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Training for the half
Has it really been almost 3 months since I've blogged? Whoops, time flies.
I decided at the beginning of summer that I needed a goal to get me up and moving and back into healthy habits. I had the bright idea of running a half marathon as... Read more
Death of the Blog?
Warning, this is a rant and I apologize out of the gate. This is a site where we are all free to post what we want on our status and blogs. I try to be positive and inspiring but this is something I've noticed more and more of lately and just ... Read more
Saturday...getting it DONE!
I am a procrastinator. I try not to be, I make lists and set notes on my calendar in my phone for reminders but some things I just keep putting off.
Today I got it done.
Ran 2 miles this morning, a nice slow non-stop jog...which is ... Read more
Running advice please!
I am experiencing that heavy feeling when I run that makes me want to stop and walk. Not that anything is wrong with walking, but my goal is about running. I started running about 6 years ago and slowly worked my way to a 5k race. That was in... Read more
Goals for July are simple. Be better than June. I am currently on a 4 week streak of at least 90 minutes of exercise. The total for June was 744. I know...so close to 750 but getting workouts in this week was brutal and I didn't see the smal... Read more
Addicted to something good!
Several years ago when I first joined SP and stepped into the wonderful world of healthy eating, physical fitness and online friends here...I read about heart rate monitors. I did some research into different brands and their effectiveness but ... Read more
Did you say half marathon?
Yes, a half marathon. 13.1 miles. I must be crazy. Maybe I'm just fed up and know that without a structured program that I have to pay for and actually show up to participate in, I'll have no excuses to not improve my miles and endurance.
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New Fitness Gear!
Thanks to me griping about SP's calculator's being OFF, SOAPNUT suggested I let them know so I did on the message boards. One of the coach's told me that if I wanted more accurate #'s I should get a HR monitor. She also stood by SP's calculati... Read more
Spark's Calculators are OFF
First of all...what happened to my old sparkpage layout???? I don't get on here much because I don't blog every day or even every week. What a shock! I'll get used to it but not everyone does good with change.
Any way, back to the subjec... Read more
Goals for May
This is really a simple reminder for myself, to look at this blog and stay focused that I do want to change for the better and keep pushing ahead to achieve that change.
For the first time, I'm breaking up the month into smaller amounts of ... Read more
Apartment workout & NSV's
Since my apartment is on the second floor, I try to be as courteous as possible with not making excessive noise for my downstairs neighbors. In my quest to get active again, I'm checking out "quiet" workouts on youtube, ones that are apartment ... Read more
Finally the right yoga for me
I woke up this morning thinking I needed to get moving. For me that is a huge A+ in that I'm not a morning person and I've not been able to find motivation to do much of anything in the last few years. I've spent my free time stuffing my face ... Read more
We All Need Support
I've been on here for several years; some times were definitely more active than others, then there were times I completely took a break.
Most of my spark friends from years ago have disappeared and I totally get how that happens, since I d... Read more
Changing Eating Timing
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, at least that's what has been drilled into my head my whole life. I've never been one to skip breakfast and couldn't understand how friends and coworkers didn't eat until lunch time without passi... Read more
Trying A Not So New Angle
Over the past 2.5 years, I've gained 25 pounds. They crept on so while I realized what was going on, my laziness prevented me from caring enough to make the necessary changes. I've never considered myself athletic, just was blessed to be tall ... Read more