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A Love/Hate Relationship, and an Apology
Friday, February 07, 2014      4 comments

Yup, it's that time of the year... TREADMILL TIME! I know I don't have too much right to complain about the cold here in San Antonio, but these temperature swings are making me crazy. I'm gearing up for another half marathon (my 4th) and wi... Read more
My Virtual Training Partner
Monday, January 13, 2014      1 comments

So I'm back at it. Have been for a couple of weeks. I want to run the Zooma Texas Half in April. Unfortunately, I had some pain in my foot that sidelined me for about the length of the holiday season. Fortunately, rest and a change of sh... Read more
Stop the ride, I want to get off!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013      5 comments

I have been on a downward spiral lately. I am allowing the stress of my hubby being gone to affect me in ways I don't want it too. Binge eating, avoiding taking care of the house, yelling at my kids too much, not exercising or sleeping like I s... Read more
Keeping Busy
Friday, October 11, 2013      2 comments

Busy. Some people use it as a boast to show how much they are accomplishing. For some, it is self-imposed. For others, staying busy is a way of avoiding taking care of certain things/relationships. Many people use it to describe their lives w... Read more
Who, What, Where, When, How and WHY
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      2 comments

Just like I learned to write a story in grade school, these are the questions I am asking myself as I ponder the difficult subject of setting goals. I say difficult because I have had a long history of setting unrealistic or incorrect goals (at... Read more
Has it Really Been This Long?
Tuesday, September 03, 2013      6 comments

Wow! I've been absent for a while, in more ways than one. Not only can I count the number of times I've logged onto SP since may on one hand, but my eating habits and fitness have suffered. I'm not quite sure where my weight is, but I know my cl... Read more
New Goals
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      2 comments

After much pondering, I have set some new goals for myself: 1. Ketsugu Ryu Jujitsu black belt. I've had this one in the works for a while now, but the date of my test has been set. Friday, June 28. I feel I have much studying to do for this... Read more
Accountability
Sunday, May 12, 2013      0 comments

So, I'm doing the MayPAC (May personal accountability challenge) with my San Antonio team. Points are accumulated based on whether or not you put in the effort - not your rate of success/weight loss/reaching your goals. So far, so good. Sort of.... Read more
Black Belt Earned! (Lots of pics!)
Monday, March 25, 2013      8 comments

That's me smiling because I did it! So did 5 of my fellow students! We earned our black belt rank in Patriot Martial Arts! It was a grueling, 5 hour 22 minute test of streng... Read more
Black Belt Test
Monday, March 11, 2013      3 comments

On Saturday March 23 I test for my black belt in Patriot Martial Arts. That is less than two weeks away. I have trained, studied and practiced. I feel that I am ready. But I am still so nervous! The test will be four hours long. First there... Read more
Paleo Week Results
Monday, March 04, 2013      2 comments

I did it! I survived a full week of Paleo-style eating! Well, mostly. We eased up a little on the weekend with some tortilla chips Saturday and potatoes Sunday. Plus a little dark chocolate and wine as a special treat. How did it go ? ... Read more
One week Paleo Challenge
Monday, February 25, 2013      1 comments

So, my hubby and his buddy at work convinced me to give paleo a try. None of us have ever tried anything of this sort (I.e. low carb, south beach, etc.) but with how much processed food we have been eliminating I thought it was worth a try. Plus... Read more
Modified Run = Family Fun!
Monday, January 21, 2013      4 comments

Yesterday was a day of procrastination. I got up late, we hurried breakfast and got to church at the last minute. We came home, I went grocery shopping (by myself!), we had some lunch and watched some football. A nice day with the family, but th... Read more
Pout, pout pout... Whine, whine, whine!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      5 comments

That's what I looked and sounded like last night. I was acting like a spoiled kid who didn't get her way. I was disappointed. And upset. So I got crabby. Why? Well, I had to make a tough choice. I had to let something go that I wanted. R... Read more
2013 Goals
Thursday, January 10, 2013      6 comments

Since about mid-December, I have been thinking about what I want to accomplish in 2013. I have never laid out a full year of goals before, and I'm sure that things will shift and adjust as the year moves forward and life happens. I have set goal... Read more

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