Archive for January 2011

Where my heart is...

Where my heart is...
What a wild and crazy few days. Not going to go into a lot of the details; those who need to know, already do. Needless to say, it’s been a stressful few days for the family. Things are improving, and that’s awesome. I also had my first DNF…though for a race that really wasn’t a... Read more »

Go Red for Women...

Many dismiss heart disease as an “older man’s disease.” Yet it is the number one cause of death in women. Go Red for Women was launched to dispel the myths and raise awareness by the American Heart Association. The goal is to have women to take charge of their heart health. February is National Heart... Read more »

A new sponsor...

A new sponsor...
I got an email a week or so ago from Meredith Beers, a local nutritionist/ Triathlon & Running Coach. She emailed me shortly after her Nutrition Clinic at Runners High n Tri. I had wanted to go to the clinic, but my schedule wouldn’t allow. Meredith had heard heard about my story from Mark at... Read more »
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My Sponsors...

I’m grateful for the following people helping me this year! Go check them out! They rock! Coach Jen led the way.  I’m so grateful for her guidance!  Through the ups and downs, the tough runs and small victories, Coach Jen put together an awesome plan, answered every question and helped keep me on track!   She’s... Read more »

Weigh-in Wednesday, Year 2, Week 16...

Weigh-in Wednesday, Year 2, Week 16...
Results are in…I’m down .8bs this week! Woot! A loss is a loss! And I’m taking good steps to ensure I hit my goals. I’ll talk more about that tomorrow! It’s been a hectic few days, which is always fun during a race week. Yesterday my first niece came into the world at 12:39pm! Little... Read more »

Unfinished business...

Unfinished business...
You often hear professional athletes talk about unfinished business. Much like the Bears after their loss in the NFC Title Game feel as if they have unfinished business. In theory, this sense of urgency will drive them this off season and next season, to work harder and finish what they started. I’ve decided that this... Read more »
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Being an XL runner

Being an XL runner
I saw this post yesterday, and can relate to it. Ted Spiker is the type of runner Dave used to talk about on our long runs. Ted, like Dave and I, is an XL runner. He’s slightly taller than me, and about the same weight. He ran the NY Marathon in November and dined on... Read more »

My advice to you, to my daughters...

Steve, a running friend I met through Runners High n Tri have agreed to send inspirational quotes, videos, etc to one another, to keep us moving and motivated. I sent one last night, from the Pursuit of Happyness, where Will Smith tells his son to, “Go get it. Period.” It’s a great quote. After some... Read more »

Weigh-in Wednesday, Year 2, Week 15...

Weigh-in Wednesday, Year 2, Week 15...
I got nothing. No really…I lost nothing, I gained nothing. Which is fine…not good, not bad…just fine. Coach Jen had yesterday as an extra rest day. After Monday, it was needed. I even joked that she might be a bit psychic…it was perfectly timed. Ashley Bond whooped my arse on Monday. That and PG has... Read more »
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Has anyone seen my motivation?

Has anyone seen my motivation?
It’s been a little lax lately. I saw this post by Kate Galliett on Saturday and it hit home for me because of the apparent funk I’ve been in and out of since the marathon. It’s come and gone in waves. I feel like I’m in a rut, then think I’m past it and OK;... Read more »