SWEETNEEY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SWEETNEEY SWEETNEEY'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/ Wacky Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802745 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1166379565.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1940913801.jpg"> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:00:01 EST Get Back to Business http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801977 I can feel myself recovering - got up 2 days in a row and went for a walk - a real stroll - aim is to make a major dent in the 10k steps. I not even up to speed or power walking. The aim is to just get in the routine of getting up in the morning. Of course I have a new gadget - (another) wireless headphone - so I'm practising using the controls to operate the device - Ipod. I'll then move to the Iphone because it can answer the calls etc... Hopefully, by then I'll be up to jogging. <BR... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:24:44 EST Watch Out World http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801334 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l364790739.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I should have cancelled my lunch yesterday and had I known the set up I would've. It was actually a party for about 30 - 40 people. I arrived on time and saw these tables set up and chairs. I was the 1st person there. I got there about 12:45 p.m. the crowd starting arriving about 2 p.m. I left about 3:30 p.m. and it was just warming up. I thought it was going to be about 3 of us and her family. I came home and went... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:27:41 EST No Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800815 I put me 1st and reduced my stress. I didn't go to the dance. I called in my apologies. I cancelled the Sunday morning ride. Went to bed last night and this morning I'm still in bed. The electrician came, my mom dealt with him. I'll keep the lunch appointment. I am feeling better. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l691585987.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1256856745.jpg"> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:29:53 EST Devil in Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800342 Riding partner and I have done our 2hr bike ride this morning. I am mentally and physically tired and I'm going to bed after I do my sparking. It's overcast here and I think it'll rain later. I can say I got 10k steps in before 8 a.m. I need to wash my hair while I'm bathing but for hot water I've got to cross the yard and bathe by my mother because my water heater is not working. I've gotten the part for it but the electrician is taking his time in coming. He says tomorrow (Sunday). <... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:30:10 EST Friday Funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799745 I've not been motivated to exercise since returning from my trip. Some suggest you rest others suggest light walking or jogging. But I've been in down mode - I want to exercise but in the morning I'm not feeling it and in the evening I'm not motivated. I've left work at 4p.m. everyday and don't seem to be able to get there before 9:30 a.m. I really just want to have a good lie in. I've got a bike ride planned for in the morning - so I seem excited about that - but that is always how it is unt... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:24:26 EST Routine Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799142 Life is a bit anti-climatic right now. I have to get back into the routine - I've got deliverables for today and Friday at work so I can't just checkout while I'm there. We have Board meeting this moring - the Dreaded Event and tomorrow I need to present my budget - the Futility Event. Then there is the weekend - so I hope I can just chill and meditate. <BR> <BR> I felt like some fried chicken and fries last night so I got out my deep fryer and made it. It turned out really nice. I wen... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:39:12 EST The Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798807 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1831864846.jpg"> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:56:32 EST Back from the Adventure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798334 I'm back in Nassau, Bahamas. The trip was really good. My BFF does halves and I do full marathons and on Saturday we were in Bluefield West Virginia and on Monday we were in Morganton, N.C. doing them. It was rainy for the most part, but WE Had to Run in the Rain. We walk and run the marathons - no BQ for us. But the participants are a really great group of people - All just living their fantasy - most trying to do 50 states. You could have actually done 5 between Saturday and Wednesda... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:50:05 EST Marathon Finisher http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797740 Today started at 6 a.m. with wake up breakfast and we left the hotel to go to the Park which was not far away. The marathon started at 7:30 a.m It was raining but we were prepared we had some ponchos, while we were waitiing for the official start, the rain stopped, but most people kept the raincoats on. After the 1st loop, most people took off the raincoat, cos the rain stopped. On the 5 loop it started to rain again, so people put the raincoats on, but I didn't. It didn't rain long and... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:02:36 EST Sunday Shine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796669 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1326400422.