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1st Day of Experiment: Definite Improvement!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014      17 comments

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful support, suggestions and for being "with me" through my struggles! I skipped my Ramipril last night and experienced a noticeable uptick in my energy today. Not running any races, but there was more f... Read more

Deep In The Valley of "meh"

Tuesday, June 17, 2014      23 comments

Apologies for dropping out of the Spark-iverse as I have, but this has been a month of torture. I haven't had anything of value to say to anyone. Although I have much that... Read more

Vehicle Inspection

Sunday, May 18, 2014      18 comments

Both of our household cars are up for their annual vehicle inspection this month, which is about to become even more crazy/busy than it already has. So I decided to do a two-fer today and bring them both into my auto shop. One person, two v... Read more

Jog Along the RiverWalk With Me!

Friday, May 09, 2014      15 comments

DOGLADY13 lived in the Binghamton area for a number of years and asked about some parts of the downtown area through which I've been jogging a lot recently. So I thought for a change I would take along my phone and take some pics of my rou... Read more

Be the SPARK You Want to See in the World!

Wednesday, May 07, 2014      14 comments

Riffing off a couple of fellow super blogsters, HILLSLUG98239 & ONEKIDSMOM: Success is not an accident www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Lycra Busting

Tuesday, May 06, 2014      15 comments

Oh, but there WAS new territory forged after all! I forgot to mention another change: way back when I started wearing bicycle shorts I decided: Nobody is ever going to see me out in public wearing such lycra / spandex! So I covered up... Read more

Update

Monday, May 05, 2014      12 comments

Hmm...been busy lately with mostly good stuff happening, but for whatever reason it hasn't really come together as blogs usually do for me. So I'm just gonna rattle on with what's been happening. I think it's related to not having pushed the en... Read more

Easter Hike

Monday, April 21, 2014      27 comments

After enjoying a breakfast out together as a family my DS joined me on a hike through one of our local parks soaking up all the sunshine and nature. Despite this park (Chenango Valley State Park) being practically in my back yard, we don't visit... Read more

What Goes Around...

Saturday, April 19, 2014      21 comments

A few years ago my neighbor was duly impressed by my health efforts and getting into bicycling. So he reclaimed what was once an interest of his in the past (cycling) and got back on the bike himself. Soon he was biking with his son and other fr... Read more

3 Days, 3 Hour-Long Jogs

Tuesday, April 15, 2014      19 comments

These past few days have been such an amazing spring preview, with temps in the 70s, that I simply could not resist putting myself right out there and jogging to soak it all up before the hammer falls tonight dropping to 18 chilly degrees with s... Read more

When I Grow Up...

Monday, April 14, 2014      20 comments

I had such a wonderful jog yesterday in my favorite local park, Dorchester: I maintained my jogging gait as I went up the ridge to jog along the top of the dam...the s... Read more

Salty Upper Lip: Prepping for 5K

Saturday, April 12, 2014      17 comments

We've been graced by stupendous spring-into-summer-like weather this weekend and EVERYBODY'S heading outdoors! Today I began in earnest to prepare for the Binghamton Bridge Run, my only 5K of the year...good timing since I am still taking the an... Read more

Safety Not Guaranteed

Sunday, March 30, 2014      21 comments

I just have to give this movie one of the most heart-felt shout outs and and jump up & downs I've had over a movie in a long, long time. I knew way back when it came out that this was going to be a special movie. Check out the reviews below and ... Read more

The OTHER NSA: Pile With A Smile!

Saturday, March 29, 2014      17 comments

I've enjoyed getting back into the swing of things at Spinning Class this week along with some nice walk / jogs outside now that the temps are rounding the bend again and warming up some. Rather than naming these Non-Scale Victories as is ... Read more

Working the Spark: The Pay-Offs Keep Rolling In!

Sunday, March 23, 2014      28 comments

Today started off with a bang when I hit my new low weight of the year...woo hoo! Only 17 pounds away from my goal of 200! I had already had a plan to clear the closet of all my old clothes that are really too big. I don't want ANYTHING aro... Read more


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