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When the Impossible becomes Possible

Sunday, September 30, 2012      18 comments

There were many false starts before I started to really run. It wasn't until the fourth of July vacation that I actually started to run regularly enough -- and train hard enough -- to really BE a runner and see progress and improvement. ... Read more

5 Things I learned from tonight's run

Thursday, September 13, 2012      10 comments

I was planning on a long run on the Wabash Heritage Trail when I got off early...but then it started sprinkling. I checked the weather channel, and it said T-storms possible...and Miss Kitty was hiding in the cupboards, which is always a sign t... Read more

Taco Bell craving SATISFIED!

Monday, September 10, 2012      14 comments

Since Friday I have REALLY been craving a Mexican pizza from Taco Bell. So when I got home from Zumba, I opened up the fridge and saw the leftover refried beans (that I made FROM SCRATCH with dried pinto beans), the fresh salsa, and the hal... Read more

I WILL run across America (and then the world!)

Friday, September 07, 2012      11 comments

I was reading about a person running around the world and thought...hey, I can do that! So I looked it up. Turns out, to run around the world, I'll have to run 24,901.55 miles. At my current goal of running 10 miles a week, it will take m... Read more

Acknowledging Stress and Getting Rid of it For Good

Wednesday, September 05, 2012      9 comments

For the last couple of years, my family and friends have told me to leave my job and find a new one. My boss is WONDERFUL in so many ways. I have a flexible schedule when doctor's appointments and things like that come up. I can leave ear... Read more

Trauma on the Labor Day kayaking trip!

Monday, September 03, 2012      15 comments

I invited everyone I know to come kayaking with me today. And then I announced a 10 am launch time. Strangely enough, only my parents were available that early in the morning...everyone else had other plans (mostly sleeping in!) So we lau... Read more

I Heart Dr. Seuss

Thursday, August 30, 2012      7 comments

Someone posted this to my Facebook page this morning...and OMG, I LOVE IT!!! ... Read more

I did something I've never done before: I put ME first!

Monday, August 27, 2012      17 comments

The local food cooperative had a board meeting last Wednesday, and things got heated. As in, I was being yelled at, and have been heckled by an angry board member who didn't get his way ever since. And when I got home from the board meetin... Read more

Vacation Pictures

Tuesday, August 21, 2012      10 comments

Sparkfriends, don't ever believe that the "younger generations" are good with technology. Okay, I'm only a few months away from the big 3-0, but still...I grew up with computers, and got my first cell phone my freshman year of college, and I ST... Read more

I had to put the little kitty to sleep today

Saturday, August 18, 2012      22 comments

When I was 16, I went with my parents to put our family dog to sleep. It was, until today, the hardest thing I've ever had to do...but she had been sick for years, and unable to walk, and my parents finally knew that she was suffering and keepi... Read more

Deep Breath...and I'm okay again

Thursday, August 09, 2012      13 comments

It's always amazing to me how a little think like a piece of paper can be so upsetting. There have been many times where I tied myself in knots over money. And I think everyone in the world has been in the same boat. But it's just paper. ... Read more


Monday, August 06, 2012      10 comments

After months of fighting, hissing, spitting, pawing at the air...THEY'RE FINALLY FRIENDS! ... Read more

I put a foot on the wrong turn, but then got back on the track!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012      12 comments

Last night was ROUGH, Sparkfriends!! I left work and went straight to City Foods (local food c0-op/community grocery) to volunteer. And I had a plan. A very good plan. Volunteer until 6:30-7, then home to make black bean burgers and roas... Read more

The EXCUSES rear their ugly heads again

Wednesday, July 18, 2012      10 comments

Last night was Green Drinks -- it's a monthly program I organize. I checked out the menu options, and stayed well within my ranges for the day even with one beer (I was at 1255 calories!!) And I planned to come home afterward and go for a half... Read more

...and now it's official!

Monday, July 16, 2012      11 comments

I weighed in this morning at 159 pounds! emoticon Back down in the 150's, and 5 pounds down from where I was at t... Read more

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