HJFOGARTY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HJFOGARTY HJFOGARTY'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/ 10/10 ready to vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510209 this one will be quick - I'm packed and ready for my vacation - one more day of work and we leave early Saturday morning. I'm excited to get going and enjoying the week of relaxation and then when we get home we talked and we are going to re dedicate ourselves to us and healthy lifestyles - he wants to feel better and so do I <BR> <BR> my food was ok today but again no workout to speak of - walking and that was all but it wasn't a straight 30 minutes it was scattered here and there throug... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:27:45 EST 10/8 no results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508298 this blog isn't about weight loss this week - I've been holding my own and i'm ok with that. <BR> <BR> this one is about my hearing. something I've not talked about. I have hated to even think about this much but I am losing my hearing. I have been having issues with my ears for a few years - last march before my vacation I had a mild infection and went to the doctors before we left - I didn't want to cause damage flying if it could happen. they looked at my ears and said your fine - i... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 20:13:02 EST 10/7 rainy day blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507044 I really don't enjoy rainy days but we need them. Today is rainy and cold and just damp to the bone. makes my body ache more than usual. a sign that yes, I'm getting older. it does happen to us all one day or another. lol on the bright side I'm leaving for my vacation on Saturday and the temps there have been in the 80's - yup - I've been watching! lol I can't wait to be on the beach enjoying that sun and just relaxing!!! I need it! <BR> <BR> If there was a reget to be had about thi... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 13:37:27 EST 10/6 getting closer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505938 well today is a rainy day here and I'm busy volunteering at the assisted care facility. we have been enjoying the morning with coffee and donuts - both of which I don't eat. I've never been a coffee drinker at all - when I was expecting my daughters I couldn't even have it in my house just the smell of it made me sick. thankfully that doesn't happen now - lol - but I still don't drink it and probably never will. But I do enjoy hot chocolate and tea from time to time. today being wet and ... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 11:41:42 EST 10/4 head colds don't help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504569 yup it's true - a head cold doesn't help at all!!! I had such great intentions today - and wham a full blown head cold complete with sneezing and coughing and the pressure behind my eyes is incredible. It has, however, hampered my eating because nothing at all tastes good. so one bonus no junk food - lol although I have been good lately I do drift to the bad side every once in a while. lol <BR> <BR> but I also had plans to walk at lunch today and just couldn't my head is pounding and my... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 16:02:34 EST 10/2&3 changing your mindset first http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503166 I know this sounds like a broken record - but for me it is so true. I have to change my mind set first. . . . <BR> <BR> I'm not young anymore - I don't bounce right back into shape. haha not that I ever did bounce into shape - haha but my mind does terrible things to me. it allows me to become complacent and relaxed. not a good thing when you are fighting for better health. <BR> <BR> so for me - I lose a few pounds and figure sure I can have onion rings - really???? no I can't. bec... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 06:37:52 EST 10/1 a new month and a new day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501836 I always believed in making the best of what you have been given. I have found over the years that I haven't always done that. I have allowed myself to feel down and not worthy. I let my sadness take over and really believed that I just didn't deserve to be happy. well I do deserve to be happy. I have been given a second chance at happiness and I for one am going to capitalize on that second chance and new day. <BR> <BR> Now I have to keep moving forward even if it is only one step at... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 21:08:51 EST 9/29 volunteer day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499281 here I am volunteering at the assisted care facility today and loving it. we do coffee and donuts in the morning and then today I get to make some apple pie cup cakes. Everyone seems excited about them and I'm happy to make them too. It is one thing I do enjoy - baking. <BR> <BR> It has been a good weekend - we had great weather yesterday and got to get out and grab a few things needed to wind up the packing for our trip in a few weeks. 8 days away will really do us both some good. I'... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 12:27:37 EST 9/26 feeling stronger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496711 today was a good day - I got up earlier than usual and took my time making my morning plans - my sweetie had my breakfast ready to roll and even packed me a great lunch he sure does take good care of me. it set me up for a great day and I have a positive attitude going into my day - work will be full and busy but I have the confidence needed to make it happen the right way. <BR> <BR> isn't it funny how an act of sweetness can really make your day just that - sweet! I have alot to get done,... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:29:43 EST 9/25 a long long day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496285 well today just was long - work was not fun and my boss has been like a crazy person lately and because of that he makes me crazy too. I can't seem to get anything done because as I get started he is right there giving me something else to do or adding more to my plate - today I was on my last string. not a good day. I did however, stay strong with my food - stuck to the plan. no extra exercise but I did get in a bunch of walking. so it felt good. had to grocery shop tonight and was hap... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:12:24 EST 9/24 taking the time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5495200 well I'm sure we all know how precious time is. but do we all realize that even on a busy day we can take the time for ourselves? I'm working on relearning that. I've been trying to regain my footing and relearning about myself and what I need to succeed. it isn't always easy. I have a lot going on and sometimes I just forget about taking care of me. this can't happen any longer. I need to be strong and make my day happen to keep my eye on my goal of better health. my food has been g... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:18:43 EST 9/22 another busy weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492685 well I have had one busy weekend!!!! food has been ok considering I didn't have much for choices. My daughter closed on her house on Friday so after work I headed that way to help her finish up packing the apartment before the movers arrived on Saturday morning. So I ended up with a sub sandwich for my dinner - it worked. then Saturday I headed back to help with the movers before I headed to fenway for the Red Sox game!!! sad to say they lost - but for my first time ever being there - it... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 11:08:30 EST 9/18 keeping the spirit going http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489069 well as I mentioned yesterday I'm going to weigh in every morning and today just as i expected no huge removal - hahahaha - but still it was down a bit and i'm happy to see any progress in that direction - even if only a fraction of a lb - it is still moving. I'm happy for that. Yesterday I didn't get in as much movement as I wanted but I matched what I did the day before so I'm ok with it. Today I will get in atleast 45 minutes of either walking or spinning - that is my goal. I packed al... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 08:49:15 EST 9/17 a good start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488601 well I always did better when I weighed in every morning. If I were up a bit it motivated me to work harder and if I were down a bit then I had a mini party and was able to stay strong throughout my day so I wouldn't fall off track. <BR> <BR> so this morning I'm down 3 lbs - lol - I also know that is it mostly water weight and isn't a true removal - however, it made me feel good and kept me strong during my day. <BR> <BR> another day of good eating - right on track and no cheating at al... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:40:58 EST 9/16 another new start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488594 I know I'm sounding like a broken record - I've had a rough couple of days. doubting myself and thinking poorly - then I took a good look at what I need out of life - and it was simple - good health and happiness, and the rest will fall into place. well I have the happiness finally so now I need the good health. <BR> <BR> I think for me some of this stuff is due to my lack of self esteem and my fear of failure. so therefore, if I fail quickly then I don't have to worry about failing - i... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:34:02 EST 9/12 changing your goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483565 well this week has just flown right on by!!! and I've missed posting my blogs again - man this is hard to keep up with - lol - not really - I've had major computer issues again and then internet issues at the house. My boss doesn't like when I take personal time on the company computer and so I try not to do that - but when I have no other choice (like today) I sneak a minute. so I have to rethink my goal of posting everyday - some days it just isn't possible - I run of out time and energy ... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:23:36 EST 9/5 finding inspiration through others http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477077 well, I have been down a long road lately. Only just returning to spark to find a new direction back towards better health now that I've found happiness. However, as some of you know I often have to fight back the negatives and find positive in my day. Yesterday I had an amazing comment and I just have to share it again. . . . from MJRVIC2000 and he said - Remember that there is a BIG difference between making a DECISION and making a COMMITMENT! God Bless YOU! Vic. <BR> <BR> WOW ... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 19:36:43 EST 9/4 finding my way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476158 each day is a new experience. I'm working hard to find my own path everyday. today we had such a busy day at work and I had to make time to eat. it is easy for me to get busy and side tracked and forget to eat regularly then by the time I realize I haven't eaten I'm so hungry I either can't eat or I go for the wrong things. which isn't good for me at all. I try hard to stay on track and today I won that little test. I didn't get lunch til after 2 and I never got a morning snack either. ... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 21:48:14 EST 9/3 one day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474962 well I know I said I would blog daily but wow do things happen!!! yesterday we had such a tremendous rain storm with lightning and everything - flash flooding - so we kept the computers off and took the day off too and I got to read my book - and do my homework - it was a lovely day of relaxation and recovery. much needed too. <BR> <BR> I stayed on track with food and am feeling ok about it all - which is good. <BR> <BR> I fixed the pictures I took of the birthday party cupcakes and ballo... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 20:00:17 EST 9/1 a new month and new goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472480 YEAH a new month!!! I was so busy yesterday I didn't get time to post! I was making cupcakes for a 5 year olds birthday party - she loves princess' and pink - so this one was easy!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l123010782.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1523279388.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1268776616.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1696956052.jpg"> <BR> ... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 10:56:39 EST 8/30 looking ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470788 today is a busy day at work but I'm hoping it passes quickly. I have so much going on this weekend but it will be great! <BR> <BR> I made cupcakes for my partner Jim to take to work - he is a nurse and I didn't want to keep them in the house! lol so they loved them so much I had one girl order 2 dozen for her daughters birthday - a princess theme so I'm excited to make 1/2 of them pink with crowns on top and the other 1/2 pink but looking like little dresses on top - all sparkled up of cou... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:33:57 EST 8/29 finding my own way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469615 good morning friends!!! and yes it will be a good day <BR> <BR> I'm planning ahead - have my lunch packed - all good things - I'm within my calorie ranges and I'm really hoping for some sort of workout at lunch as long as we aren't super busy at work. I have to go shopping after work so my frig will be stocked up for the weekend and I won't be tempted to grab and go. weekends are my hardest times to stay on track and I know it so if I plan ahead I can make it work!!! <BR> <BR> staying po... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:52:27 EST 8/28 moving forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468858 today is a great day - I woke up feeling good and strong! I am ready to take on the world! lol <BR> <BR> so I packed a great lunch all healthy stuff - have the plan of a mini workout at my lunch break - but we are busy today so I'm going to modify if needed and not stress over it - tonight I have to log into my class for an extra credit opportunity and I'll take all extra credit I can get that way I will be sure to stay above water - I don't intend to need extra credit but one never knows a... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:33:52 EST 8/27 Happy Birthday to my baby brother http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468212 well today my baby brother turns 42 - it was awesome that I got to see him before his birthday this year! it doesn't happen often at all! <BR> <BR> today was a much better eating day - I started it off right and kept it clean all day long!! no cheating and not extras at all. I did hope for a workout today but walking was all I could manage but it counts! <BR> <BR> I have a few things going on but all is well - I've finished my first week of class for my activity director certification ... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:21:58 EST 8/26 a bad day but not giving up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467009 well as most of you know I went to TN for the weekend to visit my grand daughter who left in June - she is 2.5 now - lol and just a love! when I arrived very late friday night we called to say we arrived safe and sound and would see them in the morning - but I was quickly informed she was still up and waiting at the door with her back pack on to go see nana. so we said ok even though we were so exhausted from traveling. and when she saw me she ran to me yelling nana!!! I had all I could ... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:26:56 EST 8/22 Thursday day 8 not a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463361 well it started out hurried and I was hungry all day long!!!!! I dislike days like this - I've done well up until today and I tried to eat healthy. When my snack attack hit I chose a granola bar instead of chocolate. lunch time I was starving and my salad just wasn't good - so I was good and had some healthy cereal instead. it worked and I didn't feel like I cheated. but tonight I'm going to have some pizza. I did plan for it but I know it will put me a bit over in my calories. but be... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:44:48 EST 8/21 day 7 trying to get things done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463356 I am late again with my blog - I have all good intentions and then wow time slips away from me. I've been super busy this week - work is going crazy and I'm leaving for TN on Friday so I'm trying to get so much done in a short time frame. <BR> <BR> UG is all I can say - but i'm logging my food daily and so far I've done well. Exercise isn't where I'd like it to be but baby steps is all I can say. I'm moving forward and staying positive. <BR> <BR> this blog will be a short and simple on... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:37:45 EST 8/21 day 7 trying to get things done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463355 I am late again with my blog - I have all good intentions and then wow time slips away from me. I've been super busy this week - work is going crazy and I'm leaving for TN on Friday so I'm trying to get so much done in a short time frame. <BR> <BR> UG is all I can say - but i'm logging my food daily and so far I've done well. Exercise isn't where I'd like it to be but baby steps is all I can say. I'm moving forward and staying positive. <BR> <BR> this blog will be a short and simple on... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:37:45 EST 8/21 day 7 trying to get things done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463354 I am late again with my blog - I have all good intentions and then wow time slips away from me. I've been super busy this week - work is going crazy and I'm leaving for TN on Friday so I'm trying to get so much done in a short time frame. <BR> <BR> UG is all I can say - but i'm logging my food daily and so far I've done well. Exercise isn't where I'd like it to be but baby steps is all I can say. I'm moving forward and staying positive. <BR> <BR> this blog will be a short and simple on... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:37:43 EST 8/20 day 6 making it stick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461360 Hi everyone!!! <BR> <BR> so far so good here. I've been trying really hard to stay strong and keep logging and I'm doing well. I was rushed this morning so didn't get to weigh in but I will tomorrow. Wednesdays always did work a bit better for me in that department. I wanted to get in that elliptical at lunch today but my boss had me super busy. he wanted me to go back to January and give him a report to date and man that had me busy all afternoon - but I'm happy to report I have only o... