Kayaks are AWESOME!
Spent most of the day yesterday on the lake paddling in the new kayaks boy can you really get cruising and get a good workout. Paddled the entire lake not sure how far but it was also great for seeing wild life. We saw loons, geese (of course), ... Read more
Sometimes sleep trumps all!
Today after work I made some breakfast and conked out and I actually slept or relaxed until it was time to get ready for work today, I am having that guilty twinge of yikes I didn't do a darn thing, but I need to get over that, today I needed th... Read more
Lack of good title but fun little update
I decided not to do the Marion Arts Fest race but I did go and watch and chatted up fellow sparker LeftCircles, we also got a chance to meet Joyinrunning08. I always like meeting fellow sparkpeople in person. After the race I went to get ta-da k... Read more
Just a little bit everyday
Weight loss, healthy lifestyle, it has to be manageable for a LIFETIME, so while I gained some back over the winter, I am losing it again. I am making good food choices, sometimes I slip up but I don't stress as much anymore I just strive to mak... Read more
Breaking a bad habit...
I have a bad habit and today I am taking the first step to break it, I have a energy drink addiction (of course zero calories and supposedly good for me but a very bad habit). Today I resisted the urge to get one before work, if I get tired I wi... Read more
A few less mind occupying days to go
I kept rather busy the past 3 days (see previous blog) it has been active and fun. I have been doing some hiking, fishing, planting some more veggies, and watering existing veggies. I have also been doing the usual stuff such as running. Still t... Read more
9 mind occupying busy days...I hope!
My sweetie is going to be back in Utah for a whole 9 days (sad faces all around). So my goal the next 9 days is to be ridiculously busy so that I will hardly notice he is gone, I am also hoping I can jumpstart some weight loss in this time...I a... Read more
Nothing shows weight like film. Yikes looking at my Indy mini pics, time to rock some insanity or p90x again, in addition to running. The one good pic of me is not so good, the belly looks not so flattering!... Read more
Am I crazy enough...
to do it all over again, to train in the heat and humidity, to sacrifice hours on the weekends, to endure blisters, chafing, abused toenails. Has my sanity really gone south on me that I am crazy enough to train for another marathon, damn methin... Read more
Race Report: Indy Mini
Indianapolis puts on a great show. This really is the biggest half marathon in the country and I can see why it is entertaining! This is the 2nd year I ran it and I now have an official 13.1 PR, (I ran a race last year that was 12.36 miles short... Read more
Today is a very special day
May 5th is a special day for my family, it's my Mom's 2nd birthday, the 2 year anniversary of her heart transplant, 2 years since she has gotten a new lease on life. I am very thankful and it does remind me of why I need to be healthy everyday.... Read more
I am undertrained for the IndyMini but I am feeling good about it in the last week and a half I have nailed two 8 mile runs. I ran the entire time, I actually went decently fast the first one the second one wasn't bad timewise a little slower al... Read more
Earth Day:My Eco-Friendly lifestyle
My lights are energy efficient as well as large appliances. I also open the curtains to use natural light during the days and make sure I turn lights off when not in use. I also watch a minimal amount of television. I recycle anything that can b... Read more
Awesome soup and TREES!!
Made a great healthy soup for a potluck tonight. Here it is in a crockpot put about 8cups water (for bigger crockpots more if you want) barley, chopped carrots(2 full), chopped celery(2stalks), onion (half a med) (white), garlic (for this I used... Read more
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A little honesty here
I gained weight over the winter, not just a little, but about 17 lbs give or take, the good news is 7 of those lbs are gone again and that's with only 2 weeks of working at it, so now its time to get rid of 10 more, if possible before the mini. ... Read more