What’s your biggest remaining challenge?

I met my end of year goal to run 5K! Plus, new books (no reviews yet).

Well, Saturday I ran 5K for the first time! No walking, no stopping. With hills, even! I started fairly fast (for me) and made myself slow down just a bit and I was glad I did because I had the energy to run up a endless long mountain goat grade fairly steep incline (for me) […]

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Sun, December 28 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Progress, Training journal » 4 Comments

My first race report: Jingle Bell 5K for the Arthritis Foundation

First, let me say thank you to all you wonderful generous sponsors — within two days I raised $400, four times my modest goal! Yesterday was a beautiful day and a fun race. And a humbling one. I learned a lot. This is the first time I’ve ever tried to run part of a 5K […]

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Sun, December 7 2008 » Race report » 14 Comments

I ran. I RAN. I R.A.N. As in, didn’t walk.

I did the unthinkable today. The impossible. The unimaginable. There I was, walking on the track at the YMCA. I was walking at a good clip — probably around 4-4.5 miles per hour. (Who knew Steal Your Face was a song with a quick enough tempo? And, I was groovy and mellow while doing it. […]

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Sat, October 4 2008 » Motivation, Progress » 7 Comments

Smiling Now Primarily Used To Communicate Anger

Very funny article on the Onion: Smiling Now Primarily Used To Communicate Anger Hmm. I do smile a lot… 😀 *********** OK, I was going to leave this post at that — a light little funny link for a Friday. But, after pondering it in the shower, I need to add more. There’s a serious […]

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Fri, August 29 2008 » Humor, Stress eating » 1 Comment