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Eat to Live-This week starting May 16th
Friday, May 13, 2011      4 comments

This week is all about eating right. When I went to the Doctor back in April she recommended Eat to Live (ETL), which is a vegan style of eating (healthy, natural foods, not vegan junk food) that maximizes nutrients at a lower calorie intake. ... Read more
March Goals
Sunday, February 27, 2011      5 comments

March Goals Fitness: Weight training Continue with weight training 3x per week. Figure out the next steps as I am coming closer to the end of my plan. I have been seeing results and want to keep it up! Cardio I was doing good in the ... Read more
February Goals
Saturday, January 29, 2011      2 comments

February Goals: Fitness Weight Training: -Lift heavy 3x per week (M:W:F) -Monday 6am, two reps with Lucy. -Wednesday and Thursday three reps by myself. Cardio: I found my HRM strap so I can track cals burned! -Spinning from 630 ... Read more
Help from my Spark Friends
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      3 comments

Hello Spark Friends. The worst thing ever happened while I was on vacation and now I need some help/advice. Warning-the story is sad :(. When I got back from vacation on Tuesday, Jan 4th I found out that one of my co-workers and frien... Read more
Welcome 2011
Monday, January 03, 2011      4 comments

So in 2010 I decided to train and run a marathon. This I accomplished, but I gained about 20 pounds in the process (cardio makes me really hungry). So for 2011 I am changing focus. I want to build muscle and become more fit. So instead o... Read more
Fitness Evaluation
Sunday, December 05, 2010      3 comments

So on Wednesday (12-1-2010) I had my fitness evaluated. I thought it might be a good idea to finally get a baseline ;). So this is what I found out. Weight 200 pounds (ick) Waist 33.0 " Hip 46.5 " Waist/Hip Ratio 0.71 Blood Pressu... Read more
I don't have asthma!
Friday, November 12, 2010      3 comments

Good Morning, I thought I'd drop a blog to let you know how my appointment went with the asthma doctor Thursday. Before I get into that I caught a cold on Monday so I am still getting over that. It made my week pretty interesting. Fir... Read more
Knee Pads
Sunday, November 07, 2010      4 comments

So today my DH and I bought knee pads. So why the investment in decent knee pads? Well some time in November we are going to drive to St Louis and go to the St Louis City Museum. So what is up with the knee pads, why would you need thos... Read more
My First Marathon-Indianapolis October 16, 2010.
Sunday, October 17, 2010      18 comments

Optional title the Pros and Cons of being a SLOW Full Marathoner Just to give some background I am new to running, didn’t really start until October of 2009. I am also a very slow runner, one of the reasons why I went for distance/enduranc... Read more
Week of 8-+-2010
Sunday, August 08, 2010      1 comments

For the up coming week this is the plan: Monday eat 1400-2000 calories (including cake) AM: Short run PM: Weight training Tuesday 1400-2000 calories AM: Short Run PM: Long Jog heat dependent Wednesday 1400-2000 calories ... Read more
July 11th - 17 Plans
Sunday, July 11, 2010      4 comments

Okay so if you have goals but don't make the plans to accomplish them then you never will. So I am going to work on doing weekly plans for myself. Sunday - I weighed in at 194.6 pounds. That is down from Friday but I didn't to to Spark... Read more
Ending a bad habit
Tuesday, June 15, 2010      6 comments

So I've been a nail biter/picker for a LONG time. I picked up the habit from my mom when I was a little kid. It is about time I stopped. I've tried many things to no avail (bad tastes, fake nails, polish etc). I hesitate to post since I migh... Read more
Questioning my marathon training
Saturday, May 01, 2010      5 comments

So I posted a question on Sparky Marathoners about running in questionable weather. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't just fishing for excuses not to run ;). Well, the question then went to my training style and then if I should even be trai... Read more
Chafing and other lessons learned
Monday, April 26, 2010      3 comments

So after my 18+ mile run I notice that I had some pretty bad chafing. Not cool. So today on my way home I rewarded myself with a Body Glide stick. I can't use it until some of the spots heal, but I'm excited to try it out in the future. So t... Read more
Long Run 17... uh I mean 18.63 miles
Saturday, April 24, 2010      3 comments

So my goal was at least 17 miles, but I went a total of 18.63 YEAH! So the alarm went off at 6:08am. The decision to get up or not was actually a little hard, but I got up anyway. I put on running gear. Eat my usual breakfast. C... Read more

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