Cinco de Miler
Last Saturday I did a new race length. Five miles. It was great to feel ready for something longer.
The temp was around 70 and there wasn't a cloud in the sky, it was perfection!
My time was 1:10. I finished 31 out of 39 for femal... Read more
Let's Talk About Sugar
I have decided that sugar is the devil.
When I say sugar, I am referring to all caloric sweeteners. Sugar, HFCS, turbinado, honey, agave, fructose, sugar alcohols, etc.
The obesity crisis in America really took hold when the low fat c... Read more
May 13, 2013, I said I wanted to reward myself with a running shoe charm for my charm bracelet if I could complete a 5K with no walk breaks. Well it took me 11 months but Saturday, April 12, I finally did it!
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I'm Still Here!
I know I have gone pretty quiet over the last couple of weeks.
I've been incredibly busy with my two jobs, and Thanksgiving, and getting ready to move next month, and coping with the loss of my dog, Lucy.
Not running and not CrossFitti... Read more
Lucy Keltner 2003 - 2013
Goodbye sweet Lucy.
I remember the day we found you at the pound, and we were filling out your paperwork and a family came up to the desk to ask about "the little black an... Read more
Life Without Running
Last night I really broke down and had a good cry.
I think that since I'm on hold with the working out until I visit the doctor again on Friday, my body is adjusting to a lot less of those good endorphins coursing through my bloodstream. O... Read more
Time for a Rant
So doc says I need an MRI to figure out what is going on with my hip.
Insurance approved the MRI. Great right?
No. Because I haven't met my $1750 deductible this year, the MRI will be 100% out of pocket.
Do I have money to p... Read more
I'm Officially an Athlete Now Because I Have a Sports Injury
A week ago, my hip started hurting. Not real bad, just a little. I figured I pulled a muscle or something and tried to power through. I relaxed my workouts but didn't stop them completely. The Advil and Aleve and Salonpas patches weren't mak... Read more
Things are Off Track and I'm Really Scared
Ugh. Double Ugh. I'm feeling off and the scale is reflecting it.
Around last Thursday, I started experiencing some pain in my right hip. I think I've probably just pulled a muscle or something, but it is hampering my fitness efforts. Ye... Read more
October Results and November Goals
October was GREAT! Here is the breakdown of achievements for the month
Goal One: 12,000 steps per day
Result: Achieved. I was short on two days, but my average for the month is over 13,000 steps per day so I definitely consider this a ... Read more
The Good and the Bad
It has been a crazy busy week and I can't believe I haven't blogged in 8 days!
Saturday I had a terrific run. Four miles, great pace, felt incredible and didn't tire out too easily. Sunday I had a long work day and didn't get any exercise... Read more
Had a Rough Weekend
My hubby is currently in Texas, and the rest of us are moving back there in a couple of months. He has been visiting for a long weekend.
Because he isn't here all the time, he isn't totally familiar with my food and fitness routines.
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Busy Busy Busy and random stuff.
It has been a really busy week so I haven't been Sparking as much as usual. Exercise and eating are continuing to go well, and I'm excited to be getting so close to ONEderland. I had to go buy some new jeans again the other day because the one... Read more
Sabotage or Kindness
Braum's Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream. Back in the day, it was my favorite sweet temptation. Since January, I have had it exactly one time, and I thought, "huh, it's not as good as I remembered." I guess since I have been off the sugar, I have ... Read more
I had an appointment for a haircut today. As of yesterday, I was planning to just maintain the existing cut and color.
Then I decided that I was feeling bold.
I'm a new me.
I have a new body, a new attitude, a new health, and a ne... Read more