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Getting Dirty!
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      1 comments

So, I did a mud run over the weekend. I'd like to do more, but I almost choke on the prices. The race was a blast. This one is the Foam Fest, and I have to say that the foam element is annoying. I was covered in mud, water, and foam - no clean s... Read more
Unintended Victories
Friday, September 27, 2013      3 comments

Just a short blog to say that unintended victories can sometimes be the best! You know how when you want to lose weight or fit into pants so bad that you check the scale all the time...and you agonize over it? You think about it all the time? I ... Read more
Find Road, Apply Foot
Monday, September 23, 2013      2 comments

My what can happen when you simplify your goals! I recently simplified mine after things were not working well. I've just come off of being sick for a good two weeks, and some other life challenges. The last time I ran outside was a few wee... Read more
Square Peg, Round Hole
Wednesday, September 18, 2013      1 comments

I have a feeling this may turn more personal and less fitness...but I've been feeling guilty lately about my lack of half marathon training. I have planned to run one in October, though I haven't signed up yet. Training isn't going. I think part... Read more
So many changes in the air - the ultimate destination?
Friday, September 13, 2013      1 comments

There has been a lot of change and uncertainty swirling around my world. I've been trying to just roll with it, but I finally had a bit of a breakdown this week. It's been hard just to catch my balance and make any sort of plan. The first w... Read more
Roadblocks
Wednesday, September 04, 2013      3 comments

It is just over a month until my half, and I've yet to run more than 4.5 miles. I feel like I'm in big trouble. I had a plan to catch up on the miles. I had enough time. I was just starting to get into it when I got sick again last week. M... Read more
Update on Tracking
Thursday, August 29, 2013      1 comments

What I ended up doing yesterday and think I will continue to do is track my food at the end of the day, kind of like an assessment of how I did for the day. Maybe someday I will give it up completely, but for now I will just use it as a way to r... Read more
I'm thinking I may stop tracking
Wednesday, August 28, 2013      3 comments

This is a really scary thought for me. I started tracking calories in 2009. And I learned a lot! But lately I feel like I'm just pushing the button to push the button. And tracking has become a love/hate. I feel like I NEED to do it, but I am an... Read more
Finish On Empty (my fake Autobiography)
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      2 comments

I don't think I ever shared this here. Through work this spring, my department participated in a MOOC (massively open online course) through Stanford on Creativity. One thing we had to do was propose the autobiography we would write and create t... Read more
Lessons from 101ville
Monday, August 05, 2013      1 comments

It continues to be a strange year! After big weight loss and marathons, I'm backtracking to basics. Lately I just feel like I can't keep up the pace with the "big" stuff. It's been a whirlwind summer. I just got back from a conference. Now I hav... Read more
Whole30 - Day 20 update
Thursday, June 20, 2013      0 comments

Only a few more days left! Doing pretty well this week. I've eaten a few things that are not whole30 approved, but it was all situational. I do really well when I'm at home, cooking my own food. When I have to attend work functions, go out to ea... Read more
I may quit Whole30...
Monday, June 17, 2013      2 comments

...and just call it life. I started the Whole30 program this month as a way to eliminate some junk from my diet and straighten out some issues. Along the way, I've broken some rules, and I think I'm ready to commit to just call this a 90/10 life... Read more
Challenging Weekend
Monday, June 10, 2013      2 comments

Today is day 10 of my clean eating challenge. I was feeling good going into the weekend...wish I could say the same coming out of it! Of the things I've given up, the only thing I really miss is sugar. I've had several sugar cravings, but ... Read more
Paleo, Paleo...
Thursday, June 06, 2013      3 comments

I can't believe it, but I've stumbled onto Paleo through the back door and I love it! As mentioned in my last blog, I was just looking for a way to calm my stomach down so I started Whole30 - which eliminates a lot of common triggers, including ... Read more
A Whole30 New World
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      1 comments

It was about this time last year when my gallbladder started acting up and it was early July that I had to have it taken out. Since then, I have struggled a lot with food and my stomach hurting. You don't NEED your gallbladder. I'm living withou... Read more

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