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The Spark - thoughts after 3 weeks

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Iíve had the Spark Activity Tracker (Spark for short) for about 3 weeks now (I purchased mine before it was released to the public). To be honest, I would not have considered buying it had I not misplaced my pedometer just before receiving the offer. I found my pedometer shortly after receiving the Spark, so I was able to conduct side-by-side comparisons. Additionally, I was able to move the Spark around to see if I could find a spot optimal for me. There is a discrepancy between the number of steps recorded by the pedometer and the Spark, and this isnít necessarily a bad thing.

SparkPeople recommends carrying the Spark on oneís shoe, flat on the laces, but I donít often wear lace-up shoes. I like to wear sandals or slip-on shoes to the office and sandals or lace-up sneakers (walking or running shoes Ė I think ďsneakersĒ may be a regional term) on the weekend or Casual Friday. My sandal-wearing days are greatly numbered, though, for the rest of the year. Soon, I will be wearing boots.

I know the Spark is waterproof up to 100 feet, and I know that some people have worn theirs swimming. I just donít like to tempt fate, and I like the security of wearing my Spark on my hip, on either the waistband or pocket of whatever pants I am wearing (I donít often wear dresses or skirts). I donít have to worry about what will happen if I step into a puddle or deep snow (though maybe if I think positively, we wonít get any deep snow this year).

It doesnít seem to matter where I wear the Spark, the Spark will consistently record fewer steps than does my pedometer. When I wear the Spark on my waistband or pocket, as close to the outer edge of my body as possible, I can get a difference of 518 to 3220 steps. My pedometer uses dual-axis technology, and I donít know what mechanism the Spark uses to detect steps. It does appear that my pedometer is much more sensitive to movement than the Spark is. I have seen posts from others on SparkPeople that they feel they really earn the steps they make with their Sparks. They have a point Ė we should be getting credit for exercise, not just gliding through life at a leisurely pace. Itís also nice to get data from the whole day, because some days, I put in a lot of steps just walking from my desk to the copier multiple times. It all adds up.

I still like that my Spark will upload data automatically, as long as I am near my computer and have the dongle installed. I did not realize this until other Spark owners pointed it out, but down past the steps, miles, calories, and minutes data on my Spark Activity Tracker page is a nice graph of my times of highest activity, and I can use the tabs to view steps, calories, and miles. I donít know that I need all that information, but itís interesting to view (and Iím bit of a data freak and have been keeping a spreadsheet of my steps and miles taken on my pedometer and now on my Spark, also).

I do hope that a future incarnation of the Spark (perhaps a Spark II in a year or two) will take into account that I and a great many other Spark users would like to have a display on the unit, also. Rather than watch the lights around the perimeter light up as we near our goals, we would like to see how many steps we have taken without having to be near a computer that can upload the data.

It is also frustrating to me and many others that we cannot take short breaks for any reason (to wait for a light to change, to pick up after a dog, to catch oneís breath), as the workout clock resets to zero in that break. We still have the total minutes for the day displayed, but the workout minutes may be less than what we hope for. For now, we will have to keep track of our true workout minutes ourselves.

Disclaimer: I purchased the Spark with no expectation from SparkPeople that I would post a review. All my opinions are my own.

  
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REBECCAMA 10/17/2013 8:03AM

  This is great Lauren. Thank you. I am writing to a couple of the responders here too. I guess I might wait for the Spark 2.0 or go for a Fitbit if I get anything. Doesn't sound like version 1.0 is the way for me to go.

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BEATLETOT 10/15/2013 12:54PM

    Your blogs have been really, really helpful and informative, and they also make me think that perhaps I'd like this device!

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KALIGIRL 10/14/2013 9:43AM

    Glad it seems to be working for you and I hope you're right and they take the short break comments to heart.

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MARILYNROBERT 10/13/2013 7:56PM

    I'm having fun wearing both my Bodymedia and my Spark and comparing the two. emoticon

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STUTLERTONI 10/12/2013 5:10PM

    I actually appreciate how sensitive the workout timer is, it helps keep me accountable. When I have to stop for traffic or to clean up after my dog I don't let my feet stop moving so all my minutes count. Otherwise I would just stop and the whole point of cardio is to get the heart rate up and keep it up so now I take no breaks during a workout.

