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After the race.
Monday, July 01, 2013      8 comments

After the race yesterday, I went to breakfast with my friend. We both ate healthy and then decided to go to Peak Performance. She wanted to look into compression stockings that would help with her shin splints. (We saw two people wearing them... Read more
I ran my first 10K!
Sunday, June 30, 2013      13 comments

emoticon I DID IT! I ran my first 10K!! I ran it in 55:07 which made an average of 8.53 minute miles. I am so ... Read more
Self reflection....
Saturday, June 29, 2013      8 comments

After reading others' blogs and posts I've done a little self reflection and soul searching. Here are a few reflections that I've come up with or borrowed from others. 1) There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. (How awesome would thi... Read more
I did it all wrong.
Friday, June 28, 2013      18 comments

I think I've figured out why my IT band is acting up. I read some great articles about running, many right here on Spark. Here is what I've learned. 1) I added distance too soon. 2) I added hills too soon. 3) I added speed too soon.... Read more
Thursday, June 27, 2013      13 comments

My oldest told me, again, that I'm addicted to exercise. Maybe I am. I know it was really HARD not to run, do a dvd or take another walk last night. I will admit, it's my personality. Different addictions do run in my family. Alcoholism, fo... Read more
It's a journey for all...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013      12 comments

Most people join SparkPeople because they want to lose weight. It may be 100 lbs. or "just" 10 lbs., but I've come to the conclusion that it's still a "journey." I've read many highlights of Sparkers who have lost over 100 lbs., 1/2 their body... Read more
Feeling it today, but it's not too bad.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      7 comments

I'm feeling yesterday's run, but it's not too bad. I actually feel my IT band more when I sit for a while and try to get up. It feels tight. I've been doing lots of stretching. I'm going to try and run again tomorrow and then take the next f... Read more
I cheated....
Monday, June 24, 2013      8 comments

Ok, I cheated and didn't take a day off on Sunday. I walked the dogs and did an ab and upper body workout. I'm going to try to run tonight and just see how the IT band is feeling. I can walk fine, but sometime when I sit for a long time and g... Read more
Having a tough time....
Sunday, June 23, 2013      8 comments

It's not what you think and it's not "bad." I'm having a tough time taking a day off from exercise and just relaxing. I have one of those go, go, go personalities and when I do something it's never half way. (I could have phrased that much dif... Read more
Old times and new times.
Saturday, June 22, 2013      6 comments

I tried to post a blog yesterday about running on the school track with that rubbery covering and also trying to run on the astroturf field. I was also practicing some other ways to run to see if I could take the pressure off my IT band. The p... Read more
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      10 comments

I gave up on finding a swimsuit before tomorrow. My old one and a cover up will have to do for one day. emoticon... Read more
Swimsuit shopping and circuit training.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      9 comments

On Thursday our entire school is taking turns going swimming. The only suit I have is a bikini. My girls got it for me when I lost my weight and had tattoos put on my back. (They wanted the tats to show.) Obviously, a bikini isn't appr... Read more
Another good run and the IT band is getting better!
Monday, June 17, 2013      7 comments

I ran a short run tonight. I ran 3.03 miles in 27:35 which made a 9.06 minute mile. I can live with that! I did a long warm up and walked the first hill. My IT band felt pretty good and I really debated on running the same distance that I did... Read more
Addicted to exercise?
Sunday, June 16, 2013      7 comments

My family was discussing working out and my name came up. They said I was addicted to exercise. I never really thought about it. All I know is after completing Insanity I didn't want to lose all that I had gained so looked for another way to ... Read more
I tried the new shoes and a 10K.
Saturday, June 15, 2013      9 comments

I ran tonight in my new running shoes. I really like them and even though my IT Band was still sore, I could run! I walked when I felt the need, but I was happy that I could finish my run. It was 3.77 miles, but my time stank...43.05. I've n... Read more

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