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Goodbye 50's....hello 60's!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012      1 comments

Tomorrow I turn 60 years old. In the past, I have not been an "oh my gosh, I am ________fill in the blank with a number kind of person. I just believe age is relative and if you are healthy and content, who cares. But I'd be lying if I sai... Read more

Begin again, Finnegan

Sunday, January 01, 2012      2 comments

No surprise that I haven't posted since September and the that I not only fell off the wagon but am still bouncing. As usual, workouts are great....couldn't be better. Pleased with st and love all the variety I have done. So in one way, I am... Read more

To my 59 year old are a warrior!

Sunday, September 25, 2011      1 comments

After many, many months of training and anticipation, I completed the warrior dash in Tulsa, Ok. To get an idea of what warrior dash is, check out and click on your state. It is basically a 3.2 mile race (5k) with as... Read more

Wore shorts to the gym for the first time....

Sunday, September 11, 2011      1 comments

This is big for me. I usually wear danskin capris..always black and I love them. But I sweat buckets and ran today before I went to the gym to do weights. I figured it was early and there are very few people at the gym that early. So I decided t... Read more

Seriously pumped for this

Wednesday, August 31, 2011      0 comments

So it looks like all three our "kids" will be coming in for warrior dash on September24th. Check it out:
egister2011_oklahoma.php I've really stepped up my training for this. But I've gotta say the scali... Read more

Who knew those bad habits could come back with such a vengeance?

Thursday, August 18, 2011      2 comments

I am somewhat disappointed in myself. I really thought after two years of really changing my lifestyle, I didn't have to be that vigilant. Did great during summer school and the rest of the summer. Boot camps, ate healthy, tried new things. ... Read more

yeah, what a feeling

Friday, July 22, 2011      2 comments

Had my crossfit "test" today and I feel terrific. When I started 3 weeks ago, I ran the mile in 14:30. Today at the test, I ran it in 10:50! I just was so determined to do better. Put a towel over the read outs and that helped. Focused on th... Read more

Still embracing it but not feeling embraced back

Tuesday, July 19, 2011      2 comments

Whew. Still sticking with the running and yesterday at bootcamp I did a mile in 12:13. I know that is slow but honestly, it is truly an accomplishment to get through one mile without stopping. How can I do spin, jumprope, and tons of other t... Read more


Saturday, July 16, 2011      1 comments

I'm biting the bullet and starting to run! I've been doing a crossfit bootcamp and my weakest area is when we run. So far it has been 1 mile runs or 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off for five minutes. My time when I first started the 1 mile wa... Read more

Bubble Baths do help

Thursday, July 14, 2011      3 comments

I took a bubble bath this morning. A luxury and was so much more soothing that I remembered. Like so many, I'm stressed. Thankfully, it's not stress about health. Both my husband and I and our three children are healthy. It's the everyday fr... Read more

Disappointing but I guess ok.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011      5 comments

I met with my pt yesterday for new sets and had told him I wanted to do my BMI again. Haven't done it in a while and the tool they use at gym is a hand held one. He cautioned that it mightnot be that accurate for me. But I still was curious.... Read more

Third Day of boot camp

Friday, July 08, 2011      3 comments

I thought I worked hard before but I have never worked this hard. Each of these bootcamps have been different and each have been harder than the last one. I am so glad I tried this and I am even happier that I can actually do all the stuff. ... Read more

boot camp

Friday, July 01, 2011      1 comments

First day of boot camp and I loved it. In a sick sort of way. I didn't know what to expect but since I have been watching the trainer who was going to run it, I kind of got the feeling it would be intense. I was a little concerned that I w... Read more

Back to spinning and oh what a high.

Sunday, June 26, 2011      2 comments

I purposely took about three months off from spin class just to mix things up. I've done other cardio, mostly pylometrics, jumproping etc and it's all good. But I was so looking forward to getting back to spin. At first, I hoped I remembered ... Read more

Overdid it.

Friday, June 24, 2011      2 comments

Dang, I know better. First off, I rarely get sick but last Saturday I had the scratchy throat, achy body, running nose and itching eyes. And even though I am in the allergy capital of the world, I don't normally have allergies. I didn't know if ... Read more

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