Winter Time Blues
Monday, January 17, 2011      1 comments

It's been really hard to stay motivated with exercise this winter. After I completed my 5k training program and ran in two 5k runs my motivation went downhill with the declining sunlight. It's really hard to maintain a running program when it'... Read more
Renewed Energy - Morning or Late Afternoon
Saturday, November 06, 2010      0 comments

I went on a difficult walk that I hadn't done since I started running and unbelievably, I was able to walk the gigantic hill without stopping! I wasn't sure if running would help with hill climbing and now I now that it does. The last 3 ti... Read more
Running on Dirt vs. Pavement
Friday, October 22, 2010      4 comments

I usually run on dirt because it feels better, somewhat soft and springy. When I run on pavement it seems more difficult, very hard, non-forgiving asphalt. Concrete is even worse, I never run on that. Does anyone else notice a difference in t... Read more
Nerves at the 5k Harvest Run
Saturday, October 09, 2010      6 comments

Well I did my first solo 5k run. I have to admit it was not as exciting when you are by yourself but it was very satisfying to participate and finish the run. I started the race a little late, my watch was wrong or they started a little early,... Read more
5K Run - All by Myself
Friday, October 08, 2010      3 comments

Here's my number for my 5k run that I will be doing solo. I am very nervous about being by myself but I paid the money, it's too late now! ... Read more
Stages of a Run
Wednesday, October 06, 2010      0 comments

I want to participate in a 5k run this Saturday and I was feeling insecure about running the entire 3 miles. I decided to do a practice run tonight. The first mile is always difficult to catch my breath and breathe properly. It's very difficu... Read more
My First 5K Run!
Saturday, September 25, 2010      3 comments

I ran my first 5k run with my daughter and two of my friends. I was very nervous before the race started. Everyone took off at a really quick pace that I was not able to keep up with. It was hard to slow down while everyone else was running b... Read more
My Socks Have Holes!
Friday, September 17, 2010      1 comments

Well, I just finished the C25K program! It is really amazing how quickly the program gets you up and running. It is very satisfying to be able to run! My friend and I did a practice run for our upcoming 5k run and I was excited to be able to ... Read more
5K Practice at Lagoon Valley
Friday, September 10, 2010      1 comments

The Beginning The End My friend and I ran our first 5k practice run at Lagoon Valley! We had... Read more
Lagoon Valley Trail Run & Road Race, for TSC. Children's Hospital Oakland. Runs/Walk/Kids
Monday, September 06, 2010      1 comments

Lagoon Valley Trail Run & Road Race, for TSC. Children's Hospital Oakland. Runs/Walk/Kids Date Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 8:45 AM Additional Date Information 9 am- 10K/5K. 8:45- 2 Mi. 10:30- Kids 1/4 & 1/2 mi Address Lagoon... Read more
Last Day w/Diablo
Friday, September 03, 2010      1 comments

Today we had to euthanize our 12 year old Labrador Retreiver, Diablo. She was our family pet that all of us loved dearly. My daughter grew up with her and was devastated... Read more
Couch to 5k
Friday, August 27, 2010      4 comments

I am on week 7 day 2 for the Couch to 5K program. I am able to do the 25 minutes but I find that I have to keep telling myself to keep going. It becomes uncomfortable and I just want to stop. The motivation to finish this program and particip... Read more
Couch to 5k
Sunday, July 04, 2010      3 comments

My friend started the Couch to 5k program this week. I attempted to start this program in February when I started Sparks but I did not have the endurance to last the full 60 seconds. I was discouraged and did not try again. I instead walked an... Read more
I'm Back!
Friday, June 25, 2010      1 comments

It's been about a month and half and I have not been on Sparks, but I am back! Sometimes it's hard to maintain goals after the newness wears off. I am going to keep on trying, I'm 14lbs lighter than when I started and that's great. I have don... Read more
Danger Zone
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      4 comments

I am just getting over a horrible sinus infection and was not able to exercise for over a week. It is a danger zone when I get sick. Once the momentum is interrupted I find it very hard to continue exercising. It's almost like stopping a bicy... Read more

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