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NSV and Goal Update
Thursday, April 24, 2014      7 comments

As training for my half marathon winds down, I'm starting to look ahead to what's next. I still have not decided what I will do as far as training. In the running are: Insanity, T25, boxing, and lots of lifting. And of course running, but not as... Read more
How do you make it happen? You just decide to do it.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014      2 comments

This is a lesson I've learned a time or two. This spring, I've been running at a slower pace than normal. I've been wondering why I can't get back to a faster pace. Even my 5K pace is slower than at other times when I've been in the same t... Read more
Train like a beast, eat like a beast...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014      2 comments

That seems to be the mode I'm in. I can't seem to shake the bad mood I've been in lately, so I've been pouring it into my workouts. Heavy music, heavy intensity. It's been fun, and feels great but my wrist and knee are feeling it. I should be ta... Read more
Now is not the time to falter...
Friday, April 11, 2014      4 comments

I'm really, really struggling this week. I'm just not in the right mental place. I've had a difficult time focusing at work, my nutrition has not been great, and the kids have been driving me crazy. (I only have one, but I take another one on in... Read more
Thank you P90X, I have muscles
Thursday, April 10, 2014      2 comments

They may be small, but they are there. I'm a runner first, but I've been working on lifting too. I did a class for a couple of months in the fall. I've done P90X and now I'm doing P90X3. I tend to carry a lot of weight in my arms. I KNOW th... Read more
12 Miles Down
Monday, April 07, 2014      2 comments

I did my 12 mile long run on Friday. I actually went into my schedule (self-made) on Thursday and restructured it. I'm ahead of schedule and didn't want to peak too soon and start tapering, as my half isn't until April 26. So I planned to run on... Read more
How things have changed since the Joplin Tornado
Thursday, April 03, 2014      2 comments

I live in tornado alley and always have. Right now I live only a few miles from Joplin, which was hit by a bad tornado in 2011. The evening it hit I knew severe weather was coming, but I was training for a marathon and had 9 miles to run. My tho... Read more
Back to Reality (and excited about it!)
Tuesday, April 01, 2014      0 comments

I may win the most boring person award, but after my girls weekend, nothing felt better than coming home and getting back on track with food and cleaning my house. I'm still working up to getting back to workouts. I'm pretty much over the ... Read more
Here's to My Off Week...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014      2 comments

It looks like I'm going to have a really off week. I have a girls weekend coming up, so I'd already scheduled myself to not have a long run this weekend. I still have a month until my half and I ran 11 miles last Friday. I'm in good shape there.... Read more
The best NSV!
Thursday, March 20, 2014      3 comments

Probably the number one reason that I started to get healthy a few years ago was my daughter. She was about two and starting to eat "real food." She was starting to eat the food I was eating, sometimes straight out of my hand. Nothing puts more ... Read more
Victories!
Monday, March 17, 2014      2 comments

Friday I had the 10 mile run. 10 was a big deal because it's been the hurdle I've needed to jump to get back into running half marathons but for some reason couldn't seem to break the barrier. I started out Friday battling a migraine, which wasn... Read more
Just when you're about to chuck it...
Thursday, March 13, 2014      1 comments

The holiday weight is off. For weeks now, my scale has been hanging out around the same number that I've been around for the past two years. I felt like chucking it all. I'll see the numbers dip a bit after long runs (obviously, I know it's wate... Read more
Struggles with Half Marathon Training
Monday, March 10, 2014      0 comments

The good: I haven't run that much in the past couple of years and I'm still able to complete my long runs without too much trouble. Relatively speaking. I can run them without stopping to walk. Friday's long run was 9 miles. I can't remember the... Read more
March Goals
Friday, March 07, 2014      3 comments

I've been meaning to put up a post on goals. I don't have as rigid goals for March as I did for January and February. It's more like a plan that I will carry through until my half marathon in late April. I've already started thinking about what ... Read more
And then there was the gingerbread incident...
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      3 comments

A Gingerbread House in March? How does that happen? My former mother in law sent a kit home with my daughter recently. It was probably marked down post-holiday stuff. I gave it to my ex with strict instructions to make it at HIS house with ... Read more

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