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:19:12 EST 8/17 - 18- 19 days 3,4,&5 not giving up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460844 sorry everyone - I didn't fall off the face of the earth again!!! I had a funeral in West Port MA on Saturday that went all day long - it was a life celebration and they really do celebrate! lol it was very different but very good and I'm glad I was there for my friend. However, there is no internet service there at all - and I had no way to log in. Sunday I volunteer at an assisted care facility and that was going to be for 1/2 a day but they were short handed so I didn't leave there til... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:05:03 EST 8/16 day 2 - new journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457121 well it is day 2 and I'm still alive! lol <BR> <BR> I'm a bit off today - this morning I was awakened by a hot flash early and just couldn't get back into a good sleep. I also have a busy weekend with a dear friends fathers funeral to attend - they are doing a life celebration so I have no idea how all that will go. <BR> <BR> I'm also a bit hungry today - been quelching it with water and will have a good cup of soup for lunch and I know that will help <BR> <BR> so far I've had <BR> <B... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:30:14 EST 8/15 day 1 on a new journey towards complete happiness - mind, body, and spirit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456016 well yesterday was my 46th birthday. And quite honestly I did not see myself back in this place. However I am so much happier with my personal life -but, I have regained my weight and need to start over again. Yes, it happens, even to me. So to keep it real - I'm starting over at 172.8 lbs and I'll do measurements this weekend to track inches removed as well. couldn't find my tape measure this morning. <BR> <BR> So I'm going to try to find my way back to health now that I have happines... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:30:38 EST 11/20 where does the time go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141866 well I've been back for a week and where does the time go? really - I feel like I have fallen so far behind. I did have weekend plans that didn't include a computer so that sucked up some time there - and then work is just so busy right now - no extra time at all for computer work at home - I get home and am just exhausted. I did seem to pick up my first cold of the season making me so tired and grumpy. so I've fallen off the wagon yet again. I did so well then bam it happens. so I'm ge... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:26:02 EST 11/13 back from florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134377 well I'm back and I did finish and get my metal - but it wasn't pretty at all - it was so dark and I have very little night vision even with my glasses on - so I did go and I did finish but it took me 3 hours so 15 minutes longer than expected - there were about 2 to 3 areas where I just couldn't see a single thing and had to go so slow - but I walked the second 1/2 of the race because I just couldn't run - I did what I could but it wasn't good. my legs hurt yesterday and my left leg actuall... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:56:39 EST 11/7 all packed and ready to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127937 so my friends just in case you don't see me here I'm leaving for florida tomorrow for my last 1/2 marathon of the year. I'm going to be racing in the disney wine and dine 1/2 marathon and am excited and nervous about it. I will finish what I started. <BR> <BR> we will be having a good time and also enjoying the area - so much is planned and I just hope we are able to enjoy the experience. <BR> <BR> so while I'm gone - take care of you and stay strong! you are amazing and such an inspirat... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 23:54:56 EST 11/6 a quickie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126024 this blog will be quick as I'm on my break at work - no extra time today have a meeting after work that will take forever then have to get some things done before bed time so no extra computer time. <BR> <BR> I'm excited because today I got my fitbit - a friend is doing a challenge with his work place counting the number of steps they move each day and also to help them lose weight and be healthy - he is a nurse! so I wanted to "play" too. so I joined them and my fitbit arrived this mor... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 10:30:46 EST 11/5 finishing up before I leave http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125390 well the time is coming closer and I'm feeling good about being ready for the most part. I'll almost be glad when it is all over - lol - but don't want to rush my vacation even though it is not a real vacation - lol <BR> <BR> we have so many plans - as usual I don't actaully vacation we do what I like to call a power trip. we pack so much stuff into the few days we have that we almost need a vacation from our vacation. this is how my oldest daughter and I always travel - try to fit in as ... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 20:47:35 EST 11/4 gearing up for Disney http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124000 well the time has come - disney 1/2 marathon on saturday night - I'm actually calm about it all but scared at the same time - I know I'll finish but my training has sucked to say the least and that part I'm not thrilled about - but the time away will be good. my daughters will be there as well as my grand daughter and my brothers as well. so I'm excited to see everyone again. <BR> <BR> I've had a busy weekend but I'm actually packed and ready to go - now to tie up loose ends at work and ... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 19:52:21 EST 11/3 a great day with my grand daughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122951 well as some of you know she is just 21 months old and what a riot! she came to stay with me for the night for the first time since my seperation and pending divorce and we just had such a great time! we had dinner then a tubby then some stories while snuggled in bed. she woke up with a smile and eager to start the day and we went for a walk and made lunch and watched a fun movie then her aunt came to get her and she didn't want to leave. it was awesome! <BR> <BR> eating was good today t... