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Ridiculously good mood

Thursday, July 02, 2015      3 comments

Even in spite of being nervous for this 5k, I'm still in a really great mood... three day weekend coming up, office closing early... I'm pretty jazzed. :) Going to spend tonight really resting and relaxing. I'm going to get my hair done a... Read more

Crosstraining and Chasing One's Bliss

Tuesday, June 30, 2015      3 comments

So, I keep fussing with myself about crosstraining as I'm wrapping up my final (!!!) week of Couch to 5k. After this week, I run the 5k on Sunday, and then I start training for the half marathon in earnest... and if I don't start crosstraining ... Read more

Time to put up or shut up

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      1 comments

Well, I am now headlong into Week 8 of Couch to 5k. Today is another milestone day in that my total distance walked and ran was 3.01 - just under 5k - and I did it in 38 minutes. This leads me to believe that I could probably run a whole 5... Read more


Wednesday, June 17, 2015      3 comments

I ran two miles with no stops today! I haven't done that in years! I'm feeling pretty darn good about that. *~*~*~* I started hooping last night. Fun! HARDER THAN I REMEMBER. When I was a kid, I could keep a hoop spinning arou... Read more

The seeking of solutions

Friday, June 12, 2015      1 comments

Encountering problems doesn't mean you stop what you're doing. It means you have to find solutions or ways around those problems. This week's challenge is the unbearable heat and humidity. I spent most of yesterday hydrating more than usu... Read more


Monday, June 08, 2015      1 comments

I had a sports massage on Saturday. I swear to you, my run on Sunday felt as though I was running on brand-new legs!!! The difference was beyond remarkable. I ran the entire 20 minutes without stopping (woot!!) and I felt like I could hav... Read more


Friday, June 05, 2015      1 comments

I am officially halfway through Couch to 5k!! Today's assignment was to warm up with a five-minue walk, run for eight minutes, walk for five, run for eight, and cool down for five. I woke up feeling a little dubious about it, but once I go... Read more


Thursday, June 04, 2015      2 comments

My scary run yesterday? Not so scary! My feeling like a fat sack of crap? Not nearly so fatty or crappy or sacky today! Am I in a great mood? OH HELL NO. But. I'm better than I was yesterday. *~*~*~* So... all th... Read more

Rough patch

Wednesday, June 03, 2015      2 comments

I know that PMS is probably largely to blame for this, but these past few days, I've felt like a fat sack of crap. And by the way, I know it isn't true. I'm actually doing okay. Couch to 5k is both empowering me and humbling me, and as fa... Read more


Monday, May 18, 2015      6 comments

I had a somewhat painful run on Friday - aggravated something in my gimp leg - but still wanted to cross-train on Saturday, so I opted for yoga. YOU GUYS. The pain WENT AWAY during yoga. It initially was a little bit painful, but as I war... Read more

The best-laid plans...

Thursday, May 14, 2015      4 comments

Ha. Last night was my lone night off this week, as I am in tech for a show that opens tomorrow. My plan was to go to the store to grab something healthy for dinner, get home, go for my run, fix dinner immediately afterward, and do laundry ... Read more

Exercise - the best medicine

Tuesday, May 05, 2015      4 comments

It's true that if you find something you absolutely love to do, it doesn't feel like work... ...and even though running is hard, I truly had no trouble popping out of bed and getting it done this morning. It felt great to watch the sun ris... Read more


Monday, May 04, 2015      3 comments

First of all, the weather was OUTSTANDING this weekend. Seriously, the whole weekend was just amazing!! I spent as much time as I could outside enjoying it! First, I hit up a huge garden market with my friend Deb... and I probably spent w... Read more


Thursday, April 30, 2015      1 comments

So my go-to quickie breakfast - my egg white, spinach and cheese breakfast wrap from Wawa - tasted downright gross this morning. I've decided I'm never going to get one again. Barfy. After a somewhat scary run on Saturday (I had some pain... Read more

So far, so good!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      2 comments

Took the new shoes out for a spin last night, and they felt GREAT - though it did take me a little bit of time to get accustomed to the extra cushioning under the forefoot, I felt that it gave me a much better forefoot strike/heel "kiss" than th... Read more

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