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February 24, 2014

Getting faster....

Monday, February 24, 2014 at 9:15 AM filed under Exercise & Fitness postings

Yesterday I completed a 4 mile race.  I shaved 10 minutes off my time and I ran the whole thing.  Last year I had to walk some and  was amazed at those that ran more.  This year, I was one of those that ran more. Getting stronger/faster, feeling good.

February 17, 2014

Marathon Here I come!!!

Monday, February 17, 2014 at 3:16 PM filed under Exercise & Fitness postings

Last week I started week 1 of a 16 week program to run the Sunburst Marathon May31st.  15 miles total last week and I did it.  This isnow is not helping things...  Come on Spring.


December 9, 2013

Mission Accomplished!

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 11:52 AM filed under Exercise & Fitness postings

Well this Saturday I ran my last race of the year.  My goal for 2013 was to run every race in my city and I DID IT!!!!  21 races.  Most were 5k races, but for someone who has never ran a race before EVER, I am pretty proud.  I ran everything from a 5k to a half marathon.  Next year I am planning on at least two full marathons and a triathlon.  If you think you cannot do, think again.  YOU CAN DO IT.  Just sign up and go.  Even if you walk i

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November 5, 2013


Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 3:56 PM filed under General postings

One year ago I started down the path to a new me.  I had two goals that I made for 2013: 1) Lose weight 2) Run all the races in my city.  One year later, I have two more races to go and I have no doubts I will complete them.  I have ran everything from a 5k to a half marathon.  I am also 85 lbs. lighter than when I started.  Things are going well, but I cannot give up.  Looking at 2014, I have a few goals.... Continue to lose weight.  I have two Mara

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August 24, 2013


Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 7:54 PM filed under Weight Loss postings

I am now officially under 300!  It has been a while since I have been under 300.  At least 5 years.  It amazes me how easy it is to put on.  Ten months ago I was closer to 400 and closing fast.  Now I am healthier, happier, and looking forward to my next goal of losing 100 lbs.  25 lbs to go and I am there.  I have old pants that are just ready and waiting to be worn.  I might even go out and get some new things.... Ten months ago, I did not think I


August 19, 2013


Monday, August 19, 2013 at 12:35 PM filed under Exercise & Fitness postings

It has been a month since my last post.  I ran the Bix 7 with a personal best.  Along the way, I met a 74 yr old lady who was running her 29th Bix.  With it being my first, there was no way I was going to quit at that point.  We talked along the way and at the end she was 4 minutes slower than last year and I was ten minutes faster than I have ever ran the course!  Now I working towards my 10 mile race in two weeks.  I have run twice 10 miles, but it is p


July 19, 2013


Friday, July 19, 2013 at 10:50 AM filed under Exercise & Fitness postings

I ran my last organized training run last night before the Bix 7 race next Saturday.  Obviously with the heat they made some annoucements.  Stay hydrated (check, I had my hydration pack for the trip), go slow (check, I am always last, but that is okay), and watch for other runners who might look fatigued.  What!  I understand what they are getting at, but that meant EVERY runner was looking at me as they passed me headed back.  I had to keep making jokes


July 12, 2013


Friday, July 12, 2013 at 10:36 AM filed under Exercise & Fitness postings

"if there is one word that prevents mankind from achieving its greatest potential, it is meetings."  Not sure who said it, but that was true last night.  I had a training run last night that started at 6:00.  I also had a meeting at 5:00.  I came to the meeting dressed for the run. The meeting dragged on to 7:00.  Needless to say I did not get to do the training run.  I plan on running it Sat. morning, but I was frustrated that I didn't get to do


July 8, 2013


Monday, July 8, 2013 at 12:22 AM filed under Exercise & Fitness postings

This was a good week.  I am running more and farther.  People are noticing my weight loss more and I got new shoes!  Proper equipment is essential.  I was running in a 11 year old pair of trail running shoes that I never wore.  They were too tapered for my foot.  Although they were okay, my feet were killing me afterwards.  The new shoes provide the best cushion and support for the long runs.  Looking forward to the next training run this Thurs. I al


June 26, 2013


Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 1:57 PM filed under General postings

SO I have been running / exercising for about seven months now.  I am finding lately that the biggest issue I am having right now is balance.  Balancing eating, balancing exercising, balancing time.  I find myself eating more because I'm hungry because I am exercising.  Because I am eating more, my body becomes more lethargic and doesn't want to exercise.  So I end up fiddling around with things to where it ends up I either exercise later at night, or

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