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Spring in Minnesota--Yah Sure, Check These Pics!
4/16/2014 9:54:50 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Oh boy... ...  Read more


He pulled through!
4/16/2014 9:33:44 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I thought that Bazill, my basil plant was a goner. (Bazill is his name lol!) While dealing with getting my feet under me after the diabetes diagnos...  Read more


First Time on Trainer (Day 52 of 100)... with 1st photo in a long time!
4/16/2014 7:37:14 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So, it's GORGEOUS out! It was 37 last night, but warmed up in the low 70's. I waited until after school (we homeschool) to do my exercise. I took my t...  Read more


Thursday's Quote
4/16/2014 3:29:54 PM,  4 COMMENTS

“Procrastinate now, don't put it off.” ¯ Ellen DeGeneres (Only the last Maxine funny.) ...  Read more


solved: the case of the missing coffee mugs
4/16/2014 1:32:46 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Granted the company provides us with serviceable coffee mugs. They are an unsatisfying and boring solid white. I suppose they work in that they hold c...  Read more


Day 3, 5K training
4/16/2014 11:18:52 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday was a rest day from training, did 15 minutes on the elliptical Today resumed 5K training, 5.03K in 45 minutes...attitude is everything,...  Read more


Staying on Track!
4/16/2014 7:14:56 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Very happy with the scale this morning - down to 137.4 which matches my lowest weight of the year so far. Yesterday I completed my 40 minute weight w...  Read more


New Tattoos! (photos)
4/15/2014 9:41:46 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My half sleeve is almost complete - the "I Love You" is in my Mother's handwriting, so no matter what happens, I will always have those words from her...  Read more


More Snow? Yeah, More Snow
4/15/2014 8:27:01 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It is Minnesota, don't know why I'm surprised. I guess it's just been a long winter and that last week of bike riding really got me used to spring. Bu...  Read more


Camp Wannabefit Swim Challenge!
4/15/2014 5:13:50 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I figure this is the best way to reach the most people. If you're part of Camp Wannabefit and you like to swim, let's do a challenge! I don't kn...  Read more


Wednesday's Quote
4/15/2014 4:01:11 PM,  7 COMMENTS

“This isn't life in the fast lane, it's life in the oncoming traffic.” ¯ Terry Pratchett ...  Read more


Hair, rads and exercise
4/15/2014 1:08:24 PM,  22 COMMENTS

I took a new selfie last Sunday and changed my profile pic to reflect that I have enough hair to cover my scalp now. This is me at almost 13 weeks po...  Read more


My first sugar 'low'
4/15/2014 12:32:56 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I put low in quotes because it wasn't like a trip to the ER or anything. I had a rough day at work yesterday, lots of unexpected walking, lifting, an...  Read more


Trying Tae Bo (Day 51 of 100)
4/15/2014 11:16:43 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Yesterday was pretty bad, but today's a new day! I started out with about 8 minutes of kettlebell (including a warm up, so not a lot of kettlebel...  Read more


Be Kind Rewind....
4/15/2014 10:56:41 AM,  11 COMMENTS

....A message that use to be on VHS tapes when you rented them at the store.. and that is what I am doing this Week, I am being kind to myself, I h...  Read more


3 Days, 3 Hour-Long Jogs
4/15/2014 8:56:04 AM,  15 COMMENTS

These past few days have been such an amazing spring preview, with temps in the 70s, that I simply could not resist putting myself right out there and...  Read more


Back on Track Again
4/15/2014 7:18:17 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I must say that I was totally overwhelmed by all of the posts on my featured blog and I still have to get back in touch with everyone. I am off...  Read more


4/14/14 checking in!
4/15/2014 12:33:14 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Had my next meeting and weighed in at 217! BUMMER! I gained a pound in the last two weeks since my last visit. That really helped reality set in of al...  Read more


I never thought I would see that day that...
4/14/2014 11:48:55 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I never thought I would see that that... 1. going to the gym is a top priority in my life 2. I would be considered fit 3. A 30 mile bi...  Read more


4/14/2014 11:18:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Fitness Blog 14392 was my Fitbit step count for last night. On track for a Ten K Steps a day fitness plan for the Ten K Steps a day group on my S...  Read more


hot as BLAZES in yoga today
4/14/2014 4:24:20 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Is this supposed to be hot yoga? NO, no it is not. Heck it isn't even "yoga". It's this thing at the Y called body flow that is supposed to...  Read more