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l541082571.jpg"> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 07:00:23 EST West Virginia Mainly Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796543 Okay - I did a loop 12 times and completed 26.2 miles today. My BFF said there was an error in the distance and we probably did 28 for the full or 14 for the 1/2. Apparently ssome people were using their garmins and this is the distance it recorded. She said the organizers affirmed it. The scenery is beautiful. The trees have the varieagted colours -browns, oranges, yellows, and green. it was like I was looking at high definition TV, specially when some areas had the fog still hanging o... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:15:34 EST Running Away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795676 I'm headed to West Virginia today. My BFF and I are flying to North Carolina and then we drive to WV. We are participating in a marathon tomorrow. She does half and I do full. Went out this morning with another BFF who wants to do her 1st marathon. She's just getting into running. So she runs with a group on Mon & Wed and then with me on Friday/Sat. for the long run. So she has to stay the course because I'm targeting a February/March marathon for her. Monday is a holiday in the Bahamas. So... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:54:35 EST The Right Perspective http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795109 I actually had a piece of salmon with steamed vegetables for lunch yesterday- no carbs to go with it. Am I turning this corner? Decided this week to do some other vegetables besides salad. So that means my lunch date did not materialize <em>244</em> . He tried to reschedule but I told him no worries - we can do it some other time or by phone. <BR> <BR> I did get a bit snacky and I went to the foodstore - got some fruit, a candy bar and some doritos. Ate some of the doritos (not the who... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 08:20:54 EST Head toMatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794549 DirectTv still not working, so a technician is supposed to come to fix it. I think it needs a new part. So I'm sleeping on the air bed which I inflate in the front room so I can watch the cable TV. I love sports. So the Shanghai Tennis Open is happening and I have it on all night whether I'm awake or not. Been doing really good about getting up in the morning and exercising. It's mostly walking or light jog - I'm trying to make a significant dent in my 10K steps goal early in the morning... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 08:55:17 EST Good and Bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793886 The electricity came on at 9:30 a.m. Now my DirectTv won't find the guide - so I'm hoping that the signal will become stronger as the sun comes up. So I had to sleep out in the front room where I get cable but the air conditioner is not working. Last night was not as cool as the night before and there was no breeze. So I have this noisy fan on. I don't like soft & chewy cookies and definitely not cookie dough. I did cook them last night and had far too many. I did not eat all and I did ... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 08:06:04 EST Dream Works http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793351 Our electricity went off at 10 p.m. Sunday night and when I left home at 8 a.m.(Monday) it had not come on. Thankfully, the evening was windy, not humid and cool, so we opened the doors and the windows. I kept waking up all night to see if the electricity had come on. So I wasn't really in the mood to exercise this morning. But my NSV is I got up headed out for a walk after giving DS some cereal. It was windy and cloudy so no issue with the heat. I walked for about 45 mins and 15 mins o... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:01:28 EST All That Jazz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792770 The Jazz Night was okay. It was really about reconnecting with a loved one. I like my music a bit more raunchy. I did have one glass of champagne. <em>244</em> . They asked me if I wanted something else to drink - I said no. I did have a bruschetta (crab). a butterfly shrimp and a chicken kebob. Not sure if it was because the food didn't taste good or I was exercising control that I did not eat more. I guess I like my food more raunchy too. Got up at 7:30 a.m. and went for a run. ... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 11:47:37 EST Exercise Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792316 Day 5 of morning exercisee I got up a bit late 7:30 a.m. and by the time i did everything I started to exercise about 8:30 a.m. Rode my bike for about 2 hours & swam for about 20 mins. I'm sleepy. I was hungry but I cooked a steak and had it with macaroni cheese, salad topped with avocado, I've been invited to a Jazz thing. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Not that enthused about it. A very old friend invited me & we don't hang out like we used to. So I've got to plan my eating & drink... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 15:05:31 EST World Smile Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791570 Day 4 - morning exercise. I am sooooo sleepy. Yesterday I had a slight headache and had planned to leave work early but that did not happen. Day 2 of not making calorie range per the challenge. I was there but working late made me ravenous and I had dinner out which was high calorie. Then I don't understand that while I was exercising this morning - I'd have a hunger pang halfway through the workout. It passed - it had to cos I had to finish the workout. <BR> <BR> Not only is today F... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 08:19:47 EST Meeting the Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790938 Day 3 morning exercise. I was blessed with some showers. Yesterday when I came home it was awesome. I was free and just chilling. I've volunteered to present a paper at a meeting. So I need to focus on getting that paper prepared. Another challenge/resolution I'm trying to complete. As for the hula hooping - I think the hoop is not dropping to the ground as fast - What does that mean? Would have been within calorie goal but for eating some potato chips. My BLC challenge is to stay wi... