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Saturday, July 16, 2016      5 comments

Today I ran the longer that I've run in the last five years. Five miles without stopping. I didn't intend to do it. I planned to walk/run the whole way, but I felt good when I started out. Better than good. I felt ready to do 5K without sto... Read more
Walking is NOT fun
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      2 comments

I had my first run with my Super Turtles Running team. Well, it was not much of run. It was a very, very fast (for me) walk. The girl who joined me today was very, very fit. She runs a 10 minute mile, so she walks effortlessly about as fast ... Read more
Floods, potato chips, validation and less-than-ideal workout spaces
Monday, July 11, 2016      5 comments

So I closed my computer last night after finishing my blog entry, slathered some baking soda paste onto my hives and headed for my bath. When I crossed the threshold of our bedroom, I heard water running. I panicked, thinking I had started my b... Read more
Hives and working out anyway
Sunday, July 10, 2016      3 comments

I think I have hives. I have never had them before, but my chest is covered with blotchy red and slightly itchy welts. I think they are also creeping up the back of my neck but I can't see for sure (and the hubby is in bed early tonight). Any... Read more
Super Turtle Comeback!
Friday, July 08, 2016      5 comments

Well I did it. I've been talking about it, looking forward to it, but finally I have actually signed up for my first 10K!!! It's on September 11 at Carowinds just outside of Charlotte. I also started speed work and hill training and long runs... Read more
Camouflaging the flab and the long run
Saturday, July 02, 2016      3 comments

It's funny...when I dress in casual or business clothes, I check the mirror carefully for improperly camouflaged bulges. I hide my arms when I wear tank tops with bolero shrugs and cardigans. I pay attention to things like...matching. But whe... Read more
Pictures and Progress
Friday, July 01, 2016      3 comments

Got my free photos from the race on Saturday. This is the best one. I hate it for a few reasons. Not the most flattering angle taken from the photographer on his knees, camera pointed up at me. ... Read more
I'm still on the wagon, I swear!
Saturday, June 25, 2016      9 comments

I am sorry I have been absent for some time. Though I only lost 1 pound this month and admittedly my fitness regimen has been sporadic, I am still moving in the right direction. I went shopping at the beginning of the month and bought a new wa... Read more
Where have I been again!
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      4 comments

I did not get back on track last week. Not even a little bit. I was sniffly all week and, by the time Saturday rolled around, I felt so out of shape and out of practice I bailed on the Color Run. I really regretted it though, so I won't be do... Read more
Where have I been?
Friday, May 13, 2016      4 comments

It's hard to be around fit, healthy, inspirational people when one is bloated from gallons and gallons of soup and tea and sweating profusely after the heavy exercise of walking between the bathroom and one's spot on the sofa. I got laid out on... Read more
A new day
Thursday, May 05, 2016      5 comments

Wow what a difference a day makes! I did put on a shirt I have not been able to wear since purchasing online in what I thought was my size years ago and got a compliment from daughter on how pretty it looks. But I haven't worked out yet today,... Read more
Anger issues
Wednesday, May 04, 2016      9 comments

I read somewhere that in order to get motivated to workout (when you just aren't feeling it), to ask yourself "Do I ever regret a workout?" So that's how I got my booty downstairs for BUTI tonight because this was a day I'd rather end with a gla... Read more
A meandering look back...and forward
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      3 comments

I realized today, at Week 11 Day 1 of running, that my initial goal mileage (to run a 5K) has become my base mileage. My training runs are now between a 5K and 4 miles. My pace is slow. I can run a 14 minute mile for the first run segment, but... Read more
Day 1 Mission to lose 10 Pounds
Sunday, May 01, 2016      5 comments

Day 1 of May. I set some goals yesterday with the aim to lose 10 pounds this month (I've lost 33 since Jan 1). Off to a good start... Goal: Eat on the low end of my ranges 5 days out of every 7 Ate at the low end of my ranges even... Read more
Home gym additions and May goals
Saturday, April 30, 2016      1 comments

As many of you know, I have been pining for a treadmill for a while now, at least since my inaugural run on a hotel machine last month, but Tuesday's sweltering run was the thing that did it. I want to be able to get in my training no matter th... Read more

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