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consistency
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      7 comments

Well, the scale isn't really moving, but I will admit that now that I am back to consistent strength routines and cardio days, I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER!! I love feeling sore from working out as opposed to feeling pain from injury. Along with ... Read more
Healthy Habits
Friday, March 08, 2013      9 comments

emoticon I will stop eating for no reason at all and THINK about what my body needs ... Read more
Heatlhy Habit
Thursday, March 07, 2013      6 comments

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you ~ Lao Tzu Also, it makes it much easier to be healthy emotionally!!... Read more
Healthy Habit
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      5 comments

Overwhelmed with how blessed I am. So truly thankful that I was born to the family I was, raised the way I was raised, loved the way I've been loved. In the grand scheme of life, my life is FABULOUS. My issues & problems are small. I have a... Read more
New shoes :)
Saturday, March 02, 2013      6 comments

One of the local running stores was having a MEGA sale this weekend. Scored a major deal on new shoes I am now working on getting my booty in gear for my spring 10k. I'... Read more
Healthy Habit
Saturday, March 02, 2013      8 comments

I really struggle with loving my body as it is. Most times when I look at myself, I see all my flaws and how much work I need to do. I'm really struggling with the weight I gained during my injury and recovery process. I got really depressed... Read more
I Believe
Thursday, January 31, 2013      9 comments

Anything is possible if a person believes! I believe! I believe I can do more than I ever imagined I believe that I am who God says I am I believe that I am fearfully & wonderfully made I believe that I can maintain a healthy lifestyle... Read more
A glimmer of sun in the midst of darkness
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      6 comments

I've been in the midst of a dark, gloomy pit for several months now. I've been depressed and distraught. ... Read more
My Marathon that wasn't
Saturday, September 15, 2012      9 comments

I should be at the starting line right now. The fly-over just happened, the singing of the National Anthem complete, but instead I'm sitting on my couch drenched in biofreeze & tiger balm writing a blog. *Sheer Sadness* I have been in so mu... Read more
Slow Recovery
Thursday, August 30, 2012      6 comments

Injuries totally suck. emoticon I've been babying my piriformis for 2 weeks, a few slow, flat walks and general ... Read more
Piriformis strain
Friday, August 24, 2012      6 comments

Well, I'm about to throw in the towel on my September marathon. After battling all summer against the heat & humidity, plantar fasciitis, IT band strain and achilles strains, now my piriformis muscle is strained and is pinching my sciatic nerve.... Read more
Encouragement on the trail
Friday, August 03, 2012      5 comments

The other day while out on my run, I passed an older couple very close to my turn-around point. We exchanged smiles and went our separate ways. A couple of mins later I was headed back the direction they were walking. When the woman heard me com... Read more
I did it!! Woot woot!!
Thursday, July 12, 2012      13 comments

So after a totally disaterous attempt at an 18 mile run on July 4th, I went out today hoping to do at least the 18 from the week before, but really wanting to the 20 miler on my training schedule. Well guess what! I DID 20 miles!! Its been al... Read more
Total Breakdown
Thursday, July 05, 2012      15 comments

Training for a marathon over the summer months is challenging. As everyone across the nation knows, we are in the midst of a major HEAT WAVE ... Read more
Think Positive ?
Thursday, June 28, 2012      2 comments

Think positive. You are a special person. Reward yourself with self-praise as you achieve each interim goal en route to the marathon. Hal Higdon, Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide I try very hard to 'think positive' and recall the g... Read more

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