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Things I Want To Tell My Personal Trainer But Can’t

I’ve got a new personal trainer and, really, I feel bad for all of the personal trainers I’ve ever had because I’m sure I’m not an easy client. My schedule is always topsy turvy, I’m sarcastic and am prone to … Continue reading

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We Did It! Pretty Muddy Was Pretty Awesome

It’s days later and I am still finding dirt. It’s behind my ears, under my nails and in other crevasses you don’t want to hear about. Me and my girls finished the Pretty Muddy race. It was a fabulous 5K … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Time for the Mudslinging to Begin

Tomorrow morning I’m running a 5K. I haven’t been training. I honestly don’t even remember the last time I ran 3.1 miles. But I’m going. I’ve always taken my training seriously. For the marathon, I didn’t miss a single work … Continue reading

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Pretty Muddy: Getting Down And Dirty To Lose Weight

(Cue up the Beastie Boys.) Hey ladiiieeesss!!! It’s time to get dirty. (Mix in Christina Aguilera’s “Dirrty”) OK, enough of the music montage, you’ve heard me bellyache about my belly. I’ve been working out, (yay!) eating right (double yay) and … Continue reading

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Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me….OK, I Gained HOW Much Weight!?!?!

I’ve got a bad hangover. A cruise hangover. It’s not a headache situation, but more of a belly situation that’s hanging over my jeans. I gained a bunch of weight while on my five-day cruise. It’s impressive really when you … Continue reading

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An Inspiration to Change: Kathy Pacholski

Have you ever met someone that’s inspired you to change? That’s recently happened to me. I met Kathy Pacholski. She is a stroke survivor warrior. She was very healthy when she had a stroke 15 months ago, relearned to do … Continue reading

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Hot Fitness Trend: Getting R.I.P.P.E.D.

Have you heard about the new fitness trend, R.I.P.P.E.D.? Think Zumba, meets P90x, meets Tae Bo and good old-fashioned interval training. R.I.P.P.E.D. was created by two California boys in 2008 and it stands for Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance and … Continue reading

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One Year Later: My First Marathon

*I wrote this Oct. 22, 2006 When I crossed the starting line, I was terrified and wondered “What in the hell am I doing?” It was very cold with wind chills in the mid-to upper- 30s and a little drizzle … Continue reading

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Rockin’ at Chicago’s Half Marathon

We did it. Today, Hubby and I ran Chicago’s Rock n’ Roll half marathon. Our feet carried us 13.1 miles or over 230 football fields, or up and down Willis Tower about 16 times or … You get the idea. … Continue reading

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The Blubber Battle: My Second Missive Against the Bulge is a Bombshell

Well, I’ve been trying to lose 30 pounds for the past four months. I told myself that after I dropped my first 10, I’d blog about it. If you follow this blog much, you’ll note that I haven’t really written … Continue reading

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