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2021 Spring 5% Challenge - Week 1
Friday, April 09, 2021      3 comments

Here's my public confession and/or affirmation of fitness and nutrition goals for the first week of the challenge. Confessions: 1. I did my initial weigh-in early, so I could relax, bake, cook and enjoy the Holy Days - Saturday and Sunda... Read more
2020 Fall 5% Challenge - Week 8, part 2
Friday, November 27, 2020      8 comments

I chose the shorter distance for my final long run in this challenge - cold temps and an even colder east wind. November 22... Read more
2020 Fall 5% Challenge - Ending Week 7 and Starting Week 8
Monday, November 23, 2020      2 comments

Bundled up in layers, and went out in 25 degree temps, and 25MPH east wind. But I did it. emoticon ... Read more
2020 Fall 5% Challenge - Weeks 5-7
Saturday, November 21, 2020      3 comments

November 7 This was the "Long Run" for my half-marathon training; however I walked the whole distance to avoid straining my left heel/ankle. The ... Read more
2020 Fall 5% Challenge - Week 4
Saturday, October 31, 2020      5 comments

On Tuesday, my heel started to subtly tell me that I was increasing my running mileage a bit too rapidly. So, I've backed off on the training schedu... Read more
2020 Fall 5% Challenge - Weeks 2 and 3
Saturday, October 24, 2020      7 comments

As motivation to increase the duration and intensity of my workouts, I decided to follow a 12-week training program to run/walk a half marathon. I started before the fall challenge began, and I'm on week 5. I don't know if and when there w... Read more
2020 Fall 5% Challenge - Week 1
Saturday, October 10, 2020      3 comments

I'm feeling positive about both my nutrition tracking and my exercise. Today's "long run," actually a jog/walk plan, was satisfying and motivating. It was a good start for Week 2. ... Read more
Ten Reasons Why I'm Still Participating in the 5% Challenges in 2020
Saturday, January 11, 2020      7 comments

emoticon 10 Reasons I Want to Lose Weight emoticon 1. My husband's former doctor, practicing in his eighties, used the phrase "to prolong vitality, and shorten morbidity." I want to be walking and jogging the week I die. 2. My grand... Read more
Soles4Souls 5K Fun Run
Saturday, October 13, 2018      6 comments

For several seasons of 5% Challenges, one of my goals was to run a 5K in 2018. Today I met that goal by participating in a fund-raising, shoe-gathering, local fun run. I can't say that I found it a "fun" experience because the wind was b... Read more
A New Season, a New Start, and Plenty of "Do-Overs"
Sunday, May 27, 2018      6 comments

I realized that one of my favorite reasons to participate in the 5% Weight Loss Challenges is a fresh new start every season. If you're someone who enjoyed a new box of crayons or a fresh clean notebook at back-to-school time as a kid, you migh... Read more
Is it easier to lose 5% of your body weight or to write a blog about it?
Saturday, May 26, 2018      3 comments

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