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When I Was a Kid...

Friday, April 06, 2012      9 comments

(Borrowed from NATF - I just love these kind of things.) 1. My parents told me…I was going to have an ulcer before I was 16. 2. I wanted to grow up to be a…teacher or a lawyer. 3. I refused to eat…spinach and peas. 4. My fa... Read more

Please Welcome One of My New SparkFriends

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      20 comments

As I said in my last blog, I did not need my iPhone tunes because I had company on my walk. I usually walk with my DD, Angela (DONT_DREAM_IT), but she was not able to make it to JASR. BOBBYD31 had picked up our race packets, so I had hers ... Read more

Cardio, Cardio, Cardio

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      10 comments

This past week was Cardio week for my Biggest Loser challenge, which was very fitting since I walked a 5K on Saturday. It has been a very long time since I did that. I really need to get back on that! Anyway, part of the challenge is to r... Read more

Race Results

Tuesday, April 03, 2012      22 comments

Like I said, I finished last of the walkers, but I am proud that I finished: 3038 395 13 Deborah Scotto, 54*, Pittsburgh, PA 1:29:18 28:48 This is actually not my worst time for a 5K, so I am happy with that, too! But one... Read more


Monday, April 02, 2012      18 comments

I will post another blog about all the events of JASR (Just a Short Run) weekend, but I really want to do this one first. I have to say that Bobby (BOBBYD31), his wife Anne (MIAMIA7) and Lynn Ann (LYNNANN43) did an awesome job of running th... Read more

I Love SparkPeople

Saturday, March 31, 2012      20 comments

Just a quick check in to let you all know I completed the 5K walk. I was definitely last but I don't care! I am between the walk/run and the get-together later this evening. I had to come home to do the take-home portion of my mid-term, w... Read more

Top Ten Reasons to Strength Train (taken from the SparkPeople article of the same name)

Thursday, March 29, 2012      10 comments

Top Ten Reasons to Strength Train : 1. You'll be better at, well, everything. Well, this certainly sounds good to me! I can definitely use some help here. I have to climb stairs from the garage to bring the groceries in and sometimes a... Read more


Thursday, March 29, 2012      14 comments

I logged onto SparkPeople this morning (I am at work) to get some motivation, both for my healthy living plan and for my day in general. I go to my Start page and I see the SparkPeople Insider is featuring Motivational SparkPages today. ... Read more

Life Goes On

Tuesday, March 27, 2012      14 comments

The schools in Port St Lucie are rallying around the Beauchamp family. My son says that his principal has worked in 3 schools in the district and everyone in each of those schools as well as Frances K Sweet are coming together to make sure the ... Read more

Tomorrow is Promised to No One

Monday, March 26, 2012      8 comments

I had a very nice birthday today. Breakfast with my daughter, lunch celebration at work, dinner out with my husband. Several phone calls from family and friends, flowers from my dad and more from a friend, tons of messages on Facebook. Th... Read more

My Brother

Sunday, March 25, 2012      18 comments

I am so proud of my baby brother! He didn't tell any of us he was doing this. I found this post on FB this morning (he turned 50 in January): Ran my first road race (ever) -- NYC 1/2 Marathon last weekend. Did a lot better than I thought ... Read more

Going with the Flow

Saturday, March 24, 2012      8 comments

Yesterday turned out to be so busy I didn't log in. There was a time that would really make me crazy but I am going with the flow and trying to keep my stress level down. I went in to work early because I was taking the afternoon off. Spe... Read more

Tired - Random Thoughts

Thursday, March 22, 2012      13 comments

I just finished my homework for this least as much as I am going to do now. Our homework is for Chapter 7 and 1/2 of Chapter 8. However, the mid-term opens tomorrow and it only goes through Chapter 7, so I am not doing the Chapter 8 ... Read more

10 Days and Counting...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012      10 comments

Just a Short Run (JASR) takes place in 10 days. I cannot wait to see everyone! If you are in the Pittsburgh area on the 31st come and join us.
4355 Contrar... Read more

Bereavement Notice

Monday, March 19, 2012      22 comments

I received an email from the president of the university on Friday evening that had the above subject line. I was in the middle of doing a massive amount of homework at was due before midnight. I glanced at it quickly, as I thought it might be... Read more

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