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Miles of Smiles!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012      22 comments

Most people think that 2012 began back on Jan. 1st. But for me? Today being my 1st day back on the road with my bike? I can now truly say that I've kicked off 2012 with a BLAST! :-) It just doesn't get any better than today: loads of s... Read more

Sunday @ the SparkHaven!

Monday, March 05, 2012      13 comments

Since getting my stereo up & running in my workout room upstairs (what I like to refer to as my SparkHaven!) I've SO enjoyed my music while on my treadmill. Sundays seem to be my treadmill days lately as I want to save gas by not going back & fo... Read more

Moving Forward While Cutting Back

Sunday, February 26, 2012      16 comments

With gas prices rising so I've been cutting back a bit by passing up on the fitness center occasionally...especially on Sundays when I'd have to drive both ways. During the week the fitness center is less than a mile from where I work. So..... Read more

Sharing Guilty Pleasures from My MP3 Player

Sunday, February 05, 2012      17 comments

Most folks who know me know that I can be a bit of of music snob. I love music and a wide range of music, but: if it doesn't grab me I make no bones about music that leaves me, well..."meh." There is music around that people can be raving about ... Read more

Shoulda Moved The Ton!

Saturday, February 04, 2012      9 comments

Great day today! Up & at 'em, off to the fitness center, there by 9 a.m. and got my 1/2 hour of strength training in before my hour-long Spinning Class. Spinning was even MORE awesome than usual as it seemed the instructor's playlist of son... Read more

Putting the Hammer To It & Great Finger Lakes Bike Tour!

Sunday, January 29, 2012      14 comments

I've been on and off the nutrition tracker and of course paying for this by muddling along with my weight. Feeling a bit down on myself today, but somewhat more motivated after meeting with my fellow bike club members at today's annual meeting a... Read more

Up Against The Wall...!

Friday, January 27, 2012      16 comments

Just wondered if folks out there have any suggestions as although I've been really dedicated to my workouts I seem to have hit a wall over the past several months which has been frustrating. My wall: I use the same amount of weights on my u... Read more

Cutting my XCS Teeth!

Saturday, January 21, 2012      13 comments

Today turned out to be a pretty decent day! Yesterday I was a bit gnarly and snarly when I was a little late calling in to reserve my spot for today's spinning class and by 11 am I was already shut out of the class and put on the alternate ... Read more

Sharing | Just DANCE!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      19 comments

As I near my first year of membership at the Riverwalk Athletic Center I've come to realize something: since I began last February I missed out on all the "fun" of dealing with the busiest month of the year at the fitness center: JANUARY! T... Read more

The Fat Trap...or NOT?

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      25 comments

If you haven't seen this article yet, I highly recommend you check it out: The Fat Trap, by Tara Parker-Pope. She outlines some hard truths about weight loss and maintenance which COULD be taken negatively (i.e. a "why try?" attitude) however I ... Read more

Why Walk When You Can Fly?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011      11 comments

So I've been feeling WAY less than satisfied with the fitness center over the past few days...feeling more & more like a "grind" in which even my hand-picked tunes on my mp3 player weren't much help...might as well have been elevator music! Mont... Read more

Bikely.com: Great Resource for All Cyclists!

Friday, December 02, 2011      10 comments

Bikely ( www.bikely.com ) is a terrific resource for cyclists of all levels! If you're new to cycling you can check out Bikely for routes which other cyclists have already scoped out in your local area. This can give you an ... Read more

The Bicycle as an Instrument of Experiential Understanding

Thursday, December 01, 2011      10 comments

Lately I've come across some additional articles about cycling in New York City and urban cycling in general which I thought were worth passing along. I'm finding some of the comments posted on the articles very interesting also. Here are s... Read more

Crossing 2,000 Miles for 2011!

Friday, November 25, 2011      17 comments

Adbusters, the originators of the Occupy movement, started Buy Nothing Day twenty years ago as the antidote to Black Friday: www.adbusters.org/campai
gns/bnd When I reflect on all the "stuff" I already have I just *K... Read more

Just In Time: Laughter Class!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011      10 comments

Listening to my public radio station before going into the dentist's to have my molar pulled what should come up but Jonathan Groubert's Radio Netherland's "The State We're In." Today's show featured: "Tita Begashaw loves to laugh. In fact, she ... Read more


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