Monthly Archives: January 2011

Excuses Buried

I shouldn’t have lost weight this week. Why? 1. I normally weigh in on Wednesdays, but I have a busier than normal week ahead of me and I couldn’t find time in my schedule to weigh. I’m taking a day … Continue reading

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No Pain…

About an hour and a half ago I finished a 10-mile run. I have plans with a friend tonight and I’ll be meeting new people. Ten-plus milers usually leave me limping for the remainder of the day. I figured I’d … Continue reading

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Food and Friends

I’m still stuffed from last night’s dinner. My dear friend JoAnn had a few girlfriends over for an authentic, homemade Italian dinner. How authentic? She recently returned from Italy where she visited relatives. Last night she replicated a typical meal … Continue reading

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The 17th

Today is the 17th day of the month. Nine months from right now I hope to feel more muscle soreness than I’ve ever felt in my life. And I hope to not care because I’ll be on the road from … Continue reading

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Until…

I’ve lost about 11 pounds since rejoining Weight Watchers on December 1 (total pounds lost = 91). Over the weekend a new round of “you’re my inspiration” comments have begun. The kind words are really nice to hear. I too … Continue reading

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Making Dad Proud

For a lot of us, no matter how old we get, we’ll always enjoy…even seek…affirmation from our parents. My dad and I were a lot alike. Our birthdays were a day apart; he was and I am classically Virgo. That … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Always Fun

Take yesterday. I was scheduled to run nine miles. I also had errands to run. On Saturdays I usually do my weekly long-run first thing in the morning and do errands afterward. But yesterday I switched the order thinking if … Continue reading

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Trusting Coach

On New Year’s Day Lynn, my workout buddy/marathon coach, and I ran a 5K. I am all about trying to improve. I wanted to beat my Thanksgiving 5K time, which had been a Personal Record for me. I’d lost seven … Continue reading

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My First Marathon: Registered!

We’d been waiting weeks for New Year’s Eve to arrive. Talking about it. Planning it. Making sure our schedules were aligned. Big plans out on the town? Hardly. At midnight on January 1, race registration opened for the Air Force … Continue reading

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