Monday's Quote
4/14/2014 1:55:02 PM,  9 COMMENTS

“Wait. Why am I thinking about Krispy Kremes? We’re supposed to be exercising.” ¯ Meg Cabot ...  Read more


Weekend Recap w/ Pics!
4/14/2014 1:33:16 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Back from another weekend - I can honestly say that this one was super relaxing, and much needed :) I left work a little early on Friday because...  Read more


Day two 5K training
4/14/2014 12:20:38 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Did 5.03K, 52 minutes, started using a training app to increase speed and endurance. Although I'll never be a runner because of my back condition, I t...  Read more


Should've Rested (Day 50 of 100)
4/14/2014 9:17:03 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I worked out so hard this weekend (25 mile bike ride when I haven't been riding; 3 mile run when I haven't been running; then brick workout when I hav...  Read more


Pics from a Great Race, the Paris-Roubaix!
4/14/2014 9:16:21 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Congrats to Niki Terpstra on winning the Paris-Roubaix! Niki races for Omega-Pharma-Quickstep out of the Netherlands. Here are some pics of my favorit...  Read more


When I Grow Up...
4/14/2014 8:45:31 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I had such a wonderful jog yesterday in my favorite local park, Dorchester: I maintained my jogging gait as I went up the ridge to jog alon...  Read more


Sunshine, family, new friends, and a birthday
4/14/2014 1:08:05 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Last night's 36 degrees (26 at my parents' home 23 miles away) turned into a gorgeous cloud-free birthday for my papa, who turned 85 today. Some neigh...  Read more


Update after 120 days
4/13/2014 7:13:32 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I received so many encouraging comments on my 60 day progress report that I thought I would post another update. 120 days was officially a few days ag...  Read more


Fatigue (again) but not as bad this time around
4/13/2014 6:39:47 PM,  21 COMMENTS

Fatigue from radiation therapy suddenly descended on Friday. After doing at least an hour of aerobics for the past seven days, I just didn't feel lik...  Read more


Brick Workout (Day 49 of 100... Part 2)
4/13/2014 6:07:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I ended up doing a second workout today. I did a brick workout with my friend who's training for her first triathlon. And, I guess I'm officially trai...  Read more


Supporter, not runner
4/13/2014 4:15:01 PM,  6 COMMENTS

The 2nd running of a local half and full marathon was this morning. It sprinkled, cleared, then poured. The route took the race just a few blocks fro...  Read more


Sunday's Quote
4/13/2014 3:54:41 PM,  3 COMMENTS

“If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat.” ¯ Douglas Adams...  Read more


Another Duathlon??? (Day 49 of 100)
4/13/2014 11:40:44 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I carpooled with my friend to the bike ride yesterday. I knew she was training for her first triathlon, but didn't know when or where it'd be. Well, i...  Read more


Riding "in" the MS150 (Day 48 of 100)
4/13/2014 11:33:49 AM,  2 COMMENTS

No, I didn't ride the MS150 here in Texas this weekend. But, I did join my cycling group of a ride - I haven't rode with them in about 2 months! And,...  Read more


"Rest" Day (Day 47 of 100)
4/13/2014 11:28:27 AM,  0 COMMENTS

For my "rest day" on Friday, I did Fitness Blender's 10 minute "stress busting" workout which is a light combination of yoga & Pilates. I do this work...  Read more


Paris-Roubaix Rolling Today!
4/13/2014 5:22:26 AM,  0 COMMENTS

If you'd like to know a little more about my favorite pro-cycling race, you can see my blog from a couple of days ago. For now, here's a picture of th...  Read more


Color In Motion 5k Albuquerque...yup I'm doing it
4/13/2014 12:12:31 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I just signed up to run the Color In Motion 5K in Albuquerque on August 23rd, and I got a crazy good deal! These deals are running out fast so...  Read more


Salty Upper Lip: Prepping for 5K
4/12/2014 10:56:31 PM,  17 COMMENTS

We've been graced by stupendous spring-into-summer-like weather this weekend and EVERYBODY'S heading outdoors! Today I began in earnest to prepare for...  Read more


A Rest Day
4/12/2014 9:35:03 PM,  0 COMMENTS

After riding my bike for six days in a row at a fairly brisk pace, I decided to take a day off today. The weather was descent in Minneapolis but I'm j...  Read more


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