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My First Trail Race-Big Woods Run 10K Report
Sunday, October 16, 2011      7 comments

First of all, I did it! I ran the whole thing (except as below) and I finished! I also managed to trip and fall on the trail not once, but twice. The second time in particular was truly a face-plant. I had to wash dirt off my face afte... Read more
The Value of Journaling
Thursday, October 06, 2011      9 comments

I have not been a big journaler in my life. I don't feel compelled to write down my feelings about everything that happens, but there are people who do. My father has been keeping daily journals for years and his father before him. They... Read more
Weekend is coming to an end...
Sunday, October 02, 2011      3 comments

Tomorrow I have to go back to work. As do many of us. In the movie "Kate and Leopold" (obscure reference, I know) Meg Ryan's character talks about how Sunday is poisoned, you can't enjoy it because you have to go back to work on Monday. Some... Read more
The goal-setting bug is striking me early
Thursday, September 29, 2011      4 comments

Maybe it's because my birthday is coming up. I am fast approaching my 50th year of life! Maybe it's fall, and when the kids head back to school that seems like a natural time to set goals. I'm not sure. But the goal-setting bug is ... Read more
Wow! Time to get my eating back on track.
Monday, September 26, 2011      6 comments

Mondays are my weigh-in days. I get on the scale at the same time every morning, but it is Monday's weight that I write down, and Monday's weight that I report to various groups for accountability. This morning I knew would be trouble--w... Read more
Treadmill v. Outdoor running
Wednesday, September 21, 2011      14 comments

When I first started the C25K, I was a treadmill girl. Of course, it was winter in Minnesota, so exercising indoors made sense. But as I approached my first 5K race, I was scared. I had done a lot of walking outdoors, but not running. ... Read more
First 10K under my belt, WOOT!
Saturday, September 17, 2011      11 comments

I did it! I ran my first 10K race today. I feel pretty good, although I'm definitely sore and tired. Thanks for everyone's advice on my last blog. I did rest on Friday--I did an easy 2.5 mile run on Thursday, which I probably didn't ne... Read more
Getting seriously nervous for my race on Saturday
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      9 comments

Saturday is my first ever 10K race, and I am really getting nervous. I don't know why, really. I did not intend to peak for this race--I want to peak for the fall race season for a 10K in October. This is supposed to be my "dress rehearsal" f... Read more
Hockey Season started today!
Saturday, September 10, 2011      3 comments

I have grown to love hockey season: high school hockey, that is. I have nephews that play hockey in Minnesota, where hockey is bigger than... well, pretty much anything. The high school Elite league started today--these are the best 13... Read more
I'm an Easy Keeper
Thursday, September 08, 2011      4 comments

If you own a horse that gets fat on hay, that doesn't need supplementation with grain, you call that horse an "easy keeper." Horsemen and women love to own an easy keeper--you may have to exercise the horse more, but you save lots of money on e... Read more
Resisting Temptation
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      2 comments

Have you ever noticed how everything around us pushes us to eat? And not just to eat, but to eat processed, fat, salty, sweet, bad things? Take a day to just notice all of the inducements to eat that we are surrounded with every day. Is it an... Read more
Reaching outside our comfort zone
Sunday, September 04, 2011      6 comments

Reaching beyond ourselves seems to be a theme these days. I see a lot of people talking about how that has helped them. I did that today, and I am very proud of myself. First, my training program called for a long run today--long for ... Read more
The Minnesota State Fair
Thursday, September 01, 2011      6 comments

I went to the Fair today with the idea that I wasn't going to set limits on myself food-wise. I have had a great year, I am well under my goal weight, and if I indulge a bit, so what? I also ran 3.5 miles this morning before the Fair--ca... Read more
I've reached the end of the month...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      3 comments

Today is the last day of the month. For most people, that's not a landmark day. In my job, however, I have monthly "numbers" I have to meet, so the last day of the month is always an event. Fortunately, I am well ahead of my overall goal for ... Read more
Not sure how I feel...
Sunday, August 28, 2011      7 comments

It's weird. I am proud of myself for my weight loss and increased fitness and health. I am working hard and it makes me feel really good about myself. But there are some other aspects of my life that I'm not so happy about. I need to tu... Read more

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