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Dusting myself off
Sunday, February 24, 2013      7 comments

The last 8 months have been rough ones for me. Revelations from my spouse completely caught me by surprise (shock really) and we separated after 22 years. I bought a new house and moved just before Christmas. I have gotten through it, but I rev... Read more
Refocus
Monday, May 28, 2012      1 comments

I spent the last 5 months training for a marathon and working a lot. I did not eat well, and did not actually get in all of my scheduled runs. Not surprisingly, my marathon did not go that well yesterday. However, I did finish it and I'm very pr... Read more
Visual cues for goals
Monday, February 20, 2012      1 comments

I've read that you are more likely to meet goals if you write them down and post them where you can see them on a regular basis. I made several copies of the following and have it posted in places I look regularly (bathroom mirror, fridge, compu... Read more
My search for balance
Friday, December 02, 2011      1 comments

A friend on one of my teams asked me a while back how my search for balance is going. It got me thinking about it and I figured it would be a good blog topic. All in all I'd say I'm doing much better than I have before. I work full time and... Read more
Accomplishments and setbacks
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      1 comments

Wow, it has been quite a while since I've blogged. The most significant thing that has happened is that I ran my first marathon! I say first because I plan to do at least one more at some point, perhaps in the fall, or next year. It was very lo... Read more
Hats off to Good Samaritans
Monday, February 21, 2011      3 comments

My husband and I were running on Saturday morning, about 3k into a planned 20K run, when he slipped on ice and went down hard. He got up with difficulty and felt he had broken his arm. We were at an intersection with a stop sign, so I caught th... Read more
23K - my longest run
Saturday, January 08, 2011      2 comments

I've signed up for a few races beyond the half-marathon distance of 21.1K. I'm doing a 30K in March and a full marathon in May. So, today I did a new long run that surpassed any distance I've done before. It was 23K in 2:47. I have run that lon... Read more
Motivation - do you have it? Do you need it?
Sunday, January 02, 2011      2 comments

My mother-in-law asked over the holidays how my husband and I stay motivated to keep working out. I didn't have a good answer for her. I talked about SparkPeople and getting points, logging my exercise, posting messages etc. but that didn't real... Read more
Happy New Year
Saturday, January 01, 2011      2 comments

I'm not one to set resolutions on January 1st. If I decide I need to make changes it can happen at any time. I do however, like to use the new year to reflect on the old one. Looking back over my previous posts, exercise tracking etc. I can... Read more
What have I done???
Thursday, November 18, 2010      5 comments

I just signed up for a marathon at the end of May. I might be really crazy, but I think I'm ready to move up to the full after doing 5 half-marathons. I had initially been thinking of trying a marathon in the fall of 2011 because I'm very busy a... Read more
New Work Wardrobe
Sunday, November 07, 2010      4 comments

In the past year or so, I've dropped from a size 16-18 to 10-12. I had bought 2 new work pants and one new shirt. I didn't want to buy more because I still have 20 to 25 pounds to go. I was okay with wearing large stuff while the weight was comi... Read more
New Running Goals
Sunday, September 26, 2010      9 comments

Now that I have completed four half-marathons and have improved my time significantly, I'm considering some new goals. Running a full marathon is one of those things that has been in the back of my head for years. However, it is a big time commi... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge
Saturday, September 25, 2010      8 comments

I am on the Starfish team in a challenge running from Sept. 25th to Nov. 20th. My goal is to lose 5% of my current weight which would be 8 pounds. One pound a week is very doable. I will do at least one hour of activity each day. Most days ... Read more
New Half-Marathon PB
Sunday, September 19, 2010      4 comments

I did my fourth half-marathon today in 2:12. My first two HMs were at 2:45 and my last at 2:28 so I improved my time by 16 minutes this time around. I felt pretty good and didn't finish with anything in the tank so that is all good. The weather... Read more
Today's a good day!
Thursday, September 02, 2010      3 comments

We all have up and down days so I'm excited that today was a good day. First, I'm back to my low of 162.5 that I hit on August 21st. I've been moving very slowly on the scale for the past two months. I added a new exercise routine almost 3 weeks... Read more

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