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weekly review: the truth hurts

From July 6th of last year to around mid-October, I made huge changes in my diet and exercise routine (which had been mostly slim to none before that). I started running with the Couch to 5k app, cut out processed carbs for the most part, and lost 28 pounds, ran a 5k trail run, and… Continue reading weekly review: the truth hurts

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today is for gratitude (thinking out loud)

Linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for this bit of randomness. Okay, not randomness. Not to me. Today, June 1st, is my four-year survival anniversary. Four years ago, I had a major stroke, without warning, and I almost died. The doctors pretty much said I’d die. Fortunately, they weren’t the ones in control.… Continue reading today is for gratitude (thinking out loud)

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what goes through my brain…everyday (TOL)

Thanks to Amanda at Running with Spoons for the opportunity to ramble. Thoughts I have had today: Why am I so tired? (I mean, sure, work + grad school + race training, but still.) Why do I have so many things on my to-do list? (See above, but that list leaves out book reviews I’ve… Continue reading what goes through my brain…everyday (TOL)

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when a mile feels like a marathon

Six months ago, I ran six miles like it wasn’t a big deal. (Not like super fast or anything, but I ran it without stopping or passing out.) Then I was injured for 3 months. Then I started trying to run again, and life and laziness kept getting in the way. So, here I am… Continue reading when a mile feels like a marathon

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the past week’s workouts

Starting over fitness-wise sucks. (Also any other-wise. Just sayin’.) I’ve been struggling to get back into running, without hurting my leg again, and while combating several months’ worth of inertia. (UGH.) I’m signed up for the Route 66 half-marathon in Tulsa in November, plus the Mammoth Race 5k Trail Run in October, so I have… Continue reading the past week’s workouts

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week in review: low key

Linking up with Meghan over at Clean Eats, Fast Feets for this one. I don’t feel like I was super productive this week, but that may be because I was off on Monday (because of the half marathon last Sunday…wasn’t sure how sore I’d be, so I took it off). I ended up scheduling a… Continue reading week in review: low key