Category Archives: Working out

Sugar Junkie Confessions

It all started with a cupcake at a wedding. I had reached my weight goal on April 1 and I decided to celebrate a little with something sweet. Just one wedding cupcake, I told myself. What could be more innocent than … Continue reading

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Back to the miles…

After a week of debauchery in Las Vegas it’s good to be home. Somehow I lost a few pounds at StokerCon despite the indulgences and I think it was due to starting each day with my 310 Nutrition Meal Replacement Shakes and … Continue reading

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International Barefoot Running Day!

I became interested in running barefoot a few weeks ago but decided not to focus on learning to run barefoot until after I ran my first 5K race. That was yesterday. By happy accident, today is International Barefoot Running Day! No, I … Continue reading

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First 5K Triumphs

Mr. Smith ran our first 5K today at the Heritage 5K Run at Saturday in the Park and it was a success on so many levels. First, it was fun and we met up with old friends and made some new ones. … Continue reading

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Our First 5K!

This Saturday Mr. Smith and I will be running the Heritage 5K Run at Saturday in the Park—our first 5K ever! Afterwards we will be parked in the KidZone next to the bouncy house to sign books with Robin Wiesneth. … Continue reading

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Why Choose?

I am still in a haiku mood today—it’s a good poetic form to think on when running. The lines come out like breathless mantra. This morning I was thinking about choices and how we have to choose and limit ourselves … Continue reading

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Haiku For Night Runners

I’ve changed my runs up again and have started doing 2.5 miles in the morning and at night for a total of five miles. The morning run charges me up and gets me in the mindset for a good day. … Continue reading

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Last ‘Before and After’

I promised a last photo with this shirt. It’s been 19 days since I hit my goal and officially stopped trying to lose weight and so far I’m maintaining well. I haven’t gained anything back despite visiting a few desert … Continue reading

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Running (almost) Naked

My running has been a passionate act of love since I began last November. I adore everything about it—the sweat, the challenge and the feel of my feet churning over pavement. Then my first pair of shoes needed to be … Continue reading

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From Bathroom Scales to Snake Scales

Finally, I can turn my attention from my bathroom scale to snake scales—specifically Snakespeare’s scales. Robin Wiesneth and I are within days of releasing the second book in our Literary Lizard series. This story features a snake named Snakespeare who … Continue reading

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