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Great Ride and Great Memories

Sunday, July 20, 2014      13 comments

Today's ride paled in many ways to the wonderful ride back in October 2011, but there were enough parallels to bring back the memories and yet to enjoy the people with whom I was riding today. Here is the route for today's ride: Read more

Michigan: The Rest of Vacation & Some Archeology...

Friday, July 18, 2014      19 comments

This was a most challenging week of re-entry after vacation, hence a delay in posting the "rest of the story"...! I was truly blessed with some of the BEST weather during my time in Michigan, especially on the important days of our reunion ... Read more

Rag In The Bag: Michigan Travels!

Thursday, July 10, 2014      17 comments

So in line with the shedding of the "bubble" I've been enjoying tossing a rag in the bag (pannier), hopping on my bike and reconnecting with new friends, old friends and family out Michigan way. After spending the night with a very close fr... Read more

Bubble No More!

Sunday, June 22, 2014      24 comments

Today I decided I will not live in a bubble any longer and Eliquis (my anti-coagulant) was NOT going to keep me off the bike! A friendly nudge from 4-A-HEALTHY-BMI pointed me in the direction of this blog: afibrunner.wordpress.comRead more

To My SparkFamily: I Just Wanna Say...

Thursday, June 19, 2014      22 comments
mCDWMqWZbqQ I Am BACK! My night opened up: totally free to head to the fitness center and see what I could cook up...and had an AWESOME workout! Although my music didn't real... Read more

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
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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


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

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