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
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
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
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 /generic/id... Read more
Coach Nancy's latest blog got me thinking...I'll share my post and other thoughts related to aging:
www.dailyspark.com/blog. asp?post=confession_gettin g_older_really_stinks_but_ i_guess_it_beats_the_alternative
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Overslept today and have been busy as all get-out all day long...finally get home, unload the car and it's already 11:30 pm without ANY workout! Argh!
I had intended to do BOTH treadmill & ST today...so I moped around a bit, thinking about ... Read more
Some of you may recall that I had my gall bladder pulled earlier this year around April...?
Well at the time my surgeon said I had a hernia that should get taken care of later this year. It was too risky for him to do both with one surgery... Read more
Jogging down the straightaway with my manual lawn mower,
reach the end,
pause, turn around
jog down the next row with my lawnmower,
reach the end,
pause, turn around...
Worked up a nice sweat with my alternative ... Read more