Half Marathon Update - LOTS OF PICS!!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012      8 comments

The last time I blogged on Sparkpeople was back in May... and there were lots of huge life milestones on the horizon. I wrote about my upcoming first half marathon, a potential triathlon, running the Marine Corps Marathon and signing up for the ... Read more
Celiac Disease, Half Marathons, Triathlons, Marathons ... Oh My!
Monday, May 14, 2012      4 comments

Let’s see, it’s been about 2 months? Yea, I’d say it’s time to blog… Typical me. Alas, here I am (Gah! It’s always a good day when you can use the word “alas” :D) So, a lot has happened in the past 2 months that I would like to update everyone... Read more
This Blog Is a Cluster EFF (You've Been Warned)
Monday, March 12, 2012      10 comments

So anyone who reads my blogs will sense a theme at the beginning - it generally starts out with an apology for being gone so long, being infrequent with the blogging, and an empty promise (not on purpose, I swear!) to be better about being more ... Read more
January Recap and Reflection and Plans for February 2012
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      8 comments

In the year of 2012 - I made a lot of promises to myself - and if I can't keep a promise to myself, how can I make the claim that I am an honorable, trustworthy, and dependable individual? I can't! So - I am making it a trend to set new, small g... Read more
A HUGE Revelation on this Friday
Friday, January 27, 2012      9 comments

Happy Friday, Sparklers emoticon So, I find it very inspiring, as well as motivational, to read success storie... Read more
Things I Learned in 2011 and my BIG PLANS for 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      7 comments

Let me just be honest for a minute here: I have good news and I have bad news. The bad news? December 2011 wasn't my best month - well, since we are being honest with each other -- pretty much MOST of 2011 was rough for me diet and exe... Read more
Arlington Lunch Walk w/ Pics :)
Thursday, January 12, 2012      7 comments

I know it's been too long -- I really need to get in a better habit of blogging. I think my main issue is I feel like I don't have enough things to talk about when I have time to blog and then when I finally DO have things to talk about I don't ... Read more
Life Updates, December Goals, and Calorie Cycling
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      16 comments

Hello Sparkly Sparklers :) So, I did it. I ran a 5k. My FIRST 5K to be exact. My goal was to run it in under 45 minutes, and I did it. In fact, I ran it in 41:45, and I was pleasantly surprised. It was freeeeezing that morni... Read more
10-mile Cherry Blossom Run Training Plan
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      7 comments

I am writing my whole plan down here for a few reasons: a) to be held accountable, b) to have it electronically documented in my blog, c) in case anyone is also interested in training for a 10-mile run or anything close to it and is interested i... Read more
That Activity Which Must Not Be Named...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      7 comments

A HUGE AMOUNT of Sparklers that have found incredible amounts of success using Sparkpeople have also become...uhhhh... runners. Coincidence??… maybe… but probably not. My parent’s neighbor just had a baby and she is trying to get back... Read more
Inspiring Fable/ Re-commitment to Getting Healthy (long blog)
Wednesday, October 19, 2011      5 comments

I got the following fable from a friend of mine on Facebook: One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the... Read more
PMP Week 3 Challenge
Monday, September 26, 2011      1 comments

1. Check your workouts from the last 2 weeks and find the one area of your body (upper/lower/core) that you worked on the LEAST or NOT AT ALL. This area needs to be in the forefront of your mind this week. This is the one that gets all the atten... Read more
Now I have TANGIBLE consequences...
Friday, September 23, 2011      5 comments

I was told by a Spark Buddy of mine about a website called stickk.com. According to the website (because they can put it into better words than I can): "Everyone has a goal. For some, it's losing weight, for others it's exercising reg... Read more
Day 2: Interested... or committed?
Friday, September 23, 2011      2 comments

Again, DSLICE418 and I are working through the book "100 Days of Weight Loss" by Linda Spangle -- I have gotten behind in posting my responses to each lesson -- I am posting because it is good for me to look back upon and see what my goals and r... Read more
PMP Week 2 Challenge -- Completed (Late)
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      1 comments

1. By the end of Thursday, September 15, you are challenged to do 2 HOURS OF STRENGTH TRAINING OVER 4 DAYS. This can be broken down to two sets of 15 minutes per day, which ANYONE can make time for if they want to. Between Friday and Sunday nigh... Read more

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