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 08:01:24 EST Mary Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790253 I wish I could lose weight as steady as I gain it. I'm in the Biggest Loser Challenge but I'm acting contradistinctive (I believe you see this word on medicine). Got up again this morning and exercise - means evening free. Having a Virgin Mary with breakfast (Bloody Mary without the vodka). Alright gotta get this calorie thing in CHECK. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1055300786.jpg"> Wed, 1 Oct 2014 08:31:34 EST Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789593 Got up this morning after a good night's rest. I forgot to put the beef in the slow cooker before I left for work yesterday, so I put it on last night. So this morning I steamed some cabbage and carrots and made some cornbread and that is for lunch and dinner. I also cooked some split peas soup last night. After that I went for my run/walk. Came in did some stretches and practise the hula. In between that I did get breakfast for DS. So I'm really alive today. Maybe it's because KC won... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:56:01 EST Be Patient and Intense http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788909 Oh call me - Mademoiselle Teckkie. All day I fooled with technology - so much so I had a tension headache. Add to that I located my riding partner and we had a mighty din. <BR> Okay - so I'm not sure the cloud computing is working. I did download the printer drivers to my tablets. I then set up my Dropbox account. I checked out mobogenie. As for the tablets still figuring out how to print from them but by then I was exhausted. I uploaded my music and photos to Dropbox. I posted a cou... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:46:26 EST 242 Colour Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788414 Had a great time at the 242 Colour Run (242 is the area code for the Bahamas). It was the 1st time that the members of my team participated in a fun/run walk. They are part of organized exercise programmes. The youngest member of my team is 12. The organizers had a good turn out, the atmosphere is really good and the participants got it - it was for fun - not to win or race. <BR> Before <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l645791430.jpg"> <BR> <BR> After <BR> ... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:26:55 EST Rambling & Riding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787858 Yesterday was busy. I had to make a choice between exercise and food and I actually chose exercise I rode my bike for about an hour - this was my cruiser. I put my camera on my back just in case I came across anything I wanted to take photos of but there was not anything. But I quite like the idea and should do it more often. Just me and my thoughts. It was cathargic. <BR> <BR> I have all types of bikes, cruiser, hybrid, racer, mountain. It all depends on what kind of riding and terr... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:57:23 EST Lighten UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787226 Today is lighten up day: <BR> <BR> Joke 1 <BR> <BR> Wife: "Our new neighbor always kisses his wife when he leaves for work. Why don't you do that?" <BR> Husband: "How can I? I don't even know her." <BR> <BR> Joke 2 <BR> <BR> An old man is met by his attorney, and is told he is going to be audited. He rides to the IRS office with his attorney, and when he gets there, he begins to talk with the IRS agent. "I bet $2,000 I can bite my own eye!" The IRS agent agrees to the bet, believing it an... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:15:53 EST Rollercoaster 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786603 Congrats to everybody who got on the scale. The scale said I gained and my first reaction was I am going to have the Coca Cola and some nuts (it would have been chips but did not have any in the house) but I said - "don't let the scale dictate your mood". I also said " you have 7 days to work if off if you have the coca cola and chips". In the end, I had a Club soda with lime and headed to bed. What really did it for me was saying "You can't out run your fork". <BR> My gym membership has... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:49:49 EST Meatless Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785999 I had a meatless day yesterday and it was not even planned. If I'd planned it I would have had all kinds of temptations. But breakfast started with cheese sandwich, lunch was a lean cuisine cheese canneloni plus salad and dinner was more cheese sandwich. I did my first scan with SP tracker (the lean cuisine). It was so exciting. Technology and gadgets. Now if I could only have a chef to prepare my meals and portion them out accordingly - I would be a million dollar baby. <BR> <BR> <... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:03:22 EST Track Road http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785316 This is me doing Run Woodstock in Michigan. It was a trail course and I'm not prepared but I 'slogged' through. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1645429655.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is me doing Swan Lake Marathon in South Dakota. I'm familiar with this terrain. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l334077140.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The results were the same - Finished. So I'm applying the same to my eating. I track and I'm more aware of my ea... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:29:10 EST What's a Potcake? