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5 year Spark Anniversary

Wednesday, December 02, 2015      5 comments

Boy oh boy does time fly! I have had so much fun the last five years. I was pretty much in maintenance when I joined Spark and have remained pretty much the same weight for the whole time. I have about a five pound window that I float around in ... Read more

Holiday Exercise Streak has begun!

Sunday, November 29, 2015      6 comments

Holiday exercise streak started with an absolutely spectacular hike. We started out in the early morning darkness with an almost full moon shining brightly above us. It was very cool hiking in the moonlight, once our eyes adjusted to the mo... Read more

Choose to make the best of your day!

Sunday, February 22, 2015      10 comments

You know I hear and see people moaning and groaning a lot lately about the weather. We live in Pennsylvania and it's winter! Let's be glad that we don't live in Boston area. I for one, take it all in stride and make the best of it. I realize tha... Read more

And the winner is.........

Monday, September 15, 2014      10 comments

Me! Woohoo! I have to say that today started out as just another day, get up, have some coffee and go to work. Nothing special, or so I thought. I had to drive a slightly different route this morning and it was quite foggy. I was putte... Read more

18.12 Challenge Complete! Woohoo 18.12 miles! Part 2

Saturday, September 06, 2014      13 comments

So I went to bed nice and early the night before the race. I heard the news before going to bed though, thunderstorms on the way, may delay race, may cancel race. What???!!! I just kept thinking it'll be alright, just some rain. Race will go on.... Read more

18.12 Challenge Complete! Woohoo 18.12 miles! Part 1

Saturday, September 06, 2014      4 comments

Yes! I did it! This was week #17 of training and it ended with the run. The weeks runs looked like this: Run #1 - 3.5 miles Run #2 - 2.23 miles Run #3 - 2.25 miles Big Day! - 18.12 miles! It was a rather enjoyable week with th... Read more

18.12 Challenge - Training weeks 15 and 16

Saturday, September 06, 2014      0 comments

This blog is a lot late (the race was on 8/31) but I wanted to complete them all, so it will just be the basics. I began the two taper weeks as well as went away on vacation. It worked out great! During the taper I walked more with family member... Read more

18.12 Challenge - Training weeks 13 and 14

Tuesday, August 12, 2014      6 comments

Well I will attempt to finish this now tonight. I started last night and then was told the news about Robin Williams which really bummed me out. Depression and addiction sucks. Mental illness sucks. Part of the reason that I exercise is because ... Read more

RIP....Robin Williams......Depression is so sad.

Monday, August 11, 2014      12 comments

I really don't know what to say about this except that I feel very sad about his suicide and realize that depression is a terrible thing to live with. I have had my share of depression and actually considered suicide once in my life. I know how ... Read more

18.12 Challenge - Training weeks 11 and 12

Tuesday, July 29, 2014      10 comments

Week 11 (supposed to be a "step back" week) Run 1 - 5.12 miles Run 2 - 6.45 miles Run 3 - 10.01 and not one foot more. LOL. Run 4 - 6.01 Week 12 (step back up!) Run 1 - 5.03 miles (felt great and had neg splits!) Run 2 - 3... Read more

18.12 Challenge - Training week #10, crazy hilly LSD

Wednesday, July 16, 2014      6 comments

10 weeks down, 6 to go! This week had lot's of good stuff going on. Biggest one was a family reunion in McConnelsville, Ohio. So nice to see my Hun's family, they say I get along better with them then he does! LOL! I took the time on Saturd... Read more

18.12 Challenge - Training week #9 and 15k Race

Wednesday, July 09, 2014      11 comments

Woohoo! Life is good! Run 1 - 7.29 miles (Hot and Humid, pretty slow going) Run 2 - 4.07 miles (Felt pretty darn good) Run 3 - 10.6 miles (LSR? Great hike with my pals!) Run 4 - 9.3 miles (15k Race) Read more

18.12 Training Week #8 and the LSR

Wednesday, July 02, 2014      9 comments

Very warm and humid this week, but I am making it. New inhaler seems to be a plus. Run 1 - 6.25 miles (Hot and Humid but feeling pretty darn good) Run 2 - 4.10 miles (again, feeling pretty good) Run 3 - 4.12 miles (Warmish and slowing d... Read more

18.12 Challenge Training week #7

Monday, June 23, 2014      5 comments

Generally speaking, I feel pretty good about this week. Reasonably happy with my training during the heat and humidity. I have seen another specialist for my asthma and now I have three inhalers to use along with a few pills for good measure. I ... Read more

Training weeks 5 and 6

Tuesday, June 17, 2014      8 comments

Life is just an endless cycle of busy some times. The past two weeks has been a mix of fun and work and more work. Some vacation time, which was enjoyable and much needed, nothing too exciting but a chance to "not work". Work is such a dirty w... Read more

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