Running Playlist

Hey guys! So I'm sorry that I've been gone for so long. Really.Exams and summer took over and I got super busy but I'm back! I actually began running over the summer. I always thought I could never run because I hated it and my lungs would scream at me after a quarter of a mile. However, my friend Ally invited me to run with her during our sisters' basketball practice and I actually ended up liking it! I can only run about 1.5 miles now but I'm working up to a 5k. Small goals are key, in my opinion....more

Roller Derby? Been there, done that, broke my elbow.

It had me at “great butt.” I’m not gonna lie. I didn’t think it through very well.  Usually I’m so careful. This time I was blinded by the cute helmet, fun stockings and seemingly endless outfit combinations.  And the idea of female empowerment and general badass-ery didn’t hurt either.  But the broken elbow sure did....more
Ouch. But it was fun, right? lolol ;-)more

Things I Have Learned - 111 Days left

Well folks, I have anticipated it, talked about it, counted the days down to it, and have finally arrived at the last week of my "Run to Win" challenge. Tonight, with six days remaining, I thought I would take the opportunity to look back and name the top six things I have learned over the past 112 days of my journey. While they are not profound, they are note worthy of a change in coarse that will not end in the next week, but last for a lifetime. ...more

Rise and Shine Menopause; With Exercise and Diet I Am Losing Weight!

My starting weight, 3-weeks ago today, was 231.9 whopping pounds (I am only 5 feet 4 inches tall). Today, Friday, September 2nd, I weigh-in at 223.9. Yippeee! When you are menopausal, every pound loss is a glorious victory. So a new day is dawning for me. And I’ve just come to the realization that I have not been in that “menopausal way.” My alter ego, that Menopausal Banshee that has plagued me for over two and a half years now, has in the past few weeks been kept heavily sedated with exercise....more
@elaineR.N. Thank you! I plan on weighing myself again on Friday, and let's see if I can lose ...more

Sometimes You're the Bug - Day 106

Over that past few months I have been blogging about my weight loss, there have been several times that I have wanted to come and post one sentence or less to my blog for the evening and be done.  This would be one of those evenings.  In fact, this would probably be the best time to do it.  Yet if I did that, my honesty code would be thrown out the window and I would not be following my own rules that set before me when I started....more

The Movie Kinda Weight Loss - Day 105

It had to happen sometime.  And believe it or not, it has finally happened for me with 12 days remaining in my journey to lose 100 lbs in 118 days.  With all of the ups and downs I have seen on the scale each week when "Weigh Day" has rolled around, today I get to say that I have experienced the "movie kinda weight loss"....more

It's Now or Never - Day 104

Today I pushed myself harder than I ever have before in any CrossFit workout.  I did as many dead lift reps as possible with 105 lbs of weight for 30 seconds, six rounds.  Even though only two hours has passed since I completed it, I already feel the soreness in my muscles throughout my body.  Triumph or tragedy?...more

Moon River - Day 100

For the last several days, my children have been talking about musical instruments and in the process learned that I used to play the clarinet.  So today, for the first time since I was in college, I pulled out my beautiful, black, Selmer clarinet and played it.  As I heard myself play the notes, it wasn't quite as tragic as I had anticipated.  However, it wasn't a beautiful flowing tune like "Moon River" either....more

Run, Mama, Run

Whose idea was it to start running at 5:30 AM three days a week?Oh, right, that would be me....more
@DesiValentine4 Thanks! I know, the best part about waking up that early to work out is when you ...more