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Shifting Gears
Sunday, October 28, 2012      6 comments

So, our assignment LAST week was to do a re-evaluation blog of our BLC20 goals. I didn't do mine in time...oops. I'm doing it now, anyways, because it's something I want to do. Also, if I don't blog, I'll have to go clean something. When I ... Read more
My first half marathon
Sunday, September 30, 2012      13 comments

Well, I've now completed my first half marathon, and it's a great feeling. My feet do not agree, but who asked them? I got to Asahikawa yesterday morning, and spent the day with a lovely new friend. We did some shopping and had coffee, and ... Read more
Creative Writing 101 - On to Victory
Friday, September 14, 2012      8 comments

The next twelve weeks are going to be awesome! Fall is my favorite time of year, and I'm looking forward to soaking it in. Food: For the next 12 weeks, I'd really like to focus on eating real food and hydrating. I want to be in good condit... Read more
Forest ABC's of me
Saturday, September 08, 2012      8 comments

Huzzah! I stopped off at the library to type this blog. Kind of feeling like a high schooler again. A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? Yes, I've especially noticed that since I started running in races. However, impossib... Read more
Feeling invincible! Much better than invisible...
Saturday, April 21, 2012      8 comments

Well, I feel silly blogging twice in one day, but today at the gym I just hit a goal I've been chasing FOREVER. I ran 5K in under 30 minutes! My BLC19 goal was going to be able to run 5K in under 35 minutes. That is the cutoff time fo... Read more
Forest ABC's - Happy BLC19
Friday, April 20, 2012      11 comments

(This is where I live) A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? Yes, I think it does - even competition with myself. B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(fi... Read more
Looking for packing/lunch tips!
Friday, March 30, 2012      1 comments

Hello, Sparkers! Ifm looking for some advice about packing and lunches. And I seem to be doing it the long way! I live in Japan, and I travel a lot visiting schools. When I travel, I like to take the least amount of stuff possible. I ... Read more
Two Week Accountability Blog
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      3 comments

OK, I'm just going to keep track of my stats in this blog for the next 2 weeks - just as an easy way for me to look back. And because it will be fun! ... Read more
Kudamono + Yasai = Kudasai!
Friday, January 20, 2012      5 comments

As I was getting ready to create my freggie tracker blog for the weekend challenge, I thought about something. Kudamono in Japanese is fruit, and yasai is vegetable. Well, if you merge them together like we merge fruit and veggie to make freggie... Read more
Forest ABC's
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      5 comments

OK, here are my Forest ABC's! So excited to get this round going! A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? Yes, especially if I’m competing as a part of a team B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) ... Read more
How do you hydrate?
Sunday, December 11, 2011      4 comments

I have a long-standing battle with hydration. I know how important it is for me, but to be honest, sometimes I'd rather drink nothing than choke down another glass of water. How do you stay hydrated, especially in the cold, cold winter?... Read more
Saturday, December 03, 2011      4 comments

OK, for some reason I'm feeling a little lost when I think about the next several weeks and weight loss/healthiness. So, here are some things I'm going to try to work on: Challenging things (I wanted to write stinky, but I'm trying to be up... Read more
Living in the United States?
Sunday, November 20, 2011      3 comments

Want to help me with a project? I'd like to give my students here in Japan a different perspective on what American families eat on a regular basis. Some of them have some interesting ideas... ... Read more
Halfway through the 30 Day Shred
Friday, November 18, 2011      1 comments

Hey, I'm halfway through the 30 days! I'm noticing that my legs are stronger. Plank exercises are still next to impossible, though. But, I struggle through! ... Read more
Two weeks shredded
Thursday, November 17, 2011      3 comments

Just finished Day 14 of the 30 Day Shred. Love the walking pushups - they make me feel tough! The other plank stuff... ... Read more

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