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THE Marathon!!

Monday, June 02, 2014      11 comments

So finally home and able to share my big weekend with you all!!! We dropped the kids off at my folks on Friday morning and meandered our way down to Newport, Oregon - taking the scenic route, showing my husband one of my past colleges (whic... Read more

Last day of work before my first Marathon!

Thursday, May 29, 2014      11 comments

Today is my last day of work before my marathon weekend and I can almost think of nothing else besides it! I'm excited to go home, get a little 3 mile run in and then start the packing process. I have to travel about 5-6 hours to get to wh... Read more

Vacations and Entitlement

Wednesday, May 14, 2014      5 comments

I spent all of last weekend at Disneyland with my hubby and kids. And I made a distinct decision to not stick to my eating plan. I made this decision knowing it would cause a gain on the scale and I would have to re-lose weight already lo... Read more

My Fitbit has Died on my 20 plus mile day

Sunday, May 04, 2014      5 comments

Like many other users, I have finally accidentally washed my Fitbit. And put it through the dryer. It did not survive. My hubby never uses his so likely tomorrow I'll find a way to switch it over to me and gather my friends along wit... Read more

Running & Fueling

Sunday, April 27, 2014      8 comments

So I've been doing a low carb, higher fat diet plan for a couple weeks now and feeling good on it, losing weight on it. So good, that I decided to try my 'longer' run today without doing any carbs before it. I should have rethought this having... Read more

New plan & New Focus

Thursday, April 24, 2014      6 comments

I have had a good loss on the scale the last couple weeks. And I have really changed my diet. Is that the cause of the success? Or is it because I simply have a new plan that is keeping me focused? That the newness of the routine is... Read more

Where I am in the weight loss thing

Monday, April 21, 2014      5 comments

I was cleaning up my Spark site today. I emptied out of teams that had died or rounds had finished. In doing so, I came across some old tracking threads for weights. And it confirmed what I basically knew- that 2013 was a bust of a weight... Read more

18 miles and Smartphones

Friday, April 18, 2014      6 comments

I know it's not running PC in the purist running world (but then again neither are run/walk intervals so I like to walk the edge of the running community I guess), however I choose to run with my phone and headphones. I like music playing w... Read more

After run update

Saturday, April 12, 2014      3 comments

So yesterday was my longest run of 16 miles and today I feel . . . Fine! Great! I'm not stiff, I'm not worn out. I can't believe it! I definitely am reaping some benefits of taking my slower pace yesterday. The IT bands are doing fine. ... Read more

New running spots and Sunshine

Friday, April 11, 2014      4 comments

Today was, still is, gorgeous. And a perfect day for running outside. Sunny but not hot! I had a friend volunteer to watch my kids so I could go run and as a result got some completely guilt free running in! Normally I feel a little ... Read more

16 miles and Loops

Thursday, April 10, 2014      4 comments

Tomorrow is a 16 mile run - getting ready to out do the 14 mile run I did two weeks ago for my longest run. The weather should be good- although I'd love it to be just a tad cooler- I'll still take the sunshine! I have childcare throug... Read more

Running & Weight Loss

Tuesday, April 08, 2014      8 comments

It seems like when I got more serious about running, my weight loss stalled out. Some of this is just timing. I got interested in running, interested in races, after I had lost most of my weight. This means I was taking up more running at... Read more

First marathon and training!!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014      8 comments

So I have signed up for a marathon at the end of May - my first....and admittedly a good chance my only one. I really enjoy the half marathon distance and honestly can't see myself often having the time to put into training for a marathon, beca... Read more

The Day Before Weigh In

Sunday, February 23, 2014      2 comments

It's Sunday, which means for BTS- Beyond the Scale- challengers, weigh in is tomorrow. I weigh in every day, however. I like having tabs on my weight fluctuation because I let increases in weight help me buckle down better. And I'll admit... Read more

4 weeks of P90x3!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014      12 comments

Today marks my finishing up four weeks straight of P90x3! I only missed one day due to a sprained finger (non P90x3 related, but a door jam!) and picked up right where I had missed. So I guess it's technically been four weeks and 1 day ;) ... Read more


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