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I WILL run again!

Freedom! Nothing like a run along the shore. . .




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Hmm. . . it's been 8 months since I was last on SP, and much has changed. . . but much is still the same. Coping with my mother's and disabled brother's illnesses for the past 18 months has been a rollercoaster of a journey.

Along the way, I've been able to get back to running, complete a triathlon, and learn to play the ukulele! And I've begun to work seriously on my writing.

I have not kept off the weight I lost, but I am getting back on track again, with new challenges. I am now the proud owner of a CPap machine (my new best friend) and a light therapy box. I am currently undergoing testing for numerous health issues, but I'm hopeful that everything will work itself out eventually. I realize now that longterm stress can take its toll, and I am trying to get back into my stress-reducing exercise routines again (just working around the health issues. . .)

So. . . I'm back again! Thank you to all my SparkFriends for the goodies you sent in my absence. You are wonderful. . .

Member Since: 8/19/2009

Fitness Minutes: 7,118

My Goals:
Find out what is causing my IBS-like problems and learn how to eat well without triggering more attacks.

Lose weight so that I can take part in all the activities I love with less risk of injury.

Get back into a regular fitness routine, working around the IBS problems.

Do another triathlon.

My Program:
Run/bike/swim--starting up gently again.

Keep a food diary to learn what I can and can't eat.

Use my CPap regularly--I feel so much better now that I have it!

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    Sweet! thanks for the ogoodie--it was a 12 hour day!
    1873 days ago
    Just dropping by to thank you for the goodie, AND the really sweet note that went with it :-)
    Kris xx
    1873 days ago
    Thanks for the pinwheel! I am looking forward to my visit to Stonington even more now. Because I know I will get to meet you! It's raining here too.
    1874 days ago
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    I have missed you greatly! I think of you often. I hope everyday is a new encouraging day for you and SP is always here when you need us. emoticon
    1874 days ago
    I write mainly non-fiction. My published books is local ghost stories, but I snuck the history in with the folklore. LOL I have a couple of other non-fictions in the works. And I am working on an historical novel and a couple of short horror fiction novels. We can compare notes in fall of 2012 when I come up to Stonington.

    1875 days ago
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