had the day off. It was fantastic. We started with a gentle climb to a scenic v... Read more
Our Bodies, Our Children
Thursday, April 05, 2012      2 comments

As a parent, frequently flying solo, I really struggle with how to maintain my diet without warping my son's sense of eating. Frequently, I try to portion out the food in the kitchen before calling him to the table. Mom101 is a blog I re... Read more
1 Race, 3 Victories and the Light of Possibility
Sunday, April 01, 2012      10 comments

Two years ago I lost my job. I was devastated, heartbroken, depressed and generally feeling a bit poopy. I decided that "This Was The Year" for me to finally focus on my health. So I started going to the gym. That fall, I decided to ru... Read more
Bike & 5K
Saturday, March 31, 2012      5 comments

I went on a 11.3 mile ride yesterday at my parent's house for 61 min. They were playing with Child and I was a total 3rd wheel. I felt slow, but it was such a great feeling to not give up and making turns that wouldnt bring me back to the hou... Read more
Say Hello To My Little Friend!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      12 comments

It's an instrument of Fat Destruction: Trek 7.2 Used but so new, the tires still have the little hairs. (Thank G*d for college kids with disposable incomes.) Shifte... Read more
Nutritional Stupidity
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      7 comments

Usually when someone starts a blog with that title, its followed by "I ate the whole pizza!" or some similar tale of excess. No, in my case, I didnt eat enough of the right things and have spent the previous 18 hours paying for it. I want ... Read more
DIY Sprint Tri - I Almost Died. But instead I was stubborn.
Monday, March 26, 2012      9 comments

I had a great workout on Sunday. Decided to hit the stationary bike at the gym. Did my 45 min, which as previously blogged is my time marker for 12 miles since the bike doesnt have any readouts. Then, since I was tired but feeling good I deci... Read more
Big Brother is Watching
Saturday, March 24, 2012      4 comments

I found a curious piece of spam in my inbox today. It was for the Palm Beach Triathlon. The Internets are watching me! (DH said that he wouldn't mind going if it was in the middle of winter.)... Read more
Chicago Report
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      7 comments

Here is the results of my Chicago Trip rfoster-faith.livejourna
l.com/ Of note: while I did precious little "exercise", there was alot of tourist/museum slow walking. I also managed to keep up with tracking and was e... Read more
The Power of Words
Sunday, March 18, 2012      10 comments

Best words ever spoken: (Spoken by my Chicago Cousin, taken to heart and possibly will make me cry now and a few days.) “I just want you to know I'm very proud of you. Your problem has always been food, but I've been watching you on t... Read more
Going To Chicago
Monday, March 12, 2012      9 comments

Headed out on Wed to Chicago. Child and I are going to be visiting some cousins. Both of us are TREMENDOUSLY EXCITED, but for me, there is a bit more trepidation. 1) Keeping to my diet/healthy eating plan in someone else's house. My cous... Read more
Too beautiful
Thursday, March 08, 2012      6 comments

Child woke up in the middle of the night last night. So my tail is dragging today. So instead of going for a run, I went for a walk at a local state park. Lovely. (Se... Read more
And in other news
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      5 comments

Because my entire life does not revolve around SparkPeople... Child and I went to NYC yesterday. Because this has NOTHING to do with fitness and exercise, I am not dual posting. But if you are interested you can go to my other blog: ... Read more
Captain's Log StarDate 3.5.2012
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      11 comments

(Sorry, I had an idea for a blog, but it didnt come out and this did. But there's no good pithy title because its really just a bunch of rambling thoughts. Bear with me.) I really joined SP because I needed a calorie counter. Jillian Mic... Read more
Recumbant or Upright Resolution
Sunday, March 04, 2012      6 comments

Apparently King Solomon came to visit me this morning because I found a resolution that I think ALL will agree is the right one. 1) Go to the gym and see how long it takes to complete 12.4 miles on recumbent. 2) Use the upright bike for t... Read more

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