Category Archives: So You Want to Be a Runner

The Lessons I Learned in 2012- Exercise Was Not My Priority

My blog was started because one day I woke up in the mirror and I didn’t like myself. I had had my 3 (unexpected) child and in the process had let my weight go up to 225 pounds. I started … Continue reading

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It’s Taken Me Two Weeks to Write This

It’s taken me two weeks to write about this. I thought about keeping it as a secret but this blog is all about “keeping it real” so that’s what I intend to do. I took my son for his well … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Runner: I Keep On Keeping On…

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I’m literally knee deep into training for 3 upcoming races (BGR Run to End Hunger, 13.1 Half Marathon Series, and Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon) and somedays I just want to give up. There I said it. I’ve always been a … Continue reading

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8 Weeks Out… I’m Still In But What Happened Was….

Just about a month ago I decided that I would recapture my love for running and sign up for my next race after the infamous Peachtree Road Race, and register for Black Girls Run/ Drive to End Hunger here in … Continue reading

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{Wordless Wednesday} The Peachtree Road Race 2012 Recap…

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Black Girls Run Drive to End Hunger Weekend–Are You IN?

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I’ve had this blog for over 2 years and the one of the things that have been consistent is my desire to live a healthier lifestyle. I’ve taken to http://bossygirl1980.com/2012/06/marathon-training-week-1-2/, walking, boxing, swimming, clean eating, meditating and even strength training … Continue reading

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The Peachtree Road Race Blues..

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It’s exactly 2 days away from running the Peachtree Road Race and I’m not excited–at all. ┬áLast year (if you remember) I was so pumped about running it that I documented EVERY, SINGLE, step. No this year. ┬áBack in June … Continue reading

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Running Tidbits: Marathon Training, Peachtree Road Race, Etc

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Today marks 3 weeks until my favorite race, The Peachtree Road Race 10k. I am so excited to run this race and hopefully improve my time. Last year this was my first “big” race and I was so nervous that … Continue reading

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Marathon Training–Week #1

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  The Good I actually stuck to the plan. I drank over 100 oz of water each day. After much contemplation I have narrowed down to two marathon in early winter, the Miami ING or the Disney Princess Marathon. I … Continue reading

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Weight vs. Me–>Guess Whose Winning?

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I’ve been struggling with my weight for a long time— actually since the birth of my first child 11 years ago. In recent years my struggles have become more transparent due to my writings here and my proclamations to “shed” … Continue reading

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