BERGBA7's SparkPeople Blog BERGBA7's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Running Cup Ceremony Yesterday evening was the award ceremony of the running cup in which my sister, my dad and I participated in in 2015. We had a nice time and we all got an award in our age group. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My dad was 2nd of the 75-80 year old (to the left) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My sis was 6th of the 45-50 year old (second... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 12:35:13 EST Running Cup Results Yesterday was the final race of the Running Cup my sis, my dad and I are participating in. The unofficial results are out and we are all going to get a trophy! How cool is that! <BR> <em>279</em> <BR> <BR> We kind of slipped into doing this cup without planning it. My sis and I thought that it would be fun for my dad, who lost his soulmate about 2 years ago, to take part in some road races, since he likes running a lot. We signed up for some races last spring. A little later we learned ... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 09:59:24 EST Running PR's and Festivities Wohoo - Did my second Half Marathon of the season and ran a personal record. That is always fun, the fun was tripled today though, because my sister set a new PR on her race too, and my dad ran his fastest 10km of the season... all good stuff. <BR> <BR> The weather was perfect and the course relatively flat but the terrain was uneven. We ran through the woods, on grass, and on cobble stones. <BR> Unfortunately, I had some problems during the race. My knee started aching after mile 10 and I... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 14:40:32 EST Hiking Mount Elbert! Oh my Good! What a dream vacation and What a day!!! <BR> <BR> Colorado is beautiful! <BR> <BR> Rocky Mountain National Park was aw inspiring... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Boulder was a very pleasant city... <BR> <img src=""> <BR... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:19:55 EST 40 and Fabulous! I feel a little like on those days where you make a fresh start, like on January first, or so. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I turned 40 yesterday and today is the first day after the celebrations. I started the celebrations with the half marathon last weekend with my sister and I met friends and family on nearly every day last week. Yesterday was my actual birthday and it was quiet, like I hoped it to be. My... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:23:38 EST Half Marathon Blog! ... yes it was hot! It was very hot! But we did it and I am sooo proud of my sister! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> She started running a little more than 2 years ago and she did run the 21.1km this morning! We came in a little later then planed - it took us 2hours and 42 minutes instead of 2 hours 25 and this was solely due to the heat! <BR> <BR> We got up at 5am this morning and headed out at 6am to get to... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 12:13:38 EST 4 Years on Sparkpeople Time flies.... it can not be stopped and that is probably good so. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When I logged into Facebook today, I was reminded by one of those "Facebook memories" that four years ago today I graduated 'Doctor of Musical Arts' from Rutgers University (New Jersey). <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I was also sa... Thu, 14 May 2015 13:46:07 EST Challenges are better than medicine! What a weekend... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am sitting on my coach reflecting on what all happened in those last 3 Days... I think the best is that I managed my way through some difficult things and came out successful and quite proud of myself! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Doing difficult and demanding things always pays off and makes you stronger. Tackling scary... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 13:10:23 EST Life is a Roller Coaster Ride - 3 Years on Spark Today, three years ago, I discovered this website. <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> I was trying to find help to loose weight, and I found it. <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> I found more than I imagined, actually. I found a tool for personal growth to support me on my roller coaster ride called Life. <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> My starting weight was 148 pounds and I wanted to loose 16 pounds. Not dramatic, but I did not feel well in my body anymore. I felt like I needed to take action immediately... Thu, 1 May 2014 15:09:27 EST Honor your Mother's Heart as Long as It is Beating "Honor your mother's heart as long as it is beating." This is a German saying that my grandfather used to say a lot. Today I feel like honoring my mother's heart even though it stopped beating. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today is my mother's 70th birthday. She is no more here to celebrate it with us, although we all hoped she would have lived up to today.. it was not meant to be. <BR> <BR> She was a strong woman and a tough c... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:49:37 EST A partially cloudy 2013 The best description for my year 2013 is that it was partially cloudy. Good and difficult moments were always side by side. This is especially true for the second half of the year. <BR> <BR> I am trying to have a fresh start in 2014 and looked back at the goals I set for 2013. I met about 50% of them. <BR> <BR> I failed at building strength and loose body fat. I actually lost strength and increased the fat by about 1-2%. I also failed at getting under 30% fat consumption a day and put on ... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 10:18:23 EST What are your excuses for disappearing from Spark? What are your excuses for disappearing from Spark for a longer period? Have you been out of touch for longer at some point? Why? How did it happen? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have been gone for around 6 months after being on Spark for 2 years. At first, I was just very busy with the end of the school year. Than my boyfriend moved from the United States to Germany and there was a lot to do. After that, I had the excuse of going ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 15:25:32 EST Father's Day Race My father and I did a very demanding race today. In fact it was the toughest race I have done so far. My father used to do this race every year 30 years ago and he was very happy to do it again. the track goes over 13.5km and has many hills - really steep once! After kilometer 4 it goes basically uphill until kilometer 9 and after that there are some more hills... lol <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My father knew what he got himself... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 15:03:22 EST