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Cycling high!
Saturday, October 10, 2009      12 comments

Yesterday I cycled with my co-worker again. I dropped my bike off at the shop for it's well baby checkup before an upcoming weekend bike/camping trip. I rented a road bike to use in case mine wasn't ready. I knew I was faster on the roa... Read more
3/4 Marathon?
Sunday, October 04, 2009      12 comments

Yesterday was my first organized half marathon. With 5 hours of sleep I was up @ 4 am for the 90 minute drive to make sure I was there with time to pickup my packet and be at the start line @ 7 am for walkers. Runners started at 8 am. The rac... Read more
SparkNC Rally 09.27.09
Sunday, September 27, 2009      15 comments

Nine NC sparkers (two not pictured) enjoyed a walk at Umstead State Park in Raleigh this afternoon. We managed two trails, Pott's Branch for 1.25 miles and Sal's Branch for 2... Read more
Swimming classes
Tuesday, September 22, 2009      8 comments

My first swimming class was tonight. I've always loved the water, I used to cry & beg my parents to take us swimming in the river. There was only one public pool in our area, I don't remember ever getting the opportunity to swim in it. ... Read more
Cape Fear River Trail, Fayetteville, NC
Saturday, August 22, 2009      7 comments

Four SparkNorthCarolina members and their family started the 5 & 8 mile trek of the Cape Fear River Trail @ 9 am this morning. The trail was completely paved with water and restrooms available along the way. We shared it not only with each oth... Read more
Fear of Failure
Tuesday, August 04, 2009      9 comments

"Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure." – Jack Lemmon I passed up a great opportunity for fitness and a test of my endurance this coming weekend. It's totally unlike me these days. A respected co-worker se... Read more
Raven Rock State Park Rally, Go SparkNorthCarolina!
Sunday, August 02, 2009      9 comments

The SparkNorthCarolina Rally occurring on the first day of August certainly started my month off on the righ... Read more
Doing the Creeper
Wednesday, July 29, 2009      13 comments

My youngest sister invited me to join her to bike the Virginia Creeper Trail between Whitetop, Damascus, and Abingdon Virginia on July 18th. It was everything we hoped for and more. We stayed in a lovely cottage in downtown Damascus within wal... Read more
Virginia Creeper Trail
Thursday, July 16, 2009      8 comments

Opportunities, I just love them. My sister contacted me by email on Monday with an invite I just couldn't turn down. She suggested we meet in Damascus, Virginia to bike the Virginia Creeper Trail. ... Read more
The final rep counts the most!
Friday, July 10, 2009      8 comments

Because of vacation out of town, loss of one trainer, and a temporary change in my work schedule, my strength training has been erratic for the past month. In fact, until this morning, it had been two weeks since my last session. It's a l... Read more
I'm so glad I accepted the challenge!
Sunday, July 05, 2009      6 comments

I accepted a challenge on one of my teams for this past weekend which included both Saturday and Sunday. The challenge was to blog, comment on another team mate's blog, visit at least 3 team mates spark pages & give support, give at least 2 ot... Read more
This 'n That
Saturday, July 04, 2009      3 comments

I continue with Operation Beautiful. I found one message in the same place two days after posting it on the Greenway sign. I switched it for a new one placing the old one at the end of the trail. As I finished my biking for the day, I happene... Read more
Operation Beautiful works for me!
Sunday, June 28, 2009      6 comments

I imagine most have read the dailySpark Blog about Operation Beautiful. I decided to give it a try today. I left the first message on the mirror in the ladies room at the gym. Two hours later it was still there. I left the second one on the ... Read more
Change is good!
Saturday, June 27, 2009      5 comments

My life is full of changes @ this time, more than usual. It's turning my life upside down. A big impact on me personally is my gym closing wrecking havoc on my fitness routine. Thursday I visited the gym who "bought the membership base". I w... Read more
Grandma's Treat
Tuesday, June 23, 2009      4 comments

My 4 yo grandson and I are having our first sleepover without his sisters or parents. What a treat for me! Seeing the everyday through his eyes has made me so much more aware of life. For probably 10 minutes we sat and watched the front loadi... Read more

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