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784559 Where does the weekend go? Went on my 'dream' walk with my camera and the battery was low. It was so low that it couldn't power the flash - so I just walked. When I came home I did read the manual on what all those knobs and symbols are on the camera. I've only had the camera 5 years. Just getting around to reading the manual. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> The triathlon I did on Saturday is called the PotcakeMan Triathlon. It's the 2nd year they've had it. A potcake is a mixed breed dog... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:47:49 EST The Day After http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783997 The day after the Tri before. My chest and shoulder muscles are sore - that much breast stroking is a new adventure. My legs are fine (they use). My appetite yesterday was runaway. I say appetite because it probably wasn't hunger. I know I craved a cold coke and had two of them. I drank lots of water. I ate food - not junk food but my portions were not good. So I have to mindful that just because I exercised alot - I can't eat whatever I want - I have to control my intake. <BR> <BR... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:34:47 EST PotcakeMan Triathlon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783647 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2061270659.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm feeling like a Champion. I completed the triathlon. I conquered my trepidations. Of course I saw people who I know (they were spectators). So I finished the swim last - but it's the farthest I've ever swam - 750m. Then I rode the bike = 5 miles -that wasn't a problem. I actually caught up with a participant. She had a mountain bike, I had a road bike. Then did the 3 mile run- walked at first because my... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:40:58 EST One Day at a Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782834 Got 6800 steps in yesterday. When I got home it was a choice between eating or doing another 30 mins of exercise. I chose eating because I was so hungry. The weather and a traffic jam prevented me from doing the exercise I wanted. <BR> <BR> I refreshed my goals on SP to incorporate the things I planned to do for the 12 week BLC challenge. <BR> <BR> a. 5 freggies 5 days <BR> b. 1 hr of exercise or 10k steps 5x a week <BR> c. yoga/meditation - 1 day a week <BR> d. ST - 2x a week <BR... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:56:36 EST Preparation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782158 I had a productive day. I followed-up on some personal business matters as I continue to execute my exit strategy. I also made my goals for the BLC 26 challenge - I wrote them down - need to change my goals on SP to track them. I made an attempt to wash some blankets that I've had riding around in my car for a while. I need to use a washing machine at the laundromat. I didn't have any detergent, softer or dryer sheets with me and I didn't want to buy them at the laundromat. <em>227</em>... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:28:42 EST Overcoming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781506 I had a wonderful run yesterday - it was stressless. I must say riding with a partner is more intense than when I run by myself. I think that it's good to have both - at least right now. I was a bit frustrated just prior to running. I had to turn in the registration for the triathlon and I forgot it at work. So I had to turn around and get it. So I was fuming cos that consumed like 30 minutes. <BR> <BR> Yes, I was conflicted between a funeral and the triathlon. I was going to the fu... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:13:44 EST BLC 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780798 My exercise programme is off. Monday is usually swim day but the seas are a bit choppy so I don't go in the sea. But that is no excuse because I have a GF with a pool and I can go there. Even so I could go run or walk. I did put on my gear at work but it was thwarted because I had a delivery of stuff to my house and I had to get it packed away. But I still had time afterwards to do a video or dance to some music. But instead I cooked (a good thing) and watched Jeopardy and MNF. I must b... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:34:40 EST Loops http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780123 My riding partner is energy unleashed. We did the usual route but we threw in some loops. He did a particular part 3 times and I did it 2x. I told him the goal would be for him to complete 3 loops before I completed 2. He missed it by about 6 minutes. So he wants us to do it again next time and I should increase. I told him that when he catches me - I'll consider it. I hate loops. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l827230781.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I really lacke... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:07:10 EST Snackky http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779627 I did pretty good calorie wise yesterday - not perfect but not over 2k. I was hungry/snackky but I didn't have anything to snack on. So I had a club soda with some lime and had to call it a good time. My son I also noticed seems to checking his diet. After soccer - I asked if we need to get anything to bring home. He said that there was leftovers in the fridge he could eat. I was shocked cos I was anticipating the answer - Pizza. So that helped me stay in control. If we had the pizza ... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:12:45 EST Give A Child a Ride http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779263 Yesterday's eating was much better. Came in within calorie goal. Doing really good today also. <BR> The bike ride was awesome. We'd had a lot of rain during the night and there was moisture in the air in the morning - high probability of rain. My riding partner was very excited. I did not do 50 but he did & he did & to see the joy on his face was priceless. We'd agreed that I wouldn't do 50. I did 2hrs. <BR> My ride was very peaceful. I took in the awesome morning view. I meandered through... