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Getting tripped up
Thursday, July 28, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday was Week 4 Day 2 of C25k, and it was the worst run yet. I can say that because every other one has been so good. I new it was going to be a challenge when I checked the temp and saw that it was 93 degrees with an air quality alert, b... Read more
Snoozer
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      1 comments

Every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday night I say, "That's it! I'm getting up tomorrow morning and running before it gets too hot!" And every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I hit the snooze button. Then, I'm stuck doing my runs after work, eithe... Read more
I can't decide if I want to run inside or out
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      1 comments

Today is another day that I didn't get up to run. I was awake at 5:45, but I laid in bed listening to my 18 month old babble in his crib. I was afraid to get up and walk past his room and make him cry. Or, maybe I didn't want to leave his dad... Read more
C25k week 2!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      1 comments

I ran outside yesterday, and it really was wonderful. I got through the run segments really easily. Now, if someone would only make this terrible heat and humidity go away! The only complaint I have is that when i run outside, I've been getti... Read more
No more excuses
Thursday, July 07, 2011      0 comments

I'm having trouble making time to run. OK, scratch that. I'm making excuses why I can't. It's too hot. I don't want to get up earlier. Now that I've said that out loud, the challenge is to get up off my butt and do it. I ran Tuesd... Read more
C25K Week 1 do over
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      0 comments

I had the best intentions to run over the weekend, and then I didn't. Because it was about 99 degrees outside every day with extremely high humidity. I can't keep using that as my excuse if I'm going to do this. I live in Alabama, and it's su... Read more
Trying to have it all
Wednesday, November 17, 2010      6 comments

I'm pretty sure today's Spark Daily Reflection was written with me in mind. "There's a growing tendency for people to want to have it all. Not wanting to sacrifice anything, they run themselves straight into the ground--sometimes literally-... Read more
Getting by
Wednesday, October 13, 2010      1 comments

I promise that one day I'm going to write a blog that doesn't start out withe me talking about how dizzy I am, but today is not that day! I'm amazed at my ability to remain positive throughout this extremely frstrating process, but I really... Read more
As promised
Tuesday, October 12, 2010      1 comments

I've decided to go against my doctor's orders, which is very unlike me. When I called yesterday to tell him I was not feeling so great, i.e. dizzy, he said to go back on Cymbalta for a week and then every other day again. I don't see how this ... Read more
Hungry and dizzy and queasy and tired
Monday, October 11, 2010      2 comments

Today is day 4 of not being on Cymbalta. I've followed my doctor's instructions tapering off. I'm on the Wellbutrin. I feel rotten. I'll post more later.... Read more
Add more activity
Tuesday, September 28, 2010      1 comments

How long have I been back at this, and I feel like I have made no progress at all. I'm not talking about numbers and scales. I'm talking about habits. I keep saying, "I *will* get to the gym x number of times this week!" or "I *will* do bett... Read more
We're all better now
Monday, September 27, 2010      3 comments

I'm over my stomach bug and throat thing. Arlo is over his flu. My husband is over his stomach bug. We are all better now. So, I'm back to work, back to normal, and back at it! Although, I have to say, I didn't do too badly last week. I... Read more
Monday wrapup and it's only 2:30
Monday, September 20, 2010      1 comments

I left my lunch at home today and had to get lunch while I was out and about. I made a bad food choice. I went for the Chipotle carnitas burrito. With guac. That's over 1000 calories. Whoops! Definitely no frozen yogurt for me tonight. ... Read more
What kind of light are you?
Sunday, September 19, 2010      1 comments

I thought yesterday's SP daily reflection was worth reposting: "Are you a candle or a mirror? Most people are somewhere in the middle. This quote reminds us of the importance of our actions. The example you set (as a mirror) is a way of sha... Read more
So easy to get lazy
Thursday, September 16, 2010      5 comments

I think I worked out once last week. This week I haven't been to the gym thanks to the dreaded stomach bug. I also have tracked, although, to be fair, I have hardly eaten. I'm feeling much better now, so here I am! We're going to test dr... Read more

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