Monthly Archives: April 2010

A Thunderous End to the Country Music Half Marathon

On Saturday I ran the Country Music Half Marathon. The news of the day, and the day prior, was the horrible weather forecast. Tornadoes, hail, lightening, heavy rain. It was all forecasted. As I started the race it appeared the … Continue reading

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Country Music Marathon/Half Expo: Then and Now

April 2008 Entering the expo to pick up my race packet for my first half marathon was a humiliating experience. Even though I’d trained, I felt like I didn’t deserved to be there. I compared myself to everyone else and … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Gym Rat

Last week I was out of town. On Saturday I did my final long run before this Saturday’s half marathon. I took a rest day on Sunday. On Monday I ran in my neighborhood so that I could tackle a … Continue reading

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Scene From the Plane

In my last post I mentioned I would soon write about some of my experiences from this week’s business trip. Here’s the first installment. My flight to Baltimore was one of those fantastic “non-crowded/no crying babies” experiences. I aim to … Continue reading

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I’m Baaack!

I arrived home from my business trip late this afternoon. I’m really tired, so this is just a quick “accountability post.” During my trip there were only two meals that I considered to be on the border-line of being too … Continue reading

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Planning to Succeed While Traveling

I’ve just finished packing for a business trip. A fundraising association I am a member of is sending me to a conference in Baltimore. I leave this afternoon and return home late Wednesday night. Trips of any kind, business or … Continue reading

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Answering Jack Sh*t

A few weeks ago, weight loss blogger Jack Sh*t wrote a post that asked “why?” He wrote that he finds the most compelling weight-loss blog posts to be those in which the writer explains why he or she wishes to … Continue reading

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Determination: Everyone Has It

On Saturday a friend of mine commented on my determination. Here’s why. EARLY that morning I was scheduled to run 12 miles with my friend, Steve. Later that day I was to help my hubs with some projects at his … Continue reading

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Six-Month Fitness Test Results

Two days before turning 48, I took a three-part fitness test at Fitness Wave. I plan to retest every six months until I turn 50. Today was my first six-month retest. Here are the results. Metabolism My metabolism is is … Continue reading

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