HARROWJET's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HARROWJET HARROWJET's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864043 These notes are based on an article I read in Prevention magazine. <BR> <BR> Some of the benefits of walking. <BR> <BR> Brain: Just 2 hours of walking a week can reduce your risk of stroke by 30%. <BR> <BR> Memory: 40 minutes 3 times a week protects the brain region associated with planning and memory. <BR> <BR> Mood: 30 minutes a day can reduce symptoms of depression by 36%. <BR> <BR> Health: Logging 3,500 steps a day lowers your risk of diabetes by 29%. <BR> <BR> Longevity: 75 ... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:40:30 EST Jan. 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861238 "Don't feel guilty about driving somewhere nice to run. If people can drive to a park to eat hot dogs, you can drive there to run." <BR> <BR> – Bill Rodgers <BR> <BR> This quote spoke to me because I HAVE felt guilty about driving somewhere to walk/run. <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> My new Fitbit Zip is eating batteries. A battery is supposed to last for up to 6 months. I got my Zip the first part of November and installed a new battery. On... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:45:47 EST World Alzheimer's Day Run for Heroes Half Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851880 I will probably be writing about this several times this year because I know I will be thinking about it a lot. The half-marathon will be held September 20, 2015. <BR> ( <link>runforheroes.ca/ </link> <BR> This is a link to the 2013 event. It gives some of the history. ) This year, they decided not to continue with the marathon part of the run because of the expense. <BR> <BR> They opened registration for the half on January 9. The first two registrations were from the Windy City o... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:45:25 EST Greatness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849596 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l57689057.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Something to think about: <BR> <BR> "The only thing standing between you and greatness is you." Thu, 8 Jan 2015 15:16:07 EST I WILL Be Successful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846959 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1983089159.jpg"> Mon, 5 Jan 2015 19:37:48 EST Girlfriend Wisdom (copied) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842738 This is a copy of an article I cut out. I do not remember where from. It is something I want to remember and it seems appropriate for January 1. <BR> <BR> And I quote: <BR> <BR> "Imagination is Everything...Dream...Believe...Rejoice...I<BR>t is the preview of Life's Coming Attractions." <BR> <BR> "Trust this quotation from Albert Einstein, I believe the successes in his life proved his point. At this time of a new year, fresh new plans and projects abound. Believe in your dreams, let... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 11:29:31 EST Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842331 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l260377176.jpg"> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 21:46:11 EST Where Is Your Focus? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840712 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l871973819.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I never have been and never will be 'skinny' but I am healthy and I am working to stay that way. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:36:27 EST Keep Trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839487 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l32312418.jpg"> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 19:11:58 EST From 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838108 He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, <BR> And away they all flew like the down of a thistle. <BR> But I heard him exclaim, 'ere he drove out of sight, <BR> <BR> "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!" <BR> <BR> by Clement Clarke Moore <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas to all my Spark friends. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 20:52:02 EST Live Christmas Every Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837673 "Live Christmas Every Day" by Helen Steiner Rice <BR> <BR> Christmas is more than a day <BR> at the end of the year, <BR> More than a season <BR> of joy and good cheer, <BR> Christmas is really <BR> God's pattern for living <BR> To be followed all year <BR> by unselfish giving. <BR> For the holiday season <BR> awakens good cheer <BR> And draws us closer <BR> to those we hold dear, <BR> And we open our hearts <BR> and find it is good <BR> To live amo... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 21:53:01 EST A Christmas Legend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837016 The Legend of the Robin Redbreast <BR> From A Christmas Stocking by Louise Betts Egan <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> On that first Christmas, it is said, the night was wrapped in a bitter chill. The small fire in the stable was nearly out, and the Mother Mary worried that her baby would be cold. She turned to the animals about her and asked them for help. “Could you blow on the embers,” she asked the ox, “so the fire might continue to keep my son warm?” But the ox lay sound asleep on the stable floo... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:43:20 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835975 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1895261707.jpg"> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:16:57 EST Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835066 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1083509297.jpg"> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:22:24 EST Nothing Will Stop Me Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834641 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1586676633.jpg"> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:52:58 EST Share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834039 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l244124249.jpg"> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:24:46 EST Lose Weight over the Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832344 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1241 </link> <BR> <BR> Spark People tells us how if we decide to listen. <em>211</em> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:38:18 EST Be of Good Cheer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831985 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l355207763.