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 21:33:04 EST 11/2 making my day work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122019 today was a hard day - I had my food all planned and my soup exploded in the microwave at work - what a huge mess. so my boss went out and got sandwiches which was nice but he also got a big old cookie too - and yes I ended up eating the whole thing. but overall the day went well <BR> <BR> I walked alot today at work so that was good and I'm hoping to run one of the days. but tonight I am babysitting my grand daughter - her first all by her self over night at nana's house. so we are havi... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 23:05:08 EST 11/1 starting again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120444 this one has to be short - I'm still at work and sneaking a moment here <BR> <BR> starting over - had a bad few months and need to reset myself and my life. <BR> <BR> so day 1 is off to a good start <BR> <BR> oatmeal - yogurt - apple - salad - apple - carrots - apple and will update my dinner later <BR> <BR> no exercise other than my walk so far but I'll work on it <BR> <BR> lots of water <BR> <BR> hope everyone is making strides to take care of you - remember you are worth the effor... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 15:23:51 EST 10/31 the end of another month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119218 where does the time go? really? another month ends and I'm feeling no closer to my goals that I felt at the beginning of the year. yes I had alot going on this year - but really I should feel like I've acomplished something. <BR> <BR> but I'm not going to let this all get me down - I'm going to continue to step forward and make each day count - one day at a time - that is all I can do and just go on from there. <BR> <BR> I will make it happen - I just need to get my feet back under me ... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:32:37 EST 10/30 storm part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118409 well we came out of the storm quite good last night however tonight it was almost worse because of the rain. one minute it was clear and dry and the next it was pouring down so hard that you got soaked to the bone in just a few moments. not fun to drive in at all. <BR> <BR> I was hoping to fit in a run tonight but with all the weather it just isn't in the cards tonight. I will do my best the rest of the week and just call it good enough. I will finish and that is all that counts. <BR> <... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:36:10 EST 10/29 dealing with the storm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117236 well this storm was sure made out to be something so huge that everyone around us shut down early and closed schools - and even the state said to stay off the roads after 3 pm today to allow the emergency personel to stay in as well to avoid foolish accidents that could take them away from home as well. I don't blame them at all. the weather wasn't as bad in our area as warned about but still it was a good plan to stay off the roads and just stay inside. so that is what I did. I got home ... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:41:38 EST 10/28 and the countdown to my 1/2 marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115880 well I will be racing in my 4th 1/2 marathon in just a few short weeks. I'm sad to say that I'm not as well trained as I had hoped I would be but I will finish what I started. I got a chance to run today for 2 hours and that turned out well - I could have gone longer but I was starting to feel it so I stuck to my plan for only running for those 2 hours. I will finish my 1/2 in good shape so I'm no longer so worried about it all. <BR> <BR> I got alot done this weekend - my Model A is in wi... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 18:12:32 EST 10/27 winter well my friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115143 well for those of you that know me - I love my antique car and today was the day to put her into winter storage. a sad but sweet day for me really - I so enjoy driving my car but this year I had so much happen in my life that I didn't get to drive as much as I usually enjoy, and I had to find a new place to garage her for the winter. I got lucky - my friend found me an awesome place for her to spend her winter in a heated garage and I'm so excited. we went there today and she is snug as a ... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 23:00:04 EST 10/26 lost my blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114233 well I just finished a great blog but it was lost in internet land - and it was just short and sweet but I'm out of time so I'm just going to say that it was a busy week and the weekend will be busy as well. <BR> <BR> putting the model A into winter storage <BR> <BR> hoping to get in a long run to ensure I'm ready for atleast a finish of my 1/2 in November <BR> <BR> so take care of you and stay strong - you are worth the effort you make - you are a great inspiration!!! Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:24:59 EST 10/24 where does the time go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111436 here I am again looking back and finding I have missed yet another day - where does this time go? really? I just don't know. I have been working hard to get ready for the 1/2 marathon I will be running in on the 10th of November in Florida. the Disney Wine and Dine 1/2 - and I'm excited but it has been a rough couple of months for me and I haven't been able to train like I should have. therefore, I am behind and trying to make up for that lost time. I'm running every night to gear up bu... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:45:21 EST 10/22 running out of time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108718 so here I am making this blog quick today - because I need to run and fit it into my busy schedule this week the 1/2 marathon is coming right up and I need to get this together so I can finish what I've started and finish the race. I'm thinking that this will be my last race because I'm just not as into the running as I was before my pending divorce. but now I think I will swap to biking - we'll see how it all goes after the race. <BR> <BR> so take each day at a time - make your day coun... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:21:38 EST