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Head colds, snow and happiness
Saturday, December 20, 2008      2 comments

Argh--started with a cold on Monday. Only went to the gym 2 days last week because of this. I have not exercised for 4 days and it's killing me. Psychologically. I feel like I must have gained 5 lbs. Reality is that I'm sure I'm exactly what I w... Read more
Trying to stay positive
Sunday, December 07, 2008      2 comments

My house has been on the market for 2 months now (see "Changes" post from August). Lots of activity, no offers as of yet. I have no idea where I'm going to live once it does sell. Struggling financially right now. But, amazingly, I'm feeling pre... Read more
How do you find ways to fit exercise into your busy schedule?
Thursday, December 04, 2008      1 comments

I joined a gym that is open 24 hours a day. I am there at 4:10 a.m. 5 mornings/week. I work 40 hours/week and have 2 teenagers, so if I didn't exercise at that time of the day, I would not exercise at all. I'm an early riser on the weekends, too... Read more
Accept myself or work harder??
Wednesday, December 03, 2008      2 comments

I'm struggling- again. This time with deciding whether to accept myself as I am physically. Which, I have to say, to most people I know's standards is terrific! I workout at least 5 mornings/week and can run farther than I ever thought I would. ... Read more
Sunday, November 16, 2008      4 comments

Need to refocus on my eating. I've been eating haphazardly lately. Junk hits my mouth way too often. A cookie here and there, chips here and there. I don't feel healthy lately. For the most part, I avoid processed foods. But when I don't (like y... Read more
I did it!! I ran my first Half Marathon!!
Monday, October 13, 2008      14 comments

I'm so excited (and a bit sore!!) On Saturday, I DID IT!! I wasn't able to complete the training program (see previous blog entry about the house sale prep), but I still was able to RUN the whole 13.1 miles. My time was 2:12:58, which I'm happy ... Read more
Saturday, August 30, 2008      2 comments

Haven't been around Sparkpeople for several weeks now. Huge changes in my life. I have had a roommate and her daughter living with me for 2 years now since I got divorced. This was a great idea at the time, so that I could keep the house for 4 y... Read more
Xtreme Scramble 5K
Friday, August 01, 2008      4 comments

"Portions of this course might get you wet, might make you curse, might make you dirty – but it will all make you smile." I ran the Xtreme Scramble 5K along the CT riverfront in Hartford last night. HOLY COW! It kicked my butt! This was not th... Read more
Wednesday, July 30, 2008      2 comments

10 1/2 weeks until my first Half Marathon!! Started Hal Higdon's Novice HM training this week. I know it's supposed to be 12 weeks, but didn't get rolling until this week. So crossed out Week 1 and began Week 2. I've been running and strength tr... Read more
Two Steps Back
Wednesday, July 23, 2008      3 comments

Had a WONDERFUL time in New Hampshire with Pete's family. The bed and breakfast was an 1850's farm house--so quaint. BUT--I had dessert and consumed much wine all three nights, which resulted in a 3 lb. weight gain. I feel like crap. I know it's... Read more
Off for a few days!!
Thursday, July 17, 2008      3 comments

Heading off to a lovely bed and breakfast in Jaffrey, New Hampshire in the morning for Pete's family reunion. Not quite in the shape I wanted to be in by this time of the summer, but I've maintained and I am (or should be!) content with where I'... Read more
Walkin' (and Runnin') In Memphis!
Wednesday, July 09, 2008      6 comments

I'm back from my vacation in Tennessee! It was just the kids and I. We stayed with friends that moved to Memphis from CT 2 years ago. They have 3 kids that are my kids' ages (teenagers). We used to camp every summer with them at Cape Cod. ... Read more
Kinda sad...
Monday, June 16, 2008      3 comments

My boyfriend Peter left for Sacramento, CA yesterday to place a guide dog with a man out there. I won't see him again until July 8th. He actually comes home on July 1st, but that's the day my kids and I leave for Tennessee to visit some friends ... Read more
The Heat is On
Tuesday, June 10, 2008      1 comments

Phew--is it steamy in my neck of the woods! I hate this kind of weather. Even in the air-conditioned gym I sweat so much more than normal (which isn't pleasant to begin with). Ran the Komen Race for the Cure in Hartford on Saturday morning.... Read more
43 and Accepting ME!!!
Monday, June 02, 2008      4 comments

Well, exactly 37 minutes ago I turned 43. One year ago today, I ran my first 5k. I've run quite a few since then and it makes me feel good. I try hard to accept myself as I am. I am healthy, have good kids and a really incredible boyfriend, who ... Read more

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