LUCYTHERUNNER's SparkPeople Blog LUCYTHERUNNER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Good-bye LUCKYGIRL2270, Hello LucytheRunner Just a quick blog to let everyone know that I changed my name on my profile. I'm starting over and the old name was from a time I needed to feel lucky about some choices I had made. I've since outgrown that time and name and needed a new beginning that emphasized a new goal for me so LucytheRunner it is! Sun, 1 Dec 2013 10:16:27 EST Opportunity Cost and Self Sabotage I've been working towards my Accounting degree online. This past week I started my Personal Finance class. It brings up the concept of Opportunity Cost and how it pertains to your finances. Basically Opportunity Cost is what you give up when you take advantage of an opportunity. Here's an example. When you put Money into a savings account, you lose the opportunity to spend the money now on something you want. Conversely if you spend the money now, you lose the interest that would have been ea... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 19:07:10 EST Lessons From My First Wipe Out I am a runner. I say this with pride because I have been running for a year and a half. This morning I feel I really became a runner because I wiped out during my run on my beautiful little nature trail. I was 1/2 mile in on a 2 mile easy run when I turned my right ankle on a rock and ended up sliding on the trail on my left shin and hands. My first thought was "How the hell did I get down here?" I turned over, and looked at the damage, a lot of dirt, a little gravel and just a small 1/4" cut... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 09:33:27 EST Why I Run on A Trail I am a trail runner. I know to most runners the treadmill is the way to go, but it's just not for me. Yes there are down sides to running on a trail. You are at the mercy of the elements, mostly heat or cold (depending on the season), humidity, rain and wind, but I figure I won't melt and quite frankly, a windy run is a pleasant challenge. There are other downsides to running on a trail as well, bug bites (a downy fabric sheet takes care of most bugs), uneven ground, rocks, sticks, mud, and t... Sat, 14 May 2011 10:25:20 EST A Farewell to CAN'T I saw this in an ad for Outward Bound in a magazine and was so inspired that I ripped out the page (my magazine) and knew I needed to share it here! <BR> <BR> A Farewell to CAN'T <BR> <BR> This goodbye does not make me sad. I will not miss you. I have discovered what it feels like to do the unthinkable. The hard. The long. The challenging. You have no business here anymore. From now on, difficult will seem doable. I will see the impossible as simply not-yet-conquered. Farewell, Can't. You w... Wed, 11 May 2011 08:49:23 EST Charlie Sheen Has a Valid Point Now that I have your attention, please bare with me as I explain the title of this blog. I am not a huge Charlie Sheen fan (I've always preferred Emilio Estevez to be honest). After seeing the media circus he created this past week I have a very strong opinion of him. Whether he has had a mental break or not, he has proven to be a master manipulator who is skilled in the art of getting attention & playing the media for everything it's worth. And for some reason, people are falling in step beh... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 14:05:43 EST A Walk on the Trail - Photo Blog One of the Ghost Hunters Fans team members, USFBULL (Jeff), posts these amazing photo blogs of the places he walks in San Francisco. SO I thought I would steal his idea and post some photos of my first walk of the season on the Mahoning Shadow Trail. The trail is part of the Rails to Trails system, where old train tracks that are no longer in use are torn up and the path is converted to a walking, biking trail. This is one of the 5 trailheads in my area. So come take a walk with me and my Dad... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 08:48:43 EST November 1st - Happy New Year!! Okay, if the title got you this far, you're probably wondering, "What the heck is Lucy rambling about now!!!" Well here goes!! We just said good-bye to October and Halloween (put down the candy RIGHT NOW!!!!). Over the past month we have been inundated with Halloween lore and stories about it's origins. One item I came across was that Halloween was celebrated by the Pagans as their New Year. The end of harvest and beginning of the dark winter season. I've been thinking about this and have com... Sun, 1 Nov 2009 19:22:48 EST Diet Books are like Relationships This little thought popped into my head a few weeks ago. I've read a lot of diet books in my time and they all have had different elements of the various relationships in my life. Let's start with Bob Greene. First we "Made the Connection" and we talked about having "A Best Life" together, but in the end, he just wanted more than I could give. There was Jordan Rubin's plan yes he had some interesting things to say, but like a bad blind date, there just wasn't anything there. Sometimes diet bo... Tue, 29 Sep 2009 19:15:26 EST