Thank you, everyone, for the well wishes, juju, good thoughts, kind words, and all-around care you've sent our way recently.
Bill's surgery on Friday went very well. He stayed in hospital overnight and they cut him loose Saturday morning. ... Read more
I won't be going to Pittsburgh or JASR this weekend.
Around 8:15 last night, I came in from taking the dogs out back, to find Bill in the kitchen saying something was wrong. His right arm was limp and he couldn't move it, his speech was sl... Read more
I was very lucky to get out and get a walk in this afternoon on my lunch half-hour. It's wonderful here today in Portland. A bit brisk, which is just right, and the sun is shining so!
Here's what I consider MY bridge LOL the Hawthorne.
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I'm going to do a bit of an experiment. I know, I'm always fiddling/tweaking/twerping around with things to no avail, aren't I? Ah well.
Spark says my approx. BMR is 2092. As a refresher, here's the Spark definition of BMR taken from the D... Read more
So I'm kinda sorta back. I don't feel like I'll be going great gangbusters exactly, but easing back into Spark-life such as it is.
It's only been two weeks but it's felt longer and shorter, both. I've only started tracking nutrition again ... Read more
So I'm opting to take a bit of a break here.
February has been a conundrum for me. Successful efforts fitness-wise for the most part, but not so much for everything else this last week or two. Rather than driving myself even more nuts over... Read more
I just read an article on the NY Times website:
How Exercise Fuels the Brain
http://well.blogs.nytime s.com/2012/02/22/how-exerc ise-fuels-the-brain/
Recently, Coach Nancy had a blog post or two about endurance... Read more
My goodness but it was a busy weekend, all in good ways!
Friday night, we DID make it to the gym. Sometimes at the end of a long week it's tempting to say "I'll go tomorrow" or "just do a few things here at home" but not last Friday. It was... Read more
Sometimes I need a personal reminder - from myself TO myself - of just how awesome I am. That sounds conceited, doesn't it? Well, so be it. I am awesome, and I'm getting awesomer by the day. Even bad days contribute to the level of awesomeness b... Read more
Just read this in my gym's newsletter. Food for thought!
"Weight training or resistance machines. Simply put, every pound of muscle burns 50 calories a day. So if you increase your muscle mass by ten pounds, you will burn an additional 15... Read more
I wanted to blog separately to say a big Thank You to my Spark Jeff Galloway Training for any Length Race team mates.
Trillium22 does an amazing job of herding us cats and helping us keep track of who is running when. I'm always surprised ... Read more
Yesterday was a great day for the Fanconi 5K. It wasn't raining, even though it was overcast and pretty chilly with a good breeze blowing by. I finished in 40:43, which I consider good considering I ran 5 mi the day before. I'm not a daily runne... Read more
Today is the day to run/walk/skate/dance/paddle/bi ke/boogie/move to honor Sherry Arnold, the wife, mother, teacher, runner, and so much more woman in Montana who went out for a run one morning and never came home. While authorities believe t... Read more
Today was one of those glorious days we're lucky to experience here in Portland - it was cold, bracing cold, and windy as heck, but boy that sky.... such a gorgeous blue, bright, brilliant, beautiful to see. And dry! No Rain! WooHoo!
Seven ... Read more