On January 18th, 2017, our golden retriever Italia suffered an unexpected and fatal heart attack. Italia is the reason I became a runner, and three days after her recent death, I ran ten miles in honor of each year I had with her. On February 18th, one month after she crossed the Rainbow Bridge, I ran another ten miles in tribute to her. Continue reading “Thank You, Dear Dog, for Making me a Runner”
In a recent post, I revealed my goal to lose sixteen pounds. This is a continuation from that blog; if you missed it, be sure to check it out before reading this one where I share HOW I did it.
On October 4th, 2016, I set a goal to lose 16 pounds. After turning 40, I gained an average of 4 pounds per year, for the past 4 years. If I were to live another 44 years, at that rate, I would gain 176 more pounds. I realize that I am throwing a lot of numbers out there, and I prefer words to numbers, but ignoring the math got me into this pudgy-podgy mess. Continue reading “Weight Loss Goal: I plan to lose four sticks of butter, a chihuahua, and a bowling ball.”