Icy Snowy Run


Snow Run


This is what the road looked like on New Year’s Day when I went for my run! The entire road wasn’t this bad but it was patchy. It felt sooooo good! I hadn’t ran since the snow had started around Christmas so it was a good 7-8 days without any exercise + all the holiday food bloat.

It was a great way to kick off 2013!

I posted this on Facebook and I was told there are some attachments you can get for your shoes for icy weather. Since I know I’m an outdoor runner, I will have to look for these when I spend my gift certificate for Runner’s Forum.

Santa Hustle 2012


Santa Hustle

Tab, Christy, and I signed up to do the Santa Hustle in downtown Indianapolis. When I signed up, I had no clue what the weather would be like. We were all pleasantly surprised that the weather was great!

This was so much fun, though, very crowded. I still don’t understand why people can’t seed themselves properly. Meaning, if you are in the 11 min/mile crowd, you should NOT start out walking. You should be back there with the walkers. I finished at 11 miles 20 seconds. The bottleneck for the first 1.5 miles slowed me down. Oh well, it was still loads of fun!

Santa Hustle 5 K Results

I took off my beard and hat and threw in a trash can about 2 miles in because I was sweating so much.

This is what a garden full of Santas looks like…


This is a fun one that I will want to do next year!

The Vicious Cycle of Weight Loss

This picture was taken this fall, 20 lbs lighter than I currently am. So imagine what that thing looks like now.

I really thought that almost 50 lbs I lost in 2008 would stay off because 140 lbs felt good.  Apparently, it doesn’t stay off  if you take a year off from exercising and become a bad vegetarian.

I just have to remember how good it felt to be 140 lbs. It felt good. I felt healthy and looked healthy. I just have to remind myself everyday!

It just seems like I can’t get motivated until I’ve really hit rock bottom. You would have thought I could have convinced myself to get back on track at 150, 160, 170….but I didn’t. I still didn’t feel disgusting** yet.

**Disgusting to me is when my thighs rub together when I walk, when I can’t lay down without my double/triple chin gagging me, it’s hard to tie my shoes because of the impossible muffin top, etc.

I’m back on track as of the end of April. Once I go into something full force, I can’t stop. It’s like an obsession. I just need to get obsessed about running again. Like this –>>>

I could blame it on my blog but let’s face it, it is just another excuse. I have plenty of excuses not to exercise but none of them are good ones.

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