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5K #4 2011
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      5 comments

39:19. I have shaved 2:20 off my 5k time! Very exciting. The Fools 5k was my first outdoor 5k this year. Let me say, harder than the treadmill. I've been preparing for the outdoors. My treadmill is set at an incline and my legs are to... Read more
There is a time
Monday, March 21, 2011      2 comments

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-7 1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a... Read more
2011 5K #3
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      4 comments

41:39 Easy run 2:1 intervals and WOO HOO! A nice run, not very much pushing on a pretty hilly course and I'm still down almost 3.5 minutes from my run a little less than a month ago. I'm loving it. I'm trying to gain a little speed, h... Read more
BE motivation
Friday, March 04, 2011      5 comments

We talk about motivation. About losing it, finding it, wanting it. As people wanting to change their lives and keep up the momentum motivation is a big part of a day, whether we realize that or not. We sometimes "need" to be motivated to work ou... Read more
Knocking elbows down
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      1 comments

I'm a little competitive. I'd like to tell myself that I'm not, but I enjoy winning like everyone else. The thing is, I'm not competitive because I want to win. I'm competitive because I want to be good. I want to be better and do better and som... Read more
Life gets in the way
Thursday, February 24, 2011      3 comments

Today I am struggling. I am sick. Well, I am on the verge of being sick. Swollen glands have persisted through the week. Not enough to bother me other than to think “oh, my throat’s a little sore” at times. Today it hit at about 10 a.m. Sore thr... Read more
2011 5K #2
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      7 comments

45:06 It's my new 5k time! I cut two minutes and six seconds off my time in LESS THAN A MONTH! WOOT! I know for some it's still crazy slow, and it's definitely a lot slower than I want to be. I'm headed in the right direction, though. Build... Read more
Peanut butter binge
Friday, February 04, 2011      7 comments

Last night I ate peanut butter cookies. And pizza. No joke. I went to add up my calories today, and guess what, for my crazy binge, I still only ate just over 1,800 calories. I can't call that a loss. I need to call that a victory. It's a v... Read more
2011 5K #1
Monday, January 31, 2011      8 comments

47:12. That's my "official" time from the treadmill. Boy am I slow. I've realized that my legs can keep going, but right now my training is about my lungs catching up to the rest of my body. I can deal with that. My fastest 5K time was ten ... Read more
Fake it 'til you make it
Friday, January 28, 2011      14 comments

The team I'm on for my weight-loss challenge says this. It's for days (weeks) you lose motivation and Little Debbie snack cakes make you believe that the world will be a better place if you eat them. It's when your treadmill starts talking to yo... Read more
He's supposed to
Monday, January 17, 2011      10 comments

Before I get started with my rant, let me fill you in on my morning. It has been a morning, that's for sure. It's snowing in good 'ol Iowa today, and I did not know it was supposed to. Bad me. Anyway, going to work and ran out of gas. Who runs o... Read more
Apples to Oranges
Thursday, January 13, 2011      8 comments

Sometimes I forget that this weight-loss journey is about me. It's not about my friends or my family, although they help and encourage me every day. It's not about who's doing more or losing more weight than I am. It's not about anyone else but ... Read more
Working it
Monday, January 10, 2011      9 comments

I hurt all over. I love it. No I'm not a masochist, but I am reveling in what my body can do. I pushed it hard this weekend, especially after letting it revel in the cold weather blues following Thanksgiving. I push the weights up and thin... Read more
Great beginnings
Friday, January 07, 2011      6 comments

It's the beginning of BLC. When I signed up for this challenge I needed to get my butt back in gear and so far it's been a wonderful motivator. The day I signed up I went from eating so-so to being back on my game. When the time the challenge st... Read more
Darn Cat
Wednesday, December 22, 2010      6 comments

I'm tired. Eyes drooping, fingers stiff and unyielding, ready to drink a pot of coffee tired. This is not great when my job, every day, is to sit in a room lit by fluorescent lights (no natural light) and look at a computer screen for, oh, I don... Read more

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