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My first 10k - I MADE IT!!!!
Saturday, September 17, 2011      11 comments

Yes, I love running more every time I run a race. I hurt my ankle the other day and thought I might not be able to do this run. Well, I did it. I made it in 1:13:28. My goal was 1:15. I was hoping I would at least do 1:20 the longest so I feel g... Read more
Why can't I stop stuffing my face?
Thursday, August 25, 2011      5 comments

OK! I'm pretty sick of eating when I'm not really all that hungry. There was one time yesterday when I actually thought 'why am I doing this??" and still ate more chocolate. what is wrong with me. I have no control. Maybe if I locked myself up??... Read more
Sqeezed into my first size 12 jeans! ( the roomiest ones!)
Monday, August 15, 2011      5 comments

Finally I can get into a pair of my size 12's. I have to lose a few more pounds to get into some of the others but am very excited by the prospect of getting into some of my old favorites. It was only a few years ago I fit into them (probably 4)... Read more
Am up to 6.2 miles made it in 72.40min. Woohoo
Sunday, July 17, 2011      2 comments

I did it! I made it 10k today. Now I have to try to get faster before my 1st race at the end of August. I did this 10k on the treadmill since I'm a wimp and don't like to run in the sun (lupus issues and it's already HOT) I'd probably have to ad... Read more
ONE YEAR ON SPARKPEOPLE!! and still on my way
Thursday, July 14, 2011      8 comments

Well, here it is my ONE YEAR Anniversary. I have definitely made a lot of progress this year. I'm not where I had planned to be by now but I'm on my way to my goal. I am fitter and much healthier than I was a year ago and am running and playing... Read more
One year anniversary blog tomorrow!! Woohoo!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      2 comments

Am working up to my one year anniversary blog. Don't have time to stay on tonite. See you tomorrow!! emoticon... Read more
Long training day yesterday ran 5.9 mi. in 71 min (inside)Woohoo!
Thursday, July 07, 2011      3 comments

I'm getting closer to 10k. Next week's long training session will be 10k. I'm looking forward to having a base time to imporve on. My 10k race is at the end of August and I'm hoping to finish in under 75 minutes. That said, I have to remember th... Read more
Made my 1st 4 miler - 51.22min. not quite my goal but close!!
Monday, July 04, 2011      5 comments

Wasn't sure how 4 miles would be. I've done it on the treadmill a few times but it's always so different outside. I did 3.5 outside one day but really hate running in the heat. I did my heart rate monitor and walked when it got too high. I let i... Read more
4 mile race tomorrow- hope it's not too hot!
Sunday, July 03, 2011      0 comments

My 4 mile race is tomorrow. I didn't sign up until I saw the forecast (a few days ago) and it was supposed to be coolish(68) at 8 in the morning. Yesterday it was 85 at 8 in the morning. I hope this is not a repeat of last month's run. I don't r... Read more
A Crazy Hot 5k Run!
Sunday, June 05, 2011      2 comments

Well, I talked my DD and DH into doing a 5k with me. It was yesterday and boy! was it hot weather. The run was at 8 in the morning so I thought it wouldn't be too hot even though it was suppposed to be 90 in the afternoon. But NOOOOO! It was 85 ... Read more
In an eating frenzy
Monday, May 02, 2011      6 comments

Can't seem to get myself away from eating too much. Something has been taking over and I tell myself "I'll just have this on little thing" and I keep going back for more. I finally get myself out of it and I feel terrible. I just haven't been ab... Read more
Big trouble tomorrow weigh-in
Monday, April 25, 2011      3 comments

Well, the weekend and Easter have passed and I didn't do as well as I would have liked. I ate way too much sugar. Am not at all looking forward to weighing in tomorrow. maybe I'll skip it!! I ate too much lasagna and candy. Did play tennis this ... Read more
Hope we can keep the spark this weekend and next week!!
Friday, April 22, 2011      4 comments

I will try to eat sensibly this weekend and not gorge on Easter candy. Tomorrow I will run 3 miles on the treadmill and do some strength training. Cook all afternoon. We're having lasagna so I will be smelling the sauce all day! On Easter I wil... Read more
Gotta control that heart rate!
Thursday, April 21, 2011      3 comments

Had a personal training session today and found out I've been letting my heart rate get too high for too long. I could still talk but didn't know I was at 95% of my heart rate so I need to run slower. (I'm already VERY slow) I will try because m... Read more
Too much ice cream
Wednesday, April 20, 2011      3 comments

Had a meeting last night and the hostess had made ice cream (did I mention it was one of my FAVORITE foods?) Homemade chocolate, strawberry, canteloupe, and soft vanilla. Well, you know I had to try all of them. Way too much chocolate, actually ... Read more

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