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kda1114

California
Hello! My blog is about my journey from being overweight and miserable, to losing weight (30 lbs. so far), running numerous races, including a Half Marathon. And now training for a full marathon!
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Runner's guilt, Runner's funk by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Is runner's guilt a real thing? That's what I was wondering today, and I believe it is. I think I have runner's guilt, because I'm in a running funk. I don't know what's ... Read on »
Fall Soups- Butternut Squash Soup and Sweet Potato Lentils by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today I am linking up with Lean Lena for Tasty Tuesday! One thing I love about Fall and Winter is making soups again. I always make them in my slow cooker, and that thing ... Read on »
I want my flip flops back! by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last night we got our first snow and the kids first snow day from school. We got 4 inches! You'll never hear me complain about the summer heat- give me 100 degree days ... Read on »
Three things Thursday by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's been awhile since I've done this, so here are three things from my week! 1. Turkey Pumpkin Chili Pumpkin in chili? Who knew?! Hey, it's better than peanut butter in ... Read on »
Premier Protein Smoothies by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My breakfast usually consists of something quick and easy. Usually I'll grab a granola bar and a banana, or if I have a few extra minutes, I'll make a smoothie with almond m ... Read on »
Running under bridges by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This weekend was the perfect weekend to run. Saturday was about 38 degrees and sunny. I started out with a couple layers and quickly took off one of them. I ran 10 mil ... Read on »
SOS Rehydrate Winners and some sweet birthday presents by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Did you guys watch this on Sunday? Nik Wallenda is a daredevil, and this time he walked on a tightrope between two buildings in Chicago. He did it 2 times, the second t ... Read on »
Girls Day Out 5k...that wasn't a 5k. by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Saturday I ran the Girls Day Out 5k. It was freezing COLD. I'm telling ya, it was hard to get out of my nice warm bed that morning. I was excited about running this race be ... Read on »
SOS Rehydrate Review and Giveaway by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Recently the kind folks at Meijer sent me some SOS Rehydrate to try. I hadn't heard of it before, but after swearing off Gatorade forever, last year at the Chicago marathon ... Read on »
Urban Bourbon Half and the Singing Girl by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Friday night I ran the Black Cat Chase 5k with my girl Charity. It was my slowest 5k ever (37 minutes), but I didn't push myself as hard as I could've, knowing I had a half ... Read on »
Racing again by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I can't even put into words how excited I am about this weekend. I GET TO RACE AGAIN. (Sorry for yelling) My last 5k was in August, but my last half was in June, and it ... Read on »
In a pickle by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I need some technical help because... For the past few weeks, I have been unable to comment on some of my fave blogs. It's not only Wordpress blogs or only Blogger ... Read on »
Life lately by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hey guys!  Well, last week was my first full week at my new job, and as you can tell, I haven't yet figured out how to work full time, blog, read blogs or comment- all at ... Read on »
Skechers Breast Cancer Awareness Shoes by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Recently I was asked to participate with Skechers Performance Division shoes and their Breast Cancer awareness campaign. I was sent a pair of GoRun3 to try. These ar ... Read on »
Good news! by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hey guys! This week I really needed something good to happen, and it did, when I received this email. After looking for over a month, I got a job! I went on so many ... Read on »
Back at the beginning. Again. by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I haven't put this out there before because I guess I've been in denial. I'm not in denial anymore. I have gained back all but 5 lbs of the weight I lost last year. Thi ... Read on »
Oh Chicago by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running On Saturday I met Michelle, from 3 Cheap Runners in Chicago and we got to spend the weekend together. I met her a year ago at the Chicago Marathon, but we didn't have much o ... Read on »
5 Things Friday by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Happy Friday and Happy October! (I know, we're already 3 days in.) Today I'm linking up with Clare for 5 Things Friday! 1. This Banana Bread . I've made quite a bit ... Read on »
Giveaway winner and finally a long run! by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway. Congrats to the winner, Christie !! Saturday morning I did my first long run in months! Oh, it was amazing. Peanu ... Read on »
If I'd gone to college by kda1114 Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am happy to report that I went on a 6 mile run a couple days ago. Pain free! My Dr said I can ease back into running. 6 miles is easing back, right? Tomorrow I'm planning ... Read on »