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Shifting sands
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      0 comments

It's funny - sometimes I like to reminisce about the times gone by when I was firmly entrenched in a routine.... trouble is I don't know that I've ever been still enough for that to actually set. There was a point somewhere in the last few ... Read more
On the move, one day at a time...
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      0 comments

So, it's really awesome to look back on my training log for this week and see that I have been going for my short runs each day this week as I'd intended - which has helped me meet my step count pretty consistently the last few days. Small vict... Read more
Easy does it
Friday, February 26, 2016      0 comments

In preparation for the wonder of Whiskey Hill and its "lesser" brethren on April 2nd, I've decided to up my game a bit by incorporating some more easy miles into my routine and last night was my first attempt at doing that very thing. Runni... Read more
When the going gets tough....
Thursday, February 25, 2016      0 comments

No joke on the way to the expo last Friday night, I had moments where my heart was all a-flutter and I was short on breath. It's not that I was constantly thinking about the event to come, but these little panic spells would just strike without... Read more
Keep Calm - It's ONLY a HALF.... Right?
Thursday, February 18, 2016      2 comments

For several months now, I have been putting in the work to become a better trained athlete. Following the plan laid out by my awesome coach. I have come so far with my swimming that I actually look forward to it. No, really! I me... Read more
What a great start to the day!
Thursday, November 19, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday, I was definitely feeling the weights and the swim (longest to that point) I did on Tuesday in my shoulders and my chest. I've always sort of enjoyed the "afterburn" or whatever you want to call it, the soreness that I feel after a go... Read more
Weights for Lunch
Tuesday, November 17, 2015      1 comments

This past summer, I was consistent with my weight training circuit 3-4x's a week, and I really felt like it helped me. While some areas were sort of stuck in a rut (i.e. my shoulders, my quads, etc.), I was stoked every time I was able to move... Read more
Been a long time gone...
Friday, November 13, 2015      0 comments

Well, I've certainly been a long time gone. I suppose down deep I'm the same girl I was a couple of years back - just a bit heavier with more routine stressors. But even though I'd prefer to be lighter, I guess in a weird way I feel the so... Read more
Playing catch up...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      0 comments

So for the last... oh, like 8 months... I've been thinking about what I would write when I decided to check back in to SparkPeople... but the thoughts in my head just didn't quite make it from my frazzled brain into an actual entry. A bri... Read more
"You are enough."
Monday, May 28, 2012      1 comments

My morning started on this Memorial Day at 3:38AM. I don't recall exactly what roused me, but I knew there was no point in trying to lay around for those last 22 minutes before my alarm went off, so I quickly began to get ready. By the t... Read more
A little blue, but seeing green
Friday, February 10, 2012      2 comments

So officially, I hit the 36 week mark today. Considered separately from the chaos around me, I feel pretty good. After all, Eli and the Giants beat Tom Brady last Sunday - that should be enough to get me through at least a couple more weeks, r... Read more
Small things...
Thursday, February 02, 2012      1 comments

Some days are certainly better and more productive than others. No day has been completely bad, but there have been moments where I didn't feel like I could get up out of bed or off the couch. And there's that weird muscle seizing stuff with ... Read more
The Final Countdown...
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      4 comments

Ah, the end is nigh. Exciting. A little scary. But a relief in spite of all the "joys" to come. Strangely enough for me, January 1st was a bizarre turning point. As I was preparing for my first exercise in storytelling in YEARS, peo... Read more
My belly precedes me....
Thursday, December 01, 2011      8 comments

So I'm not entirely certain when this phenomenon first started to occur, but perhaps a week or so ago, sometime after noon we'll say, my belly becomes a whole entity in and... Read more
Approaching 24...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      1 comments

Well, I'm past the half-way point now... looking to slide safely into the 3rd Trimester (on my left side of course) at some point.... I mean it seems like the closer I get - the further away it is... I generally love cold weather as it ... Read more

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