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365 days in a row
Sunday, January 02, 2011      5 comments

I just finished a 45 minute Leslie Sansone video. Nothing special about that, except that this morning's workout is my 365th day in a row of working out. That's one year of doing something everyday. From June 15th when 15 minutes of weight... Read more
The Universe is Finally on my Side
Saturday, November 20, 2010      5 comments

And I'm finally listening. For the few months I have had my eye on a Turkey Fun Run 5k. The only way I could find to register was on Active. I didn't want to register on line, I just didn't want to pay a few extra dollars. It was $15 to pre... Read more
The long awaited Mankato Half Marathon race report
Saturday, October 30, 2010      8 comments

Last Saturday I ran my first half marathon at the first Mankato Marathon. All week I watched the weather report. They kept forecasting rain for Sat, and kept moving it earlier and earlier in the day. I didn't sleep well and was up early, i... Read more
What a Week!!
Friday, October 22, 2010      4 comments

This has been about the best week ever Saturday night I got to meet Danny Cahill from the Biggest Loser. I got an autograph and picture. Tuesday I had an interview (don't think I got that job, but at this point an interview is progress) T... Read more
This week's motto "Don't get sick, Don't get hurt"
Sunday, October 17, 2010      5 comments

Yesterday was my last big run. I'm planning on two little runs for the week and maybe a little downhill work. My first half marathon is 6 days away. A little history: Two and a half years ago I started to lose weight, I'm still not sure ... Read more
Caution: Deer Crossing Ahead
Saturday, September 04, 2010      3 comments

They put these signs on the road, but not on the trails. On my long run August 1st, a family of deer crossed my path (is that good luck??). One came out of the woods, stopped on the trail to stare at me (yeah, I know I'm looking good) and wen... Read more
20 year old dress
Thursday, September 02, 2010      2 comments

Last night I was helping a friend with a play she's directing. It's a 10 minute play being put on as part of MN Shorts, I'm background on the subway, no lines. There are 3 high school girls in the play and we were in the costume shop looking f... Read more
I ran 8 miles today
Saturday, August 28, 2010      5 comments

(or at least really really close to it) The trail was pretty busy at 8am but it wasn't hot yet. (I seemed to pick the hottest summer in years to train) I wore my water belt for the second time (not sure I like it, but it was nice to have s... Read more
Worst 10k ever
Saturday, August 21, 2010      5 comments

It's been 5 weeks since I ran a race-it was hot and humid and I finished in 1:15:01 I was going to run a 10k last Sunday, but it would have been a 2 hour drive to my mom's house and it's been a very hot summer. Today I ran a local 10K. Loca... Read more
4th race in 35 days??
Sunday, July 04, 2010      2 comments

Today I finished my fourth race in 35 days. Since I haven't been blogging lately, I thought I'd do it all at once. May 31, 10Kato: This was a repeat of my first 10K and I was really looking forward to seeing my improvement. Let me start o... Read more
Dear Winter
Saturday, February 27, 2010      5 comments

Dear Winter, GO AWAY!! You've overstayed your welcome. When the leaves start turning and people start groaning about you, I stand up for you. You give me a chance to change my workouts from walking and running everyday to dvd's and sno... Read more
5 motivations
Saturday, February 27, 2010      6 comments

Since I'm getting near my goal I took a little different twist on this challenge. Five motivators to continue on my healthy lifestyle (or reasons not to gain the weight back) *Feeling healthy/having energy-I've learned that eating too much o... Read more
My first snowshoe race (harder than I thought)
Sunday, February 07, 2010      5 comments

I've had my snowshoes for nine winters now. I take them out with the first good snow, clomp around a few times each year and leave them in my car until spring. People think I'm crazy going out in the winter, I tell them I go out in 20+ degrees... Read more
First run of 2010
Saturday, January 09, 2010      5 comments

No, it's not what you think. It wasn't a race, just a run. First a little background: I live in Southern Minnesota. There was a foot of snow over Christmas. Then it all froze. For the first 5 days of 2010 it didn't get above z... Read more
The Christmas Shovel
Thursday, December 24, 2009      3 comments

Just a little Christmas story to brighten your day and give you a giggle. They have been predicting snow here for a week now. Last night about 6 inches fell. After doing my morning elliptical and before I had a chance to have breakfast, the ... Read more

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