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I am SO happy!
Monday, June 20, 2011      2 comments

I moved my weight loss ticker after a looong plataeu. I refused to move it up (and it did go up) so it sat at 152.2 for almost two years. (How can that be!) Today I got on the scale, cringed, and saw 151! Yahhhhh! I started a modified version... Read more
Parental criticism
Friday, January 28, 2011      1 comments

Bah. I was amped on my 3lb weight loss and first week of personal training. I called my mom but my dad answered so I started telling him about my trainer. He asks me how much I weigh, and I say 153 and he says, WHOA that's a lot. ... Read more
Personal Training
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      2 comments

A week ago today I started personal training with a trainer at my gym. I have never worked out so hard in my life, and that includes marathon training. I believe his philosophy is cut from the "near tears/screaming-level of pain" style workout... Read more
New Year Resolutions and 2010 successes
Tuesday, December 28, 2010      0 comments

Usually I have a long list of resolutions. Last year I had 17 and I think I succeeded in at least half of them. This year I'm going to take a different approach and only make goals that I will be very disappointed in myself if I don't achiev... Read more
update to fitness assessment
Sunday, December 19, 2010      3 comments

My fitness assessment actually went really well-- have not gained back any of the weight I lost, which was amazing news. The trainer was impressed with my fitness and strength, so that was encouraging. Unfortunately my blood pressure was high,... Read more
fitness assessment today
Sunday, December 19, 2010      3 comments

I joined the YMCA yesterday and my fitness assessment is today. I had quit my old gym about 6 months in an attempt to save some cash, figuring I could just run or do fitness tapes for free. Problem is the weather here is either too hot or too c... Read more
P90x progress day 4
Monday, August 16, 2010      1 comments

Finished day 4 today. I am doing the classic version. I am really sore. I was so grateful that todays workout wasn't as nausea inducing as the earlier ones. Yay dumbells! Boooo pushups. I am looking forward to next week to see if my reps/nu... Read more
started p90x today
Friday, August 13, 2010      3 comments

I pretty much slacked off on the working out post-marathon. I blame the oppressive DC heat. Luckily all my clothes are still loose but my toned muscles are surely turning to flab. I decided to try P90x as I had just cancelled my gym membershi... Read more
back in the old jeans
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      7 comments

On a whim, I tried on a pair of jeans that have been too small for about 2 years. And they fit! Hurrah! Then I tried on another pair of jeans that were also too small for some time. They also fit! I stopped there...I have some very small j... Read more
Marathon: I did it!
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      15 comments

And I can barely walk to prove it. :) Thanks to everyone for the words of encouragement! It was super tough, especially the last 6 miles. I didn't stop to walk because I was worried I wouldn't be able to start running again. I really ... Read more
Marathon Tomorrow
Saturday, February 27, 2010      5 comments

I cannot believe it is tomorrow. AWWWWWGG! To add to the stress, we were bumped from our flight yesterday so we should already be in New Orleans, but I am in fact sitting on my couch in Maryland. The amounts of snow we've had here in DC total... Read more
2010 New Years Resolutions and 2009 Accomplishments.
Friday, January 01, 2010      3 comments

1)2009: Quit Smoking! in 2010: Will have 100 AF days. 2)2009: Ran a half marathon, 2 10ks, 3 5ks. in 2010: Will run a marathon and beat all my past race times in shorter distances. 3)2009: Ran regularly, probably averaging 10 mil... Read more
First half marathon today!
Sunday, November 08, 2009      13 comments

I ran the GCF half marathon in Washington DC today. Wow, 13.1 miles is a long way. I was proud of myself for finishing in less than 2.5 hours but also humbled by how tough it was. When I crossed the finish line and stopped running, my legs hu... Read more
time for an update
Saturday, October 10, 2009      1 comments

Wow- I haven't logged in for ages. A trip in September totally messed with my routine and I've been fighting to get back to it! Anyways, some updates. First, I ran the Step Away from Cancer 5k in 28:14 in September. This is a massive imp... Read more
Maybe I should go into sales?
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      3 comments

I have talked my half ironman sister, my 60 year old mother, and my out of shape brother, into running the New Orleans marathon with me in February. My mom and brother will be running the half, and my sister and I will be running the full. My ... Read more

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