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15 days to go!
Saturday, October 10, 2009      11 comments

Only 15 days until my half. Did 8 miles in 1:35:19; that's an 11:55 per mile pace. It's interesting that I'm gaining speed during my long runs without trying. Imagine how much faster I'd be if I ran more than once a week LOL! No problems... Read more
10 miles DONE!
Sunday, October 04, 2009      13 comments

Today was my longest long run of half training & I killed it. Covered 10 miles in 2:5:35. My pace was 12:33 per mile which is a bit faster than last week's 9 miles @ 12:54 p... Read more
Who's this girl that likes running?
Friday, October 02, 2009      11 comments

Last night I went to the running store to pick up GU & Shot Bloks & I nerded out over all the place. Shoes, gear, fuel...I'll take it all! I drooled over the latest & greatest tights - gimme gimme gimme! I plan on buying running gloves in a c... Read more
Mom's ok
Wednesday, September 30, 2009      7 comments

Thanks SO much to everyone who prayed / send good vibes for my mom. I talked to her yesterday & she's ok. The area she's in wasn't hit as hard as other parts of town. Unfortunately, my uncle didn't fare so well & his house is ruined. Ano... Read more
Please Pray - Mom's in the Philippines
Monday, September 28, 2009      16 comments

My mom's in Pasig City, Philippines where there's been much damage & flooding due to Typhoon Ketsana. News articles are saying anywhere between 300,000-450,000 people are di... Read more
9 miles DONE!
Sunday, September 27, 2009      5 comments

Yesterday's long run was 9 miles & it went loads better than the 8 miler from 2 weeks ago. Covered the distance in 1:56:12. Things I learned: - Water! Drink it or regret it. I drank 32oz, taking sizeable swigs every 15 mins. - Esp... Read more
8 miles DONE! (& my wish for you)
Saturday, September 12, 2009      9 comments

Did my longest run EVER today & finished 8 miles in 1:35. Wuhoo! 1-5 were easy enough. During 5-6 the wall crept up on me, but I'm lucky enough to have been there before & smashed through it. A couple years ago, the first time I went thr... Read more
Giving myself credit for changing my life
Friday, September 11, 2009      6 comments

"One of the greatest opportunities we have to see ourselves is in the mirror of relationship. Therefore another means of svadhyaya (self-study) is to look at how people are responding to us and let that be the opportunity to understand something... Read more
There's still work to be done
Wednesday, September 09, 2009      3 comments

Took me long enough to realize this, but I still have work to do. My body's not where I want it to be, & neither is my relationship to food. I've gained 10 lbs. since the end of June, because I've been living like Garfield. ... Read more
Half training still going strong
Sunday, September 06, 2009      5 comments

Realized I haven't given an update on half training. I'm still on track though I've tweaked the program a bit. Instead of doing 30-50 minute runs on Mondays & Wednesdays, I ... Read more
My mind hasn't caught up with my body
Monday, August 31, 2009      4 comments

October marks 3 years of maintaining my current weight. You'd think that would be plenty of time for my self-perception to match the reality of my body's changes, but it's not. When it comes to a body image, my brain's still sleeping... ... Read more
Well hello there green-eyed !#@*&!
Monday, August 24, 2009      7 comments

"Jealousy injures us with the dagger of self-doubt." -Leslie Grimutter I went to Turbo Kick for the first time in a few weeks & let me tell you, it kicked my butt. I ch... Read more
Trying new protein powders
Sunday, August 23, 2009      4 comments

Since soy & dairy are out of the picture, I decided to pick up some different protein powders at New Seasons. The non-whey & non-soy powders aren't nearly as potent, but what can I do? I'd rather not live with the side effects of eating stuff ... Read more
Bored with running already
Thursday, August 20, 2009      6 comments

I'm only in week 3 of half training & I'm already getting bored. I cross-train on non-running days & remind myself with each run WHY I'm choosing to do it. Still, I'm struggling with the idea of running 3x/week for the next 9 weeks. I mis... Read more
OMG, that's me?!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009      8 comments

I found these old pics from my college-days. They're near my highest weight. I can't believe that's me! ... Read more

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