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:46:33 EST Amazing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778343 Yesterday was a disaster eating wise. There was meeting at work from 9-5 & I did not control my eating & had 2 sandwiches plus a soda. I had a Wendy's spicy chicken salad with blue cheese dressing & a soda for dinner. Dessert was 3oz mixed nuts. And to it no exercise it was a bad day overall. This morning I have the nerve to be hungry. <BR> <BR> I really just want to lie in bed & Saturday's bike ride isn't looking as exciting. I guess this peer pressure is good cos left to my own devices I'... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:11:20 EST Comfort Zone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777763 I had a pretty good calorie eating day relatively speaking. I was tempted to buy food out for myself and DS. But I worked down the temptation for food for me and then for my son. I had some leftovers and stopped by the grocery store and bought a steak to cook for him. So he had a steak and 1/2 a baked potato with asian medley vegetables. For my lunch today I am taking the remainder of the baked potato and some of the vegetables. <BR> <BR> I've not exercise for the week and I can't say... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:11:57 EST Wow Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777097 Yesterday was not a good calorie day. I succumb to a box of milk chocolate digestives and 1/2 of a very large avocado pear. I'm not going to exercise this week (I say). Just let me body rest. Spent last evening looking at marathons for next year. I've got some states that are not in the usual traffic path I want to do. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2087479426.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:41:24 EST Passing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776364 I have a noisy head recently. I guess all those hours in the fresh air this weekend and exploring nature helps ventilate the brain. Or it's simply a period when things are happening. <BR> <BR> A friend of mine died Saturday night. We were the same age. So it's like she would be the 1st of a real 'friend' to die. So I'm continuously thinking about how we met about 25 years ago - through a sorority, her 1st job, her wedding, playing tennis, running. But she's 'passed' as we euphemistical... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 07:54:23 EST My Antlers are So Beautiful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775687 During my Run Woodstock I had two epiphanies. <BR> <BR> A couple of the miles is on terra firma - a surface I'm very familiar with. It was overcast and I thought okay if the weather could just stay this way that will be great. So Sun don't come out. As I headed into the woods, it was cool and lush. There had been rain the night before and of course the woods would be slow to recover from this episode. So as I go deeper on the route - the footing becomes muddy and I'm one of the last t... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:34:00 EST Run Woodstock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774948 Sat. Sept. 6, 2014 was Run Woodstock in Michigan. I decided to participate in the marathon. I must nit have read it properly because it was a trail marathon. So, I had the wrong shoes and I left the water bottle in the car. The event had a little of everything. Some unpaved road, felled tres that you had to manoever oveer, mud and hills. Since I travelled here or it, I had no choice but to complete it. Yu had to do the course 2x. I feel like I've been in detox. My legs are very sore ... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 03:31:28 EST Soul 2 Sole http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774361 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1822990606.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1603704601.jpg"> Sat, 6 Sep 2014 04:35:48 EST Psychological Relief http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773739 DS is interfering with my life. My summer schedule is over. I've got to co-ordinate DS schedule into my exercise schedule. Going to a new soccer club means different times. So I had schedule a bike ride for Thursday but had to cancel because I had pick up duties. This made me realize I wasn't a 'single' woman anymore. <BR> <BR> The new fridge is a huge psychological relief. Need to de-clutter some other areas of my house and my life. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 05:18:19 EST New Fridge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773268 Ok, my electricity cut off while I was typing up my blog when I was at home. So I'm now at work and I am resuming but I can't think freely - I'm in another state of mind and affairs. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1749230866.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I went out for a lovely jog. It was 'cool' in the evening, low humidity and I just wanted to be outdoors to enjoy the surroundings while getting in my 10k steps. I planned to do my 10k steps come back and get... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:37:07 EST Smiles Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772419 Smiles today: <BR> <BR> An elderly couple are in church. The wife leans over and whispers to her husband, "I just let out a long, silent fart. What should I do?" The husband replies, "First off, replace the batteries in your hearing aid!" <BR> <BR> There is a senior citizen driving on the highway. His wife calls him on his cell phone and in a worried voice says, ''Herman, be careful! I just heard on the radio that there is a madman driving the wrong way on Route 280!'' Herman says, ''I know... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 07:41:31 EST