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Race Report - Rock n Roll St. Louis HM - Mission Accomplished
Sunday, October 21, 2012      16 comments

Another beautiful day for a race. 50 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. We got to see the sunrise through The Arch. I did this same race last year and attained a PR, bu... Read more
Race Report - MO CowBell HM
Sunday, October 07, 2012      15 comments

This morning dawned clear and cold, 39 degrees. Brrr! A cold start, but perfect running weather. MO CowBell is advertised as fast and flat, which it is for the 1st 10 miles. They saved a couple moderate hills for the last 3 miles of the race... Read more
Fake it till you make it!
Thursday, August 30, 2012      8 comments

That's my new motto. Some days you are really not feelin it, but you need to do it anyway. USUALLY, at the end you are really glad you did. This morning I really didn't want to get out of bed and really, really, really, really didn't feel... Read more
I remember...
Friday, July 06, 2012      6 comments

I’ve been with SparkPeople for a little over a year, but I’ve been struggling with my weight for most of my adult life. Like most overweight people, I would sometimes lose 20-30 lbs, but then gradually regain and surpass my previous high number... Read more
Runners are cool
Wednesday, May 30, 2012      6 comments

Most runners are pretty cool people. Not in the snooty, "too cool for school" way, but in a classy, nice way. For most of my life I have NOT been a runner. I've been too fat, too slow, too old. This past year, I have gradually gone fro... Read more
Never give up!
Wednesday, May 09, 2012      5 comments

I had to share this video. This man is such an inspiration, it gives me hope. I hope it can inspire you, too. blisstree.com/move/yoga/
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Race Report - Christie Illinois I-Challenge Half Marathon
Sunday, May 06, 2012      3 comments

Better late than never. Last week I did the Illinois I-Challenge: 5K Friday night followed by HM Saturday morning. This was my 1st of 4 planned HM this year. I was nervous about doing a 5K the night before the HM, but if I did, I would... Read more
Never Quit Pledge
Saturday, April 28, 2012      1 comments

Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical ... Read more
Run for the Helmet 7K
Saturday, March 17, 2012      6 comments

This AM in honor of St. Patrick's Day, I ran/walked the Run for the Helmet 7K. For those of you who are unfamiliar w/the well-known and frequently run 7K distance, that is 4.3 miles. :-) It was a beautiful, sunny morning, 63 degrees and... Read more
Not so good week, but things are looking up!
Friday, March 02, 2012      1 comments

I kicked butt in Feb, but I've been struggling this week. Last week my left foot started tweaking me. Not terrible, but enough to make me worry that something is going on. I went to the chiro last Fri. but didn't see any improvement in my foo... Read more
NSV: Looser clothes!
Sunday, January 29, 2012      5 comments

I've been noticing for a couple months my clothes have been getting looser. emoticon Better yet, in the past mo... Read more
Race Report - Memphis St. Jude Half Marathon
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      5 comments

Last Saturday, I did the Memphis St. Jude HM with my sister. It was my 7th HM and 2nd for St. Jude. It was my sister's 1st HM. I promised my sister last spring that if she would do this with me I would walk it with her at her pace. The d... Read more
Race Report: MO Master's 5 Mile Race for Remembrance
Sunday, November 20, 2011      3 comments

In my quest to do more medium distance races, I registered for the MO Master's 5 Mile Race for Remembrance. The Master's is a group founded to provide financial aid to surviving family members of MO state troopers who are killed in the line of ... Read more
Personal realities
Thursday, November 10, 2011      5 comments

For several months now I have been telling myself I need to get in a good strength training workout at least twice / week. I KNOW it will help w/ running and weightloss, not to mention general health and wellbeing. I have finally come to the ... Read more
Race Report - Saint Louis Rock n Roll Half Marathon
Sunday, October 23, 2011      9 comments

I did my 6th half marathon and 1st Rock n Roll this AM. I was really excited, since I have had a good training cycle and was looking forward to a PR. The weather was great, 49 degrees at the start and cloudy for most of the race. I was SO... Read more

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