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Confession: Josh and I have been bad...
Friday, January 20, 2012      4 comments

I think he's planning on writing his own blog, but I felt like writing one too. It just hasn't been good lately for either of us in the...lifestyle change...department. I think for the first time ever, we fed each other's bad habits. I was alway... Read more
A Journey in Numbers
Thursday, January 19, 2012      3 comments

I'm lucky. My employer offers free health assessments every year and they're not used for anything but our own information. No rate hikes, our insurance is not based upon our data. They just want us to be aware of our health. The first year I pa... Read more
End of 2011/ My 2 Years on Spark
Friday, December 09, 2011      6 comments

I'm not going to rewrite my lost 2 years on Spark blog that I lost, just mention that I hit that at the end of November and that was cool. I've gained a lot here, especially in the last year as I trained for my marathon. Thanks for all the suppo... Read more
The victories keep coming (except on the scale)
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      8 comments

I started a lot of things hoping to lose some weight. Bootcamp. Running intervals. Intense workouts. A diet change-up. Well, it hasn't worked on the scale and I've mentioned that in previous blogs. But it HAS made me a better athlete. That's a b... Read more
Just a check-in
Monday, December 05, 2011      1 comments

I reached my 2-year Sparkiversary at the end of November and typed up a blog about it...but it got eaten by the Internet Gods before it could be posted. I may get around to posting it eventually but for now just a quicker check-in. Probably... Read more
I PR'd my 5K time on Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 28, 2011      8 comments

I remember my very first 5K. I started out a little backwards. I trained for a half marathon first, and then ran a 5K just for practice a couple of weeks before the half. My training times for 3 miles were around 36 to 38 minutes. I was very sur... Read more
Feeling a little like Forest Gump
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      2 comments

I’m thinking of the scene in Forest Gump where he is running, his entourage behind him, and suddenly he stops and says “I think I’m going to stop running now.” Just like that, he’s ready to be done. That’s about how I feel towards distance... Read more
Post-Marathon
Wednesday, November 02, 2011      3 comments

Well, I have one goal left to check off on my list: get to a healthy BMI. Not that I won't have more goals and things I want to do once I accomplish that, but I really really want to check this one off. I mean, I've run a marathon, how hard coul... Read more
My Name is Stephanie. I am a Runner.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011      3 comments

A short true story. Today I biked to work. Came home, changed out of my old running shoes that I use for cross training. Shoes that I ran so much in that I wore points of impact down, but otherwise are great shoes. I shifted around through ... Read more
My Boyfriend Has Lost 125 Pounds...
Monday, October 24, 2011      5 comments

Josh was asked to give a speech to the YMCA Board of directors. He wrote a great Spark Blog about it. You should all check it out! www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=4546465 He is such... Read more
Mother Road Marathon: The Race Report
Monday, October 17, 2011      10 comments

My last blog really journaled my journey to my first marathon. I wanted to keep it separate from this blog, mostly because my first marathon was not everything I'd hoped it would be or some grand uplifting experience. But what I'm taking away fr... Read more
From Couch to Marathon: a 2 Year Journey
Tuesday, October 11, 2011      16 comments

I ran my first marathon on Sunday. But oddly enough, it felt like the epilogue. Or that official stamp I needed to say I did it. But I feel like the true story of my marathon is not the race, but how I got there. I've covered a lot of it i... Read more
Goals
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      2 comments

I never make goals. I just kind of let this journey roll where it takes me and I generally have enough drive to make that work. However, I find myself with a lot of goals going on, so I'm going to go ahead and document them and try to stay accou... Read more
Getting Jittery w/ It!
Monday, October 03, 2011      2 comments

Marathon Countdown: 5 days I was going to write a blog last week about how I was starting to doubt I was a runner because I am LOVING the taper, but I never got around to it. I've read all about how taper is so difficult for runners and I w... Read more
Run for the Rocks
Monday, September 26, 2011      3 comments

Two weeks until my marathon, and Sunday's long run was 12 miles, so I figured why not race in a half marathon. Josh had got us both a free entry to a half through a friend winning a radio contest, so free entry was nice. We both went into ... Read more

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