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Moving, moving!
Monday, July 14, 2014      10 comments

I may be hungry and I have upped my calories a couple of hundred, but I'm also moving a lot! I have 155 minutes of fitness today. I ran 3 miles, walked the dog this morning, played a game of baseball, walked with my daughter this afternoon and ... Read more
I'm always hungry.
Monday, July 14, 2014      10 comments

I've been getting lots of exercise! Walking the dog in the morning, walking the dogs in the afternoon, disk golf, hiking, etc. This made me famished! I was hungry all day yesterday. It's hard for me to eat the recommended calories, but I did... Read more
We are in Yooperland!
Saturday, July 12, 2014      13 comments

We made it to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in our normal time. Lots of time in the car, but I did great on my eating today. Maybe a tad too much coffee, but I love coffee! It's cool here! 50's to 60's. It feels nice, but I like the... Read more
Getting ready to travel.
Friday, July 11, 2014      17 comments

It was a busy day. I got a 3 mile run in this morning, coffee with a friend to catch up, grocery shopping for the house sitter, cleaning the car, packing, and loading the car. We will be ready to take off early in the morning for our 13 hour dr... Read more
Now what?
Thursday, July 10, 2014      26 comments

I ended up running my last 10 mile workout last night. It was a cloudy night and the moon was covered, but the temp was just right. I ran 11 minute miles, but I was ok with that. I start out in a very hilly area and since I walk the hills, it... Read more
Good doctor's appointment!
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      13 comments

Today was my annual physical. I lucked out and the water weight was gone so I was only 6/10ths above my "goal weight." My blood pressure was a little higher than normal at 114/74, but we had been discussing the girls so that may have caused it ... Read more
So much better!
Tuesday, July 08, 2014      9 comments

I've been wearing supportive shoes, doing some new "runner's stretches," and taking a running rest day between my training and my IT band is feeling ... Read more
I am my worst enemy.
Monday, July 07, 2014      15 comments

I keep telling myself that time doesn't matter when running 1/2 marathons, but my competitive side is telling me otherwise. I went out for a 2.6 mile run at a very slow pace. I walked about four blocks as part of my warm-up. (It's a first for... Read more
Darn those numbers!
Friday, July 04, 2014      11 comments

I normally don't weigh in everyday and now I know why. We've eaten more salty food than normal and I mentally can't take a 2 lb. gain every morning. Now I am up six pounds! I've ran three times this week AND stayed in my calorie range. UHHHH... Read more
Shoes may be the answer.
Thursday, July 03, 2014      9 comments

I've been trying to research IT band issues and find out a bit more. I know that I have NOT been running a lot nor have I been pushing hard when I do run. Nice and easy is the key. If I remember right, this was when my IT began acting up... Read more
Getting the kinks out.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014      9 comments

My darn leg is sore. I'm just going to keep running and make sure my mileage is done nice and easy. I'm at the point that time is just not an issue anymore. I just want to run and to finish the races I have lined up. I have 17 days until my ... Read more
Heroes vs. those that Inspire
Tuesday, July 01, 2014      9 comments

I've read over and over that our servicemen and women do not consider themselves heroes. Even WWI and WWII veterans will tell you those that lost their lives in battle are the true heroes. I recently read about a little girl that asked a WWII ... Read more
Thank you Sparkfriends!
Monday, June 30, 2014      8 comments

As I take a moment to reflect back on my last run, the obstacles I've encountered on this journey and all of the support I've received from you, my Sparkfriends, I need to say thank you. I can't imagine this journey without Sparkfriends. ... Read more
Another 10K in the books.
Sunday, June 29, 2014      12 comments

This morning I ran the Sienna Francis House 10k. Sienna Francis House is a homeless shelter and this is their annual fundraiser. The director announced that they had over 500 men, women and children in the facility last night. It's so sad, bu... Read more
I've got this!
Saturday, June 28, 2014      12 comments

I really took my colleague's thoughts to heart. She is 12 years my senior and I know she is just concerned for me. I also really thought about all the comments and advice given from all of you; those that understand this journey. I've dec... Read more

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