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What the heck happened?
Iíve been MIA for a while now, but Iím ready to jump back in to the Spark community! I was sick all last winter and spring with various respiratory illnesses, and learned that I have asthma which just made it that much more fun. At the same time... Read more
Getting fit is a team sport!
For years, my DH has been a major roadblock to my various get-fit activities. In his opinion, running takes me out of the house too much, batch cooking my lunches on Sundays is too much work, and going to the gym at 5 AM is crazy.
In reali... Read more
Ready to Rock!!!
Iíve been going a little crazy these last few weeks, but Iím ready to get back on track! Itís time to get back to basics, working up a good sweat and eating well!! Iím planning to do 2 half marathons this fall, and Iím actually excited to sta... Read more
I love new beginningsÖ
I'm starting the new year with a clean slate. I've developed a lot of healthy habits over the past year, and 2013 is the time to put them a... Read more
December... Big Finish!!
This fall completely got away from me, but I'm soooo ready for a big finish to 2012!
I've been doing great at hitting the gym in the morning before work, and eating pretty cleanly... if a bit too much.
I know -- I KNOW -- that it's a... Read more
October Goals (Let's kick buns!)
The theme for this month is getting organized, and getting back on track!
Iíve got a LOT on my plate right now, a very full schedule, and a DH with lots of homework and projects, so itís all me this fall. But the trade-off is tons of time ... Read more
With a Little Help from My Friends
SparkFriends, I need your help!
Iím running my first half marathon on Sunday, and would LOVE to take my Spark Buddies with me. Hey, youíve all gotten me this far!
What would help immensely is to have a few happy thoughts or running ti... Read more
My Awesome Healthy Office!
Like so many people who work in offices, Iím often stuck at my desk for long stretches of time. I love my job, but I once threw out my back working on a particularly intense grant application that had me chained to my chair for several weeks st... Read more
Lessons from Uncle Moe
Today was the ďfamily 5K,Ē the first athletic event my husbandís family has ever participated in as a group.
This is NOT the family youíd picture when you think 5K. Theyíre wonderful people, donít get me wrong, but they hold on to a lot of... Read more
A Girl with a Plan
Iím all fired up and ready for summerÖ and ready to keep turning up the heat with my accountability buddies!
First, I needed a long-term goal that didnít involve the scale. Itís time to build on the progress Iíve made, and let the rest fal... Read more
The Weekly Plan
I'm feeling ready to kick a little butt this week!!
I prepped all of my food for the week's breakfasts and lunches:
Breakfast will be Chobani yogurt with a litt... Read more
I am determined to get off this stinking plateau and get my butt moving again!!
I have a nice little exercise streak going (at least 30 minutes every day, since Tuesday), which I intend to keep up. Iím adding strength training to my routine... Read more
Iím so ready for spring already! Itís actually been an easy winter Ė especially in comparison to last year! Ė so I donít have much to complain about, but Iím thrilled that itís light when I get home from work in the afternoon. This means the ret... Read more
My February has gotten off to a pretty lousy start. I've been hitting the gym 3 mornings each week and running on the weekends since Thanksgiving. This month, I hit a wall. I've been exhausted and just unable to drag myself out of bed in the mor... Read more
You know you're a runner when...
You look outside at the driving snow, and realize that it's going to be wet, cold, and slippery. You could twist something and get hurt. You could be mowed down by a skidding car. You bundle up and head out anyway, because it's STILL better t... Read more