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Preparing mentally
Friday, June 23, 2017      8 comments

This is not a competitive race, per say. I will never be first, nor will I get an age award and that is fine. I am trying not to get to competitive with myself. I RELLY want to finish 26.2 miles tomorrow. However, I can't let that goal disrupt m... Read more
Yesterday was poop, but I feel human today.
Thursday, June 22, 2017      10 comments

I felt like poop yesterday. I barely made it through work. I literally sat most of the day. My principal asked if I was ok because I never sit. I have no idea if I had overdone it by mowing lawn and running the night before or if the leftovers I... Read more
Gearing up mind and body for Saturday.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017      40 comments

Saturday is the Dizzy Goat 3/6/12 hour trail run. I am doing the six hour and have to run 19.25 miles, 6 loops, in order to earn a finishers medal. I can do it! I ran the same distance in 4.24.00 a few weeks ago at the Gravel Classic. I have a g... Read more
Another 10k in the books.
Saturday, June 17, 2017      9 comments

This morning I ran the BRIN series Cornfield to Cornfield 10k. It was a nice race and it was surprisingly clean after some major storms went through last night. I was happy to see ONEKIDSMOM in attendance. We had a chance to chat before th... Read more
Running a 10k tomorrow
Friday, June 16, 2017      6 comments

I am planning on meeting up with a sparkfriend tomorrow at a 10k. ONEKIDSMOM is my mentor and inspiration and I look forward to seeing her again. Tomorrow will be a "training" run as next week is the Dizzy Goat 6 hour trail run. To get a medal ... Read more
The journey is good!
Wednesday, June 07, 2017      10 comments

I haven't weighed in for about two weeks. At this point in my journey I know eating out makes my body "react" and then my mind "reacts" to the scale. My clothes are looser and my favorite running shorts aren't as tight on my thighs, so I know I... Read more
Not 30k, but a 31k!
Sunday, May 28, 2017      16 comments

Yesterday was my 30k run. It was unsupported which not only meant no aid stations, but no time, no medals, no shirts, just running. I normally LOVE the bling, but I loved this run. I felt good for my "normal" amount of miles. When I hit ... Read more
My huband is motivating.
Monday, May 22, 2017      18 comments

I was planning on going for a run tonight, but after a pedicure with my mom and dinner with my husband I had dismissed the idea. Then my husband said something that motivated me. He told my daughters that I had planned on going on a run so I cou... Read more
Mental Health Day
Thursday, May 11, 2017      9 comments

Yesterday I took a mental health day from work. I got a little over 8 hours of sleep, a rarity for me! I usually get around six, no matter what time I go to bed. I did some things around the house, but by 10:30 AM I was bored. It was a clo... Read more
Changing it up.
Thursday, May 04, 2017      11 comments

Thank you for all the comments on my last blog. I have been trying to change it up, but will do so even more later this month. My friend puts on a bootcamp twice a week through the summer. He works at the local Y and really challenges mind and b... Read more
Coming to acceptance
Wednesday, May 03, 2017      27 comments

This journey is full of ups and downs. Funny how when we look at the scale it's actually "backwards." The up, higher numbers, isn't what we want and the downs, lower numbers, is the "good." I continue to struggle with those darn numbers. Down 5,... Read more
I missed my own anniversary.
Thursday, April 27, 2017      14 comments

I completely forgot about my maintenance anniversary! It still is somewhat hard for me to call myself a maintainer when I've gained some weight back. However, I am maintaining my healthy lifestyle of eating healthy and exercising daily. I'm runn... Read more
Numbers and words.
Friday, April 14, 2017      17 comments

Wow, I did not catch the mistake in my last blog. It ended up being 10 miles in 2 hours. Although, I do have a six hour run later in the year. We just run, or move, for six hours to see how far we get. I figure it will be a good way to gage my ... Read more
A long run and a leaky bladder.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017      22 comments

I got your attention with that catchy title, didn't I? emoticon Tonight I did a "long" run by myself so I ran my p... Read more
Playing poker.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      45 comments

I've never "really" played poker, but I do know a little about the game. I've come to the conclusion that life is a little like poker and right now I am holding too many deuces. It's time to throw them out and get a better hand! My deuces a... Read more

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