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The Work Never Stops

In case you were wondering there is never an end to the work. 
I guess you can say the last few days have been a little stressful.  My son's first day of school was postponed by a week due to lack of power from hurricane Irene.  Thankfully everyone is safe and no one was hurt but we haven't been in a routine of sorts and it's taking a little bit of a toll on me.  It feels like everything is hitting me all at once.
As for my weight it has been fluctuating up and down by about 4 - 5lbs and I'm not at my goal weight.  When I'm stressed or emotional I eat and it's hard to not do sometimes (ok most times).  It seems I get very close to my goal and then I gain again.  I know what it takes to take it off and yet I self sabotage myself.  I've come this far to lose 78lbs so why am I doing this to myself now??? I'm not sure what the answer is but I'm going to fight really hard to get to my goal weight.   And then the real work begins of keeping it off!
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Impact of Running

I've been kind of scarce lately.  The summer has been crazy busy with my boys and my time has been very limited.  School should be starting in a few days (hopefully school will start - due to Hurricane Irene most areas are still out of power) and then I hope to have just a couple minutes extra to be able to do some more frequent blogging. 
I am training for my first half marathon and the race is coming up in three weeks!  Gulp!  My goal is to finish no matter what.  Honestly even with my training there's a part of me that is saying: 13.1 miles? Your body can do that??? Are you sure???  A few weeks ago my body was starting to feel the effects of all the running I was doing.  My hips were hurting me and my shins were starting to bother me.

I think there were many factors at hand: 1. Running on cambered hilly surfaces too often can have a negative impact on your body. 2. Increasing mileage more than 10% from one week to the next can be too much for your body and cause injuries. (I …