Looking Back

Now is the time that many people are making New Year’s Resolutions that they are likely to give up on in the first few weeks of the new year. Last year I set manageable goals, not unrealistic or unattainable resolutions. So, as we enter 2013 I feel it’s a good time to review how I … Continue reading

Two down, twenty-nine to go

Since I pretty much took the month of June off from running (only logged 17 miles), albeit unintentionally, I’ve set up a running challenge for the month of July to get myself back on track. I don’t have any long runs scheduled so I needed some other form of motivation. I have challenged myself to … Continue reading

New Year’s Goals Six Months In

I will be starting a new chapter in my life and a third career path on July 1, 2012 so it seems as good a time as any to take a look at the goals I established for myself in January and see where I’m at. But first, a little update on my major change. … Continue reading

A brief goal update

It’s now the middle of February, still only a small step into the new year, but I felt a little update was in order. I have met one of my professional goals already—I have been officially accepted into the Learning Technologies PhD program at the University of Minnesota. I will start classes Fall 2012. I’m … Continue reading

New Year, New Goals

No New Year’s resolutions for 2012. Instead I am going for challenging, yet attainable goals.  No more “I will lose 25 pounds.” No “I will run more.” No “I will get back into shape.” These generic all or nothing resolutions do not set concrete descriptions of what I want to accomplish. This year I will … Continue reading

When did I take that ‘U’ Turn?

Over the past several months I have gained back 15 of the 25 pounds I worked so hard to lose. My lowest weight was almost exactly a year ago. What on earth has happened? Today as I was trying to figure out what to wear to work the impact of it all really hit me. … Continue reading

2011 — Bring it on

Wow, have I been delinquent about keeping this up-to-date, but since a new year is upon us it seems like a good time to jump back in.  Good news is, even though I haven’t been updating this as much as I would like, I have continued with my running and exercising (albeit a bit lax … Continue reading

Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything. I could make up all sorts of crazy excuses (and most of them would be true), but that’s neither here nor there. I started a new job about 2 months ago that has required me to do some crazy commuting. I live in southern Minnesota during the week … Continue reading