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Chilly Start, SPARKIN' Finish!

Thursday, April 01, 2010      19 comments

Bundled up against the 36 degree, foggy morning, I managed to bike to work in one piece. I was more cautious than usual in some of the high-traffic, intersection areas and hopped off to walk through those. Riding down the one MAJOR hill I discov... Read more

On Your Mark, Get Set...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010      17 comments

Okay, tomorrow I'm going to start my efforts to bike back and forth to work 2-3 times each week! I've been waiting for the sun to creep up early enough for safe biking along with temps that are warm enough and the stars are finally aligning... Read more

Radio Head

Sunday, March 28, 2010      14 comments

One of the down sides to biking is being unable to use my mp3 player for tunes while I'm on the road. However a "trick" I've been using at times has been to play my tunes in my mind's "ear" as though I AM wearing an mp3 player. Sometimes it can ... Read more

This Little Engine COULD! :-)

Sunday, March 21, 2010      18 comments

Had AWESOME times out on my bike today! Racked up 24 miles which wasn't TOO bad, considering my first rides of the season are always a bit wobbly as I reclaim my bike legs and "posterior"! Made up my mind I was going to tackle one of ... Read more

Beware Your Chair!

Saturday, March 20, 2010      9 comments

Sharing a GREAT blog from the NY Times here...basically enlightened me to the dangers of sitting for long periods of time, which persist EVEN IF YOU WORKOUT! Check this out: Stand Up While You Read This! By OLIVIA JUDSON Read more

Join Me On My RiverWalk...!

Friday, March 19, 2010      6 comments

I took time today to take a few snapshots along the way during my noon hour Nordic Walking along our RiverWalk. We are blessed with yet MORE stupendous weather with tomorro... Read more

Very Peculiar Pattern...

Thursday, March 18, 2010      14 comments

I start the day croopy, but fairly quickly clear up and am good to go throughout the day...had another glorious Nordic walk along our downtown Riverwalk today for about an hour. Feel like a million bucks! Get out of work, come home, take ca... Read more

Trying to Keep Moving...!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010      15 comments

Over the past several days I've had this insidious creeping ENT crud getting just a bit worse each day, nagging cough, runny nose and off & on ears acting up. I remembered my ENT doc's advice to spritz some white vinegar in the ears to keep them... Read more

First Spin! :-)

Thursday, March 11, 2010      25 comments

Hustled home to get about an hour out & about on my new wheels before it just got too dark to be safe on the road. I was a little wobbly as it was my first ride of the ... Read more

Triple Cardio Day!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010      13 comments

Nailed three bouts of cardio today...don't know if I've EVER done that before...woo HOO! :-) Treadmill 1st thing...3 miles @ 5-6 mph for 35 mins. Lunch? Colleagues were heading out to the park for a walk...sure! I'll join you! Grab the... Read more

Just Can't Get Enough of this Spring Weather!

Monday, March 08, 2010      11 comments

Great news! I overslept! This meant that I just HAD to get out with my colleagues and jog during my lunch hour and TOTALLY SOAK UP THIS GLORIOUS DAY! Woo HOO! How INSPIRING this weather has been! Now: Can I play hookie until this... Read more

Waters Of March

Sunday, March 07, 2010      16 comments

Such a DELIGHTFUL weekend this has been...! SO much sunshine, blue skies and best of all: hours and hours spent outside Nordic walking / jogging...! I've been feeling SO inspired during my outdoor times. I thought I would share a few pics o... Read more

Don't Try This @ Home!

Friday, March 05, 2010      16 comments

Here's a fun video which captures the *spirit* of how I sometimes feel when I'm on my treadmill, however I know how to prevent broken!
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Sparkin' Day!

Thursday, March 04, 2010      10 comments

Just a quick note...great day today, started off with my standard 3 miles @ 5 mph, 10 incline...gorgeous day outside, around 40, blue sunny skies...some colleagues were getting out for a walk in the park during the noon hour so I joined in, grab... Read more

Sparkin' Day!

Thursday, March 04, 2010      0 comments

Scuze the web hiccup...can't figure out how to delete duplicate posts...!... Read more

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