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Thoughts from a hospital corridor – another reason to maintain a healthy weight

Saturday, March 28, 2015      28 comments

DH & I are in Tennessee since his mother is in the hospital. She’s 95 and in addition to the bladder infection (a frequent occurrence) she also has pneumonia. She has always been a big, strong woman. In her middle years she was somewh... Read more

My Happiest Half Marathon - Proof in Pictures

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      29 comments

I was not well prepared as I described yesterday, but it was a most enjoyable race. It was rather windy at the start. We were right off the beach after all, but I had a plan. If I stood behind this very tall guy, the wind wasn’t a problem.... Read more

Having realistic goals – thoughts after a race

Monday, March 23, 2015      23 comments

DH & I had a lovely weekend in Virginia Beach. The Shamrock Marathon weekend is very well organized. However, I was not well prepared. I knew this and blogged about it 12 days ago. "The voices in my head and my Dad’s jacket" h... Read more

I'm a 'B' - I'm a 'B' and I'm thrilled about it!

Sunday, March 15, 2015      20 comments

No, it's not my bra size or that word that gets deleted from online comments. My all-time spark trivia score is finally 80% which I consider the 'B' level (apologies to those school districts that calculate it differently). When I began ... Read more

The voices in my head & my Dads jacket

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      26 comments

I have a half marathon in 11 days. I am not well prepared. In January my allergy/asthma triggers (perfume & cigarette smoke) sidelined me for a week. In February a night out with friends resulted in food poisoning and another week lost... Read more

I broke my own rule and bought running shoes online

Monday, March 09, 2015      20 comments

Its been a personal choice for me to support my local running stores. Local is a relative term out here in the country. Im between two cities so I have a 40 min to 1 hour drive each way. Fortunately, I only need new shoes every 6 months a... Read more

The Mystery of the Missing SPAT a Who Done it Story

Tuesday, March 03, 2015      27 comments

More precisely its a What Done it because after more than 2 days of searching I can blame the disappearance on Dustin our Roomba. Thats the robot vacuum cleaner that my son gave us a few years ago. Our grandchildren named it afte... Read more

A Tale of Two Weeks

Monday, February 23, 2015      25 comments

I like Spark Trophies. I once insisted to DH that we had to walk for 10 more minutes so I could reach the next level. DH: They send you a trophy? Me: No, I get an email with a picture of a trophy. DH (Rolling his eyes): Lets go. ... Read more

Icebound in South Central Virginia? Look at my boat!

Saturday, February 21, 2015      22 comments

Its not like I planned to go for a sail or a cruise on the lake, but this was a surprise this morning. The sailboat is 25 feet long. Thats a lot of ice. O... Read more

When a night out goes terribly wrong

Wednesday, February 18, 2015      20 comments

I posted the short version in my status Monday morning. A few hours after dinner at a local restaurant, I began having GI issues which continued until the next morning. Monday: The only activity I did was to log into Spark to get my poi... Read more

Thinking about pregnancy at age 67

Friday, February 13, 2015      27 comments

No, Im not announcing or planning a medical miracle. Blame it on the Beatles. My choral society is performing a concert of Beatles music and through the months of rehearsals Ive been digging out my old clothes from the 60s and 70s. I ke... Read more

Destination Walmart my long walk

Wednesday, February 11, 2015      23 comments

First of all, why Walmart? Its not one of my favorite places for several reasons I wont list here. However, suddenly they are the ONLY place that stocks my organic yogurt (Stonyfield - plain and their non-flavored Greek variety). I buy both... Read more

Tai Chi and Me and my search for a perfect exercise class

Monday, February 09, 2015      21 comments

I have belonged to a gym or some kind of fitness center for 40 years, beginning with Spa Lady in 1975. Back then aerobic classes were 20 minutes long and we jumped around shoeless in leotards, tights and sometimes even leg warmers. I lik... Read more

Can this be called food?

Tuesday, February 03, 2015      26 comments

Yesterday, my errands were taking longer than expected and I was hungry. While standing at the express checkout with my 2 bananas, waiting for the clerk to get a price check for the customer ahead of me, I was attracted to this display. ... Read more

Look, I have a complete rainbow now!

Monday, February 02, 2015      20 comments

Last week I wrote that my plate was all shades of orange and resolved to add green. Ending my first successful week, this dinner includes my turkey meat loaf, sweet potat... Read more

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