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10 more things blog

Sunday, October 21, 2012      4 comments

Writing my last 10 things blog had an uplifting effect on me, so I decided to try another one. I still have persistent problems, but it made me realize that there are a l... Read more

Sea Gull Century. I did it!

Sunday, October 07, 2012      5 comments

This was the out from the balcony of the house where I was staying yesterday just before I started my bike ride. It was a perfect day. Bottom line up front: I finished! ... Read more

My 10 things blog

Sunday, September 30, 2012      8 comments

I was inspired by a couple of friends who wrote "10 things" blogs, so here goes. 1. This was completely unexpected. I had a routine follow up visit with my oncologist this week. It has been 10 years now since my surgery, and she says I d... Read more

Running update - and now there are two of us

Sunday, May 27, 2012      3 comments

A few weeks ago, I wrote about signing up for the Pittsburgh Rock n Roll Half Marathon in 2013. Since then, I've completed 3 weeks of Jeff Galloway's conditioning program. I'm feeling good. It has been remarkably easy, and the main thin... Read more

A new chapter begins

Sunday, May 06, 2012      5 comments

I had a great time with Sparkfriends in Pittsburgh last month, participating in "Just a Short Run," so when members of the group invited everyone to sign up for the Rock N Roll Half Marathon (also in Pittsburgh) in August 2013, I was initially s... Read more

Food and Addiction

Sunday, April 29, 2012      5 comments

I just read an interesting article in Nutrition Action Health Letter, a monthly newsletter published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest ( It explains the science behind the idea that certain foods can be addictive... Read more

Quick check in

Sunday, March 11, 2012      4 comments

First of all, I am really happy to be back on Daylight Saving Time. It makes a big difference to me that I can complete my bicycle commute during daylight hours. I feel s... Read more

Fitness 2011 Summary

Sunday, January 29, 2012      6 comments

Here's a quick summary of what I accomplished, fitness-wise, in 2011. The first few months, I did some walking, but I had a hard time keeping myself going. Then, in May, ... Read more


Monday, December 19, 2011      7 comments

This isn't much of a blog, but here is what I've been thinking about a lot, between working, riding, and getting our family ready for the holidays: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 07:21 16:49 Tue, 20 Dec 2011 07:21 16:50 Wed, 21 Dec 2011 07:22 16:50 ... Read more

Mount Vernon

Sunday, November 06, 2011      9 comments

Imagine a beautiful blue sky, the beginning of fall colors, a temperature between 50-55 F, a beautiful wooded trail, and a bicycle. That was my Saturday -- most of it. I got to the trail at 11:20 am, and got back to my car at 5:45 pm. E... Read more

Health update

Saturday, October 22, 2011      9 comments

I was going to call this a brief update, but that turned out to be wishful thinking. In case you've been wondering why I was in the hospital this morning, I didn't mean to worry anybody about my health, but I guess this morning I put it on... Read more

Happy Columbus Day and more!

Monday, October 10, 2011      3 comments

I have the day off from work today. In addition to being Columbus Day, it is also my 18th Anniversary. My husband and I are still arguing - in fun, of course - over which one of us was luckier to meet the other, and we still haven't resolved ... Read more

A record-breaking week

Saturday, September 17, 2011      6 comments

Dear Friends: Thanks to all of you who have been so supportive of me for the last few years, and especially over the last 4 months. Life behind the scenes hasn't exactly been easy for me, but I was determined to stop complaining and do ... Read more

As if two broken spokes in 2 weeks wasn't enough...

Thursday, September 15, 2011      4 comments

I was backing out of my driveway this morning just before the crack of dawn. Suddenly, I noticed that there was a dark car parked behind me. I slammed on the brakes and managed to avoid hitting the car. Unfortunately, I hit my bike. Yikes! ... Read more

My second broken spoke in 2 weeks

Wednesday, September 14, 2011      6 comments

Just a short update... I broke another spoke today. It was my second one in two weeks. Doug, my regular bicycle mechanic at Performance Bikes, was as good to me as ever, repairing it for me on the spot, and saving my mental health (such a... Read more

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