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Why I exercise
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      5 comments

My husband and I just got back from a quick vacation together without the kids. One of the things we did, was drive along the coast to enjoy the scenery. While doing so, we noticed a monument and got out to look at it. That led us to a path thro... Read more
C25K - Week 3 recap and a running epiphany
Friday, July 02, 2010      7 comments

First of all, so sorry I didn't blog about W2D2. Life got in the way! But I can assure you that it did indeed happen! Both Wednesday and today I was able to move off the track and onto a trail to do my run. LOVED IT! It is SO much better th... Read more
C25K - W2D1
Monday, June 28, 2010      3 comments

I began week 2 today! I am amazed with how much my body has already adapted to running. My legs, my lungs, my whole body has begun the transition to "not a runner" to "runner". Simply amazing! Pre-run food: banana, blackberry Greek yo... Read more
C25K - W1D3
Friday, June 25, 2010      4 comments

Week 1 is DONE! Whew! It was hotter today and that made it more challenging. But I dug deep and made it count! I did not have any "problems" today thanks to my breakfast of whole wheat toast, 1 Tbs of natural peanut butter, and a banan... Read more
The Best Natural Fuel for Runners
Thursday, June 24, 2010      3 comments

Thanks so much to all who weighed in on my last blog and the "problem" I related. If you missed it and want to know what in the world I am talking about, you can find it here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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C25K - W1D2
Wednesday, June 23, 2010      4 comments

Day 2 is in the bag! Since yesterday seemed a bit easy to me, today I tried to focus on going a bit faster during the run intervals. It went well! I felt very strong and proud! There were 2 problems that I had to deal with today. ... Read more
C25K - W1D1
Monday, June 21, 2010      5 comments

I did it! I ran today! I couldn't have asked for better weather for my first day out. It was upper 50's/ lower 60's with a nice breeze. It was also cloudy which was nice since I didn't have my sunglasses with me. I will have to say tha... Read more
It's time to begin... Couch to 5K that is!
Sunday, June 20, 2010      4 comments

OK. I am putting this out there. I am done procrastinating. I have known for 2 months (maybe longer!) that I wanted to start the C25K program. I just kept thinking, "maybe next week". Just kept putting it off. That's over now. I'm throwing down ... Read more
Week-Long Conference - How Did I Do?
Saturday, May 22, 2010      4 comments

So, I just got back from a week-long conference. Our organization has these conferences for us both for training/business reasons and also for rest/relaxation reasons. They put us up in a nice hotel and paid for our meals. We were in an area tha... Read more
Make a Wish 24 Hour Fun Run
Saturday, May 08, 2010      8 comments

This is going to be short because I am short on time, but I HAD to share this! This morning I had an opportunity to do a leg in the annual Make a Wish 24 Hour Fun Run. My leg was a hour long. In that hour I was able to complete 20 laps... Read more
Kicking the "Morbid" Label to the Curb!
Sunday, April 25, 2010      15 comments

Somehow I missed this last week in the joy of losing 75 pounds, but this is just as important to celebrate: I am no longer in the category of "Morbidly Obese"! Can I get a ... Read more
1 Scale Reward and 1 Non-Scale Reward - Both are Exciting!
Monday, April 19, 2010      16 comments

So last week I was lamenting the fact that I was one-tenth of a pound away from having lost 70 pounds. I REALLY wanted to be able to post the new badge on my SparkPage, but my conscience wouldn't let me. 69.9 pounds lost is not and never will be... Read more
Darn! So Close!
Sunday, April 11, 2010      7 comments

So first the good news: I lost 2 pounds this week! emoticon Believe me when I say I am thrilled. Now the frus... Read more
Fitness Personality Profiler
Sunday, April 04, 2010      3 comments

My SparkFriend, ELYMWX, posted a blog this morning about his results from SparkPeople's Fitness Personality Profiler. I had no idea this was there - thanks for directing me ELYMWX! For those of you who also had no idea it was there, you can... Read more
Do you really care what they think?
Friday, April 02, 2010      5 comments

Yesterday I had an epiphany that I thought I would share. My husband has been gone for work for the week (and will be gone next week as well), so getting in my workouts has been much for difficult. I have tried several of the SparkPeople Workout... Read more

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