This isn't to say that I think The Spark is perfect, I desperately want it to sync wirelessly (say with blue tooth and a smart phone). I travel, I use a home computer, I use a work computer and sometimes I'm away from a computer for longs stretches of time. It is not practical for me to carry the USB with me everywhere, I will lose it. Even if bluetooth technology would be too costly, it would be nice if you could plug the Spark itself into a computer to sync, that way it is just one piece and it clips to you. I have also had some technical difficulties but they all seem resolvable. My only other big complaint is that when you change your goal it changes it for past days too, for instance I just bumped mine from the preset 6,000 steps to 7,000 steps now all the days while it was at 6,000 and I walked at least 6,000 but not 7,000 say that I did not meat my goal, even though on that day it was my goal.

That being said I can't argue with results. I find myself sneaking steps in where I previously would not have. I work in the middle of a 900,000 square foot building and I used to try and combine everything that I needed to do in the front into one trip and likewise with things that I needed to do in the back, now I try to spread them out so I'm taking the extra steps and making a more even bar graph by hour. I have also, on more than one occasion, taken quick walks around the block late at night or marched in place while doing laundry to pad my step count to reach my goal or the next milestone if the day was running short and I hadn't hit yet.

Overall, I am happy with the purchase but I hope they are reading hte feedback and using it for Spark 2.0 designs.

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FEARLESSNOW 10/12/2013 3:26PM

    Informative. Thanks.

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SLIMMINGSHAY 10/12/2013 12:30PM

    This is great information and certainly will be considered when I determine if I will get one!

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BUSYGRANNY5 10/12/2013 11:16AM

    Thanks for such an informative blog! Today is my first day with the SPARK, so I'm anxious to learn as much as possible about it. I also have a FITBIT and will continue to wear it, so I can see the side by side comparison and like you I LIKE/NEED the visual of seeing my progress... hopefully the SPARK will help wean me away from this!

Again, thank you for sharing your experience!!!

Have a spark-a- riffic day!!

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NEW! SparkPeople Spark Activity Tracker

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

My pedometer had disappeared the day I received the offer to try out the new SparkPeople Activity Tracker. I most likely would not have ordered the Spark had I still had the pedometer Ė why would I need two devices?

I ordered the Spark on a Thursday, and it arrived the next day. It turns out it shipped from a town in my state about an hour and a half away, and not from Ohio, which is on the return address. (I think the return address might reflect the actual corporate address of SparkPeople, while there may be warehouses around the United States. [And, alas, I hear the device is currently available only in the US].)

The device came in a plastic cube, much the way watches are packaged. This would make for easy wrapping of it as a gift. Inside the cube was the Spark Activity Tracker (which weíve started calling the Spark), SyncPoint (the dongle that goes into the USB port of a computer), and an extra battery. One battery is already installed in the Spark.

Setup was easy. The invoice included the URL (web address) for the software you need to download, and I found it seamless to install. It searched for the SyncPoint, which I had not yet installed into one of the USB ports of my laptop (I was waiting for the prompts to tell me to plug it in Ė some devices are picky about the order you do things, but this one doesnít seem to care). Once I did that, the software completed the setup for me. I just had to follow the prompts on the screen and tap the Spark when the directions called for it.

Instructions on how to wear the device were on the tutorial, and I also got some instructions emailed to me upon setup. For optimal tracking, the device should be worn on oneís shoe, but I can see myself stepping into a puddle and ruining it irreparably (though the tracker is supposed to be waterproof up to 100 feet, and I could wear it swimming, if I didnít swim like a rock). Other options for good tracking include: clipped to oneís bra (not as crazy as it sounds, as the device is barely larger than a US quarter), a belt, or a pocket. I donít know about IN a pocket Ė perhaps it blocks the signals, though some users have reported that the Spark has worked well tucked into a sock. Itís worth experimenting and finding something that works well with your clothing and lifestyle.

