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Monday, July 13, 2015      3 comments

I've really been struggling the last month or so. I haven't really gained, but I haven't lost either. This isn't a plateau situation where I'm making all kinds of effort but not seeing any results; this is a I'm not really trying situation. ... Read more
Hike at Duke's Creek Falls -- Photos, Of Course!
Sunday, May 31, 2015      2 comments

I'm so glad to be getting outside more. It really makes me happy. This morning we went to Duke's Creek Falls, in the Chattahoochee National Forest near Helen. It was damp and cool, but the rain held off and I got some pretty good shots of the sk... Read more
Morning Hike
Friday, May 29, 2015      2 comments

I haven't disappeared! I've been busy with school and scheduling was tough for a while, but I'm still here and still going strong. This morning our little family went on a hike at Ft. Yargo State Park. It was really pleasant, not too hot ye... Read more
Not Feeling It and the Power of Positive Self-Talk
Monday, April 27, 2015      4 comments

I'm just not feeling it this morning. That doesn't mean I'm giving up. After all, I'm working on my all-or-nothing thinking. Not being super excited about working out one morning doesn't have to mean it's over. I only slept 4-5 hours last ... Read more
Lot of Successes Lately!
Monday, April 20, 2015      2 comments

I finished week 4 day 1 of C210K training this morning. I'm still going strong! Today was a big jump for me. Week 3 had me doing a total of 9 or so minutes of running out of 28, and today moved to 16 minutes of running out of 31. More than half!... Read more
W2D3 - Wait, No--First 5K in 31 Years!
Saturday, April 11, 2015      4 comments

That's right! Today I was scheduled to do W2D3 of my C210K training. I planned to move off the track and run around my tiny town with all the crazy hills to better prepare for the Peachtree. Yesterday, however, one of my sisters asked if anyone ... Read more
W2D2, Changed My Name & I'm Gonna Do It
Wednesday, April 08, 2015      1 comments

Finished Week 2 Day 2 this morning. It was hard. I'm not sure if it's because I didn't eat more than half my calories yesterday (busy working) or that I forgot to drink water this morning before I went out, but it was tough. Maybe it was both, o... Read more
W2D1 Done, Easter Dinner with Family, Down 4 pounds!
Monday, April 06, 2015      6 comments

Week 2 Day 1 is done. It was a little hard, but I didn't feel like I wouldn't make it, so that's great. 90 second runs today, which sounds like it's not a lot, but again--it's so much more than I thought I could do. The balls of my feet hu... Read more
C210K Week 1 - Done! And a Little about Dreams
Saturday, April 04, 2015      0 comments

I got up this morning and headed out to do today's run/walk without really thinking about it. Looks like I'm on my way to establishing some good habits. Which isn't to say I don't still have some bad habits, but I'm working on them. It was ... Read more
3.54 Miles Walked this Morning
Friday, April 03, 2015      0 comments

Yesterday I was planning to do the next day of C210K training today. I had been taking a rest day between training days, but I really enjoyed yesterday's run and wanted to do it again. I did some googling last night and decided it might be a bad... Read more
Not Quite Easy, but Getting There
Thursday, April 02, 2015      1 comments

I got up early this morning and did day 2 of my Couch to 10K training plan. I was tense before I started because I was afraid finishing day 1 might have been a fluke. After all, I'm carrying quite a lot of me along for the ride. Turns out, ... Read more
I did it!!! Finished W1D1 C210K -- I Really Didn't Think I Could
Tuesday, March 31, 2015      6 comments

Wow! I did it! I finished W1D1 of C210K training!!! I posted a blog entry yesterday about doing day one and finishing 3 segments of 1 minute runs and how I knew it would take a while to get through it. This morning, however, I pushed throug... Read more
Started a Couch to 10K Plan -- Ran 3 Whole Minutes! :)
Monday, March 30, 2015      4 comments

Yesterday I went shopping for new running shoes with the two Emilys, my mom and my daughter. One of my daughter's favorite things to do is sneak my phone, take a selfie, and set it as my phone wallpaper. Yesterday was no exception--she even got... Read more
A Favorite: Steel Cut Oats with Apples, Blueberries & Cinnamon
Friday, March 20, 2015      2 comments

I love eating. Seriously. I don't love cooking and photography *quite* as much, but they're up there. With that in mind, I'm working to use these activities as tools for l... Read more