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Month: February 2015

Pinspiration Friday: Be Positive

Pinspiration Friday: Be Positive

I had been feeling a little out of things these past few weeks. It was just an off feeling, a nagging feeling, nothing concrete that I can put into words. In fact, I do NOT want to voice it and put it into words. For there is power in words. The only times I was cheerful is when I’m with my minions, when I’m busy or when I’m talking/texting with friends. Part of it could be that I’ve been a temporary…

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Training Recap: The non-Snowpocalypse

Training Recap: The non-Snowpocalypse

When I looked at my Training Peaks at the beginning of the week, even though I was waiting on the next week’s schedule, I had a premonition that this week was going to be the last of my “easy” weeks.  Or maybe this conversation gave me the premonition. So I tried to use this week to continue on the routine that I had got going last week. I know that it will be all thrown out of whack with the minions…

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Treadmill Running: Mental Tips

Treadmill Running: Mental Tips

My FaceBook status  this past Wednesday read –  It was in the low 60s outside and the sun was shining brightly and I was on the treadmill running. A tragedy.  But unlike others who hate the treadmill, I embrace it.  When I first started running, I ran on the treadmill exclusively. Yes, I had taken a mad leap by signing up for a half marathon as my first race, but I was like a beached whale, 190lbs, size 16, nursing my almost…

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Training Recap: Love the things you love to do

Training Recap: Love the things you love to do

For some reason, maybe because it was the weekend of Valentine’s day, these lines were stuck in my head. It is a sonnet by Shakespeare made more famous by the Emma Thompson/Kate Winslet adaption of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.  “Love is not loveWhich alters when it alteration finds,Or bends with the remover to remove:O no; it is an ever-fixed mark, That looks on tempests, and is never shaken;” Last week, I was battling sickness and getting my workouts in was…

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Bike 101 Class

Bike 101 Class

If there was a ever a Bike 101 class, this would be it for me!  After the series of falls from the bike last week, Mike offered to watch me on the bike to figure out what I was doing wrong and ride with me. I was thankful and nervous, but the nervousness was not because of my incessant falling. When I fell the second time last week, it hurt like a #$%@&*. Hurt to the point of my eyes stinging.  Of…

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Ultimate Coffee Date – February

Ultimate Coffee Date – February

I discovered the Ultimate Coffee Date LinkUp with Coco, Lynda and Deborah. This sounds like such a wonderful idea as a recap and just talk about things in general!     If we were having coffee, … I’d tell you how this seemingly slight cold has knocked me out and is making me miserable. It is not big enough for me to excuse myself back to bed and take meds, but is just enough to take all the enthusiasm out of me. My sunshine perkiness…

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Every Run is not the Perfect Instagram Moment

Every Run is not the Perfect Instagram Moment

 The idea for this post started when I posted this photo of my minions to my Instagram account a few weeks back (Follow me if you already don’t!). It was a picture perfect moment with both the minions coming in first in their categories at a school “Reflections” event. The picture totally masked the fact that my 5yo had been throwing a tantrum just 20 minutes before and rolling on the floor!!   Then ironically, I read this post about how life…

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