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Hope Springs Eternal or No Fool Like an Old Fool
Saturday, April 13, 2013      2 comments

Today was the official opening of the Penn State Community Gardens. This is my 2nd consecutive year of attempted gardening, and my 3rd year of plot "ownership." I first had a garden there in 2008, and had some beginner's luck. There was more ... Read more
Half Century Ride
Sunday, April 07, 2013      7 comments

Friends and I traveled to Maryland's Eastern Shore to participate in a 50-mile bike ride to benefit Talbot Special Riders. TSR provides physical and emotional therapy to individuals using horses. It was their first annual ride and they did a ter... Read more
Spring in January: Time to Ride!
Sunday, January 20, 2013      4 comments

Yesterday was one of those rare days in central PA. It was 50 degrees and cloudless. My plans were to do some painting and to clean the bathroom, but I had to take advantage of the glorious weather. We had an early lunch so I could get out a... Read more
Look for the Positive
Wednesday, October 17, 2012      5 comments

On the way home from the Black Bear Century, my friends (2 married; 1 single) and I began talking about how we had met our spouses. From there, the conversation drifted into what drove us crazy in our marriages, and of course, that included ou... Read more
Un "bear" able temps for the Century
Friday, October 12, 2012      5 comments

Oh, my. Temps are to be in the low 30s for the start of the Black Bear Century tomorrow and are only get up into the low 50s. I'm running back home to pack a heavier jacket, some hand warmers, regular mittens to wear over my biking gloves an... Read more
I Have a Plan
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      5 comments

It's 5 pm and it's been a good, but long day. I am famished! But I am not getting derailed on my 2nd day of tracking food. No I Am Not!!! I'm going out for a 3-mile run, then I'm going to drink water on the 30-40 minute drive home. (Ex... Read more
Ride Interrupted
Sunday, July 22, 2012      10 comments

I headed out at 7:30 this morning for a 40-mile ride on some of my favorite back roads. It was going to be an easy ride, stopping along the way to take pictures. Every time I've ridden this route I've seen deer in the fields and often there a... Read more
St. Luke's Half Marathon
Thursday, May 10, 2012      9 comments

The HM was held on April 29 in Allentown, PA. I arrived early Saturday for the expo--I wanted to go to the Garmin Pace Group workshop and, of course, do a little shopping. There were a fair number of vendors--I picked up a Spibelt/bib holder--... Read more
Newtons Laws of Running
Sunday, April 01, 2012      2 comments

Strap on a pair of Newton running shoes for the first time and you know that you have something radically different on your feet. They feel like a pair of super-charged Earth shoes--remember those? The fronts of your feet were on a higher plan... Read more
30 Minutes of Bliss
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      4 comments

30 minutes of yoga under blue skies and fluffy clouds cooled by a light breeze. If I were any more relaxed I'd be asleep.... Read more
Nutrition Tracker and the "A-Ha" Moment
Sunday, April 24, 2011      7 comments

Sometime between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday I had an “a-ha” moment. It was one of those nights when I just couldn’t stay asleep. I’ll blame it on Jillian—9 p.m. and she was pushing me through her DVD after having swum for 45 minutes. Did you ... Read more
Day 1 - Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30
Thursday, April 21, 2011      0 comments

Last weekend I picked up JM's Ripped in 30. It was hard to choose. There are so many exercise DVDs to choose from and they don't give you a whole lot of information on the package, but they all make great claims about how the DVD will transfor... Read more
Just for Today
Monday, February 21, 2011      3 comments

I will track every bite of food that goes into my mouth. That means all those little tastes that I take while cooking dinner and don’t usually count. I will get in one hour of aerobic exercise. I will practice yoga or Pilates. ... Read more
Crazy Cardinal
Saturday, January 29, 2011      2 comments

Since last spring, there has been a male cardinal that flits from the rhododendron onto the outside window ledges all day long. He perches and taps on the windows from morning to night. He starts on the dining room window, then works his way ... Read more
Feeling Optimistic
Friday, January 28, 2011      4 comments

Yesterday I walked 30 minutes on the treadmill and I am elated that today I still feel good. This is the first day that I can truly say I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The massage therapist has been a miracle worker.... Read more

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