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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

Alive ---> THRIVE!

Sunday, January 03, 2010      16 comments

Rivulets running down the windows as I steam up my 50 degree workout room during my hour on the 'mill and a half hour with my dumb bells and resistance bands today. Been percolating thoughts for a New Year's blog for some time now...but somehow ... Read more

Who ME? Run?

Friday, December 18, 2009      13 comments

I enjoyed reading another members' blog about discovering that he could RUN and got to thinking about how I just can't BELIEVE I can run these days! It just doesn't even occur to me that I CAN run except once in a while like tonight while headin... Read more

Frazzled & Frantic But Holding the Line w/ Healthy Choices

Thursday, December 17, 2009      6 comments

Going crazy dealing with BOTH a pellet stove that isn't burning right and an oil furnace that isn't running and here we are zooming down to our first single-digit night...argh! Service fellow is coming to save the day...after hours fees and all,... Read more

Another Holiday Temptation Hurdle Cleared!

Friday, December 11, 2009      13 comments

BRR am I ever feeling the COLD these days without all my "extra padding!" As I said in my status update...this must be the only drawback to having lost the weight I have...lol! I did well today at our agency's buffet luncheon...even if they... Read more


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