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Run the Year 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      4 comments

Who signed up for the Run the Year 2017 challenge (external, not here in SP)? If you are not familiar with it, it is a challenge to walk/jog/run 2017 miles during the year (solo or in teams). There are also monthly themed mini-challenges. T... Read more
Sugar beast
Tuesday, August 29, 2017      7 comments

I've been back in the US since 7/1. One of the things I really miss about France/Europe is the food - fewer chemicals, no GMOs, more flavorful...and less sugar. I have never gone out of my way to eliminate sugar from my diet because I don't add ... Read more
Is it Spring yet?
Sunday, February 19, 2017      6 comments

I am so ready for Spring/Summer. Winter is my least favorite season.I can accept the need for it, but after about the first week of January I am done with it. Now if only Mother Nature would get on my schedule. I don't even have it too bad.... Read more
Sunday, February 12, 2017      6 comments

I tried kimchi for the first time back in 2015 on a trip to Shanghai and really liked it. After returning to France I went several times to a Korean restaurant in Paris with a Korean colleague. He said the restaurant was pretty authentic and he ... Read more
Breaking up is hard to do
Sunday, February 05, 2017      6 comments

When I started running I researched and purchased a Garmin Forerunner 610 in blue. I loved my Garmin, in part because it didn't look like a large blocky obviously sport watch made for men's bigger wrists. Plus, it was blue. I like blue. ... Read more
Gadgets galore!
Sunday, January 29, 2017      6 comments

I love gadgets. On today's run I had my patellar braces on, my Fitbit, my Garmin and two phones - my US phone in case my kids called and my French phone to use RunKeeper because sometimes Garmin is a little loose with reporting distances. I coul... Read more
Going the extra mile
Sunday, January 22, 2017      7 comments

Or, in my case, the extra half mile. Because getting lost is my superpower emoticon ... Read more
Garmin wants me to succeed
Sunday, January 15, 2017      8 comments

I went for a run/walk this afternoon and wore my Garmin gps watch, and I also turned on the Runkeeper app. Apparently Garmin is invested in my success; it consistently reported an additional 1/4 to 1/3 mile the entire time I was out. I think I'm... Read more
Oh, that it comes down to this
Tuesday, May 19, 2015      16 comments

I'm making a blog entry for the sole purpose of getting that last 1 spark point to get the next level trophy. I am ashamed of myself ... Read more
Things that make me go GRRRRRRR!!!!!
Sunday, February 15, 2015      15 comments

Someone rifling through my belongings and stealing from me at work. This is a professional office environment and we have a thief ? Possibly in my own department ? Can't blame this one on the cleaning crew since it happened during lunch and was ... Read more
Dropping like flies
Sunday, August 24, 2014      17 comments

Literally! This is what I spent last weekend doing, swatting (no exaggeration) hundreds of flies. I wonder how many calories are burned using a fly swatter ? Fortuna... Read more
Sunday, August 10, 2014      14 comments in and scratching the mosquito bites Now I'm off to buy some citronella candles for the bedroom at night to prevent more of the same! Eta: cute internet random kitty scratching its chin picture removed b/c it was getting... Read more
Tuesday, July 29, 2014      13 comments

I have a renter in my US house while I am in France. One of the dangers of renting one's house out is that you just don't know who you'll end up with and what they will do to your home. I've been lucky. My first renter took care of the hous... Read more
Here comes the rain again
Tuesday, July 29, 2014      7 comments

And just call me "The Rainmaker" emoticon We didn't actually "go to court" yesterday morning, it was more neg... Read more
Where's my umbrella?
Friday, July 25, 2014      11 comments

As in the literal it has rained more days than not for the last month, including a cold and gloomy 10 day straight stretch. As in the idiomatic "when it rains, it pours"...when everything seems to go wrong all at once. As in the "WTF?"... Read more

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