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She Beast Smile: It's Nine Miles Wide! *pics*
Sunday, November 11, 2012      10 comments

I woke up with my thighs, calves, and even ribs feeling sore and hard worked. They feel like a badge of honor, though. It tells me I pushed and I triumphed. Yesterday's training walk for the Half Sparkathon on January 12th was incredibly emotion... Read more
She Beast Surprise: Sometimes you just don't know....
Sunday, November 04, 2012      7 comments

Sometimes you just don't know when you have made an impression on someone. You don't realize something you say or do may have an impact. At the end of this blog I will share something I felt was very cool and humbling a friend wrote to me today.... Read more
She Beast Sadness: My disappointment - plus an update on Monica
Tuesday, October 30, 2012      7 comments

For those of you following the story of my friend and IronMan triathlete superwoman Monica, I have the following pictures to share as well as a link to a news report which aired last night about her. Monica's severed spine was operated on, and s... Read more
She Beast Update on Monica, the IronWoman Hit by a Truck
Friday, October 26, 2012      5 comments

In case you missed my blog on the 18th about my friend Monica, the IronMan triathlete who was struck by a truck while training on her bike for her second IronMan, here is the link to that blog: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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She Beast Sadness: For Cyclists, Triathletes, and Non-Athletes. *pics*
Thursday, October 18, 2012      11 comments

A year ago I was honored to write a blog about my friend Monica Caban. I met her in 2003 when we worked together. She and I were both very short, less than five foot tall. We both had green eyes. That's where the physical similarities stopped. S... Read more
She Beast 10-11-12 Challenge for Spark People EVERYWHERE!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      5 comments

I got this idea for a one day challenge and shared it with my local San Antonio Spark Team. In just a couple hours we have had a great response to it so I thought I might share it with the other teams I am on...cause I'm good like that. ... Read more
She Beast Freak Out
Sunday, September 30, 2012      9 comments

First let me get a few things off of my chest - Spark Meets, LOVE them. If you haven't attended one, you cheat yourself out of a fun and wonderful way to connect better with people who share the common goal of wanting healthier lifestyles ... Read more
She Beast Progress Report with Pics - Hope Still Lives!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      8 comments

My progress report was inspired by POOKASLUAGH, who posted some comparison pics today. In order to see her whole transformation (90 pounds lost) you need to visit her page but you can see some great and more recent loss in today's blog: ... Read more
Ravings of a Crazy She Beast -or- Killing My Twin
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      18 comments

Bet you didn't know I was a twin, did you? Neither did my parents! Confused? Don't be! Lemme 'splain, okay Lucy? The illustration below represents me, MaryJa... Read more
Ready to Write YOUR Success Story?
Monday, September 10, 2012      7 comments

Quick update on the training walk for the half sparkathon this past Saturday after the spinal injections. I walked about 40% faster than the week before (which was a horribly painful and slow 7.5 miles) and had about 75% less pain. WOO HOO! I c... Read more
Friday Ramblings from the She Beast
Friday, September 07, 2012      7 comments

Last Friday I blogged about the struggles I face as I attempt to train for the Dirty Girl Mud Run on December 1st and my continuing walk training for the 13.1 mile Half Sparkathon on January 12th. The next day I walked what was supposed to be 6.... Read more
She Beast Shenanigans
Friday, August 31, 2012      8 comments

From the end of May until the end of July I had awesome weight loss and strength advancements. My thyroid finally got jump started and I lost 10 pounds. In August I gained back 6 of them. Yep, not happy about that at all but I am not going to dw... Read more
Half Sparkathon Decal - Want One?
Friday, August 24, 2012      4 comments

You can't send pictures in Spark Mail, nor can you post them on the threads, so the best I can do is put it in a blog. Sorry if this has no interest to some of you and/or doesn't involve you. This is information for the San Antonio Half Sparkat... Read more
Dirty Talk from the Doctor
Thursday, August 23, 2012      11 comments

Yesterday I told you about my foot injury and how it was healing. I also had a CT scan of my back yesterday morning to assess its condition before starting spinal injection therapy in a few weeks. We already knew that I had degenerative lumbar d... Read more
My Return and an Apology
Tuesday, August 21, 2012      6 comments

A stress injury to my left foot sidelined me a bit, but I should be walking with the team this coming Saturday. On August 11th I started feeling a searing, burning ache across the top of my ankle and foot during the last mile or so of our half m... Read more

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