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A short runner's tale of woe
Monday, March 14, 2011      4 comments

I'm short. 5'2". Others are shorter, many are taller. I feel tall. I forget that, yes, I am in fact short. Until someone says, "Wow you're pretty short!". Thanks. My saving grace is long legs...or so I thought until I recently ran on a tr... Read more
Avoiding the evening munchies
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      10 comments

So, in my ongoing quest to achieve success with night-time eating, I am attempting to make my evenings more productive. This last week, I've decided that my life is too sedentary. Even with all my running and yoga and kids. I work a desk... Read more
Trigger Points
Tuesday, February 15, 2011      6 comments

My trigger foods are: sweets, 90% of the time it's chocolate. The sources of my trigger foods are: the food store in my building at work, my dh/kids stash at home, the video store, the dollar store. The most common situations where I... Read more
2011 Winter 5% Challenge Commitment
Friday, February 11, 2011      3 comments

I will post daily to my team site. I will exercise 5 days per week. I will calorie-track 5 days per week. I will complete a weekly weigh-in at least 6 times. I will record a weekly weight loss at least 6 times. I will achieve my healt... Read more
Evening Munchies - an experiment
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      5 comments

I'm reading Bob Greene's new book, "The Life You Want", and I'm inspired to move beyond evening munchies once and for all. I know I can do it; I just need to find what works for me. So, my plan is to write down what I did each time I'm success... Read more
Living the Good Life - personal challenge
Monday, January 31, 2011      1 comments

I just finished a SP Biggest Loser challenge and I'm waiting for the next one to begin. What I loved the most about the weekly challenges were the "Living the Good Life" components. So, until the next challenge starts, I've decided to set my o... Read more
Heart Rate Training
Monday, January 24, 2011      3 comments

I'm thinking of using my heart rate during exercise to train. The reason: my fitness level has dropped slightly and I'm worried about injuries. Since I took 6 weeks off from running to heal from an injury, my fitness level is not what it ... Read more
Running goals = weight goals
Sunday, January 23, 2011      2 comments

My goal has always been to lose weight. Now, my goal is to lose weight so that I can run faster and injury-free. My next race is St. Paddy's on March 20th - a 10k. This would be a good short-term weight loss goal, right? So far, I'm frus... Read more
Winter training
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      5 comments

I don't mind running in the winter. I don't even mind running in the snow. I do mind running for 10 days in heavy snowfall, 50 centimetres of fresh fall to be exact. One or two runs on uncleared trails is tolerable. I could justify it ... Read more
Snow anyone?
Monday, January 10, 2011      8 comments

Sundays are my long runs and I'm pretty religious about getting these in. Aside from the fact that they're the cornerstone of any training program, it's the only day that I have a few free hours in the afternoon just for me. PLUS my dog has ... Read more
New Year's Run...gingerly.
Thursday, December 30, 2010      5 comments

After a six-week hiatus from running...and the subsequent loss of my will to live...I'm planning on a New Year's morning run with the dog. Nothing long or fast, just a couple kilometres to see if my foot can handle it. My foot is "better",... Read more
Heel injury advice please!
Monday, November 15, 2010      4 comments

I've run injury free for years...and then I got cocky. In the spring, I decided to run a very technical trail race in my Vibrams (barefoot shoes). Great, except you can't strike the heel with these shoes since there's no padding below the heel... Read more
My First Marathon - 10/10/10
Thursday, November 04, 2010      3 comments

On Sunday, October 10th, I ran my first marathon. The sky was cloudy, the weather mild. Perfect. I ran strong and confidently. I was mentally at the finish line before I was physically half there. I enjoyed every turn and each step. I took in th... Read more
Post-Marathon Maintenance
Thursday, November 04, 2010      2 comments

It's been 3 weeks since my marathon. I'm nursing a heel injury so I've been cross-training more and running less...which doesn't burn nearly the same calories. So, I've cut back my calorie intake to a manageable level. But, then I had a week ... Read more
I love trail running!
Sunday, May 16, 2010      6 comments

I competed in an 8k trail race today. I actually tried out the route two weeks ago to see how it would be in my "barefoot shoes". My satellite map wasn't as easy to read as I thought. I knew I was lost when my "map" led me to a cliff. Anyhow... Read more

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