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What's Next....
Monday, July 16, 2012      13 comments

As I am reviewing my progress and what will happen over the next couple of months I can't help to wonder what is next. I am very good at tracking everything.....food, workouts, etc. I am very good at getting my workouts in.....I am a... Read more
Today's 17 mile run
Friday, June 15, 2012      21 comments

As many of you know, one of my goals for this year is to run a marathon and that marathon is the Marine Corps Marathon. This marathon has a few special times that you have to beat - you have to beat the Gauntlet (17.5 miles by 12:20 - race star... Read more
Quick Wedding Update
Tuesday, May 29, 2012      28 comments

My oldest daughter got married Sat. afternoon. It was a great day with a few glitches but nothing that couldn't be handled. This is her and her new hubby. Me, my ... Read more
Veggie Pasta
Sunday, May 20, 2012      6 comments

Received this by email the other day. It is a Jillian Michaels recipe. Sounds so yummy - can't wait to try it! Veggie Pasta With Italian Chicken Sausage Ingredients: 2 small zucchini 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ... Read more
Quick Veggie Mix
Saturday, May 19, 2012      1 comments

One of our favorite side dishes for dinner is taking a yellow squash, zucchini, sweet onion, garlic, and poblano peppers and slices them up. Place them in a pan and sauté with a little salt and pepper and drizzle of EVOO. Yum!... Read more
Green Beans
Friday, May 18, 2012      11 comments

Until a few years ago, I despised green beans. Probably because I had only been "treated" to canned green beans - gross. Then one day, I was scrapbooking at a friends house and her daughter was an aspiring chef. I said what smells so good - t... Read more
Cookie Bouquets and Bling
Sunday, May 13, 2012      11 comments

As some of you know on May 6th I ran the Frederick HM. I really liked that they gave you a quality jacket rather than another shirt! The following day was the beginn... Read more
The Next 12 Weeks
Sunday, April 29, 2012      11 comments

The next 12 weeks will bring me to the middle of July. What do I hope to accomplish by then? 1. Continue to maintain my weight (but if I were to lose 2-5 more lbs I wouldn't complain). 2. Run my 5th HM and try for a new PR. 3. Cont... Read more
18 mile run
Saturday, March 31, 2012      10 comments

Thank you Kelly Clarkson! Today I ran an 18 mile LSD (long slow distance). It took me a few hours to get motivated to get out and run. I try to do my long runs on Fridays but that was not an option this past week. I like to relax on Saturda... Read more
MCM 2012
Thursday, March 08, 2012      14 comments

Registration for the 37th Marine Corps Marathon opened at 3 pm on March 7. I had decided a few months ago that this was the year I was completing 26.2 and that this race was the one that made sense for me. 1. My history as a retired milit... Read more
Becoming a Princess
Thursday, March 01, 2012      14 comments

It all started a few months ago when one of my friends said - "Hey, we should go to Orlando and do the Disney Princess HM. My sister lives there and we can stay for free." From there on out it was a planning process. We registered (5 of us in... Read more
How did I get here?
Monday, January 30, 2012      6 comments

This past week I have been thinking about how I got to this point in my life. A point where I love exercise, want to learn all I can about nutrition and actually enjoy eating healthy. I grew up in Nebraska.....meat and potatoes. And of co... Read more
Spinning - FOR REAL!
Thursday, January 19, 2012      10 comments

Today I returned for a spinning class and the instructor showed up!! WOOHOO! I had my first "official" spinning class and I LOVED it! I cannot wait to go back! Unfortunately next week is pure he-double hockey sticks around here so I won't g... Read more
Spin Class - The Good and The Bad
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      8 comments

Today was my first attempt at a spin class. I have wanted to try one for a very long time. The Good - I embraced my fear and went to the gym. I am weird but I love the smell of a gym. I worked at one a few years ago and loved it. ... Read more
Richmond McDonald's Half Marathon
Sunday, November 13, 2011      12 comments

The first thing I have to say is this is an OUTSTANDING race! The crowd support is absolutely superb! I would run this one again. I traveled to Richmond with 2 of my running friends. We went straight to the EXPO which was the biggest one... Read more

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