In the setup process, the software told me the serial numbers of the tracker and SyncPoint. I jotted them down onto the invoice in case I ever need them and canít access the software. There is also a serial number printed on the back of the Spark, and there are numbers engraved on the SyncPoint, but they are tiny and hard to read without a magnifying glass. It could be worth it to me to have the numbers written elsewhere (if I donít lose the paper they are written on).

The setup process ended with signing into SparkPeople. A new tracking page opened in my browser with stats from that day (all zeros, because I hadnít done anything yet). If you leave the SyncPoint in the USB port, the Spark will send updates periodically through your computer to SparkPeople. Ideally, one should leave the SyncPoint in the computer, as that will help prevent loss (though with the cordless mouse dongle in one port and the Spark dongle in another, I have only one free port left on my laptop for anything else I want to plug in) and allow it to sync data any time you are near your computer. Additionally, I have been told that if you walk by a friendís computer with a SyncPoint installed, your Spark will update to your SparkPeople account. How cool is that?

I was also automatically enrolled in the Spark Activity Owner SparkTeam. They may have changed the settings so they automatically send an email to new members of the team, but I discovered this by accident when I went to my list of SparkTeams to look for another team I am on.

When it updates, the Spark Activity Tracker page tells you how many steps you took and how many activity minutes you did. It tells you how close you are to your daily goal. The Activity Tracker also tells how many calories you have burned from workouts and how many workouts over 10 minutes you did (I think you might be able to change the length of workout you must do, but I havenít explored this).

One problem with the 10-minute workout is that you need to keep moving for the entire 10 minutes, or it will not count that as a workout. I took a 20 minute walk one day, but the Spark did not count that as a workout. I had stopped to take photographs along the way and I had to wait for traffic before crossing streets (drivers around here donít know what ďstop for pedestrians in crosswalksĒ means). The Spark still counts minutes, but it doesnít count them as workout minutes.

If you go someplace off the grid, your Spark is supposed to store about 2 weeksí worth of data, though I think itís possible this could be less than a week, if you do a lot of activities. At some point, there is supposed to be a smartphone app made for the Spark Activity Tracker, but I donít think it will be able to upload data from the Spark (maybe one day this will be able to happen, but this is wishful thinking on my part, as it doesnít appear to be on the agenda in the near future).

A few days after I got the Spark, I found my pedometer. I was able to do a side-by-side comparison. It seems the Spark isnít as sensitive to movement as the pedometer is. The pedometer recorded 415 to 2750 more steps than did the Spark (the average was a difference of 1268 steps). The pedometer recorded 0.28 to 1.33 miles more than the Spark did (the average difference was 0.65 miles). The mileage can be calibrated, but the steps are whatever the device records.

I like that the Spark syncs directly with SparkPeople. I no longer have to enter manually my mileage and steps, something I tend to forget to do with my pedometer. I still have access to my regular tracker, though, so I can add other activities not captured by the Spark.

I also like that there is no yearly membership fee. Once you buy the device, you can upload data for free to SparkPeople. As I understand it, some electronic devices charge for the convenience of automatic uploading of data to a web site.

I donít like that there is a large discrepancy between the pedometer and the Spark. If I continue to wear two devices, though, I can allow the Spark to upload data automatically, and then manually record the difference between the two devices so I get full credit for the walking I do.

Edit: Disclaimer: I did not receive the Spark for free, though I did get a discount and was able to try it out earlier than the public release date of September 30, 2013. As far as I know, there was no expectation that I write a review - I did that on my own. No one offered to pay me to write a review, and I don't expect any future compensation. I hope my review helps others to decide whether they want to purchase the device. And others should feel free to post links to my blog entry.

  
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KSTAR514 5/19/2014 7:58PM

  Thank you for your review. It was very informative. I am seriously thinking of getting one.

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SHERRYLHBB 10/21/2013 12:11PM

    Thanks so much for responding to my question. You've shared some very useful information that will surely help many to make the decision as to whether the SparkPeople Activity Tracker is right for them.

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CATLOVER110 10/16/2013 9:31PM

    Thanks for all the details in your review!

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ANNE-ELIZ 10/15/2013 10:55AM

    I enjoyed reading this review!

It was rich in information that will be helpful to others who are making the decision to try it.

