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the 40th year of the garden chick

Monday, November 21, 2011      0 comments

This post is still motivating to me so I decided to save it as a blog to myself. 1-16-09 All right, so its another year. 2009 and the year I turn the big 4-0. And I am not scared one bit! Bring it Mother Nature, you don't scare me. I a... Read more

So very, very close...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010      5 comments

Seeing Bfit's blog reminded me that it has been a while since I have done one too. My New Years resolution seems to be holding still. It was to accept my body for what it is and to appreciate it for all it is and does. I am no longer hating ... Read more

New year, new attitude

Friday, December 18, 2009      8 comments

Ok, so I don't do resolutions. I don't believe in setting myself up for major change in one fell swoop of a statement. If I am going to make a statement it will need more than one sentence and 10 words. My usual New Years mantra is "to find h... Read more

so now what?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009      9 comments

All right, day 3 of unemployment. Woo! Yippee. whatever. What do people do all day? Day 3 and I am lost already. What do I do for the next 6 months? This is not fun. I feel like such a loser. Yeah, I have a job to go back to. Ok, great... Read more

3rd marathon and more mixed signals

Wednesday, June 17, 2009      5 comments

Ok, so this post is quite late. I have taken a lot of time to think on this one. I have talked with lots of my running friends on it and have come to some conclusions: -I rocked it! Everything went wrong and I still rocked it! -Plan,... Read more

Oh my, its taper time

Wednesday, May 06, 2009      3 comments

Ugh. The taper. 2 of the most dreaded words to some runners. To some its vacation time. Cut the miles, add the sleep, eat a little more. Not me. For me its time to go stir crazy! Cut the miles=WHAT? But I always run this many miles... Read more

Marathon #2-Check!

Monday, April 06, 2009      5 comments

So yesterday was marathon #2. And it was more of a let down than anything. I mean I had no intention of going for a sub 4 hour or anything, but I just don't feel the accomplishment I did after Detroit. First of all it was more of a trai... Read more

Skin Cancer. Me?

Friday, February 06, 2009      5 comments

Yep. Me. Skin Cancer. I know its common. I know its one of the best one to get if you have to have cancer. I know they got it all and I am clear. So why am I so heebee geebee'd by it. It was so wierd once I went to my family Dr and she wo... Read more

2008 goals and race results

Friday, January 16, 2009      0 comments

2008 Race results --- ---2-16 Sweetheart 10k- 51:43 3rd in age class ---4-6 Martian 1/2--2:39 goal is to finish- had a calf tear 4 weeks prior. ---5-17 Healing Hands 5k--24:24 2nd in age ---5-23 Mackinaw Bridge 5 mile w/hubby.Just ... Read more

The 40th year of TheGardenChick! Hello 2009.

Friday, January 16, 2009      2 comments

1-16-09 All right, so its another year. 2009 and the year I turn the big 4-0. And I am not scared one bit! Bring it Mother Nature, you don't scare me. I am a streamlined, healthy woman who has been through worse than turning 40. I look forward t... Read more

I am now a marthoner!

Friday, October 24, 2008      11 comments

I did it. I am now a marathon runner. I am in a category of less than 1% of people in the world who will do one. And I could not be happier! Do you want the details or the time. Hmmm. I will make you wait for the big finale. It star... Read more

2 years old on SP time

Friday, October 10, 2008      2 comments

I am late getting this in, but 9/23 was not only by 39th birthday, it was my 2nd birthday of my new lifestyle. During this 2 years I have been in maintenance for just over 1 1/2 years. I am not sure that I feel overly introspective over this. ... Read more

A dream comes to life

Thursday, September 11, 2008      4 comments

Ok, this is a long one. But if you don't know the history this helps. I started running 2 years ago in August of 2006. Well, running may be a bit steep of a description at that time. But I was stringing a block together with walking. I ... Read more

Crim timing issue

Tuesday, August 26, 2008      1 comments

So I wasn't crazy. I found out today that the new "D" tags used by the Crim this year are a bit off. Seems that most people did 50-55 seconds better on their chrono watches than actual chip time. I had figured I was 91:36-91:40 based on the f... Read more

Entered twice, ran it once. I finally did my Crim!

Monday, August 25, 2008      2 comments

It was a very hard run. I think I heard the official temp at start time was 75 and 89% humidity. Its my second time entered in the race, but only my first time running it (enter last years stress fracture here). And the reason I started running ... Read more


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