Hunter and I after our first Turkey Trot, Nov. 2010. He's in a hurry to get to the pumpkin pie tent.
Taking a "cat nap". Looks comfy, doesn't he?
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“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but, remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” Epicurus, philosopher
"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or gazelle - when the sun comes up you'd better be running."
I've actually found things I like to do and I'm focusing on becoming better at them instead of trying to lose weight - the changes to my weight and shape will happen as a result of my determination to because faster, stronger, more flexible. It's no longer about the scale - it's about training to be a faster runner, stronger rower, and generally more of an athlete and less of a spectator. I'm lucky enough to have a very supportive sweetie who is constantly encouraging (and sometimes literally pushing me out the door) to run, row and whatever else I need to do to stay healthy, active and happy.
V-Day 5k - 2/12 36:03
Shamrock Shuffle 5k - 3/12 , 40:37 (sick)
Run for Home 5k 4/3
Oshkosh5k 4/16 35:33
Duathalon - 5/1 , 1st run (2m) - 19:04
2nd run (2m) - 21:00
IrishFest 5k 6/4 33:20
Bellin Run 10k - 6/11
Firecracker 5k - 7/4
Brett Younger 10k - 7/9 1:13:16
Sunset 5k 7/16 , 33:40
Dash For Dreams 5k - 32:13
Fox Cities Half Marathon 2:44:17 (hit a pothole in mile 10 and jammed my hip, whoops...)
I live in NE Wisconsin, work in finance and can't sit still. I am a soon-to-be step mom to two very active boys, and soon-to-be wife to their just as active dad.
My dog, Hunter, is my personal trainer and the only one in the house who always agrees with me. I also have a crabby black cat named Oliver but he's not into working out.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
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1627 days ago
Hope you are getting some nice spring weather. I think we had all ours in March. So far April has been cold! But I'm not complaining. I've seen the SUN and it is wonderful. And May will be here before we know it. Hope you and Hunter (and cats and all) are doing well. Tell Hunter that Mitch and Micah send greetings from Iowa!
1829 days ago
I think training for the half-marathons is enough on your plate (figuratively) and you don't need to worry about the rest of the stuff. I need to concentrate on portion control. I'm finally getting in my 10000 steps most days, but something about winter makes me hungry. Sigh.
Forgot about Hunter's balloon phobia! Hope he had grown out of it. I didn't realize he had a phobia about snowmen, too! Glad he's over that one. Give him a hug. Micah is suffering from arthritis now, and it is good for him to walk, but he really HATES the stairs -- and we have a lot of them. Poor pup. I haven't found anything helpful for him yet.
1910 days ago
a wedding AND a marathon? maybe you two can say your vows WHILE running the marathon.... lol.... sorry i like time management.
a big Spark congrats to you on both of your big steps.
All the best
1932 days ago
Thanks, Anne. Your New Year's Eve sounds pretty much like ours, but I lasted slightly longer. Still it was restful! Hope you have a great year. Sounds as if there are big things planned! Enjoy. Hugs to Hunter.
1938 days ago