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TPETRIE 10/6/2013 6:34PM

  Good review ordered mine today. Now I am really anxious for it to come in. Hopefully it is here by Fri. or Sat. Thanks for sharing.

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XENA1956 10/6/2013 5:57PM

    Thanks for the great review. Like you I was able to order the device early. I am not very good with computers, even my own laptop, so I did not feel comfortable uploading the SyncPoint without help from my husband. Unfortunately he has been working nonstop for a number of weeks, so has not been home to help me out. I only have 2 inputs on my laptop, so I wondered if I took it off my computer to use my camera would I have to reload the SyncPoint? I still don't know for sure about that question. Now I am even more excited to get my Sparks tracker set up. Thanks once again for all your input. emoticon

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DONNELDA22 10/6/2013 10:58AM

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. You brought up some points which we would not have known if we had gone out and purchased it without seeing a review. emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE101 10/5/2013 11:00PM

    The discrepancy with pedometers turned me off using one. Thanks for the review of the Spark monitor - it's not ready for me yet. Thanks!0

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FRABBIT 10/5/2013 3:05PM

  I really appreciated your review

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DCGAL9 10/5/2013 2:57PM

  Great review - thank you! emoticon

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ADAPTINGANNIE 10/5/2013 11:55AM

    Thanks for the review. Good to know the pros and cons when contemplating a purchase.

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    Thanks for the review. That helps! emoticon

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MAYBER 10/4/2013 11:12PM

    Thank you for the great review
Pros and Cons
One day at a time
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SASSYTHING52 10/4/2013 11:07PM

    my daughter got something like that she seems to like it i really hope i can get money for this

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JAMER123 10/4/2013 10:48PM

    Very good! i have had mine up and going for 48 hrs now. Really like it!! For those that hesitate due to money, I understand as I felt the same but I realize it is half the price of the FitBit so gave it a try and it will be with me for a long time.
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RED_DEVIL_APRIL 10/4/2013 9:51PM

    Thanks for the review. I have debating between this & a fitbit. Would love to see a side by side comparison I'd the two.
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JERICHO1991 10/4/2013 9:20PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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ARTISTGATOGIRL 10/4/2013 8:26PM

    I appreciate the review. I purchased a Fitbit recently, so will probably stick with that for now. emoticon

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MCFITZ2 10/4/2013 7:54PM

    Thanks for your blog. I appreciate it not being tech heavy.

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DIANNEMT 10/4/2013 7:12PM

    Nice review.

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SUPERSYLPH 10/4/2013 7:07PM

    Thank you for the review. I've been looking into getting this myself, and it'll help in my decision-making.

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BLUEANGELLK 10/4/2013 5:31PM

    Thanks for a great review. I am really thinking about getting one of these.

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JACKIE542 10/4/2013 5:13PM

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HOLLYM48 10/4/2013 5:07PM

    Thanks for the info, I am thinking about getting one for my husband since I have a fitbit and I love it.

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EMMACORY 10/4/2013 4:50PM

    You answered a lot of questions for me. Thank you! emoticon

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SDEHNKE 10/4/2013 4:28PM

    Now I need one... emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 10/4/2013 3:59PM

  Well, I am still not sure if I want to get it. It is very expensive, at least for me, and I am a technology dinosaur, so, just reading this, I have no clue how to get it to work. But I do kind of like the idea, so maybe...

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WALLAHALLA 10/4/2013 2:58PM

    Thanks for the info. When my fitbit quits, I may switch over.

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CHERYLSBUTT 10/4/2013 2:47PM

    Just before the release I replaced my Fitbit....I wish SP had let me know I would have
tried this....now I will just wait til my fitbit dies:-)


Happy trails!!!

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MASTERCARE 10/4/2013 2:34PM

    Thank you for taking the time to share...LOVE THIS! need to save money for this....hoping to get this by JanuarY!

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TALLYFL 10/4/2013 1:21PM

    I'm on day three with my spark. The first day it did not seem to pick up my 25 minutes on the elliptical as exercise, so I added manually. Day two, it did count the 20 minutes, after a slight delay, but counted it as walking. I'm sure the advertising said it knew the difference in the type of workout you do.

