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Veggie Thoughts
Thursday, August 28, 2008      2 comments

I've been an aspiring vegan since high school (I'm 9 years removed from it) & over the years have made many half-attempts at going veg. With my 27th birthday coming up & the wave of motivation from Hood to Coast, I want to get serious about goi... Read more
Hood to Coast thoughts
Tuesday, August 26, 2008      2 comments

I'm happy & proud to say that DH & I finished Hood to Coast this past weekend. Go us! We took part in the world's largest relay race - a whopping 197 miles. It was an amazing experience & my brain is still processing everything that happened.... Read more
Anxiety, going to the doc
Thursday, August 14, 2008      2 comments

My anxiety is NOT improving. Haven't had a panic attack yet but I'm worried it may happen if I don't get a handle on my moods asap. Shortness of breath, headaches, pressure in my chest are pretty constant throughout the days. I know what the ... Read more
7 miles today
Saturday, August 09, 2008      1 comments

Ran another 7 miles on the local trail. Felt stronger than the last time, speed still slow & steady. My body's starting to feel tight & stiff, so I'll be sure to do some yoga poses before bed.... Read more
Reflections on Fast Break, moving to Stage 2
Thursday, August 07, 2008      1 comments

I've successfully met all three of my Fast Break goals for the past two weeks, & now I'm moving onto Stage 2. In preparation for the next step, here's an inventory of where I am after re-starting my program. Strengths: - Met my daily Fas... Read more
2-a-day run & waning motivation
Monday, August 04, 2008      1 comments

I did my first 2-a-day running session yesterday. In the morning, DH & I ran a route on the WSU-Vancouver campus that included a couple of inclines. I ran 4.5 miles while he ran an additional half mile or so. 6 hours later did another run, co... Read more
Gah, possible injury!
Sunday, August 03, 2008      0 comments

I have a temperamental sacroiliac joint (left side) & on Friday I aggravated it when I started my second set of dumbbell snatches. Last night I woke up because of the achy uncomfortable pain; it's radiating around my left buttock & sometimes go... Read more
A quiet mind is possible
Friday, August 01, 2008      2 comments

On Wednesday I ran the longest distance run ever in my life - 7 miles on an outdoor trail near my house. It was my first official training run for Hood to Coast, which is only 3 weeks away. I got my leg assignments on Monday: 6.82 miles, 6.81 ... Read more
New Vision Statement
Wednesday, July 30, 2008      2 comments

I'm in the process of attracting all that I need to do, know and have to attract and allow my ideal relationship to food, fitness and my body. I get excited at the thought of having fun and competing in a variety of athletic events: 5Ks, 10... Read more
Dad's death anniversary
Tuesday, July 29, 2008      1 comments

14 years ago my dad died. My mom, sister & I went to the cemetery to recite the rosary & some prayers for the dead. The relationship between my mom & sister as well as my sister & me is strained... I'm grateful that for even a few hours we wer... Read more
I've decided to manifest the following...
Tuesday, July 29, 2008      2 comments

I've decided to deliberately use the Law of Attraction to manifest the following in my life: - A successful, injury-free & fun Hood to Coast experience (short term) - Finish the 2008 Turkey Trot at 123 lbs. & the 2009 First Run at 117 ... Read more
Taught my first warm-up
Monday, July 28, 2008      1 comments

I finally did it, taught my first warm-up to boot camp class. It wasn't perfect, but that's ok! I need to give myself more credit for what I accomplished, especially since a little over 2 years ago I was completely sedentary & 80+ lbs. too fat... Read more
Monday's the day!
Sunday, July 27, 2008      1 comments

It's official - on Monday I teach the warm-up portion of boot camp for the first time. Been practicing my cueing & still struggle with timing sometimes, but overall I feel ok about it. Nervous & excited. It'll be great!... Read more
Exercise for 7/15/08
Wednesday, July 16, 2008      0 comments

Work Capacity 101 (modified): 5 pull-ups (x2 rounds, x8 body rows) 10 medicine ball slams 10 burpees 20 jumping jacks 10 rounds in 20 mins w/ time to spare! Yay! New PR, that's for sure. About an hour later... Boot c... Read more
Feeling better, down 2.2 lbs
Monday, July 14, 2008      1 comments

After 6 weeks of rampant disordered eating (triggered by a depressive episode), I'm finally experiencing some consistent normal eating. What a relief it is to have some emotional balance, of being able to feel bits of joy & connection w/ others... Read more

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