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first group run with Jeff Galloway Training today

Saturday, May 07, 2011      5 comments

Signed up for the Jeff Galloway running group in Raleigh and today was the first scheduled run - 3 miles. Each Saturday (rain or shine) we will add more distance. Although no racing is required, the group is training for the Oaks Marathon in N... Read more

My acupuncture experience

Friday, May 06, 2011      8 comments

I had my first acupuncture experience this week, to help treat hot flushes without using hormones. First, the practitioner took a history and spoke with me regarding my nutrition. The concept of “hot and cold” is very standard in Chinese... Read more

Laughter is good medicine

Thursday, May 05, 2011      7 comments

Spent the evening laughing along to the comedy channel on Steven Wright cracks me up. Laughter has many benefits - internal massage boosts the immune system lowers blood sugar 10 to 15 minutes can even burn 50 calories! ... Read more

"Barricade the road that goes nowhere"

Tuesday, May 03, 2011      10 comments

I was listening to The Message (Eugene Peterson's translation of the Bible) and this verse seemed to jump out at me. It's from Psalm 119:29. emoticonRead more

May 2 ramblings

Monday, May 02, 2011      5 comments

Had a busy day at Duke Integrative Medicine today - gynecologist (working on my hot flushes, or shall we refer to them as power surges? emoticonRead more

May plans

Sunday, May 01, 2011      11 comments

emoticon This month the plan is: Read more

Ready for May

Saturday, April 30, 2011      6 comments

Mentally back on track. Did Week 1 Day 1 of Rookie Running program for 5K your way today. Daughter's college graduation in 2 weeks. Hoping to get a couple more 5K races done next month. Looks like I won't make the China trip this year. With... Read more

I have cute toes

Wednesday, April 27, 2011      16 comments

emoticon Stopped by the grocery store for dinner after tai chi (Okay, I admit, I did pick up something I could have ... Read more

What a surprise on my SparkPage!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011      32 comments

There it was, in the lower left corner - SparkPeople Motivator! WOW! Thanks to all my SparkFriends (You ALL inspire me!) and to anyone who visited my page and left a comment or voted. I feel so happy and re-motivated myself! THANKS SO ... Read more

5K walk run training completed

Friday, April 22, 2011      7 comments

emoticon 5 weeks of 3 times a week interval training, and I feel good! It's rainy here, so I'm deciding whet... Read more

Blogging to reach Level 14

Saturday, April 16, 2011      10 comments

Having a lazy weekend with Mom. So close to earning my next level trophy in SparkPoints! It's fun to see the new trophies and medals. We had tornadoes in the state; my BFF's home had some minor damage, but others in her neighborhood were n... Read more

Garden planting preparation

Saturday, April 09, 2011      10 comments

What did Coach Nicole say in one of her recent Daily Spark blogs about exercise? - make it fun, make it easy, make it social. The Pilates class I went to stirred up my lower back pain. Read more

Garden planning

Friday, April 08, 2011      10 comments

Tentative list so far: tomatoes (trying topsy-turvey method), spinach, lettuce (several varieties), broccoli (is this the season or not?), bell pepper & jalepenos, green beans; then for herbs: basil, thyme, dill, chives, cilantro, ginger, ros... Read more

A big change - less TV

Wednesday, April 06, 2011      10 comments

One major difference I have noticed in my daily activities since joining SP is that I am not spending nearly as much time on the couch watching TV. Since OWN bumped F'itTV's exercise schedule, I don't even have Cathe to watch during the day. T... Read more

Reflections on a "down" day

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      8 comments

I've noticed a personal trend - whenever it rains, it's almost as if my body barometer also bottoms out. My energy and motivation are lower than normal, and I would happily stay indoors if possible. Today was one of those days, sigh. Now that... Read more

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