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Hypothyroidism and exercise, a question.
Monday, December 10, 2018      8 comments

Ok Sparkfriends, I have a question. There are several of us at work that have hypothyroidism and/or Hashimotos, one being our school nurse. A comment was made that it takes "us" twice as long to recover from exercise. Also, that preventative car... Read more
Trying out the gym rat scene.
Friday, December 07, 2018      6 comments

Well, I'm a couple weeks into my gym membership and so far I love it! It's been really icy and cold here so it's great to be able to go inside. I've been doing lap swimming twice a week, using the treadmill (I call it the dreadmill.), and I've t... Read more
My own "Turkey Trot" and reflections.
Friday, November 23, 2018      6 comments

I volunteered at my running groups Thanksgiving Feast and Feathers 5k, 10k 1/2 marathon race. I started at 6 AM and was there for 2 hours. My feet were "frozen," but I love seeing the other runners out for such a great event. All the entrance fe... Read more
Joining a gym with a sole sister.
Monday, November 19, 2018      10 comments

My last blog was about my perpetual fall weight gain. I do have hypothyroidism as well as dealing with the early stages of menopause. I am adjusting my calories and I am joining a gym! I am joining Genesis. They have a pool, all the machine... Read more
Here we go again!
Friday, November 16, 2018      11 comments

It seems like every year, when running season ends and the darkness increases, the same 5-10 lbs. find its way back onto my body. I eat clean, still exercise regularly, and watch the amount I eat. Yes, a little more snack size dark chocolate Kit... Read more
End of My Season
Wednesday, October 31, 2018      14 comments

Last Saturday was my last race of the season. I have completed .... 1-1/2 Ironman 1-50 miler 2-50K 2-marathons 2-1/2 marathons 2-10k 2-5k 1-dirt sprint tri 1-frontier tri 1-10 miler 1-4ish miler 3 legs of Market 2 Market ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Another race in the books.
Sunday, September 09, 2018      12 comments

I completed a trail marathon yesterday. It was a perfect day, weather wise, temperature wise and peace of mind wise. I ran with one of my sole sisters and we had a great first 10k or so. Then, she had intense foot pain that got progressively wor... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A hilly 50K.
Sunday, August 12, 2018      35 comments

Yesterday, I completed my second 50k. This one was VERY hilly with Map My Run showing 1,200 foot inclines per loop. I did the marathon last year and had forgotten that many of the hills weren't only steep, but also at an angle. It is a very chal... Read more
Sunday, August 05, 2018      11 comments

I did a one day mindfulness retreat in June and I recently read an article on Mindful Running. I discovered that I have been practicing more mindful running for sometime, but am now trying to be more mindful in all areas. Mindful running... Read more
Not worrying about it.
Sunday, July 29, 2018      12 comments

I have a 50k in two weeks. I am still competitive, however I have learned to curb it. I have been running with two others quite regularly. Neither are as fast as I am, and I am not as fast. I have learned that I would much rather run with f... Read more
Good news.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018      11 comments

Well, vacation was great! 4,704 miles in 10 days. We went through Salt Lake City, visited San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. All four kids went, well three are adults, and we all enjoyed the time together. I had gone to the doctor rig... Read more
I messaged bio dad and a vacation.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018      8 comments

Well, I did it. I've messaged him several times. No major health issues on his side. He did remember my birthday, so I guess that says something. His answers are pretty straight forward without a lot of detail, but he's answered. I've answe... Read more
I did a sprint Tri!
Sunday, July 08, 2018      8 comments

Yesterday I did my first Triathlon. I did a Half Ironman last winter, but it was inside. As challenging that was, this was so different. I swam 500m, rode 12 miles on the trails and ran 4 trail miles. Not exactly sprint distances, but it ... Read more
A DNA surprise!
Wednesday, July 04, 2018      12 comments

For Christmas my MIL gave us a 23 and Me DNA kit. I spit, sealed and sent it in. I was very interested in what I'd learn since I don't know/never met my biological father. When my results came back, I did learn that I am 100% European. Yes... Read more
Sunday, May 20, 2018      8 comments

Since I last blogged, I ran over 13 miles in the Market 2 Market Iowa. It was a fun day of running, hanging out in a van, and spending time with running women. I was proud of my performance. My first leg was at a sub 10 minute mile, second was a... Read more

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