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Becoming A Runner
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      52 comments

There is absolutely no way I could find the words to convey how awesomely exciting it feels to be just three days from my first Half Marathon!!!! ... Read more
It's Here!!! It's Really Here!!!
Sunday, May 02, 2010      55 comments

It's here!!! It's here!!! I can't believe I am in the final week leading up to my half marathon. I registered for this half marathon in October 2009. I couldn't even run a mile at the time! ... Read more
Select Your Role Model, But Be Your Hero!
Friday, April 30, 2010      30 comments

I am, by nature a goal setter. If I can see it and I believe it . . . I can achieve it. Now, I have to realistic in my expectations. For instance, I am not a fast runner. I can chose a sprinter as my role model and admire their physical abil... Read more
What's Working/What's Not
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      38 comments

Today is a milestone day! 325 days ago I started my journey to a healthier me. Today I am 80lbs. lighter! I have ran over 328 miles in training for a half marathon since December! I have gained muscle, confidence and tons o... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Created for Beauty
Saturday, April 24, 2010      190 comments

I had the privilege of speaking to a group of 30 teenage girls last night on the topic of body image, value and worth. Our church sponsors this girls night a couple times a month. It is held at The Red Barn, so it is not in the church and thos... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Women Give High Fives
Wednesday, April 21, 2010      98 comments

There is a power and an energy among woman. No disrespect meant to my guy friends. Guys empower me and inspire me in different ways. Guys amaze me with their feats of power and my competitive nature want to try to take on what they are doing.... Read more
Support Crew, Pleurisy and Training
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      23 comments

This past weekend I had the privilege of playing support crew for my husband as he ran a half marathon. Friends of ours (HOTLIKEHUBBY) were also running. I opted not to run this race for a couple reasons. I was very tempted in the... Read more
Pound 4 Pound Challenge Week #7
Friday, April 16, 2010      12 comments

Well, here we are. Another week has passed. Let's see how things have progressed. 3/5/2010: GW: 194.5 WI:194.5 3/12/2010: GW: 193.2, WI: 192.5 3/19/2010: GW: 192.1, WI: 191.8 3/26/2010: GW: 190.9, WI:191.8 4/2/2010: GW: 189.7, WI:... Read more
Shift in Focus
Thursday, April 15, 2010      18 comments

As a yoga instructor, I've taught many people through the years how to balance and focus. First, visualize a target in front of you the size of a paper plate. Now, visualize concentric circles in that target. Focus on the bulls eye in the cen... Read more
Little Black Dress Therapy!!! (with pics)
Wednesday, April 14, 2010      86 comments

Long story short: Monday night I had a bad run (horrible) I felt terrible, head throbbing, body aching. Slept in on Tuesday morning, did some yoga, drank plenty of water, ate lots of fruit, finally ended up taking Tylenol to push ... Read more
Super Easy Saturday Long Run
Saturday, April 10, 2010      22 comments

My alarm went off at 6:30 this morning! On a Saturday! Way too early on a Saturday! This chick likes to sleep in with her hubby on Saturday mornings! Since our boys are adults and we don't have anyone depending on us, we usually get up aroun... Read more
Pound for Pound Challenge Week #6
Friday, April 09, 2010      23 comments

I am sorry I have not posted or blogged about my progress during the Pound for Pound Challenge lately. I have been very conscientious of my nutrition, hydration, rest and training. My physical workouts are very demanding as I have been ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Ship at Sea!
Thursday, April 08, 2010      66 comments

Some of you will remember my ONEderland celebration party just a couple months ago! I enjoyed celebrating that accomplishment with you and thank you for all your support and encouragement. I was so glad to be entering a new land with new possi... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 61 Days to Lose 13 Pounds!
Tuesday, April 06, 2010      59 comments

Okay, I will keep this short. Promise. emoticon In 61 days I will celebrate the one year anniversary of when I... Read more
Relax, Recharge, Renew & Respect
Monday, April 05, 2010      24 comments

One of my goals is to learn to relax a little. I don't need to be in hyper drive all the time. After my 'running adventure' on Saturday, my husband really stressed to me the importance of me taking some down time to recoup. This is impo... Read more

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