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The ongoing journey.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      16 comments

Sometimes I love this "health" journey and sometimes I despise it. I'm in the more despise mode right now. I'm not sure what else to do, but I keep plugging away. My body seems to have taken on a life of its own. I won't go into details, as it w... Read more
Changing it up
Thursday, November 17, 2016      8 comments

I went for my last "nice weather" run last night. It was perfect running weather and I got down right around dusk. I wore my reflective ankle straps and stayed to the sidewalks once the sun started to set. I've decided that since I hate run... Read more
Coffee runs
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      13 comments

There is are "Coffee Runs" going on around my city. You meet at various local coffee shops, go for a 5K run, and then order coffee (optional). All the runs are free, unless you want to buy a cup after you are finished with the run. If you p... Read more
Seeing the light.
Thursday, November 10, 2016      12 comments

The world seems upside down for some people. They aren't happy with the outcome of the election. There are protests in the streets, people feel hurt, and some feel nonexistent. I, myself, had to console some young people that are truly afraid a... Read more
The day after.
Monday, November 07, 2016      7 comments

I can feel that I pushed myself yesterday. I LOVE this feeling. My calves are really sore, but that is expected after my "ballerina pose." I was walking to get some Gatorade as I felt cramping coming on. As I was walking both my calves tightened... Read more
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Sunday, November 06, 2016      42 comments

Today I ran my first half marathon in over a year. I had the pleasure, and honor, of running with ONEKIDSMOM. She has a been a huge support to me! She came to my city to support my son's ROTC as they fundraised to go to France to march in a para... Read more
Sparkfriends rock.
Thursday, November 03, 2016      11 comments

Once again, sparkfriends rock. I was thinking about a "Mommy makeover." A tummy tuck, lifting the girls, a little off here, and a little off there. I was surprised by the comments of support. Lots of people saying, "Why not?" and "Go for i... Read more
Mommy makeover?
Monday, October 31, 2016      8 comments

I've never been one to look for a quick fix. I don't mind putting in some sweat equity to achieve my goals. However, the commercial for a "mommy makeover" caught my curiosity. I don't know if it's age, loss of muscle, my hypothyroidism, or tha... Read more
Long trail run.
Saturday, October 29, 2016      6 comments

Ok, the word long can be relative depending on the person saying it and those that run. emoticon I am running the... Read more
Thursday, October 20, 2016      13 comments

I had two realizations lately. 1) I ran another 10 mile run and felt great at the 11- 12 minute mile range. I have come to accept the slower time because my body doesn't complain and I just feel really good at the end of my runs. Maybe it's als... Read more
I put me in the equation.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016      11 comments

We all have good intentions. We plan on working out in the morning, but then we're too tired to get out of bed. We will work out after work, but it gets dark so early. It's too chilly; we have too much work to finish; the kids need help with the... Read more
I'm moving and so is the scale!
Sunday, October 09, 2016      11 comments

I ran almost 6 miles yesterday. My average was 10:50 minut miles with a couple closer to the 10 minute mile range. I was pretty happy with that. It felt good and my joints weren't complaining. I'm also seeing some results on the scale. I a... Read more
I did it! Twice!
Monday, October 03, 2016      13 comments

I am happy to say I did it, twice. I got two runs in tonight. I went out by myself and went 3.7 miles at a pretty good pace, for me, 11:22 minute miles. I can always feel it when I go faster now a days. Then, I went out with my daugh... Read more
Finding time to run.
Sunday, October 02, 2016      5 comments

It's been a busy week and weekend. I was hoping to get a run in, but no such luck. I hate running in the dark anymore. Between the cars not paying attention and just feeling a bit vulnerable as I get older, I'd rather it be light out. That... Read more
700 days
Tuesday, September 27, 2016      9 comments

Today is the 700th day that I did 30 minutes, or more, of exercise. As a teacher, it isn't difficult since I am up and down hallways and at recess everyday. Don't get me wrong I like my streak and intend to keep it going. However, I need to sta... Read more

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