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Individual Marathon Training Session 4, Spreading the Spark and HOLY CRAP!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012      19 comments

Dude, I just ran for ten minutes. emoticon No seriously, I just ran without stopping for TEN MINUTES! C... Read more
Cincinnati AHA Mini Marathon and Heartwalk - Join Our Team!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012      8 comments

If you've been considering joining, but have been putting it off - now is the time! The registration and fundraising deadline for "Sparkpeople" to be emblazoned on the backs of our event t-shirts is February 11th!! And the price of registra... Read more
Individual Marathon Training Session #3
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      14 comments

Okay, I'm FAR happier with THESE numbers. Not a PR by any means, but it's still a sub-40 minute 5K. I'll TOTALLY take that! I did my usual 2 minute warm up and then 3... Read more
Group Marathon Training Session #3 - Called by Ice Storm!
Monday, January 23, 2012      9 comments

Well, I'm sure the coaches were out there anyway, but there was NO fricken way I was attempting to drive across town (through neighborhoods named Price HILL, South FairMOUNT, CLIFton and Walnut HILLS for reasons) in that. Not until the sun had d... Read more
Who fit in (and bought) size 16 pants yesterday, for the first time in her adult life?
Saturday, January 21, 2012      44 comments

THIS GIRL! emoticon ... Read more
Group Marathon Training #2 - It's a SIGN!
Thursday, January 19, 2012      14 comments

No really. Literally even. I mean, what would YOU call it if you pulled up to your first meeting with the marathon walking group, and discover THIS is right (like EXACTLY) next door? ... Read more
Individual Marathon Training Session 2 & Re-evaluation Success!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      15 comments

So yesterday evening, before picking up my daughter to knock out our Monday night training session, I sent an e-mail to all of the main coaches listed on the Bob Roncker's training programs, asking for assistance in narrowing down our options. J... Read more
Re-evaluation does not equal failure.
Sunday, January 15, 2012      21 comments

Right? Right. So as many of you know, I've set a personal (though I'll admit, somewhat arbitrary) goal of completing a full 26.2 mile marathon before I turn 50. I've also pointed out that I am really not all that enamored with running -... Read more
Holy CRAP!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      32 comments

emoticon *blink* *blink blink* Okay, for some reason (probably the fact I need help with accurate m... Read more
The ABCs of BLC (Why yes, I AM a Lemming...LOL)
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      5 comments

A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? Really, I'm the kind of person who is more motivated by competing with MYSELF than with other people. Competition means that if somebody wins, somebody else has to lose. At least that's t... Read more
Individual Marathon Training Session 1
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      15 comments

So Monday we were scheduled to do 5-6 miles at "goal pace". I called my daughter when I got up at 4pm to see if she wanted me to pick her up on my way to the gym, and then proceeded to get it in gear. Pre-training breakfast - Quaker Weight... Read more
Article about Sparkpeople in yesterday's Cincy Enquirer!
Monday, January 09, 2012      6 comments

Check it out! news.cincinnati.com/arti
well|text|FRONTPAGE|s Hmmmmm, now if I can just get marketing (or somebody? anybody? ... Read more
Group Marathon Training Session 1 (Or "What made me think this was a good idea again?")
Sunday, January 08, 2012      12 comments

[I've decided to blog this process from start to finish, both for posterity (and to have a record of what we did and my thought processes as we go along) and in the hopes that going through the training "virtually" along with me will help any fe... Read more
Thursday, January 05, 2012      36 comments

THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! This is a milestone folks. The lowest I ever got with Atkins (back in 2003, before I did the half marathon at Disney since I'd al... Read more
2012 part 1 - Year Of The B.A.M.F!
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      24 comments

I've seen a few of my spark friends (okay, a lot of my sparkfriends) posting goal blogs for 2012 in which they declare a "word of the year" or "theme of the year", and it got me to thinking. See, I expect a whole lot of transition this year and ... Read more

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