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Race Recap - Cancer Crush 5k benefiting Alex's Lemonade Stand
Tuesday, August 12, 2014      1 comments

I had a quick trip down to Columbus ths weekend for this 5K. A friend of mine has started his own business and they were one of the sponsors of the race. My parents, sister, and some friends came from Cincinnati. We had a great time at my fri... Read more
August 1st - New Month and a Quick Update
Friday, August 01, 2014      2 comments

Can someone please tell me where the year has gone so far? I cannot believe it's August already. Exciting though - I've got a lot of upcoming events in the last few months of the year that are going to be a lot of fun - couple of trips, a few ... Read more
Food Revamp - Whole 30 Plan
Monday, July 28, 2014      5 comments

I wanted to write a blog to talk about my latest "sparked" activity. I am a big fan of BOBCATGIRL76's blog on Sparkpeople (Seriously - she's awesome - go read her Sparkpage and then come back). She started a Whole30 program and has been bloggi... Read more
Mid Year Recap - July 1 2014
Tuesday, July 01, 2014      1 comments

It's hard to believe but here I am on July 1st and half of my year is gone! I wanted to do a quick update with how I'm doing on my annual goals and some measurement updates. I've also got a few 2nd half of the year goals that I'm going to outl... Read more
Fitness Assessment - Good Results
Monday, May 19, 2014      2 comments

I had my fitness assessment with "my trainer" (one of the trainers at our on site gym but I call her mine) this afternoon. It was supposed to be last week but I was an idiot and forgot gym shoes so we rescheduled for today. This was the full ... Read more
Down 33 pounds
Monday, May 12, 2014      3 comments

I was VERY happy with my weigh in this morning. Yes yes - I know it's not all about the scale. But when the scale is nice, who am I to complain? I weighed in at 182 this morning. This marks a huge milestone for me as that marks 33 pounds los... Read more
Flying Pig Half Marathon - Race Report (Includes pictures)
Tuesday, May 06, 2014      2 comments

I DID IT!! The Flying Pig Half Marathon was Sunday, May 4th - and I finished it while achieving my two major goals: FINISH Run more than I walked Considering that I started my running journey in December and on ... Read more
Shopping in the Closet
Monday, April 21, 2014      1 comments

Shopping in one's own closet is so much fun! For Easter Sunday, I usually go with my grandparents and their friends to a boat club that they are members of for an Easter buffet dinner. That necessitates getting dressed up (it's pretty fancy).... Read more
Running Update
Sunday, April 13, 2014      3 comments

Here in northeast Ohio, it has been absolutely gorgeous the past few days. Sunshine, 70 degrees - life is good. It's allowed me to get out the house to do my run/walks and do so comfortably (weather's been so dodgy lately so many of my runs ha... Read more
First Quarter's Over - Where'd the time go?
Tuesday, April 01, 2014      2 comments

Happy April Fool's Day! I find it amusing that the quarter ends and then we have a day devoted to jokes. Thankfully at work we ended the quarter on a positive note (looked dicey for awhile - could have lost a $600K account and my boss would NO... Read more
A Great Weekend at Home and a Lesson Realized
Monday, March 17, 2014      4 comments

I had such a great time down in Cincinnati this weekend! I went home for one of my German Society's fundraisers for the year. It's a formal ball, and it's basically prom for grownups. Black tie event with live music, dancing, buffet dinner, o... Read more
A Realization - I'm a runner
Friday, March 07, 2014      7 comments

I came to a sudden realization this morning. I had something happen at work (long story, won't go into detail, but short version is agent yelled at me because he can't read forms right and he thinks it's my fault that we're denying this claim).... Read more
February Week 1 Update - Down 1.4 for the week
Wednesday, February 12, 2014      2 comments

Week 1 of February wasn't a bad week at all. I'm still having zero luck with yoga - I think I need to come up with a new plan to improve balance/flexibility. But we'll see - the month isn't over yet and I can continue to give it a shot. I... Read more
January Update - February Plan
Monday, February 03, 2014      0 comments

I did not update my blog with weeks 3 & 4 of the plan. Work has been incredibly busy, but I just didn't take the time to blog. Since that was an issue, I'm going to move it into my goals that I have to blog once a week. I can do once a week. ... Read more
January Week 2 Update
Monday, January 13, 2014      0 comments

Let me tell you - working for a full week was difficult! After having 3 weeks in a row where due to holidays or vacations I hadn't worked a full work week, this was a challenge. But from a fitness and nutrition standpoint, last week was a pret... Read more

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