It did not pick up my Tai Chi class as exercise or, hardly as activity either. Probably because it is slow, graceful and continuous movement. Nevertheless, it causes one to break a sweat and raises the heartbeat! I enter it manually, also.

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PENOWOK 10/4/2013 1:09PM

    Thanks for your input! I think it's great that you are using the Spark and getting results that transfer automatically!!

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4KWALK 10/4/2013 12:57PM

    Maybe I would like to try it based on your review but unfortunately it cannot be purchased in Canada. I will get another Fitbit.
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KROLES55 10/4/2013 12:21PM

    Thanks for the detailed review!

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JOANNHUNT 10/4/2013 11:55AM

    THANK YOU FOR THE KNOWLEDGABLE BLOG. WISH I COULD GET SPARK STUFF WHERE I LIVE IN ONTARIO, CANADA. I KEEP HOPING THAT THEY WILL GET STUFF HERE FROM SPARKS AT ONE OF THE WALMARTS OR TARGET STORES.

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GWINNER1 10/4/2013 11:44AM

    Thanks for an objectional review

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LCRUMLEY81 10/4/2013 11:34AM

  just wish i had the money for it

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SAINTBETH 10/4/2013 11:15AM

    Good to know.

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Shooting Bees Ö

Monday, August 19, 2013

Ö and ducks and trees Ö.

I enjoy taking long walks around town, taking photos on my iPhone. Any camera would do, but right now, I use my iPhone and a point-and-shoot Nikon Coolpix L610. Iíd love a DSLR, but thatís not in the budget. I can take some decent pictures with what Iíve got, if I do say so myself.

My cameras are what get me out on nice days, when I could be staying home, chatting on Facebook or SparkPeople. Online isnít bad, but itís also not getting my physical activity. There needs to be a balance.

Iím on the SparkPeople Shutterbugs team. Every week thereís an assignment (which isnít graded and no one really cares if you post stuff from years ago or if you post 6 months from now, if you have something that fits the theme). The assignments are inspiring and encourage me (and others) to go out and shoot and sometimes interpret assignments in interesting ways. I think it helps my creativity.

I took an online photo class this summer, a class which lasted the entire month of July. Each day had an assignment, and I enjoyed working to get just the right photo or set of photos for each assignment. As with the Shutterbug team assignments, nothing was graded. I got out of the class what I put into it, which I think was a lot. I think it helped improve my photos, especially in thinking of subjects I might not have considered before and various angles with which to shoot a picture.

And as a bonus, I got lots of walking in. According to my pedometer, I walked 84.19 miles in July. That may not seem like much to someone who walks all the time. After all, some people walk - or run Ė 5 or more miles a day. But it was the month in which I walked the most miles so far this year. And I wasnít able to record my miles for 2 of those days, due to a dead pedometer battery.

So Ö thatís what motivates me to get out and get some exercise. And itís enjoyable. Itís a win-win, as far as Iím concerned.



  
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MRSBETH99 8/21/2013 9:02PM

    What a fun team! I love taking pictures as well. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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LJR4HEALTH 8/21/2013 7:31PM

    Love the pictures

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HAZELFRUIT 8/20/2013 1:00PM

    Beautiful pics. They make me want to get outdoors too!
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DR1939 8/20/2013 11:20AM

    I used to give students the opportunity for extra credit for photographing a set of environmental psychology concepts, e.g., mystery is often implied by a curving road where one cannot see what is coming. I found it very useful in helping them making the theory concrete.

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KALIGIRL 8/20/2013 8:40AM

    Here's to the bonuses of being aware in the outdoors!
Love it!
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SANDICANE 8/20/2013 8:00AM

    Don't cha just love those win-win situations!!! You get exercise and fun all rolled up into one!

Cheers,
Sandi

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POPSY190 8/20/2013 2:51AM

    It's so satisfying to take courses that interest you so much - and the results here are wonderful!

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MISSY455 8/20/2013 2:18AM

    Wonderful pictures! Your online class sounded interesting too.
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WIZKEY 8/19/2013 10:59PM

    Beautiful!! And what a great incentive to get out and move!!

