Sunday, September 05, 2010
If you read on my SparkPage, it says I first came to SparkPeople on Sept 2, 2009. While that is technically true, when I first got here I was overwhelmed. I came back several times and poked around. Then one Saturday in October, I spent four hours really going through the site. I set up my SparkPage that has not changed substantially since then. I joined teams, joined team goals, and started several streaks. I selected a couple friends. I posted to a message board or two. I tracked my food. I started a list of favorite foods. I generated a strength training program that got me started -- and that was something I had never done consistently before. I started reading articles and started learning a lot more about nutrition, fitness, wellness, and motivation. I spun the wheel and started racking up SparkPoints.
So, I want to celebrate my SparkVersary on October 21, 2010. That is the date, or very close to the date, when I really got involved with SparkPeople. I will mark it on my SparkPlanner so I don't forget!!
My WAYMO Challenge is going well. I decided this morning that waiting until my scheduled bike ride on Sept 25th might not be wise. It could rain or my daughter may need me or something. So I decided to achieve my 5th goal, to break my own record of 15 miles for distance bike riding. I had no trouble with the distance this morning and racked up 23 miles, although I can't say it was without breaking a sweat. My main distraction was I dropped my cell phone that my daughter had just set up for me. I managed to get a whole group of people looking for it. One person had seen it by a big tree on the east side of the trail. But before I could locate it, someone found it and called my daughter who was the only contact in my phone. That person lived only two blocks from my daughter and she had already gotten my cell back before I knew it had been found. Next time I'll enjoy the trail more with the cell phone secured properly. I'm looking forward to riding the trail again on Sept 25th with a large group.
And it will only be a few weeks after that that I will celebrate my SparkVersary. I'm glad SparkPeople lets you select a SparkVersary trophy when you know you deserve it. It means a great deal more that way.