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Fight Arthritis! Sponsor me for as little as $10 for the 2008 Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk!

I will tie bells to my shoelaces and dust off my reindeer antlers as I participate in the Jingle Bell Run/Walk® for Arthritis, a 5K fun run/walk to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. And YOU can help, too! Please consider making a donation on our team page: TeamSpirit Between my having been sick recently and my […]

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Wed, November 26 2008 » Everything else » 5 Comments

Hmm. Running.

I’m finally getting over my respiratory thang! So, back to my jogging plan today. But I’m nervous. Because my knees have finally just stopped killing me after my Great Wall climb almost a month ago. I want to be able to run 5k by the end of the year. But now I’m worried my knees […]

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Tue, November 25 2008 » Persistence » Comments Off on Hmm. Running.

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

Action plan: focus on triathlon, not weight

OK, I’m much more relaxed since refocusing on a goal other than weight loss. Remind of this. Often. I get REALLY freaked out about the number on the scale, but I’m great with non-scale victories when weight loss just happens as a side effect. My action plan for today was to post my goals here, […]

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Sat, August 30 2008 » Motivation, Strategy » 1 Comment