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Group Marathon Training 9 - HILLS and an NSV
Thursday, March 01, 2012      4 comments

Hills are our friends! That's what Rich (the primary walking coach) tells us, anyway. And considering The Pig is a hilly course (it's Cincinnati, not like you could really avoid hills here), it's good to practice right? Right! But FIRST, w... Read more
Group Marathon Training 8 - Chilly but we did it!
Saturday, February 25, 2012      7 comments

First of all, if you're keeping track, we missed another mid-week group training run this week. Things at work came to a bit of a head on Tuesday and I worked myself into a headache that could have gone into a migraine, so I took Tuesday night o... Read more
Group Marathon Training 7 - We did WHAT?!? Seriously? (Picture Heavy)
Sunday, February 19, 2012      17 comments

It was a BEAUTIFUL day for a walk when we got up bright and early on Saturday! I was READY! Picked my daughter up at 6:15 and we were at Bob Roncker's in O'Bryonville by 6:45 AM, plenty of time to check in, check things out, hit the potty and ge... Read more
Discouraged Blog is Discouraged
Thursday, February 16, 2012      24 comments

Well, okay maybe not exactly. Just hitting a wall I had hoped I wouldn't hit I guess. So I got some news before I left work on Wednesday morning. That last hour or so of work was actually rather eventful with news from several fronts (most... Read more
Individual Marathon Training Session 6 - Back on the horse!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012      5 comments

First of all, I want to thank all my sparkfriends for putting up with my whining yesterday. I was REALLY down most of Sunday, and knowing I had mainframe maintenance looming when I came into work just made it all that much worse. Happily the mai... Read more
Not A Happy Shiny Blog
Monday, February 13, 2012      18 comments

I feel like a slug. No really. I made a conscious decision to take Friday as a rest day, in anticipation of walking 11+ miles on Saturday. I was all enthusiastic about walking in the snow - I was READY! Until a) I ended up sleep... Read more
Group Marathon Training 6 - Getting In The Groove
Thursday, February 09, 2012      9 comments

I think it's starting to gel, this whole marathon training thing. Not that I'm there or anything, I'm just finally falling into the rhythm of the process. I was tired when I got up from my "nap" after work on Wednesday, but jazzed about ge... Read more
Individual Marathon Training Session 5 - Just Do It
Tuesday, February 07, 2012      7 comments

Mondays seem to be big for "just not feeling it" I'm finding, at least the last couple of weeks. Maybe it's the getting up earlier than I usually do. Maybe it's the fact we're doing it at the gym (don't get me wrong, I LOVELOVELOVE my gym and my... Read more
Group Marathon Training 5 - Milestone
Monday, February 06, 2012      12 comments

I did it! IDIDITIDIDITIDIDIT! emoticon So Saturday's planned agenda was 8-10 miles. I'll admit, I was... Read more
CoHP - Extract of The-Transfigured-Being-To-Be
Sunday, February 05, 2012      2 comments

The last ingredient I need for my polyjuice potion this week is "Extract of The-Transfigured-Being-To-Be" - This means a bit of the person you'd like to transform into once the potion is completed. Take a moment and think about who you wan... Read more
LAST DAY to register and get a $10 Spark Certificate!
Friday, February 03, 2012      5 comments

In honor of Wear Red for Women Day, we've extended the deadline, but HURRY! It ends at midnight tonight! Join the Sparkpeople of Cincinnati team and come walk (or run) with us in the Cincinnati AHA Heart Mini Marathon and Heartwalk! Cl... Read more
Group Marathon Training 4 - THAT'S More Like It!
Thursday, February 02, 2012      6 comments

You know how when you haven't done something for a while, you can forget how much you enjoy it until you're actually in the middle of doing it again? I did NOT want to get out of bed yesterday. We hadn't gotten to sleep until about 11am (go... Read more
CoHP - 16 Things Standing In My Way (Fluxweed)
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      7 comments

This is a fun assignment this week! *** This week, you will be brewing your own Polyjuice Potions and submitting them for inspection by Proffessor Slughorn, Potions Master. If he approves your completed potion, you will recieve an extra 1... Read more
Individual Marathon Training Session 5 - Back on the Horse
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      6 comments

I took it easy on myself tonight, since I hadn't been to the gym since Thursday. No big exciting 10 minute runs, and in fact I only ran 3 times through the whole thing, but focused more on walking form and speed. Still, not an unrespectable 5K t... Read more
Marathon Training vs. Real Life = Not Always Easy
Sunday, January 29, 2012      6 comments

*sighs* It's been a busy few days. On Thursday I had a date with my heart-son Lukey, who turned 12 on Monday. I DID get to the gym early that morning, but I did not win the battle regarding movie popcorn during Sherlock Holmes 2. Or S... Read more

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