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Okay, Now How do We Keep Going?

Sunday, October 25, 2015      2 comments

I'm still enjoying the delight I found in completing my first 10K trail run, despite conditions that would have stopped me in my tracks last year. (Run in the cold? No way! Drizzle? Are you kidding me - nope!) Adopting a "let's see what happen... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Did I run my first 10K today? Why yes. Yes, I did.

Sunday, October 04, 2015      37 comments

That's about all I have the energy and time for. Because after the 10K, we went out for breakfast (mmmm...Glenda's Cafe....) and then to the orchard for the last day of Pick-your-own apples (mmmm...Empire apples) and then out for a quick grocery... Read more

Wearable Fitness Trackers

Wednesday, September 16, 2015      4 comments

I have been resisting the trend toward wearing a fitness tracker for a long time. I completely understand the power of data to drive change - I get that if I have evidence that tells me that I don't move as much as I think I do, I'll move more. ... Read more

Whew - still sore from yesterday's bike-run-bike...

Sunday, September 13, 2015      0 comments

Run Buddy and I are, thus far, on track with our plan to get in a short (weeknight) and long (weekend) trail run each week until the 10K in October. Of course, this plan has to accommodate my travel schedule (oy!) and various after work obligati... Read more

Haven't been around much, lately...

Tuesday, September 08, 2015      1 comments

Wow. Summer flew by - and I spent most of it outside, doing stuff, instead of inside, working on the computer. So I haven't been around much in Sparkland lately. That shows, I suppose, in my weight metrics - I've regained ten pounds. Ugh. ... Read more

Home Stretch (Looking forward to the end of the term)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015      1 comments

Only a few more weeks. Only a few more weeks. Only a few more weeks. ^ my mantra these days. We're down to the time of the semester when I can count remaining meetings of my various committees on one hand. Some faculty have... Read more

Spring - really?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      1 comments

I greatly enjoyed the Spring trail run that kicked my butt on Saturday (it was HAAAAARD!) though I did not enjoy the fact that I underdressed for it (shorts instead of tights, light jacket instead of warm jacket, no gloves, light buff...ugh). T... Read more

Back in the Saddle Again

Monday, April 13, 2015      2 comments

Oy, it's been a while. And I can tell - I'm working too hard, and too easily am slipping into old "whatever; I'm busy!" habits. I know when I'm feeling sorry for myself for being stressed and working 12+ hour days, it's easy for me to fall... Read more

Ruminations on the Bike to Work Checklist

Monday, March 16, 2015      1 comments

So, I've been thinking about the bike commute. I cleaned up the old granny bike this weekend and decided to ride her in today - it was great, and everything went smoothly. And I was thinking about how much of that is due to good planning and som... Read more

More conference travel...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      1 comments

Heading out to another conference today (first one of the new year - yay?) Spark goals: * Eat well, meaning healthy foods, and not too much of them. This will be a lot of restaurant food, so I'm going to try my trick of cobbling toget... Read more

Well lookee there - what I knew, is true...

Friday, December 26, 2014      0 comments

So, I'm feeling grumbly and out of sorts. I'm catching the hubs' cold though we've both been trying to avoid that, and I am (we are) cranky. I am also annoyed that I haven't been maintaining my plateau as I'd hoped to do. (I hit my arbitrarily c... Read more

Thinking about How I learned to eat, not What...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014      0 comments

This article (
eed-your-children.html ) by my favorite evidence-based diet doc got me thinking about how I learned to eat as a kiddo. Of course, I'm forward-thinkin... Read more

Ridiculously Busy

Thursday, December 11, 2014      1 comments

I can't even list all the things I'm doing - fielding email, spending more time in meetings than at my desk, travel, overseeing several guests' itineraries, and managing to live my life outside of work, too. I'm so glad we don't "do" the commerc... Read more

Just an observation...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      1 comments

...I really dislike the 'sponsored' blog content and articles on this site. Like advertorials in print media, the practice seems deceptive, and I distrust the message. Particularly when the content purports to be objective, then points readers t... Read more

The Running Conversation, Part 2

Sunday, November 02, 2014      0 comments

As the seasons change, am I prepared to run in the cold? - I don't have to run outside; I can run on the treadmill if it's too cold. Or, with the bike on the trainer, I can ride my bike. BORING! - Both the bike and the treadmill... Read more

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