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Learning to Like a Treadmill
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      3 comments

With school back in session and the sun coming up later each morning, I haven't been able to run outside on the weekdays. So, I am now running on a treadmill (aka dreadmill) every Tuesday. I really haven't been enjoying it much... until today! ... Read more
I Ran My First 5K!!!
Saturday, September 11, 2010      20 comments

I did it! I ran my first 5K. It feels great! (self portrait before the race) So, some things I'm proud of: ... I finished! ... I broke a 15 minute mile (yeah!)... Read more
My "First" 5K is TOMORROW!!!
Friday, September 10, 2010      12 comments

Well, I have worked HARD to get to this point! I started running on June 3rd with C25K (couch to 5K). At first you have to run 1 minute at a time, and it was so hard!!! When we bumped it up to 3 minutes, I was so proud of myself! I felt like I'd... Read more
Um... cramps... (for girls)
Monday, September 06, 2010      4 comments

So, I went on my 2nd long run today... almost 3.5 miles! I can NOT believe I can now run this far! I started C25K at the beginning of June and had trouble running ONE MINUTE then! And, now I can run for over 50 minutes! (Well, I include my 5 min... Read more
Monthly Totals
Wednesday, September 01, 2010      4 comments

Fitness Minutes: June 2010 - 1293 minutes (21.6 hours) - WOW! July 2010 - 1628 minutes (27.1 hours) - WOW!!! August 2010 - 981 (16.35 hours) - hmmm... Calories Burned: June 2010 - 6134 calories July 2010 - 9132 calories Au... Read more
August Review & September Goals
Wednesday, September 01, 2010      4 comments

I have not done very well in a lot of areas this month, but I have still made progress! Here's my monthly review & new goals. August goals: 1. Run 3x per week - ALMOST MET... 1 week husband was working early and I only got in 2 runs. ... Read more
Weekend Workouts
Monday, August 30, 2010      2 comments

I had a great weekend. All of my husband's family flew in and went to our new lake house. (There are a grand total of 9 of us.) My sister-in-law is training for a half-marathon in November (and marathon next spring) and we were going to workout ... Read more
School is Starting
Saturday, August 21, 2010      6 comments

School starts Monday. I homeschool our daughter and this year I'll be teaching 4 classes at a co-op, too. I am drowning in planning right now. Most of my planning is on the computer and my daughter is really complaining about all of the ti... Read more
C25K... Done!
Saturday, August 21, 2010      7 comments

I completed C25K today. Yeah!!! I started C25K (couch to 5K) on June 3rd, so the 9 week plan has taken me about 11 1/2 weeks. But, I did it! I can't believe I did, but I did! It was the best of times... it was the worst of times... No... Read more
Running is SO Mental!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010      6 comments

So, it is now dark when I need to get up and run and I'm struggling with what to do. I enjoy running in the neighborhood and get to sleep in a little later since I don't have to drive anywhere, but I feel safer running at our park where there ar... Read more
Running 5K's
Sunday, August 15, 2010      4 comments

Hi, everyone. Sorry I've been MIA the past few days. We were at the lake house this weekend and we don't have internet service! I'll be trying to catch up with everyone, but I might just jump in tomorrow as this is the last week before school st... Read more
Today's Run was HARD!!!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      6 comments

Completed W8D1 today. It was hard and I didn't enjoy it much. It was hot (already 84 degrees by the time I was done at 7 am), humid, I'm sore from an hour with personal trainer yesterday doing legs, and I was trying to run faster. Someone also m... Read more
2 Biggies!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      11 comments

I have been steady between 151 and 150.5 for the past 3 and a half weeks! Well, today I finally dropped... and hit 149!!! Yeah!! ... Read more
Good Days & Bad Days
Sunday, August 08, 2010      5 comments

I am NOT eating well. For the past approximately 2 weeks, I've either had "good days" or "bad days." If I mess up even a little (I mean, make a bad choice) then I just scratch the day, pretty much eat what I want, and stop recording everything! ... Read more
40 Minute Run!
Sunday, August 08, 2010      5 comments

Today I finished C25K W7D3. I'm on to week 8! W7D3 is a 25 minute run. I started off thinking I couldn't possibly go for 25 minutes. We were at the lake house and it was HOT. I started about an hour after I usually run. I'd eaten really poo... Read more

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