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost." <BR> <BR> — Helen Keller Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:18:50 EST Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831609 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2140478591.jpg"> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:36:06 EST Ways to Avoid Over-Indulging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829315 We are heading into the time of year when temptation is hard to resist. While our best intentions are to stay fit and healthy, it's a slippery slope when we loosen our customary regimen or food rules. <BR> <BR> Indulgences do need to be tempered! One will feel better -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- by putting some restraints around vacation and holiday eating. <BR> <BR> Here are some tips that can help you cope with holiday events -- and the temptations they present -- this seas... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 22:03:12 EST Planning Brings Your Future into the Present http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828628 “Planning brings your future into the present.” <BR> By Jane Powell <BR> <BR> It isn’t enough to sit on the sidelines and hope for things to get better. You’ve got to ask yourself, “What steps am I going to take to get the things in life I want?” Achieving great goals takes planning and your life is no different. <BR> <BR> Take charge! Make plans to bridge the distance between where you are now and the future you can see so clearly. Define, clarify and implement your plans. If you need ... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 13:35:01 EST December Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826045 This was in the daily newspaper last week. I decided to join. It is not hard. It is something I can do to stay active. <BR> <BR> December Challenge <BR> <BR> "Christmas cheer, parties and gift buying are in the air and sometimes it gets to be a bit overwhelming. Sounds like the perfect time for a challenge! <BR> <BR> "Today until Jan. 1, join me for a very simple challenge. For the next 36 days [it was in the paper last week] we are going to be doing one mile every day. You can walk ... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 21:35:21 EST End of Cruise, Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825364 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l910265401.jpg"> <BR> I had a chocolate swan for dessert on Friday. It was fun watching the girl create it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1759349265.jpg"> <BR> Our final towel creation for the week. They must always do a heart for the final night because I think I remember seeing one before. <BR> <BR> Saturday morning we finished packing and left our room about 8:30. The process for leaving the boat went s... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 20:03:40 EST November 20, Nassau http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824861 On Thursday, we arrived in Nassau about 8 a.m. We had to be back on board by 4:30 p.m. to begin our voyage back to Charleston. <BR> <BR> We had been to Nassau on our previous cruises but it was fun to visit again. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1336001445.jpg"> <BR> We went for a buggy ride. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l968836022.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1359252516.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 20:38:01 EST November 19 - Half Moon Cay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823994 We arrived in Half Moon Cay about 9 a.m. on November 19. The last tender returned to the boat at 4:15 p.m. so that we could sail again at 5. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1281493544.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1444908064.jpg"> <BR> one of the tenders waiting to take people ashore <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l871218619.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:04:16 EST Tuesday, November 18 in Grand Turk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823518 We arrived in Grand Turk about 7:00 a.m. It was a beautiful day. <BR> We had to be back onboard by 1:30 p.m. so that we could set sail again at 2. <BR> We enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l158861917.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l413067729.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1579916442.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1355... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:57:57 EST The Fantasy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822986 Sunday and Monday were days at sea. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1411615266.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l367011155.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1414043425.jpg"> <BR> Sunday was the first of two dress-up nights. We attempted to get our picture in the mirror before leaving our room. There were many elegant looking people. Of course there are photographers willing to take pictures... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:47:21 EST Back from Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822451 On November 12, early in the morning we left Ontario to begin our drive to Charleston, South Carolina, to catch the Carnival Fantasy on November 15. We had a good trip. We stopped the first night in Statesville, North Carolina. <BR> <BR> Next morning, we continued on our journey. We got to Charleston late in the afternoon and looked for a place to stay for a couple nights. We stayed in Mount Pleasant which is just over the bridge to Charleston. <BR> <BR> After unloading the car, we d... