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The end of September Challenge
Monday, October 01, 2012      4 comments

So, I ended my September Challenge a bit early. I made it to 25 straight days of exercise, then work got really crazy and I just had a lot going on. Plus, I knew I had a race coming up on the 30th, so I took a few days off as a taper. I figured ... Read more
And the Earth told me to chill (September Challenge Days 24 & 25)
Tuesday, September 25, 2012      3 comments

Day 24 - P90X plyometrics Day 25 - 5 mile run I struggled a bit with both. Well, I should say I struggled a bit with plyometrics but otherwise a normal night there. I struggled much more with this morning's run. I have been, as I men... Read more
This is Your Brain on Running (September Challenge Days 21, 22, & 23)
Monday, September 24, 2012      1 comments

Day 21 - Friday. I wasn't sure I was going to make it this day. The only time I had for a workout was my lunch hour, and I had a quick 3 miles planned to run at the gym. But my day was more than crazy with deadlines at work. I knew that going in... Read more
September Challenge (Days 19 & 20)
Thursday, September 20, 2012      2 comments

Day 19 - Did P90X Kenpo last night. Nothing big there except I'm surprised at how much I'm liking P90X. I get really sweaty for an hour long workout video that doesn't feel like a lot of work. I'm telling you, that video is deceptive! The weathe... Read more
September Challenge (Days 17 & 18)
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      2 comments

Day 17 - I did P90X plyometrics. Mostly because last week it really seemed to boost my run the next day. I wanted to see if it would be true again this week. And I really enjoy it. The first half hour I feel pretty good. I work hard, but feel go... Read more
September Challenge (Days 15 & 16)
Monday, September 17, 2012      1 comments

Over halfway there! I visited my family this weekend, which brings it's own set of challenges. Different food, different routine, less sleep. It can be very difficult to stick to your goals! (Edit: Family includes my parents, my sister, her... Read more
I ran naked at 4 AM! (September Challenge - Days 12, 13, and 14)
Friday, September 14, 2012      5 comments

Day 12 - I did P90X Kenpo in the evening. It was 60 minutes long, and I didn't think much of it. I thought it was a good workout. I got nice and sweaty, I felt like I pushed hard. But I'd done a lot of the same moves between my kickboxing (Y) an... Read more
Jumping! Jumping! (September Challenge, Days 10 & 11)
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      4 comments

Day 10 - The first day I considered skipping. Normally on Mondays, I go straight from work to the gym. But I had a PTA meeting at 6:30, which did not leave me enough time to both workout and shower. And shower is a must for public decency. So I ... Read more
September Challenge (Days 8 & 9)
Monday, September 10, 2012      2 comments

These were great days! I am loving my daily workouts. I decided on a whim to run a 5K on Saturday morning. I didn't realize the date until Friday evening. There is a very low-key 5K in my town that doesn't get advertised. It was actually the fir... Read more
Celebrating Week One
Friday, September 07, 2012      6 comments

I just ran 3 miles on my lunch break, which means I've officially completed my first week of September Challenge. Yay! I even documented my insane amount of sweat with a picture: ... Read more
ON2VICTORY
Friday, September 07, 2012      4 comments

I saw this picture today on Facebook and it made me think of you. However, I don't know how to share it on your sparkpage or even through spark mail or really any other way. Spark really makes it hard to share pictures unless it's through your o... Read more
September Challenge (Days 4-6)
Thursday, September 06, 2012      3 comments

4th: Tuesday - I did a 5 mile run. It was just ok. The heat and humidity continue here, even at 5 AM. I'm ready to feel some crisp fall air and especially to run in it. I feel very whiny about the whole situation but I really, really, really...c... Read more
September Challenge (Days 1-3)
Monday, September 03, 2012      2 comments

I decided to challenge myself to a workout a day for the month of September. I think consistency will be key in getting back into the swing of things and preparing for races and feeling better about myself. And streak challenges have a way of we... Read more
Getting to Happy
Thursday, August 30, 2012      5 comments

I realized today that I'm shaving one minute off my runs every day. I'm running 5 miles every day (that I can - which is Tuesdays and Thursdays right now). Not bad! I am nowhere near where I used to be, pacewise. I had a few thoughts on th... Read more
Fall racing season is almost here...
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      7 comments

...and I may have been a little too optimistic. I signed up for a 10 miler in September and a half marathon in October. It sounded like a good idea from my desk. I'm just now getting back into the swing of things and it's finally not ... Read more

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