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This is NOT what I expected to eat our first day in France

Monday, May 04, 2015      16 comments

Lunch Dinner I don’t even eat this at home, so why in the land of quiche, amazing bread and p... Read more

Le Harve France and My Personal Walk Through History

Sunday, May 03, 2015      18 comments

Although not a typical tourist destination, this city had special significance to me. It was about an hour’s drive east of the D-Day beaches. This is Le Harve in 1945. Located at the mouth of the Seine, a major port for centuries, it ... Read more

They Gave Up Their Collective Future to Ensure Ours

Thursday, April 30, 2015      21 comments

I live in Bedford, VA. It’s the site of the National D-Day Memorial, since this little town lost more men per capita than any other place on June 6, 1944. So the Norma... Read more

Gotta Love Races in Europe - a shirt, a medal AND a bottle of wine!

Saturday, April 25, 2015      23 comments

DH and I packed a lot of variety into this trip to Europe. He was presenting a paper at a conference in the Czech Republic. This just happened to coincide with the Czech ... Read more

Telling a slim woman to eat a sandwich is just as rude as telling an overweight woman to eat a salad

Friday, April 10, 2015      18 comments

(posted again since the first title was truncated. It seems that you can't edit a title.) I read the text of Candace Bergen’s interview on the Today Show. I’ve always liked her and I was happy to hear that she was no longer trying to ... Read more

Telling a slender woman to eat a sandwich is just as rude as telling an overweight woman to eat a sa

Friday, April 10, 2015      8 comments

I read the text of Candace Bergen’s interview on the Today Show. I’ve always liked her and I was happy to hear that she was no longer trying to emulate some Hollywood standard of beauty. She was now comfortable with herself and had develo... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Who are you and what have you done with my husband?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015      59 comments

It’s 6 am and DH is packing his swim bag for the gym. I’m sitting in my recliner in my PJs drinking coffee and checking in on Spark. That’s my morning routine. He’s getting ready to leave. That is NOT his morning routine. What... Read more

You don't want anyone to think our team cheats, do you?

Saturday, April 04, 2015      16 comments

This was directed at DH – an honest man who, like many of us, can sometimes underestimate the amount he eats and overestimate his exercise. If portion distortion causes me to incorrectly enter the amount of spaghetti or cheesecake into ... Read more

I would be laughing this morning except for an inconvenient truth.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015      23 comments

I log into Spark every morning for my dose of motivation. Today’s headline in the daily email: “Government Adjusts Weight System to Help Country Lose Pounds” http://www.sparkpeople.c
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Thoughts from a hospital corridor – another reason to maintain a healthy weight

Saturday, March 28, 2015      31 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      31 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


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