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Moving forward
Monday, June 08, 2020      5 comments

I'm back! The last 13 months have been a horrible roller coaster. Last May I started having some major issues with my left foot. After rounds of antibiotics and steroids discovered it was psoratic arthritis. The battle to find a treatment began... Read more
Fall 2017
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      2 comments

What a rough last few months. My daughter made it back from India 2 weeks go. Glad to have her home. My ankle injury back in July, ended up being a torn ATFL. I had to do a couple of months of physical therapy. Wish I would have gone to the doc... Read more
Nervous Mama Bear!
Sunday, August 13, 2017      6 comments

Got through last week, and looking ahead to next week. It is a full week of work, coach training, Dr.'s appointments, and I take my oldest to the airport Thursday to study a semester in India and volunteer at a Tibetan refugee camp. I sur... Read more
And so on..
Saturday, August 05, 2017      5 comments

I'm hanging in there! Added some sprints this week. Felt good to stretch my legs! No additional soreness. So pushed it a bit and next running workout added incline, not so good. Could really feel some pain. Wont do that again for a while. ... Read more
28 day boot camp total body workout review
Friday, July 28, 2017      7 comments

I did Nicole's 28 day boot camp total body workout yesterday. I used 8 lb weights (really wish I had some 5 lb. weights, some of those exercises kicked my butt and I have been kettlebell training with 20 lbs.!) I had to do beginner exerci... Read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      14 comments

I am jogging!! I'm using the treadmill (cushion walk) and jogging at a slow pace again!! I was so nervous, like shaking before turning the speed to 5. I actually had a hand on the stop cord just in case. It felt fine. No discomfort at all. I'm... Read more
Pushing On
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      9 comments

2 weeks after ankle sprain, I am now able to walk 3 miles at a time at a slow pace without additional swelling. I can now do a few leg strength moves without pain. I can put weight on it when flat footed. Progress!!... Read more
Learning patience
Friday, July 14, 2017      10 comments

It has been 9 days since I rolled my ankle. It has been rough and it makes me realize how much I use exercise as a destresser. I know I have to take it easy and not do anything to reinjure or make injury worse. My oldest daughter was a cro... Read more
Self Sabotage
Saturday, July 08, 2017      6 comments

I just want to go for a run! Or walk easily down my stairs..lol. I rolled my ankle Tuesday, knew I would have to take it easy and find alternate ways to workout. After someone suggested I try chair cardio I have done a few. One was actua... Read more
Finding new fitness
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      12 comments

Yesterday I rolled my ankle. It is swelled and hurts and I can't put much weight on it today. I know I need to heal it before I run on it again. My challenge is going to be finding new fitness to do that will not put pressure on it. I will be a... Read more
Just doing it!
Sunday, June 25, 2017      6 comments

One week back, and I'm sticking to my goals and kicking ass. Two of my four vacation pounds gone!! Those came off a lot easier than I thought they would. Hopefully those last two pounds will be gone by this time next Sunday!! Go gettem' spa... Read more
The struggle is real.
Thursday, June 22, 2017      9 comments

So, I have been with spark a long time. Over 10 years. I have lost a lot of weight, made a lot of friends, put on a lot of muscle, learned how to control my husband's cholesterol, how to eat healthy, how to make exercise a habit, how to set go... Read more
My First Year As A Runner
Saturday, May 27, 2017      7 comments

One year ago this month, I made a decision to become a runner. My only experience of running came from gym class over 20 years ago and I believed that was cruel punishment. The memories of that stuck with me and made me look upon running a... Read more
Surprising my girls!
Saturday, May 20, 2017      6 comments

We surprised our youngest daughters yesterday with new bike... Read more
My first 5K
Sunday, May 14, 2017      11 comments

Yesterday was a huge day for me! I ran my first 5K! It was an awesome experience and I definitely want to do more of them! My time was 29:08. 3 minutes faster than any of my timed practice runs!! I am not sure if any other race will eve... Read more

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