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:00:30 EST Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813695 I am taking a break because we are going away. There won't be internet for 7 days of our trip so I will lose my Spark People log-in streak. There will be a new start after we return in a couple weeks. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Sun, 9 Nov 2014 16:24:54 EST The Inquisitive Mind of a Child http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813045 "The inquisitive mind of a child" <BR> <BR> Why are they selling poppies, Mummy? <BR> Selling poppies in town today. <BR> The poppies, child, are flowers of love <BR> For the men who marched away. <BR> <BR> But why have they chosen a poppy, Mummy? <BR> Why not a beautiful rose? <BR> Because my child, men fought and died <BR> In the fields where the poppies grow. <BR> <BR> But why are the poppies so red, Mummy? <BR> Why are the poppies so red? <BR> Red is the colour of blood, my child. <BR>... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 10:55:38 EST Morning Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807684 Wiggles <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1220876075.jpg"> and I went for a nice walk this morning. It was almost 4 miles by the time I came home. I drove to the 6th concession and walked on that section of the Greenway. I had Wiggles' leash but didn't realize she wasn't wearing her collar. I got the leash looped around her neck and let her go. She runs ahead a little and then comes back to me. I would pick her up before we crossed the highway and let her go again. <BR... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:11:09 EST Live with Intention http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802966 "Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is." <BR> <BR> — Mary Anne Radmacher <BR> <BR> The events in Ottawa seem to be affecting me. We were out all morning and didn't hear any news until we stopped for lunch. It wasn't until we were home and turned on the TV that we heard the whole story (as they know it so far). <B... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:14:12 EST New Refrigerator http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801726 We have been having 'issues' with our refrigerator. We have had a towel on the floor to catch the water that collects there. <BR> <BR> This morning we pulled the fridge out from the wall, washed the floor and tried to clean the hose at the back where we think something was clogging and diverting water from where it was supposed to go. We expect it will work for awhile longer but decided to look for a new one. <BR> <BR> Tuesday morning a new fridge will be delivered and they will remove ... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:13:39 EST The Detroit Free Press Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801074 Today's blog is not about anything I have done; it is about pride in two of my children. <BR> <BR> This morning Hubby and I got up early to drive into Windsor to watch the Detroit Free Press Marathon as the participants made their way down Riverside Drive. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1645845655.jpg"> <BR> I know this picture isn't very good but the lights show Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor. This was shortly before 7 a.m. <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:27:38 EST Flu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798897 Last night at bedtime we thought Hubby was starting to get better. We were wrong. He got up this morning early after a restless night. He fell asleep on his chair. When he woke up, he was sweating. He has been sleeping a lot today between quick trips to the bathroom. <BR> <BR> I left him on his own for the morning. It was my first morning to join the ladies at the hospital who are making Burden Bears and quilts for the new Hospice that is being built. We were finished at noon and I me... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:47:34 EST Happy Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798337 Today was my husband's 68th birthday. He did not have a good day. He woke up feeling old partly because he was not feeling well. Before I left for my tai chi class he found out that one of his cousins died last week. When I got home, he was wrapped in a blanket and didn't want much for supper. Fortunately, he says he is now starting to feel better. <BR> <BR> This afternoon when I got the mail, my new Fitbit had come in. Let's hope it works the way it is supposed to. I sure have mis... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:51:12 EST Point Pelee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797646 <link>www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/on/pelee/index.as<BR>px </link> <BR> <BR> Today was Thanksgiving. We did not have plans. There was rain this morning but by noon the air was clear and it was not too cold. We decided to take our bikes and go to Point Pelee. It used to be that you could park outside the gate and ride your bike in but they changed that a few years ago and you have to pay no matter how you enter so we now park inside. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:18:43 EST Sunday Afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796947 This afternoon we went for a bike ride on the Greenway. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1314097702.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is Ted with the dogs running to keep up. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1918568970.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l339226580.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1769285649.jpg"> <BR> On our way back to the truck. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:01:11 EST BMI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796037 Today I realized I am almost out of the obese category of BMI. Four pounds will take me into overweight. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:12:16 EST Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795491 I got notification today that my new Fitbit is on it's way. I was beginning to lose hope. Yesterday when Spark People said that their spark activity tracker was on sale, I almost ordered one. I like knowing how many steps I have walked. I am the same with my bicycle, I had a speedometer one summer and kept track of my mileage. Knowing gives me incentive to try harder. