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I may be hitting my limit.
Sunday, January 14, 2018      8 comments

Today was a scheduled long run of 18 miles. I was up, dressed and ready to go, but it's not going to happen. Chills, sweats, a headache, and finally a temperature check and a 99.6 degree reading, is changing my rest day. I just feel poopy and ti... Read more
Saturday, January 13, 2018      7 comments

Today it was a balmy 11 degrees and I ran. I ran a little over 10 miles on the trail. It wasn't bad until the last mile. Then, I got chilled. Tomorrow my training schedule says 18 miles. I have a feeling they will be a bit slow, but all that m... Read more
What's worse?
Wednesday, January 10, 2018      11 comments

I recently had to buy a new swimsuit. Last night I needed new bras and underwear. Now I don't try on underwear. I just chance it by buying and taking it home, hoping it fits. However, I do try on bras. I really don't know which is worse...... Read more
Nevertheless she persisted.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018      10 comments

Nevertheless she persisted. That is me! I am staying at my nutrition and fitness goals and I'm finally seeing some results. The scale fluctuates daily, that still plays with my head, but I'm focusing on the long term. All I can really do i... Read more
Oh my!
Wednesday, January 03, 2018      13 comments

In my last blog I was optimistic. This one will not be as positive. To put it bluntly, I am frustrated. I have been training for some high goals for early spring. I am going to do a 1/2 Ironman (indoor) the end of February and a 50 mile "race" t... Read more
Ever changing body.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017      15 comments

I am 50. It's a fact of life and for the most part, I am happy to be 50. I know too many people that didn't make it to my age. However, this ever changing body is perplexing. Depending on what I eat I can gain and lose 3-4 lbs. in one day.... Read more
This Interesting Journey
Friday, December 01, 2017      7 comments

This journey called life can be interesting. I was injured at work by a student and went to P.T. three times this week. My injured knee is healing and so is my hamstring, after another incident by the same student. I got some great stretches and... Read more
Ability to say no.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017      14 comments

I'm doing well on my exercise. I ran 4 miles last Saturday and 10 on Sunday. I'm getting at least 12,000 steps in a day. However, today's devotional hit home in regards to food. Help me remain confident in You and to be able to say no. Thi... Read more
Sunday, November 12, 2017      11 comments

Today I ran the Beer & Bagel off-road race 4ish. It was a "race" of 4ish miles with my daughters, one of my sole sisters and one of my "adopted" daughters, aka. my oldest daughter's best friend. My "adopted" daughter has been trying hard ... Read more
My birthday present.
Friday, November 10, 2017      16 comments

My kids got together and bought me a spa package for my 50th birthday. Tonight I got an hour massage, facial and pedicure. It was three hours of blissful relaxation. I highly recommend it to all. I would never have bought it for myself, I am qui... Read more
Sore knee.
Monday, October 30, 2017      7 comments

I rean a 10 mile run on Sunday. I ran with one of my "sole sisters." She was recovering from blisters and my about mile 8 my knee started complaining. I'm hoping a little rest and pampering will help it. Winter is fast approaching here, w... Read more
I am an ultra runner.
Sunday, October 22, 2017      18 comments

I did it! A ran a 50k that ended up being 32 miles due to a trail error. I ran with my two sole sisters. One of them had to drop at loop two, 21.5 mi... Read more
One week to go.
Saturday, October 14, 2017      9 comments

I am running my 50k, the longest "race" I have ever done, next Sunday. I will admit I am torn. I did my 20 mile run in less than 5 hours, so I am confident I can finish. However, I run with two other ladies, who I adore, and they aren't as fast ... Read more
20 miles
Sunday, October 01, 2017      12 comments

Yesterday my running buddies were all running on Market to Market relays. So I did what every every crazy person training for a 50k does, I ran 20 miles. If anyone would have told me, years ago, that I'd run 20 miles, just because, I would have ... Read more
Seeing Sparkfriends.
Thursday, September 21, 2017      14 comments

I was so excited to see ONEKIDSMOM at the Harvest Moon Hustle. We had a chance to chat before the race. I then joined others running and she headed home. I can't express what ONEKIDSMOM means to me! She was one of my very first sparkfriend... Read more

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