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Back to work, in more ways than one!
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      6 comments

DH & I work at the same company & only have 1 car, so we carpool. We both work in Purchasing, & we're not exactly thrilled about our jobs. Today was our first day back after the company-wide shutdown of about 10 days, & I made it through the d... Read more
Goal met!
Monday, January 03, 2011      7 comments

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Sunday, January 02, 2011      2 comments

Yep, I feel like this guy: emoticon Regardless, I'm actually pleased with that. I had a nice afternoon w/ my fri... Read more
Who knew 30 seconds was so long.
Sunday, January 02, 2011      4 comments

First day of the year's in the books & boy am I beat. Started the day w/ 60 mins of kickboxing. It was rough & my body was sluggish, but I made it. Universal Sports was showing an Ironman marathon & I watched coverage of the 2008-2010 Iro... Read more
Turbocharging the BEAST with happiness
Saturday, January 01, 2011      5 comments

With less than 3 hours to go before 2011 arrives in the Pacific time zone, I’ve finally penned some goals & re-visited some highlights from 2010. DH & I bought a new car, I went to Costa Rica (igniting a passion for sea turtles), finished the H... Read more
Ahh, family. How do you get through the holidays?
Monday, November 08, 2010      10 comments

On Friday I'll be flying to oh-so-sunny Oahu to visit w/ family, family I haven't seen since 1995. My uncle & aunt are celebrating their 50th anniversary & I'm excited to see them & my cousins. I'm looking forward to trying cram 15 years worth... Read more
28 Days until Vegas
Sunday, November 07, 2010      6 comments

Just a quick update... There's less than a month until Vegas & this year's training has been a different experience than last year's. Yesterday's long run was 10.75 miles & the last third was totally on fumes. DH & I both learned that GU ... Read more
34 Days until Vegas, 298 until HTC!
Monday, November 01, 2010      3 comments

It's only the first day of the month & I seem to have lots going on already. First, the Vegas half is in sight. I covered 7.25 miles on Saturday & have a 10 miler this Saturday. After that it's reaching a peak of 12 miles before tapering ... Read more
Run Like Hell 10K race report
Monday, October 25, 2010      10 comments

Date: 24 Oct 2010 @ 8:20AM Temp: 55dF, 85-100% humidity Garmin distance: 6.32 miles Garmin pace: 10:11 (a new PR! My previous PR was 10:24) Chip distance: 10K Chip pace: 10:21 Age division: 101/189 Finishers overall: 658/1139 Se... Read more
47 days until Vegas!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      12 comments

Long time no blog again. For the past few weeks (or maybe it's more like 4-6) I've been very tunnel-vision-y & not in a good way. It's the kind where I binge on garbage food daily to ignore my feelings. Finally on Sunday night they came spill... Read more
It only took a week...
Thursday, September 16, 2010      9 comments

...to start feeling better physically, mentally & emotionally. I've been feeling like crap for almost a year. Seasonal Affective Disorder + super stressful new job + garbage eating + becoming less active = NOT GOOD. Somehow I've still... Read more
Hood to Coast Race Report in Pics
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      16 comments

I'm a little late to the party w/ my Hood to Coast report. My excuse is that I didn't have any pictures to show you guys until yesterday LOL. My team, Fleet Feet, finished in 26 hours, 51 mins & 17 seconds. We were 243 out of 1023 teams. ... Read more
More than my weight Wednesday
Thursday, August 19, 2010      7 comments

This is how much I weigh today: 151.8 lbs. As part of my efforts to remove the shame I feel around my weight, I'm committed to posting it every Wednesday. I need all... Read more
I'm more than my weight
Thursday, August 12, 2010      16 comments

This is how much I weigh today: 151.4 lbs. There's a strong tie between my self-worth/-esteem & my weight. As the # gets higher, the way I feel about myself gets low... Read more
Angel's Rest hike
Tuesday, July 06, 2010      8 comments

Yesterday some friends & I hiked Angel's Rest, one of the many hikes in the Columbia Gorge. It was a bit cloudy but started to clear when we reached the summit. It was great to get outside & a great way to end the holiday weekend! Running... Read more

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