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Tuesday, July 21, 2015      1 comments

Hello friends. It's been a long time. Very recently, I started training for my first full marathon. This goal, for me, was the ultimate. The type of thing only superheroes accomplish. The impossible. And I was going to do it. Four week... Read more
"Solid" Ain't a Four Letter Word
Friday, April 03, 2015      3 comments

When I was younger, middle and high school age, I didn’t really have any concept of health or fitness. I was the kid who walked the mile in gym class or used my period as an excuse to sit out a game. I think I drank an Arizona Iced Tea at least ... Read more
Tough Mudder in Photos
Wednesday, September 03, 2014      7 comments

Awesome Husband and I ran Tough Mudder together on the 24th and we had an amazing time. Doing things like this together, having adventures and being fit and active together, is the most amazing thing. I love it. ... Read more
My First Half Marathon
Monday, June 16, 2014      7 comments

When I first started working out, running was an unattainable goal. In fact, in the spirit of full disclosure, it was a goal I didn't even have. To quote Jake, of Adventure Time, running just seemed like some kind of "leg magic" to me. I'd see p... Read more
Busier and Fitter Than Ever
Wednesday, March 26, 2014      6 comments

Hi SparkFriends! I don't blog nearly as often as I used to but a lot's been going on so I thought I would. Awesome Husband has finally gotten back into a routine and we've been hitting the gym four or five times a week which I really l... Read more
A-Z About Me
Thursday, January 23, 2014      12 comments

I can't resist. Everyone else is doing them. A is for Age: 27. Thirty is fast approaching! B is for Booze: Wine. I am all about Carmenere lately. C is for Car: 2013 Honda Fit. I call her Vworp. D is for Dad's name: Michael E is for ... Read more
This Week's Goals
Monday, December 09, 2013      6 comments

I've noticed that a lot of you have been posting blog entries with your goals lately and I like that idea a lot. I figured I'd do the same. Goals for 12/9-12/15 -do all three of my scheduled runs -eat whole foods for at least 80% of my ... Read more
Goals, PRs, Doing More
Tuesday, December 03, 2013      9 comments

Hello SparkBuddies! It's been so long. Inspiration doesn't seem to hit as often as it used to but I'm doing well! Lots of changes, though! Some of you may remember that I wrote a blog entry a while back about some poor experiences I w... Read more
A Hiking Adventure
Wednesday, October 16, 2013      7 comments

Since I've been at my job for so long, I have a LOT of vacation hours. So I've been using them steadily so I don't lose them at the end of the year. My father recently asked me if I wanted to go up north to hike on Columbus Day. I jumped at the ... Read more
What I've Been Up To (With Pics!)
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      8 comments

Last week, I started up with P90X2. It was awesome getting back to my roots and it was encouraging to see that what used to be a real challenge for me now, if not easy, is much more attainable. Although, day three involved some stuff that I just... Read more
Back to My Roots
Tuesday, September 24, 2013      6 comments

Two years ago, I asked my SparkFriends for advice. I'd been working out at home for a long time and Awesome Husband asked if I wanted to join the gym. I didn't want to. It freaked me out. But I wanted to share my exercise experience with him. So... Read more
Vacationing and the Dreaded Weight Gain
Tuesday, September 03, 2013      15 comments

This weekend Awesome Husband and I went on a trip to Mystic, CT. Mystic is only about an hour south of us but it's a lovely town. And yes, Mystic Pizza is a restaurant that exists there. And no, we did not go. It has awful reviews on Y... Read more
An Even Better Run
Wednesday, July 17, 2013      9 comments

My last blog entry was about the triumph of an excellent run. This one is about the same thing. Today I had to run 4 miles on my training program. My last PR was three miles. That is a WHOLE MILE MORE. Guys. That is a lot more. ... Read more
Short and Sweet (A Moment of Triumph)
Tuesday, July 09, 2013      9 comments

I do not make a secret of the fact that I hate running. I am starting to hate it less. But it is not something I am innately good at. Lifting, I understand that. I have always been strong. And getting stronger is easy for me. Except for wh... Read more
Jolene Haack's Guide To Running
Monday, July 01, 2013      3 comments

Jolene Haack's Guide to Running: Step 1: Get a good song playing. Yeah. Running is your jam. Step 2: Run for thirty seconds then relace untied shoe. Step 3: Sprint that hill. Yes. RUNNING. Step 4: Gasp like a fish for a while as your pac... Read more

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