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The Day Before...
Saturday, October 08, 2011      11 comments

Tomorrow is the big day! I'm excited and nervous...a good thing, right? I wish I was feeling better. I've had a cough and sore throat the past 2 days, though I think it is from allergies. I haven't gotten much sleep the past 2 nights, eithe... Read more
A Before & After Photo
Thursday, October 06, 2011      19 comments

As I prepare for my half marathon on Sunday, I've been looking back and wanted to share a 'before' photo. This is from March 2010 while in vacation in San Francisco.... Read more
Last Chance Workout
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      8 comments

I kind of feel like a contestant on Biggest Loser today. I did my last HARD workout before tapering for my half marathon on Sunday. I did the same two 'new' classes that I did last week, and they are SO TOUGH!! First was the weight lifting ... Read more
I have to admit...
Monday, October 03, 2011      9 comments

I blew it this weekend...big time! I think I probably had 20 chocolates, not to mention the chips, kettlecorn, soda, pie, ice cream...ummm...etc! Ugh! And, I didn't work out at all, though that was planned. Yes, the scale is now reflecting... Read more
So, how bad is it???
Friday, September 30, 2011      11 comments

I wasn't going to weigh myself this morning. I was afraid it would send me in the wrong direction...hopelessness, frustration, depression. Not at all what I need when I am trying to get back on track! But, I wanted an accurate reading of how 'ba... Read more
Eating Poorly & Gaining
Thursday, September 29, 2011      8 comments

My post just got e-aten! Anyway, I'm struggling with overeating, poor nutrition, eating lots of junk food (to the point of my stomach aching!), and gaining WEIGHT!!! Ugh! I am TRYING to get back on track & just have to DO IT! I will try, again, ... Read more
Eating Too Much Makes the Scale mo
Thursday, September 29, 2011      3 comments

I'm just pretty frustrated with myself. I've been overeating for weeks. Not just overeating, but eating junk food instead of healthy food. It's starting to show on the scale and on my stomach. I'm frustarted with myself and have to mentally get ... Read more
Maxiumum Core Strength & Cardio Challenge
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday I tried two 'new' classes at my Y - back to back by the same teacher. They were very different classes, and I really enjoyed them both! The first was called "Maximum Core Strength." As you can tell from the name, it was a strength... Read more
Added...Half Marathon #4...in 2 weeks!
Saturday, September 24, 2011      4 comments

After a rough week where I just rested up, I had a great run today. And, I think I've figured out a big part of what was going on and why I was struggling with my workouts this past week. Just two weeks ago is when I ran my 5K that I'd been... Read more
Biggest Loser's Marathon
Friday, September 23, 2011      10 comments

I just wrote a long comment on a thread about the new Biggest Loser season. I've watched only part of the first episode...so far. (I just haven't had time to finish it yet.) A lot of us are very disturbed that they announced that ALL of the cont... Read more
Something's Wrong
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      14 comments

I don't know if I'm overtraining (likely) or burned out (I hope not!) or if it is just stress (got that, too)! I just want to QUIT! I can barely run. I had a goal of 5 miles today, but told myself 4 would be fine. I only made it 3, and I wa... Read more
Race Recap...Where I'm #1!
Sunday, September 11, 2011      21 comments

Yesterday I ran my anniversary race...the same 5K that I did for the first time last year after completing couch to 5K (C25K). And, my race bib was amazingly...#1! I got quite a few comments and heard people commenting as I walked around the rac... Read more
Back to Where It All Began
Friday, September 09, 2011      11 comments

One year ago this weekend, I raced in my first 5K. I had just completed couch to 5K (C25K) and was hoping to run the entire way. However, it was very hot out and I didn't know how to pace myself. I was very proud of myself for finishing the race... Read more
Hills on the Treadmill = FUN!
Thursday, September 01, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday's run was supposed to be a hill workout. But, the last time I tried the hill workout it was all in the sun and near 90 degrees. So, I decided to move it indoors! I'm reading a triathlon book by McMillan and decided to do his 'hill... Read more
Trying New Classes
Thursday, September 01, 2011      6 comments

This week I've been trying new classes at the Y! I have the free time now that my daughter is in school. And, since I'm now going to be able to do all 3 half marathons, I'm not sure I'll be doing the sprint triathlon I'd signed up for in late Oc... Read more

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