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Scary

I have this thing: apparently I like to scare myself. I jump into things and then figure out the how. I ran track for 3 weeks in the 8th grade and then decided I hated running. When I signed up for my first running event, it was only because my friend said it was doable… Continue reading Scary

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Birthday Fitness Trifecta

So I had a crazy idea...and recorded it this morning, you know, for accountability. There was no way I could put this out there and then not do it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHmAxi7mTec After my 37 laps, I relaxed and refueled back at the hotel room. Because it was still much to warm outside, I decided to wait just… Continue reading Birthday Fitness Trifecta

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I Tri’d

Whew. I did the dang thing! Here's the milage breakdown: 7 mile warm up from T2/Finish line to Goss Lake/Start line 800 yd swim in Goss Lake (warmer than I thought, thank goodness!) 19.5 mile bike ride 3.8 mile run When I signed up for this race, I misread the distances and thought it was a… Continue reading I Tri’d

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Megan McClung Memorial 5K

In light of my husband's family tragedy, it seems so insignificant to post my little race report on the memorial run I did Saturday morning. When things of this nature occur - it brings perspective. Over the last few days I have been looking at my kids differently. When Jacob asks to push him on… Continue reading Megan McClung Memorial 5K

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Another run, another PR!

So excited!! I did a 5k today and set a new personal record!! I ran the first mile in 7:52!!! I still have a hard time believing that was my pace!!!! I NEVER thought I would see numbers like that! The second mile I did a pace of 8:15. And the 3rd mile I have… Continue reading Another run, another PR!

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

Outlook

I went out and got myself a new outlook. I felt awful about my first biathlon and I REFUSE to feel that way again this Sunday. A common thread in my life (that my mother will attest to) is that I like to "know it before I know it". In other words - I expect… Continue reading Outlook

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Packing Day is Here!

Well the packers have come and packed up most all of the downstairs and will finish the entire house tomorrow!!! It is so amazing to me how fast they get it all done! Jake doesn't really understand why all the stuff is being put on the truck except that "it's going to Grandma and Grandpa's… Continue reading Packing Day is Here!

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Frustrated and Quitting

So lately I've been in a funk. I'm so thrilled with the progress I've made and the wonderful experiences with fitness I've had over the last 6 months. As I approach my goal weight and learn to live in a space of maintenance, I find myself frustrated. Mentally, I've been frustrated with a couple of… Continue reading Frustrated and Quitting

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The People I Admire

It dawned on me today that I have become "one of 'those' people". Six and a half months ago I began this bootcamp class.  When I first started, you could look out at the other wives and see that we all fell into 1 of 2 groups: those of us just starting, and those that… Continue reading The People I Admire

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Get Over It

So I was all excited to do my first biathlon this morning. I really wasn't thrilled about the swimming part, but I've done all kinds of things I thought were impossible and this would be no different. Until I finished dead last. I hate being last. I hate not being good at something. Forget that… Continue reading Get Over It