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SPINNING The Drearies Away...!
Friday, October 09, 2009      8 comments

Although I had hoped to get out for long walks/jogs while visiting family in MI, it's just been too yucky outside...cold, drippy and dreary. So I had my son set up his bike in his bike trainer and tried mimicking what I imagine a "spinning" clas... Read more
Set New 35 min. Record...Traveling
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      10 comments

With the help of some great 6 mph songs I bumped my 35 min. treadmill distance covered up to 3.1 miles today...woo hoo! The songs, if anyone's interested: The Who - My Generation (Live @ Leeds version) Swing Out Sister - Breakout (Live... Read more
Bouncing Back From a *Bleh* Day...
Monday, October 05, 2009      5 comments

I don't often post when things go wrong, so at least let's put something out there when things go wrong...and then RIGHT! :-) A combination of things just had me out of sorts yesterday...allergies acting up, despite taking allergy meds (hap... Read more
Need More Speedier Tunes...!
Friday, October 02, 2009      14 comments

I've been ramping up my efforts on the treadmill...sticking with those "spikey" intervals and doing more of the 6 mph speeds. This week instead of the old 2.3 miles I've covered during each morning 'mill work I've been between 2.7 - 3.3 miles co... Read more
Windshield or Bug...Keep Moving & One ALWAYS Wins!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009      4 comments

You know the expression "some days you're windshield, and some days you're the bug"...? (found another twist "and sometimes you find out the bug is a rock...lol!). Well here's my treadmill analogy: Some days you feel like YOU'RE moving... Read more
After The Rain
Sunday, September 27, 2009      4 comments

Earlier today during the rain I went picking Cortland apples. All throughout this rainy autumn day one of my favorite mellow songs has been playing in my mind: After The Rain by John Coltrane. There is something so soulful, serene and restful ab... Read more
Connected: The Surprising POWER of Social Networks & SparkPeople!
Saturday, September 26, 2009      3 comments

Yesterday's NPR program Science Friday featured an interview with the authors of this FASCINATING new book: CONNECTED: THE SURPRISING POWER OF SOCIAL NETWORKS AND HOW THEY SHAPE OUR LIVES www.sciencenews.org/view
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Aging, Dodging Bullets, Reaching Goals
Friday, September 25, 2009      5 comments

Coach Nancy's latest blog got me thinking...I'll share my post and other thoughts related to aging: www.dailyspark.com/blog.
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Books, Choices and MAGIC!
Thursday, September 24, 2009      9 comments

Recently I had a bit of time free and enjoyed a leisurely walk along our downtown riverwalk and visited our local, home-grown bookstore. I took time to meander through the stacks and shelves, browsing the covers and liners. As an adolescent, you... Read more
Spikier YET!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009      7 comments

Great treadmill session this morning! I've been challenging myself to bump up the amount of distance I can cover in the 35 mins. I typically allow myself every morning on my 'mill. I'm always at a 10% incline and have been varying my speed ... Read more
Getting Spikey
Tuesday, September 22, 2009      7 comments

Been continuing to push myself on the treadmill lately, aiming to vary my speed between 4 - 6 mph and attempting to cover more ground in the same amount of time, i.e. bumping up my overall speed. The graph of my speed on the treadmill is n... Read more
More Kayaking Fun, Green Workouts & Strategy #1
Sunday, September 20, 2009      8 comments

Yesterday was such a special kayaking outing with ORIGAMIFREAK and her local kayaking club, which I'm about to join...! Joined up with everyone on Seneca Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of upstate New York, not too far from Geneva. The weather was... Read more
BIG Challenge: Destination ONEderland...!
Friday, September 18, 2009      11 comments

All right...I've been on the sidelines long enough with this plateau of mine. Lately I've been SO jealous of all you folks REALLY SPARKING out there that I've decided to finally knuckle down and get serious about breaking through to ONEderland b... Read more
To NEVER "Go There" AGAIN!
Thursday, September 17, 2009      13 comments

These pics are from as close as I can find among my highest weight days of yore. Sadly (now!) I don't think I can find any of myself when I was at my highest weight of around 450 and I was SO scale aversive that I don't have a clue how much I we... Read more
Status Update: Powerful Motivational Tool!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009      8 comments

I discovered something today about the "status update" feature here at SparkPeople. I have always thought of it as something fairly trivial...like "I'm feeling ____ " or "Today I did ____" Ho hum... However today when I realized that tomor... Read more

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