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The end of my twenty-day detox

Well, I made it! What I thought was impossible became possible! I thought there was no way I could live without sugar, no way! My family thought I was crazy, co-workers would look at me and say "why are you doing this to yourself?" I would answer, "because I am tired of feeling like crap!" I did not realize the side effects of sugar! I knew when I would consume a pop and candy bar mid-afternoon I would feel groggy and…


Added by Amanda French on January 15, 2014 at 3:31pm — 7 Comments

Day 8

I'm 8 days in the sugar detox. I haven't craved sugar until TODAY! And, I would love a Pepsi, some ice cream from Braum's, chocolate chip mouth is watering just thinking about it. DON'T CAVE!  

Added by Amanda French on January 3, 2014 at 12:36pm — 2 Comments


I badly need to improve my eating habits. Food is my weakness! I want to do the twenty-day sugar detox; does the detox include artificial sweeteners such as Stevia? How about gluten-free? Is this a good diet for runners? And how about beans like kidney and black, is it okay to eat them if they're canned? I've always heard you should eat fresh, frozen, then canned if you have to. If anyone has any suggestions to nutrition, I would greatly appreciate it! 

Added by Amanda French on December 25, 2013 at 9:01pm — 3 Comments

Half & Half Trail

This 13.1 mile trail race was certainly a learning experience for me. Earlier this year in July, I ran a 5 mile trail, and enjoyed every minute of it, and since then I have eagerly wanted to trail run again. The opportunity came about, and I took happily took it. Race day came; I was nervous because I knew I would be running along with experienced runners. I wasn’t running this race for time but for the experience and enjoyment. The gun fired.  Up the hill and through the woods on a trail…


Added by Amanda French on December 17, 2013 at 8:34pm — 2 Comments

What to do?

What to do, what to do?...A friend hit me up about running a half marathon December 15th; I'm totally in! Then, I got to thinking my goal for this year was to run a full marathon, and I have yet to accomplish this. So, do I want to go for it and run the full instead of the half since this will be the last opportunity for a marathon this year? Of course I do, but my longest run to date is 20 miles (October 11), and my last 'long run' after that was a 15k (October 19); my daily miles have been…


Added by Amanda French on November 25, 2013 at 8:13pm — 5 Comments

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