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Revving UP!
Sunday, February 07, 2010      10 comments

Can you all tell I'm PSYCHED?!? Set a personal record for myself today...I've done over 60 mins. on my treadmill before, but NEVER while maintaining 5 mph and an incline of 10 throughout the whole stretch! Woo HOO! I even kicked it up... Read more
Drum Roll...
Friday, February 05, 2010      32 comments

Yeah, yet ANOTHER blog...lol BUT ... ... ... ... ... This has been a RED-Letter Day for me! A fellow member of SparkPeople (CHRIS3215) mentioned that she was going to be on the Dr. Oz show for the 100th episode they p... Read more
Featured in Nordic Walking News!
Friday, February 05, 2010      15 comments

Hey, just found out that yours truly has been featured as a member of SparkPeople in Nordic Walking News! Check it out! nordicwalkingmagazine.co
m/wp-content/uploads/2009/
07/Issue-23.pdf There is a link wi... Read more
First Person Declarative!
Friday, February 05, 2010      8 comments

We all need to take care of ourselves and to put our needs first, above all else. This is not being selfish, it's a fundamental, core belief I have that if we don't take care of ourselves FIRST, we cannot be there for others in the way that we ... Read more
Celebrating Sunshine...!
Sunday, January 31, 2010      17 comments

Not enough snow for cross country skiing...yet! So plan B...? Break out the Nordic walking poles and make like I'm skiing without the snow or skis...lol! Couple of Nordic walking clips if anyone is curious to know more: www... Read more
Winter Outlets: Going, Going, GONE...?
Tuesday, January 26, 2010      10 comments

A fellow member of SparkPeople (MIKIIO) posted a lovely blog about cross country skiing and a variant called ski skating. She included a couple of demonstrations from YouTube in her blog: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
fUfnB9_j0l4 ... Read more
Spark Book Rally: Binghamton Area Losers
Sunday, January 24, 2010      10 comments

Members: (Left to Right) SATYAGRAHA, MAZUR157, BYTHYSEA, EZMERELDA, TARA925, FRECKS96, DDOORN One of the GREAT accomplishments of our local SparkTeam is that when adjuste... Read more
An Object At Rest...Needs a Big PUSH!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      10 comments

Or a good swift kick! Although ear troubles knocked me outta commission on Sun. and on Mon. I still felt "blah" and out of it...today? Just wasn't willing to let it slide by yet one more time! 45 mins. treadmill 1st thing this morning, 30 m... Read more
Sparking FINE Before the Crash...
Sunday, January 17, 2010      12 comments

Just a quick one tonight as I'm heading for bed *on time* tonight...scary! :-) Had a GLORIOUS walk in yesterday's January thaw day...around 40 degrees, sunny blue skies...had *intended* to walk one of our local parks (the Rail-to-Trail) wit... Read more
Check Out My Music...!
Saturday, January 16, 2010      11 comments

If anyone wants to check out my musical preferences, check out my Pandora (www.pandora.com) radio station, titled: ECM - World - Jazz Favorites Looks like today is for sure going to be my Nordic Walking day...woo hoo! Don I ... Read more
Sparking DOUBLE TIME!
Friday, January 15, 2010      9 comments

Lately I've been shifting my baseline treadmill speed to 5 mph instead of 4 mph, with occasional bursts of 6 mph. One of the consequences of doing this is that songs which were formerly just right for 4 mph no longer are. BUT one of the cool res... Read more
Keeping the SPARK Alive!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      15 comments

I thought I would pass along one of my motivational strategies for folks to consider. On one of my SparkTeams a relative newcomer posted for suggestions on how to stay motivated. Many positive ideas were offered such as being kind to oneself, fo... Read more
Baby It's Cold INSIDE!
Saturday, January 09, 2010      17 comments

I keep my workout room closed to the rest of the house for a number of reasons: I don't have to HEAT it (I'm cheap...lol!), it is nice and cool for my workouts, I don't disturb others as much with my music and it is free from cats and their FUR... Read more
Show A Little SPARK!
Thursday, January 07, 2010      7 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
xf7dn4VrYXs Nice one from Mary Chapin-Carpenter tonight while doing my ST...got me thinking about the lyrics in a different way. The obvious meaning relates to relationships. But how about our jo... Read more
Third Wind...
Monday, January 04, 2010      13 comments

...it's what is left after one's Second Wind fades! Did some great 'millwork tonight where I kept the speed at 5-6 mph throughout the entire 40 mins. No 4 mph tonight! Had a great helping hand near the end from Pat Metheny's song "Third Win... Read more

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