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I was right
Friday, August 03, 2012      7 comments

I do feel very silly for my last blog entry. I've used my new shoes twice and they are HEAVEN for my feet. After running in them only twice, my knee pain has disappeared. Amazing. And, today celebrates my having completed day 7 of the 28 d... Read more
Can't believe I did it.
Thursday, August 02, 2012      6 comments

Feeling just a twinge of buyer's remorse today. I actually paid more for one pair of shoes yesterday than I've paid for shoes for myself in the past two years. I went to a real runner's store and bought a real pair of running shoes, a... Read more
Oh, Snap.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012      7 comments

I was looking at the calorie counts at Panera for 1/2 chicken cobb salad, and ordered a whole; 570 calories. Also ate 1/2 of my kid's grilled cheese sandwich. But, it could be worse. I had a great breakfast, healthy snack (apple and trail ... Read more
Boo - bad nutrition day.
Sunday, July 29, 2012      6 comments

I just entered all of the food I ate yesterday at dinner, and I went over my calories by 300. Bah.... Read more
Yay! Won my Sleep Challenge Trophy!
Saturday, July 28, 2012      5 comments

I was so excited to get my sleep challenge trophy. I feel such a sense of accomplishment. It was a really great decision for me to start there, as it seems to have been quite a foundational problem. Once I made changes prompted by that challenge... Read more
That Mean, Evil Scale
Saturday, July 21, 2012      7 comments

That cotten headed ninny muggins is really honking me off. I swear, I am officially ignoring her for the next 7 days. On the up side, I walked a 5K with my friend today - the first of my life. We signed up for the 1 mile walk, got to the ma... Read more
Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jog
Thursday, July 19, 2012      3 comments

So glad I beat the rain this morning...and my kids waking up! Even though I stayed up an hour past my new 'bedtime', I still got up early enough to enjoy a 30 minute jog around the neighborhood. It's been quite a while since I ran the route I di... Read more
Yay! Great dream last night!
Monday, July 16, 2012      0 comments

I've been running a lot lately. An incredible amount, in fact. It's pretty easy to do while visiting my Mom here on Put-in-Bay island. She is happy to stay with the kids while I go out for however long and run/jog/walk. And she is a very encoura... Read more
Welcome Back, Old Friend
Saturday, July 14, 2012      6 comments

About 3 years BC (before children), which in real terms amounts to 10 years ago, I lost 30 pounds running. I'm not really an athletic person, never have been - I'm more of the 'artsy fartsy' type. But for some inexplicable reason, I took to runn... Read more
Change of Environment Makes a Difference!
Thursday, July 12, 2012      4 comments

I've been 'vacationing' at my Mom's house on Put-in-Bay island since last Friday, and I'm amazed at what a difference the change in environment has made. I've run every morning since I've been here. I've become a running FOOL! This morning... Read more
What's Up With the User Name Change?
Saturday, July 07, 2012      8 comments

For the past decade, I consistently used the same username whenever I would join a group or sign up for things online. I adopted TOWEROFSHELLY in honor of one of my favorite Bible verses, Proverbs 18:10 - The name of the Lord is a strong tower; ... Read more
Choosing an Excuse or Creating an Opportunity
Friday, July 06, 2012      0 comments

Last night, I planned to get up early (while Hub was getting ready for work and kids still sleeping) and quietly meet the One Day Challenge; go for a walk. But it wasn't my alarm that awoke me. It was two big, blue eyes and a the chipmunk ... Read more
I Hate Days Like These
Thursday, July 05, 2012      3 comments

I really hate it when all my kids get up before or at the same time as me. It always makes me feel as if I'm starting my day behind the 8-ball. Especially on days (like today), when I didn't clean the kitchen the night before, and the laundry is... Read more
Sleep Journal - Day 7
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      3 comments

Since today is the last day of my first week (round 2) of the sleep challenge, I'm going to share what I've learned instead of just the answers to the challenge questions. I've learned that: - Getting enough sleep (7-8 hours a night) ... Read more
Sleep Journal - Day 6
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      2 comments

I'm actually pretty impressed with myself that I've made the time to answer these questions each day. And, it's been very helpful for me to do so. Last night, after a particularly stressful and 'started much too late' bedtime routine for my prec... Read more

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