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Monday, August 19, 2013      2 comments

The journey this time around has been long for me: fast at first then slow, a creep back up and a refocus and a steady decline, followed by a small creep and my current restart. I think it's because I'm close to goal and I'm pretty happy wi... Read more
Excited to finish!
Monday, May 20, 2013      2 comments

Two weeks ago on a regular, easy training run I strained my calf muscle. I nursed it and treated it and babied it for two weeks in hope I could run my scheduled 1/2 marathon. Saturday I was ready. I knew I would have to play it by ear and be ... Read more
Recognizing how it makes me feel
Monday, March 25, 2013      2 comments

About 3 weeks ago I had just taken wheat out of my diet for just over a week. I was eating 90% clean and workouts and sleeping were on target. I distinctly remember thinking "I feel really good, it's amazing how good I feel". I've been eating... Read more
For 2013...
Thursday, December 27, 2012      0 comments

About a month ago I began planning for 2013. This time last year I made a race calendar and I really enjoyed the races I did and looking back at the end of 2012 at all I've accomplished. So I began compiling my plan for this year. it's broken... Read more
You can't unlearn healthy.
Thursday, December 06, 2012      1 comments

When I began running I did it with baby steps: C25K, a 5K, treadmill running at the gym, another 5K, some speedwork etc. I never paid much attention to the nutrition of it I just ran. As my races got longer and I ran more often, I began ... Read more
Balance and Thankfulness
Wednesday, November 21, 2012      0 comments

I can feel already this post will be all over the place but here goes.... I ran my first half marathon last weekend and it was wonderful and awful all at the same time. This week I'm relaxing a bit. I'm continuing to do exercises but not ... Read more
5 mile comparison... Feels Great!
Monday, November 05, 2012      0 comments

We have a race here that's a mildly hilly, 5 mile trail run and you get soup at the end. First I love running on trails and 2nd I LOVE that there's soup at the end. This was my third year to do it. ~Two years ago I had been running a l... Read more
Sometimes food is mental.
Monday, September 24, 2012      2 comments

A week or so ago I committed to refocusing "I'm changing my weight tracker from loosing to maintaining. My brain has gone all wacky over it lately and I need to re-frame. Going to focus more on meeting goals like fitness minutes, types of ... Read more
Plaza 10K - Race Recap
Monday, September 17, 2012      1 comments

I've been in and out of running for the last three months or so trying to deal with some injuries. I've seen a Dr., done PT, had a shot and played around with changing up/limiting my types of exercises. I haven't fixed all my problems but I'm ... Read more
Honesty and Grit
Thursday, September 13, 2012      1 comments

It takes grit. As I hover close to the final destination in the weight loss phase of this journey I start giving real consideration to how to stay here. If I was honest with myself I'd say I never really maintained in the past. I may have... Read more
Stress Eating
Wednesday, August 29, 2012      0 comments

It comes in spurts for me. One day I have it under control - no matter the stress I experience then one day it's flying out of control. Yes, I think I'm generally better than I used to be and I do it less. But I can tell I'm currently struggl... Read more
Monday, August 13, 2012      0 comments

Went out of town for the weekend - my body still hasn't lost it's programming that traveling = eating but I'm working on it. Then I came back home and all day my hormones have gotten the best of me. Craving food (all kinds) today -... Read more
Staying sane with injuries
Thursday, July 26, 2012      3 comments

This is my goal. I've been in PT for awhile but have been allowed to continue my workout routines. But every visit I would go back and report on what still hurt because I never got to the point that nothing hurt (and not in the good hurt way).... Read more
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!
Friday, July 20, 2012      0 comments

The Good: Today I went to a presentation practice for a colleague. She ordered pizza for us but I was starving before it got there so it was VERY hard to monitor my portions. I told myself to have just one piece and I could always go back. ... Read more
Changing my family.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      0 comments

I've been on this journey for about 2.5 years. During that time I've dramatically changed lots of things related to my health but always tried to ensure those changes didn't impact my husband. By this I mean we still ate out, I didn't turn dow... Read more

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