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Showing posts from June 5, 2011

With A Little Help From My Friends

Anyone who knows me knows that exercise is such a big part of my life (4 - 5 times a week).  I find myself chatting with people about exercise on many occasions (especially those in my community who haven't seen me in months and are shocked at my physical appearance - shocked in a good way of course :-) I usually chat about what my optimal temperature is for running, what I wear and the great group of people I run with.  Many times in the conversation people say they would like to run but they don't know where to start or have never run before.  This got me thinking.............. I already have a runners group going on Saturday mornings but how about a beginners group? I decided to send an email out and post on FaceBook to everyone that I'm starting a beginners running group.  I had no idea how many people would join me and in the end there were seven of us including me.  The only problem was when would I get my run in?  I decided to get up extra early to start my run at

Koman Race For the Cure

It's Sunday evening as I write this and I feel like time is just flying by (my blog posts have been very infrequent lately).   I'm hoping that this summer things actually slow down a little bit.  It seems like every weekend this month is booked with birthday parties (I will be 39 this year) in addition to a short trip with my five year old and his cousins.  I'm in a weird state of flux where I'm not 100% sure where I'm going and I'm not 100% sure where I want to go.  The part that I do know is I want to continue on my journey to reach my goal weight (not far away but takes forever!) and enjoy my summer with the kids hopefully with my sanity intact. Yesterday was The Koman Race For The Cure to fund raise breast cancer research.  A friend of mine organized a group in honor of her friend who died of cancer.  I have a friend who is battling breast cancer and she was one of the people I thought of while I was running in addition to my grandmother (my grandmother pa