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Perspective

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Iíve been thinking a lot about perspective lately. Perspective is the way you see something. In photography, perspective is the angle at which you photograph a subject, and shooting from above or below or across can make for interesting photos, as can extreme close-ups and distances shots.

Perspective is also the way you see yourself and others, and itís something you can change. If all your notice is your weight or failures, you are likely to feel pretty bad about yourself. Changing your perspective Ė your view of yourself or others Ė can change your whole attitude toward yourself or others. Look for a feature you like. This could be your eyes, your hair, your smile Ė or it could be something inside, such as your outlook on life.

Some things I like to notice about people: their smiles, their manicures, their shoes.


  
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FEARLESSNOW 7/28/2013 2:43PM

    Cute stars on your toes.

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LOOKINGUP2012 7/27/2013 9:53PM

    Great reminder! Get a winning perspective.

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JMCADE 7/27/2013 9:52PM

    How true this is. What we perceive we are becomes what we are. Our thoughts dictate our attitudes. Great Blog!!!

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KALIGIRL 7/27/2013 9:50PM

    Here's to "their smiles, their manicures, their shoes."

AND to a positive attitude!

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MRSBETH99 7/27/2013 6:50PM

    IndyGirl talks about trying to find one thing she liked about herself...her shoulders. :) This journey towards health is truly a battle of the mind!!

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KOMTRIA 7/27/2013 10:04AM

  Good points.

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First 5K of the year!

Monday, April 29, 2013

I signed up 7 weeks ago for a 5K ďfun run,Ē which was held yesterday. It was to benefit charity. I even found a 7-week ďCouch to 5KĒ program online so I would be ready to run.

Right.

My first day out, a Monday, and my day off, I got a frantic call from one of my staff calling out because of ďpersonal issues.Ē Iím usually suspect of personal issues and ďfamily emergencies,Ē because they are usually euphemisms for ďitís a nice day and I want to party instead of work.Ē My staff was sobbing, so she probably really had something going on.

So I didnít run that day. The next few days were work days, and I just didnít have time to go out and run. OrÖI didnít make the time to go out and run.

And then I was on-call a week. I had to carry a pager and cell phone everywhere. So much for traveling light. I took brief walks around town, with the devices shoved in my pockets.

And thenÖthe weeks flew by and I worked and worked, and then it was the day of the race. I really canít say the day snuck up on me or that it was a surprise Ė after all, I had 7 weeksí notice. I suppose I should have signed up to walk, but I had chosen to run (I had already asked what would happen if I changed my mind and was told nothing, Iíd still have a chip and would still be timed). I walked fast, though, and finished in 50 minutes (official time: 50:42). And I fully expected to come in last place of the runners Ė and I was actually 459 of 473. But, regardless my placement, I FINISHED.

My feet hurt, though. Itís the shoes, I just know it. They look really cool Ė theyíre coral. However, they donít seem to have the cushioning necessary for running or walking shoes. I guess you get what you pay for with shoes, and clearance items at Target may be nice to work in and get tons of compliments on, but may not cut it for a race.

All this is training and learning for a 5K my agency is sponsoring in November. I am helping plan this race, and I plan to run. Really run. Not win, just run. I have 6 months to train. And my time to beat is 50:42.

  
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SLENDERELLA61 5/7/2013 2:53PM

    You can do it!! Go for it! Running gets easier and more fun the more you do it!! Go to a running store and get fitted really well in some great shoes. I have awful bunions and Morton's neuroma, just terrible feet, but the running professionals fit me fantastically and make it possible for me to run. Best wishes on our Casual Travelers Team trip, too!! -Marsha

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LJR4HEALTH 5/1/2013 3:58PM

    emoticon on your 1st emoticon of the year and finishing You did great

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You rock!

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JUNEAU2010 4/29/2013 9:00AM

    emoticon on finishing your first event! Can't wait to read about your PR on the next one! emoticon

I LOVE doing charity walks - I get the exercise and the charity gets the money! Great deal!

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SPARKCHANTAL 4/29/2013 8:59AM

    good going.
make that of 474, because you can be sure I didn't sign up, and for good reasons...

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