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40 miles
Monday, October 17, 2011      2 comments

Finished my favorite race of the year on Saturday. It is the first time I have been the female winner. My first endurance run was in 2009 and ran the distance of a 1/2 marathon. During the next year I ran 3 1/2 marathons. Last year ran 27 mi... Read more
Alaska and the penguin
Monday, August 22, 2011      3 comments

A Great Alaskan Marathon Cruise Have cruised in the Caribbean and while I love to cruise was not sure that I wanted to cruise to Alaska. My husband on the other hand wanted to cruise to Alaska and saw the ad in Runner’s World for ... Read more
5 years under goal
Sunday, December 19, 2010      3 comments

I joined spark people not to lose weight but this time I wanted all the help possible to not regain the weight. I did lose over 40 pounds at weight watchers but despite losing weight in the past had never been able to maintain the loss. Though... Read more
No turkey costume for me
Sunday, November 21, 2010      1 comments

When I first lost my weight my goal was to weigh 140. I have managed to maintain this weight for the past 5 years but I had been thinking all along that I wanted to weigh 135. I have gotten close to this a few times but never did it. I could ... Read more
27 miles
Monday, October 18, 2010      3 comments

Here in northwest Pennsylvania I think that fall is the best time to be a runner. Everything I have accomplished as a first has been in the fall. I started to run right before I turned 51. I never ran when I was younger or did much of anythin... Read more
turkey runner!
Monday, September 06, 2010      3 comments

While I have maintained my weight loss for almost 5 years I have wanted to drop down to 130 as a goal. I have put this on the back burner and spent the last 2 years on becoming a runner. I have gone from a couch potato who was 50 pounds overwe... Read more
Trail race report
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      3 comments

Ran my first trail race this past weekend. Was not planning to run it and did not sign up in advance. Ended up at a party the night before and while drinking mojitos it seemed like a great idea to get up early and go to a 4 mile trail race ove... Read more
bricks and breakfast
Monday, May 31, 2010      0 comments

What a great day to have off from work. Met up with several running friends and did running and biking intervals. We ran a mile and rode for 4 miles three times in a row. They are right that getting off the bike and starting to run makes your... Read more
Cincinnati "swimming swine" 1/2 race report
Monday, May 03, 2010      2 comments

Finished my second 1/2 marathon yesterday and it was quite an experience. It seemed like such a great idea to run it in November. We were at the post thanksgiving turkey trot party when I was talking to a group of women who had just come back ... Read more
jaegerbomb bets
Sunday, April 11, 2010      0 comments

After a terrible cross country ski race in last years quad race I was not planning to do it again. I was told by my running partner after it that he would be able to kick my a$$ in the quad competition so of course I had to sign up again. I be... Read more
A year of firsts
Sunday, March 28, 2010      3 comments

Two years ago I started running without being able to run for over a minute at a time. It took almost a year before I could run without walking for 5 miles. Just when I got to the point where I could do this I ran a 5 mile race on New Years D... Read more
Champion or failure?
Sunday, February 07, 2010      0 comments

It has taken a month to reflect about my cross country ski race to be able to put it into perspective. After an injury last year a friend convinced me to sign up for a 4 season race called the quad. I was in the "boot" and could only swim for ... Read more
First 10K
Friday, November 27, 2009      6 comments

Ran my first 10K yesterday for the local turkey trot. 2 years ago when I saw the news footage of the turkey trot I thought why would anyone spend a holiday morning running. Last year I ran the 5K and pushed it trying to break 30 minutes and wha... Read more
Strip tease run
Saturday, November 14, 2009      4 comments

What a beautiful fall day for a long run. Started out this morning at 7:30 and temperature was only at 47. Ran for 8 miles next to the beach and since 8 miles takes me a long time the temperature climbed up as I ran. Had to stop and first tak... Read more
Best race ever- Endurance Run
Saturday, October 17, 2009      4 comments

Signed up for the endurance run last Monday at the runner's club meeting. Decided that since I had planned a long run for today anyway that it would be fun to do the endurance run. The race went from 6:30 AM until 6:30 PM. You got a chip for ... Read more

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