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Thu, 9 Oct 2014 21:23:28 EST Green Tomato Chow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794287 Green Tomato Chow – A Maritime Favourite <BR> Yield: 6 x 500 ml jars <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 6 lb green tomatoes <BR> 1 1/2 lb onions <BR> 1/3 cup coarse pickling salt <BR> 3 1/3 cups granulated sugar <BR> 4 1/2 tbsp mixed pickling spice <BR> 2 tsp turmeric <BR> 2 cups pickling vinegar (7%) <BR> <BR> Read more at: http://www.farmpunk.ca/green-tomato-chow-a<BR>-maritime-favourite/ <BR> <BR> Today I finally got around to making chow. I sliced the tomatoes and onions last night and left... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 21:13:16 EST October Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792404 It was cold and very windy on my walk to the library this morning. Coming home was better because the wind was at my back. <BR> <BR> I picked my green tomatoes and found a recipe for Green Tomato Chow. I have been looking for a recipe like my mother's. This sounds like it might be similar. Hubby will be happy if it is because he misses Mom's chow. I pulled the tomato and bean plants. <BR> <BR> Hubby went to see his sister again this afternoon. She is doing much better. He is feelin... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 19:05:18 EST Spark Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790296 <em>511</em> <BR> <BR> October 1, 2014 - You have heard how husbands get in trouble when they forget their anniversary? Well... I don't expect I am in trouble but I did forget my Spark anniversary. This morning when I was thinking about the fact that it is October 1, I realized that September 20 slipped by without a thought. <BR> <BR> September 20, 2004 - Before that date, I had not heard of Spark People. I do not remember what I was doing that evening but I must have been exploring w... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:41:47 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789398 I think I will start working on something else for October. I will still be exercising of course but I need something to keep myself motivated. I will be glad when my new Fitbit comes. I sure miss having a daily record of my steps. <BR> <BR> We went out for supper tonight with other members of the motorcycle club. It was an enjoyable evening. There was a bit of a chill in the air on the ride home but it was not uncomfortable. <BR> <BR> It is shocking to me to see how many leaves are a... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:48:19 EST Day 67 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788105 Exercise <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> What a beautiful day we enjoyed! It was hard to remember it is almost the end of September. <BR> <BR> I went through some of the boxes we brought home from SIL's apartment and took some things to the thrift store. I also took an old printer and monitor to the e-waste site. It felt good to clear space in the basement even though I know Hubby wishes I would get rid of more. I am going through my books to see which ones I am willing to release to the use... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:53:25 EST Friday (Days 65 and 66) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787545 We had a busy day. We drove to the city. We dropped off a couple of boxes at a friends. We also had Hubby's bicycle so he could stop at the bicycle shop for an adjustment. That didn't take very long. From there we went to SIL's apartment to finish emptying it. I got my exercise going up and down the stairs from the storage locker to the van. <BR> <BR> After we finished there, he took me to a used book store I like to visit when we are that end of the city. I got a couple of books on... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:15:00 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786389 We were up early so that Hubby could get ready to go to the hospital to start his volunteering. He was to be there for 8 a.m. It went well and he will go back again next Wednesday. <BR> <BR> Pictures were posted from the Run for Heroes Marathon 10K, half and full marathon. I spent time looking through them looking for people I recognize. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1556735515.jpg"> <BR> 10K medal <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:12:01 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785732 Day 63 exercise <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> My legs are starting to feel better. Today was a nice day. I walked downtown this morning for a haircut. This afternoon I walked to the library to pick up a book I requested. We will be up early tomorrow morning. Hubby is going to start volunteering at the hospital. Tomorrow he has his orientation. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:04:02 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785043 Day 62 exercise <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> My legs are sore. They were really cramping last night at bedtime. Today they are just tired and a little achy. I guess that is to be expected. They worked hard yesterday. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> This afternoon we saw my sister-in-law briefly. She is looking so much better. She knew who we were and tried to talk. Apparently she was able to walk with help to the bathroom. We are feeling more hopeful right now. She has been in the hospital ... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:43:44 EST My First 10K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784330 Days 60 & 61 exercise <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> This morning I was up early to get ready for my 10K. I wanted to have my morning water and something to eat. My son and I had arranged to meet at the site of the events (marathon, half-marathon, 10K) at 10 to 7. I left the house in plenty of time. About 5 minutes after I had left town, I realized I had forgotten my number and had to return home to retrieve it from the kitchen table. I still managed to get to the parking lot before my son. ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:41:07 EST