Reflection on the closing year....
Monday, December 28, 2015      7 comments

Christmas has come and gone.... My daughter and I were talking last night and both agreed that is always comes and goes so fast. We take time befor... Read more
Day #7 - #11: Catching Up
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      2 comments

Yes, I fell a little behind on the blogging so I am making it up today! I have been logging into Spark everyday now (going on a 10 day streak today!) but sometimes blogging takes a little more time and it has been pretty busy at work. So skipp... Read more
Day #6 - Family Time and Allergies
Sunday, November 08, 2015      1 comments

Today flew by! I don't want the weekend to end..... Boo for Monday's. Today we spent the day with my hubby's family making tomales. That is such a long process. I did sample a few bites but stayed in control. Nutrition: Breakfast ... Read more
Day 5 - Saturday Fun Day
Saturday, November 07, 2015      1 comments

What a full day today was! Cleaned all morning and then shopped until we dropped with my daughter. Here is how today looked: Nutrition Smoothie for breakfast. Lunch was a quick yogurt and cliff bar. Dinner is going to be a Chipotle bowl.... Read more
Day 4 - What are you thankful for?
Friday, November 06, 2015      3 comments

Today I am thankful that it is FRIDAY!!!!! That means that the weekend is here and I get to spend 2 full days with my family. Weekends always make me happy! ... Read more
Day 3 - Making time for others
Thursday, November 05, 2015      2 comments

Happy Thursday Sparkers! I am a bit tired today but that is probably due to the weather and the sinus issues I am dealing with. Not to mention I was super busy last night. Being a taxi driver to my kids, making sure they are fed, BUT... I was... Read more
Day 2 - Quick Update
Wednesday, November 04, 2015      3 comments

Trying to stick with daily blogging.... and I almost dropped the ball today! emoticon Nutrition: Nutritio... Read more
Day 1 - Reset and Refocus
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      4 comments

Life after a major event like running a full marathon is very interesting. You go through the tired worn out phase and then the depression phase st... Read more
I am a marathoner!
Tuesday, October 06, 2015      14 comments

On Sunday, Oct. 4 I joined the 1% population of people that have run a marathon. I had so many emotions from start to finish. The start of the race was adrenaline... pure excited tears of joy to start that race. During the race was tears ... Read more
It's the final count down.....
Monday, September 28, 2015      10 comments

This song has been playing in my head all day....
watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw Why you may ask?.... Well I have only 6 days, yes just 6 days until I run my first full marathon! I am not nervous at ... Read more
What I am "Leafing" Behind
Wednesday, September 23, 2015      3 comments

As part of the BL Challenge I am participating in we had to come up with 3 things we are going to "Leaf" behind this fall. This is my list of things I am going to work on this fall: ... Read more
#20 miles in the bag... BAM!
Monday, September 14, 2015      6 comments

Dear Elaine, I am so proud of you! This past weekend you completed your last long training run for the marathon. 20 miles!!!!! You have so many people to thank that have helped you along the way. But one person you need to give maj... Read more
Marathon Training - Week 12 and new scale!
Tuesday, September 08, 2015      1 comments

I just finished week 12 of my marathon training. I ran 18 miles on Saturday and averaged an 10:22 mile pace. I added lots of hills and with the wind and rain, it was a tough run. I actually had to laugh at myself. I sometimes go out with... Read more
Heart Update and Marathon Training Update.... the blog of updates!
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      3 comments

My last blog talked about issues I was dealing with last week with getting dehydrated, ER visit which then turned into visits with a heart doctor. I found out that I do have a heart murmur but after doing an echo gram last week, I was cleared b... Read more
There comes that point of training....
Wednesday, August 26, 2015      5 comments

....where you are pushing yourself too hard. I am known to push myself beyond the limits. That is one nice thing about this journey is that I am dedicated to training. I get something in my head that I want to do, and I do it. So it wasn... Read more

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