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The Good, The Bad, The Funny

The Good, The Bad, The Funny

I’ll break this up into three sections. The good. The bad. The funny.   The good: Halloween and Baby Girl’s room = success!!! I took the rather freaky approach to Halloween and went with how I feel: she’s trying to escape. I definitely freaked a few people out, but hell, it’s Halloween. I had about a … Continue reading

Labor Training

Labor Training

I train. It’s what I do. It makes me feel good and like I have a purpose. I’m a goal oriented person that does well with a routine and enjoys knowing what comes next. I’m a planner. I like control. I own these qualities about myself. Yes, they make me a little neurotic, but I … Continue reading

Publix Half Marathon Recap

Publix Half Marathon Recap

Kevin and I picked up our race packs at the Expo on Saturday and I was feeling like a boss. I was 100% certain I was ready for the hell ahead of me. Y’all. I was not.                   I woke up Sunday morning feeling a bit under the … Continue reading

9 Mile Realizations

9 Mile Realizations

9 miles. I ran 9 miles on Saturday. In addition to running 9 miles, I took a little over a minute off of my mile. I guess my interval training is working! I had a TERRIBLE charlie horse in the last mile which killed my pace. I thought it’d take me 2:40:00 to finish and it only … Continue reading

Machines

Machines

Me: I think that I can get down to like 215 by 7/11…which would be way easier to race with. Stend: Absolutely. Plus you’ll have so much muscles. Me: I was 222 my first tri. Stend: I don’t think you should even focus on the numbers. Just get that heart rate used to long activity and push yourself … Continue reading

Fresh Starts

Fresh Starts

Tie my shoes. Fight the dog off. Retie my shoes. Open the front door and take a deep breath. Stretch. Start my running playlist. I can do this.  Mile One: it was fine. Yes, I was definitely slower than my 12 minute mile pace. Okay, I was a lot slower. Whatever. It’s fine. Check my … Continue reading

Make Yourself a Runner

Make Yourself a Runner

I was going back and forth on my fatty forums with Sunarie, a delightful user, about if I want to do the half marathon I am registered for. I have 10 weeks to train. Training would start TODAY. Our conversation went something like this: Me: 13.1 miles of nothing but running…I hate running. I love cycling … Continue reading

Training Cakes

Training Cakes

After my nasty fall I decided it might be best to find a form of exercise that is low impact since my knee is all jacked up. Since I’ve always loved spinning this just felt right. I’ve contemplated and talked about getting a trainer forever now. I got it on a great deal for cyber … Continue reading

Too Damn Big and Too Damn Old

Too Damn Big and Too Damn Old

I nearly died again, so I thought it’d be fun to make another MS Paint demonstrating this! Let me set the scene for you. So, I get every morning at 5am and I have to be at work at 6am. I work four 10 hour days a week. It takes me 35 minutes to get … Continue reading