Well, since my last post wherein I confessed to having slipped in my efforts to maintain my previous fitness goals, I have done a complete turnaround. Here are some of the things that helped make the change:
Infinite Possibili... Read more
OMG! Did I ever go off track
I’m going to try to make this short because I don’t want to dwell on the negative, but these past five months have been truly difficult for me. Somewhere along the way I lost my mojo.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that I gave up; I just star... Read more
I made it! I ran my first half marathon!
That was yesterday. It was a chilly morning in Walnut Creek. As we drove to the location of the half marathon, we admired the lunar eclipse. It seemed auspicious that the eclipse would be taking place on the morning of my first half marathon.
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I used to think the best thing about Halloween was the candy. So sweet and sugary my eyes would pulse from overindulging in so much sugar.
Now that I’m older though, the best part of Halloween is seeing how innovative people can get with pu... Read more
Trouble in Paradise
I thought I had planned everything very well for the eleven days I would be dog sitting for my son while he and his fiancé were in Malaysia. It had been two months since I’d last done so at my place, but now I was staying at my son’s condo in ... Read more
Ran my first 10K race today!
Well, I ran my first 10K at 8:10 a.m. today. This was the Summer Breeze race in San Leandro, CA at Marina Park. It was the perfect morning for a race. The temperature at that hour was about 57 degrees. There were many runners since in addition t... Read more
My August goals are:
Run 55 miles this month
Complete weeks 10-13 Galloway 10K training
Run the Summer Breeze 10K on Aug. 27
Strength train 3x a week
Lose at least 2 pounds in August
Track my nutrition and fitness d... Read more
Size 6, really?
The other day I went to J.C. Penney to check out their sales. I needed some new jeans because I noticed that the jeans I owned were starting to look a bit baggy. Plus, they were old.
Out of habit, I went to the size 10 jeans because tha... Read more
One Way to Have a Great Weekend
I’m all for boasting about having a great weekend and sharing the details. These moments are something to reflect upon when the chips are low. I had the opportunity to be treated by my best friend, Regina, to lunch at Rustic, located at the Fran... Read more
The Body You Always Wanted
I love change, so I was happy to run across a recommendation on Amazon.com to check out Kelly Coffey-Meyer’s 30-Minutes to Fitness DVD. I liked her flat stomach on the cover. Something I have always dreamed of possessing but have never achieved.... Read more
Row, row, row your boat
Last evening a very mild breeze wafting through my window caused me to look up then out. That’s when I noticed a nice hue to the sky. Instantly, I wanted to be outdoors, so I headed for the lake.
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Baguette is gone
Baguette, my son's Irish Russell Terrier, was staying with me for two weeks but last night, he returned to his father's condo and I had to say my farewells to him.
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Lack of sleep - no 5K run
I was supposed to run a 5K this a.m. but when my alarm clock went off, I succumbed to going back to sleep almost instantly.
Two hours later I awakened feeling good. I had been lacking sleep the last couple of days and I was feeling it in t... Read more
Dining with Baguette
Baguette is the Irish Russell Terrier I’m watching for my son while he is on vacation. I enjoy my walks with him because he gets so much attention and it gives me a chance t... Read more
Dog sitting and LOVING IT!
My son and his girlfriend are taking a trip to France so he asked if I would watch Baguette, his 6 month old Irish Russell Terrier. There wasn’t a chance in a million that ... Read more