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The Magic of the Leaves

This year was a fortunate year.  For the first time since I started running, I was not in Maine doing the half-marathon the same weekend as the Twin Cities Marathon.  Boy, am I glad that’s the case. I knew several … Continue reading

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Race Recap: 2012 Maine Half Marathon, 9/30/12

This was supposed to be the redemption race.  After missing last year’s turnaround in this race, I knew that if I turned around at the turnaround, I’d already beaten last year’s performance.  But past that, I had set another goal: … Continue reading

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7/30/12 – Marathon Weight Loss Weigh-In

6/20/12:  164.4 lbs. – starting weight for the challenge 6/25/12:  164.6 lbs. 7/2/12: 165.6 lbs. 7/9/12: 163.2 lbs. 7/16/12: 169.2 lbs. 7/23/12: 165.4 lbs. 7/20/12: 165.0 lbs. Weekly weight gain/(loss): -0.4 lbs. Total weight gain/(loss): +0.6 lbs. Sure, I still haven’t lost … Continue reading

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Official Grandma’s Marathon Photos

Yesterday, Jen posted about how hard it can be to get back into the swing of things post-marathon.  It’s all too easy to “take it easy,” since you just achieved such a monumental goal.  I’m glad that I had the … Continue reading

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Healthy Surprise!

I am susceptible to peer pressure.  If someone tells me about something awesome that they tried, I want to try it.  I don’t always feel like I can either because of time or money or ability, but I generally want … Continue reading

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7/23/12 Marathon Weight Loss Weigh-In

6/20/12:  164.4 lbs. – starting weight for the challenge 6/25/12:  164.6 lbs. 7/2/12: 165.6 lbs. 7/9/12: 163.2 lbs. 7/16/12: 169.2 lbs. 7/23/12: 165.4 lbs. Weekly weight gain/(loss): -3.8 lbs. Total weight gain/(loss): +1.0 lbs. Well, at least my weight has calmed down … Continue reading

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I’m a winner (plus, photos, photos, photos)!

I’ve still been struggling this week with fibro symptoms getting in the way of workouts.  I came home yesterday and was just so exhausted and hurting. Jetta curled up on the sofa w/ me and we napped most of the … Continue reading

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7/16/12 – Monday Marathon Weight-Loss Weigh-In

6/20/12:  164.4 lbs. – starting weight for the challenge 6/25/12:  164.6 lbs. 7/2/12: 165.6 lbs. 7/9/12: 163.2 lbs. 7/16/12: 169.2 lbs. Weekly weight gain/(loss): +6.0 lbs. (WTF??) Total weight gain/(loss): +4.8 lbs. Well, it’s plain to see I won’t be losing even … Continue reading

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7/9/12: Marathon Weight-Loss Weigh-In (week 3)

6/20/12:  164.4 lbs. – starting weight for the challenge 6/25/12:  164.6 lbs. 7/2/12: 165.6 lbs. 7/9/12: 163.2 lbs. Weekly weight gain/(loss): (2.4 lbs.) (hooray!) Total weight gain/(loss): -1.2 lbs. Finally!  Sean said he can see my body shape changing because of … Continue reading

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7/2/12: Marathon Weight Loss Challenge Weigh-In (week 2)

6/20/12:  164.4 lbs. 6/25/12:  164.6 lbs. 7/2/12: 165.6 lbs. Weekly weight gain/(loss): +1.0 lbs. Total weight gain/(loss): +1.2 lbs. I’m hoping that next week shows some improvement.  I’m staying between 1200 & 1500 calories per day and I got in … Continue reading

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