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Thoughts on losing weight while marathon training controversy
Saturday, August 04, 2012      14 comments

I have lost 9 pounds in the last 36 days. I am training for a marathon and a triathlon this fall. At first I started at 1200-1600 calories and then I hit a plateau. I am burning 4000-5000 calories a week so I needed to add more food and as soon ... Read more
Book Review: Running on Empty by Marshall Ulrich
Friday, July 27, 2012      2 comments

Hello All: It's Saturday afternoon so I trust some of you are feeling the aches and pains of a long run earlier today. Some of you who know me well know that I am a voracious reader. This review will be on Marshall Ulrich's book Running on ... Read more
Older, Lighter, Faster...
Thursday, July 19, 2012      4 comments

The last month or so has been a real turnaround for me. I have dropped 8 pounds after struggling with gaining and losing the same 3 pounds for more than a year. My running times are dropping after two years of various injuries and weight gain. I... Read more
Renewed and Revived! -How does that happen anyway?
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      4 comments

So, I have been "on the wagon" now for a few weeks consistently following my calorie range and exercising like I fiend. I have lost 6 pounds. Exercise is never the issue for me, I battle overeating and stress eating. So many times I have w... Read more
Time to Regroup
Saturday, March 19, 2011      4 comments

I have had to adjust some of my goals for 2011. Due to breaking a bone in my foot by kicking my unpacked suitcase from my trip to Africa! - I missed 6 weeks of training for my planned spring marathon the Illinois Marathon in Champaign. I... Read more
2011 Goals! Bring on the new year!
Friday, December 31, 2010      5 comments

This picture is my beautiful family Christmas Eve. I thank God for them and all the gifts and blessings of 2010. "The merry year is born Like the bright berry from the... Read more
Chicago Marathon 10-10-10
Monday, October 11, 2010      9 comments

I ran this Chicago Marathon yesterday for the second time. The first time I ran it was in 2000. The first marathon I had ever completed. The race is MUCH larger now so it was a different experience. I had hoped to run it in under 4 hours and qua... Read more
2010 Bix 7 Race Report, Ryan Hall, Joan Samuelson and Bill Rodgers!
Saturday, July 24, 2010      5 comments

There was tons of energy and excitement surrounding this weekend's Bix 7 Race in Davenport, Iowa. Check out the following headline: Top American runners, including Olympians Meb Keflezighi and Ryan Hall, will race the Quad-City Times Bix 7 ... Read more
A Runner's Dream Weekend! WOW!
Sunday, May 16, 2010      17 comments

A Runner’s Dream Weekend This past weekend was arguably the most exciting weekend, from a running perspective, of my life. It was the weekend of the Bridge the Gap 5K, 10K and Half-Marathon race here in Quincy, IL. This race, which was cel... Read more
My Boston dream lives on!
Monday, March 08, 2010      4 comments

I am currently involved in the Bridge the Gap to Health Half-Marathon training Program in Quincy, IL as a cheerleader/pacer! Training is going well. It is a community effort that is just amazing! See link below to the race. www.quincyme... Read more
Facing Challenges... but not giving up on my goals! 2010 here I come!
Thursday, January 07, 2010      7 comments

I completed my first marathon since 2000 back in October with a PR! Running it in 4:25:55 was not very hard for me so I decided to register for another marathon in December the Dallas White Rock Marathon. Well about 2 weeks into my training for ... Read more
I did it! I hit the National Masters All American Standard for the 5K!
Saturday, November 14, 2009      7 comments

When I first joined SPARK in May of 08 I had big goals. I would say they were definitely what you would call "stretch goals." In addition, to weight loss goals I had a number of running goals with the major one being to hit the National Masters ... Read more
Chasing my dreams and I am catching them!
Thursday, November 05, 2009      6 comments

General Updates on my Progress: Weight Loss and Body Fat I have now lost 21 pounds and have reduced my body fat percentage from 29.7% to 20.7%. My goal when I started was to get to 20%. Total inches lost: 24 After many years of yo-... Read more
My Masters Runner Marathon Training Secrets...
Sunday, August 16, 2009      15 comments

I am 44 and have not completed a marathon since Chicago in 2000. My goal is to qualify for Boston before I am 50. Training for a marathon now that I nearly 10 years older than when I trained for the last one I did is different. However I can hon... Read more
Reigniting my spark!
Saturday, May 02, 2009      3 comments

I am updating my goals and spark page. I have lost focus and gained a few pounds. I am determined that I can get back on track and succeed! I still want to lose about 20 pounds and I want to drop my 10K times to be in the competitive masters run... Read more

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