Sunday, January 31, 2010


Today, Sunday, January 31, 2010, I made up my mind. I am not letting anything else stop me from excercising in the morning! I went a whole week getting up late, feeling crappy, and just not being "alive" - for lack of a better word. And I decided, even though no one is reading this blog, that I would report my excercising habits on here so that I can look back at it later and say: "There is where I started; this is where I am; See how far I've come!!" and I'd really KNOW how far I have come.

Before January 1, 2010, I wasn't excercising at all. I had bought an eliptical machine in 2008 with the intentions of excercising daily, but that fell off within a month of the purchase because frankly, I couldn't get into the habit, even though I was excercising every day. I think the difference now is that I have a goal. I keep thinking to myself: If I can't excercise for more than 10 or 15 min on my eliptical, how in the hey am I going to walk for 60 miles? So, I'm pushing myself.

The machine I bought has a timer thing, but it runs on batteries - I should say it eats batteries alive, because they only last 3 weeks. I stopped trying to use the timer thing - I was wasting too many batteries and started thinking of their "green cost" and felt guilty for depending on them. Instead I am pushing myself through my playlist. So, I will tell you which songs I pushed myself through today: "Drawing Flies" by Soundgarden (2:26); "Dead Skin Mask" by Slayer (5:23); and "All Summer Long" by Kid Rock (4:57) - which leaves me with a total excercise time of: 12:46. Not bad considering when New Year's rolled around I was excercising: 0:00. (And don't forget I took last week off!)

One of these days I will be able to exercise through all 28 of my songs. When that happens, I will celebrate!!!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010


My husband's birthday was last Monday, and I took him out to lunch. When we arrived at the restaurant, he parked as far away from the restaurant as he possibly could. When I asked him why, he said, "because you need to walk." I can't tell you how sweet that was or how it made me feel that he is supporting me in this way.

On Friday night, our regular date night, I parked in the same manner at the restaurant even though it was cold and icky outside. I think that even adding this little bit of walking to my life will help me meet my goals. I am just hoping I can keep it up. Of course, with my husband around I don't think I will be able to get out of it!

Oh, and I just have to say, that even today, when I was by myself and the weather was less than "nice" (say 38 degrees and rainy), I parked on the outskirts of the parking lot, passing up a prime parking spot by the door for a further one just so I can walk more.

Friday, January 29, 2010


I started my fundraising today. I put up a Super Bowl Pool at work. I'm hoping to clear $500.00 for a 10 X 10 grid @ $10/square. I've already sold 2 squares!!! If I sell out, I will reach be another milestone!!! Thank you to the message boards at site - that is where I found this idea. (I'm making my husband take one to his work too!)

I am also all set to send out my fundraising letter via email today. I was hoping for a way to embed the picture of Brooke & I to send via the 3-Day email, but I haven't figured that out so I am sending the letter through my personal email instead. I just don't want to wait any longer. I want to be able to get this out into the world so that I will stop reading it and re-reading it and editing it! I'm so nervous!! I know if I just send away, I will not be so nervous!

So, I am on the road, walking one step at a time!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

My Journey Begins...

With a single step. That single step was registering for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day For the Cure on January 21, 2010. That step will be followed by many, many others, and will end with a 60 mile walk which I will complete along with thousands of other women & men over the weekend of October 22-24, 2010. Our purpose: to put an end to breast cancer. FOREVER!!!

Along the way, I will need your support. Here, at first, I need to raise $2,300.00 in order to participate. Once I reach that goal, I will need lots of encouragement to keep me going through all the training. Once the fund raising and training are complete, I will need lots of cheering at cheer stations posted along the event route in order for me to keep putting one step in front of the other and finish the 60 miles I am setting out to walk.

Will You Support Me?

If so, please start where I am starting - click the link to the right and donate to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day For the Cure!