ACOGAN's Blogs

I lost myself and gained 18 pounds, but I'm BACK!
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      9 comments

Oh god. I stopped. Just stopped. I stopped logging my food. This was WAY back, maybe a year ago. I got lazy? Apathetic? Resentfull? I'm sot sure, probably a little of each. I've been on SP for nearly 4 years, logging every drop of food and ... Read more
First 10K - (race report and lessons learned)
Sunday, May 16, 2010      14 comments

Yesterday was my first 10K. I started running about 2 years ago with the couch to 5k program, running my first 5k in Feb 09. My 2010 goal was a 10k. I debated calling this blog -- "Somebody's gotta finish last", as that's exactly what I... Read more
So proud and bummed at the same time...
Sunday, February 28, 2010      3 comments

This is really more of a vent, than a blog, but I figured it couldn't hurt to put it out there. I've joined a RI effort to improve fitness, it's called "Shape Up RI" and it logs your daily steps, exercise minutes and weight loss. It's some... Read more
Happy Spark-iversary!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010      6 comments

Today is my 2 year anniversary on Spark. I've lost nearly 70 pounds..and LEARNED a lot. I've learned to eat with a purpose and enjoy my snacks more. I've learned to think about my diet, but not obsess. I've learned that I can accomplish th... Read more
Celebrating, Re-evaluating and Building Momentum
Monday, February 08, 2010      3 comments

February 17th will mark my two year Spark-iversary. I have been in a holding pattern, not willing to work hard enough to shake off the last 10 pounds. But, an over-indulgent vacation, a nearly 10 pound gain and my first 5K of the year have re... Read more
5th 5K - GOAL MET
Thursday, June 25, 2009      6 comments

I ran my 5th 5K last night and met my goal of 5 5ks this year. WOW -- I started C25K last August -- I thought I'd die after 30 minutes of interval running... now I can run 3 miles and feel great. My 5th was a trail run. I expected it to b... Read more
Fourth 5K and one more to go!
Sunday, June 14, 2009      2 comments

Today was my fourth 5K and my first race in the pouring ran. I actually liked it. It was cold at first and my clothes were pretty uncomfortable by the 2.5 mile mark, but I did good. It was a little hilly, so overall I think my pace was better... Read more
Third 5K
Saturday, May 30, 2009      3 comments

I just got back from my third 5K. It was HOT! 75 degrees and mostly in the sun. What a hard race. My time was 35:51 (according to my watch -- we'll see what my official time later). I'm struggling with the emotions of this race. The ... Read more
Memorial Day Inspiration
Monday, May 25, 2009      3 comments

I finally made it for a good run today -- in the morning, by myself and with ample time. I set a goal of 2.5 miles. I am working on increasing my distance again -- I've slipped backwards following the last beastly migraine which lasted nearly ... Read more
May Fitness Log
Friday, May 01, 2009      0 comments

5/1 - 55 minutes run/walk, 3 miles, 453 calories, 30 minutes yoga, crunches 5/2 - 15 minutes yoga, crunches 5/3 - 30 minutes elliptical, 317 calories, 30 minutes yoga, crunches 5/4 - 90 minutes yoga 5/7 - 40 minutes elliptical, 420 calor... Read more
I ran an 8 minute mile!
Thursday, April 09, 2009      6 comments

I was able to squeeze in a fast run at the bike path today -- between working and my son's swim class. I ran two miles and averaged just under 10 minute miles, but some of that included my three minute warm up. I measured my time for my second... Read more
April Fitness Log
Friday, April 03, 2009      0 comments

4/1 - 35 minutes treadmill, 2.5 miles, 300 calories 4/4 - 32 minutes elliptical, 3.55 miles, 291 calories, crunches 4/7 - 32 minutes elliptical, 4.1 miles, 273 calories, crunches 4/8 - crunches 4/9 - 25 minutes, running, 2 miles, 226 cal... Read more
Second 5K
Sunday, March 22, 2009      4 comments

I ran my second 5K yesterday and set a new PR - 34:05. That time is 19 seconds faster than my first 5K and the course had a small hill, so I'm feeling pretty good. My legs are still tired- so resting today. I'm relieved that I did better my s... Read more
Banner Day
Wednesday, March 18, 2009      7 comments

What a banner day! I reached a new weight goal 158! Woo hoo, I'm officially healthy according to BMI! I also ran 3 miles outside, by myself, in 32:55. This is significant because I actually was able to maintain my pace to run the entire time... Read more
March Fitness Log
Sunday, March 01, 2009      0 comments

3/1 - 30 minutes arc trainer, 410 calories, strength training, crunches 3/2 - 60 minutes pilates, crunches, 30 minutes elliptical, 3 miles, 265 calories 3/4 - 30 minutes elliptical, 3.16 miles, 248 calories 3/6 - 36 minutes treadmill, 2.67... Read more

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