Category Archives: running

no motivation

I’m seriously lacking in motivation this winter season. I can’t really run outside, especially with this subzero weather we’ve been having sooo that leaves the treadmill which is hard for me to run longer than thirty minutes. I’ve been focusing on strength training which means lots of lunges, squats and planks. But that’s a bit boring too but at least I can bust out a quick workout in 20 minutes or so. I really want to set up my race schedule for the spring/summer/fall 2014 but I need to wait for some funds to become available. I’m thinking January, I’ll be able to sign up for the big races, a 7k in March, a half in June (either in Duluth or Mpls), 26.2 in Oct and I’m sure I’ll sign up for more 5ks, 10ks and 10 milers as the year goes on. I want 2014 to be a nice and full season of races. I just love races.


gone and done did it

Well, I signed up for a half marathon! holy shit balls. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve got until October 20th to train and be ready. I’ve got two races coming up too, a 5k in September and a 10k in early October. whew. fun fun fun.

I’m going to start another blog just devoted to running and training. I’ll post my runkeeper and journal updates there.

This year has just been so amazing. 2013, the year of unbelievable change and growth! woooo

more running stuff

so I do have a lot of training to do before October if I want to be able to run a 10k. Sometimes my obsessive behavior comes in handy as long as I use it for good and not evil ๐Ÿ˜‰ If I get into the 10miler, I’ll have to push myself even harder. but I know I can do it. I need to get down a training plan and then stick to it. I want to run a couple more 5ks before October, I should find one to do in August and one to do in September. ย The great thing is, I can run a race early Saturday morning and still get to work by noon hah!




I did it!


Finished my first 5k and all I want to do is run another!


tomorrow is my first 5k! i’m so excited! and today I signed up for a 10k in October. and I want to run the ten miler at the tc marathon. I will be signing up for the lottery for that race next week when registration opens. so that means the weekend of Oct 5/6 I’ll be (hopefully) running two races! who am I?? hahah. i love it.

three updates in a row!

I still wanna run away from everything, start over in some new town but because it’s not just me, I’m forcing myself to be still. it’s so fucking hard. but i’m doing it. also, I’m happy to report, my hair is still in long form. and a natural looking color although, my roots could use some help ๐Ÿ˜‰

I am getting tattooed like a crazy fool. but that’s okay. better than running away. and running for excercise seems to help.

Also, I have some amazing friends that keep me ย grounded and talk me off the ledge.

and the being alone thing, well, i do still struggle with that at times. but i don’t think i’m being destructive so i’m just going with it, if I need to hang out with friends on my home alone nights, then so be it.

I need someone tall to change a lightbulb for me ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ve been immersing myself in music. not much tv watching. a total reversal. and I’m loving it.

summer is here. and then will be gone.

did i mention that i love to run? hah!

i love my friends

i love my kids

i love myself ๐Ÿ™‚ i wrote up a “Harmony’s roadmap to a better life” thing today. I scold myself, encourage probably sounds like i’ve gone crazy (or crazier) but it felt great to write out a plan. i will have an amazing life. and it will be because i made it happen. it won’t happen tomorrow and that’s okay. it will happen. in a two years. I’ll probably be legally blind by then so that’s when things will have to be well underway.

um so the guitar thing…

hah! just was re-reading through some of my posts here. so yeah, that guitar thing, haven’t picked it up since that day! I should just resign myself to the fact that I’ll never teach myself to play!

I am still running though and kicking ass! I’m ready for my first 5k in two weeks from tomorrow. like i’m going to run this thing and it’ll be NO problem at all. I’m definitely doing a 10k this fall. I wish I could run every damn day. EVERY DAMN DAY!

it feels so wonderful

I have my breath figured out so now I feel like I can run forever, or at least until I collapse due to muscle failure ๐Ÿ˜‰

When I have to run at the gym, I’m starting to work on my pace. I’ll run two miles and set the pace to under 9 minutes/mile. I’m hoping that will help me be faster when I’m running outside.

goal before the snow flies is to find a used treadmill for the house.

next summer I want to do a bunch of 5ks all over the great state of Minnesota. I think that’d be so fun. I’d love to take the girls with me but would need to find a partner in crime to travel with me and help with the girls while I’m running. maybe I can aim for two a month, if I can work it out with my schedule at work, who knows what that’ll look like then.

one of these days, I’m buying this domain name LOL

little updatey goodness

I’m still running and working out a few times a week. yay me

I’ve got my guitar out and am practicing chords. really would like to learn how to properly play. I’ve had lessons in college, was attempting to learn when I found out I was pregnant with Lu and have never picked up the guitar again. so I’ll try now. we’ll see if I can do it.

work is going well. I’m on a mini vacation which is awesome.

the split up seems to be going well. the girls are adjusting to having two houses, they seem totally fine with everything.

New glasses


The start of the reinvention of me. Happens at the end of every relationship. I’m struggling to keep myself from shaving my head, quitting my job and running far from here.

So instead, I’ve started running for exercise, throwing myself into my work and will have a professional cut my hair.

But the urge to flee, to remove myself from my surroundings is so strong, just simmering under the surface.


We are skipping our music and movement class today, CaRae vomited last night. She seems fine today but as I’ve learned from experience, it’s always a good idea to take it easy the day after a vomit attack. Plus she already put herself down for a nap.

So I will get caught up on all the chores I ignore during the work week, get some shopping done and go running later.