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To the men who keep me running!
Sunday, June 06, 2010      31 comments

I know, I know running is a ME thing! It's what I love to do. It's the beat of the music in my ear, the pounding of my heart, the sweat running down between my shoulder blades and that sense of accomplishment when it is done. But, I have some ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Call Me Crazy w/Proof!
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      128 comments

Well, I am willing to share my current journey with you, my dear Spark friend. In doing so, I realize I am exposing things that some may not be comfortable with and to tell you the truth, there are times I am not comfortable with. But, h... Read more
Tightening Up
Monday, May 31, 2010      28 comments

When I started losing weight it was simple. Eat a little less, move a little more. When I was a hundred pounds overweight, every little improvement makes a big difference. After a while my food choice improved and most days I stuck to my comm... Read more
The Mind is a Hungry Hunter
Wednesday, May 26, 2010      32 comments

Maybe not yours, but mine is. I know it well, that feeling of restlessness, never fully satisfied, always on the prowl. I actually think this is a good thing, once I got us... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Fast 5k and New Running Skirt Pics! Woo! Hoo!
Saturday, May 22, 2010      71 comments

Okay, first, fast is a relative term! LOL!!! I am not a fast runner. I am learning to be a FAST(er) runner. So, don't get all excited! It took me 7 months to do the endurance training necessary to go from being a couch potato to being able t... Read more
Lucy, You Have Some 'Splaining to Do!
Friday, May 21, 2010      39 comments

Well babydoll, you have come a long way. The territory you are on right now is so new, so fresh, so unfamiliar to you. The felling and emotions you are feeling are raw at times. You are doing everything you can do to heal and learn to be your ... Read more
Thursday, May 20, 2010      36 comments

Last night I was sooooo excited! I had gone on my four mile run and was taking a bubble bath when I decided that it would be a good night to take some full body pictures to serve as my 'before' pics for the HIIT training I have just started. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Ready to be Fierce
Tuesday, May 18, 2010      39 comments

I have been so tremendously blessed this past year! Every good thing I did for my body, has been rewarded. Every goal I have set and accomplished, I have learned something new about myself. When I started this journey in June 2009, I ju... Read more
Training Week #1 - Increase 5k Speed
Monday, May 17, 2010      24 comments

For the next couple months I will be working on a very specific type of training designed to help me improve my 5k running times. I have three 5k's scheduled for the next two months. The first 5k is this Saturday. I do have a 5k time from Dec... Read more
Bathing Suit Shopping! (w/pictures, if you dare look)
Sunday, May 16, 2010      110 comments

YES!!! You read that right! I did go shopping for a new bathing suit. I love the sun and was in that summer time kinda mood. I have not been shopping for a bathing suit in years and usually that experience is not pleasant. It usually amounts... Read more
A Job Well Done
Saturday, May 15, 2010      12 comments

I've been thinking about my dog, Patch lately. He was a German Shepherd mix that I got from the SPCA when he was just six months old. Patch was an awesome dog and friend. As a pup he would lay on my feet while I was doing dishes. What ever r... Read more
Post Performance Slump
Tuesday, May 11, 2010      30 comments

I'm not sure if PPS is actually a term or not, but it is what I am experiencing. I'm hoping it is just from fatigue and having to take a slower pace during my recovery time following my first Half Marathon. I hate to write a blog that ha... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Victory Lap! Half Marathon Race Report
Sunday, May 09, 2010      102 comments

The morning of the Indy Mini, the temps are low and the winds are high. The local news is reporting wind gusts in downtown of 39 mph and warning racers about flying debris. My husband threatens to turn off the news thinking it is making me ne... Read more
Pre-Race Fun!
Sunday, May 09, 2010      12 comments

I have put off writing my race report. I wanted to have time to soak in everything that transpired over a short 24 hr. period. I also needed to have time to nourish and replenish my body, mind and emotions before I could even begin to write ab... Read more
'Nuf Said (a picture thank you)
Thursday, May 06, 2010      54 comments

When I got home from my low slow jog last night, there was a package on my front door step. It was a gift from my sweet spark friend Triathlonbabe! Gracie, You have inspire... Read more

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