21 Days to Go
The odds of me racing in my first half marathon at the end of the month are looking better. The week of rest seems to have been helpful.
Last night I ran a slow, easy pace around the track and was surprised to get in over 4 miles without... Read more
Valentine's Day Run
I popped out of bed in the mood for a long run of 12 miles on flat terrain. It's not often that I'm eager about the long runs, so I was expecting this run to be one of those great runs where you're transported to another place.
I warmed up... Read more
Today's weigh in was disheartening. I gained back the weight I lost last wee--less than a pound--but if I keep this up it's a fast track to no where. At this rate, I will not meet my goal of losing 3 lbs. this month. There's no doubt why--I... Read more
Week 2 Review, 2009
Not a bad week, but I had hoped to lose more weight than I did--just 0.7 lbs, but it is moving in the right direction. It is still possible to lose 3 lbs. this month, but I'm going to have to do better. It's difficult to lose those "last 10 l... Read more
I started the year out making a list of people and things I am grateful for. But yesterday I remembered that I missed a very important group--my neighbors.
We are always ready to lend a hand to one another when it's needed. The teenagers ... Read more
DH is a Good Influence on My Eating Habits
This blog is in response to the question, How does your significant other influence your eating habits?
My DH is THE model for how to eat responsibly and mindfully. I try to emulate his eating habits, but usually fail. So what makes him s... Read more
2009 First Week Review
It's been hit or miss for me as far as tracking my exercise and nutrition on SparkPeople. Much to my surprise, I finally have a full week recorded--hey, that's a streak! So how am I doing? Let's see . . .
Nutrition Report: Five days o... Read more
Day 1 - completed the video. These short exercises will be easy to fit in early before I leave for work. It's hard to find an hour to do a longer DVD before work, but there is no excuse for not finding 10 or so minutes to do the bootcamp. I... Read more
Well, the new year is here and I have been feeling compelled to make a list of resolutions for '09. I've started the list several times, only to scratch it out and start all over, and then finally to scrap it all together. After all, if I had ... Read more
The Winter (?) Blahs
It's been very difficult over the last couple of weeks to get in my running and gym workouts. I thought if I wrote it down, I might be able to work it out of my system. There are probably a number of things contributing to my general malaise... Read more
Wow. This year is close to coming to an end. Back in February it seemed like such a long time away. It's been a great year and I'm grateful for all of my blessings--a wonderful husband, great friends, a good & challenging job, nice co-worke... Read more
The Perfect Run
The Perfect Run
Did you ever have a run where it felt effortless? Your breathing was rhythmic and easy, your legs felt strong and the strides were long, your arms and neck were loose? A run where you got faster as the miles ticked away? ... Read more
A Fun Weekend
Last weekend was great! Saturday I sat in the cold and rain at Beaver Stadium with my husband and some of his college friends to watch Penn State earn a hard-fought win over Indiana. I admit it—I’m a fair-weather football fan. When the team ... Read more
Joy Johnson is Amazing!!
Joy Johnson, 81, came in first in her age group in the NYC Marathon. She broke her record from last year's race. Way to go Joy!!
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I'm a Wannabe! Are You a Wannabe?
There is a wonderful story in the Oct.3 1 Wall Street Journal about Joy Johnson, 81, who is running in this year's New York Marathon. Her goal: under 6 hours. And she's not the only one in that age group--there are 26 over the age of 80.
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