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First 5K in Years

Saturday, September 21, 2013      4 comments

Ran my first 5K in 12 years today. I gave it up when my ankles started aching most of the time. I decided to try it without the 34 pounds I've lost thanks to SP. Finished in 27:19 - second in my age group!! Read more

August Step Challenge

Monday, August 05, 2013      3 comments

Today is the first day of the August step challenge for the Partnership Accountability to the Finish Line SparkTeam. Let's get stepping!! emoticonRead more

Long Day

Saturday, June 08, 2013      4 comments

It started before 4 AM. Not the plan, but woke up and couldn't get back to sleep so I just got up an hour earlier and did my morning workout. Watched super regionals of the College World Series - Unfortunately, South Carolina got beat, so they... Read more

Pretty Good Day

Thursday, June 06, 2013      4 comments

I got lots of exercise in walking and swimming, abs video (it's a real kicker). Also had a very good day of healthful eating. Hope everyone else had a fantastic day. Read more

A new week

Monday, June 03, 2013      4 comments

Is off to a good start. Had a relaxing weekend. Stayed within my calorie range but splurged a bit. It's nice to be able to accomplish both. Today started off very foggy, but turned in to a beautiful day. Hope you had a good day, too. ... Read more

Interesting Day

Thursday, May 30, 2013      1 comments

I was leaving to take my car in for routine service this morning. When I got to the top of my street, our neighbors were standing there looking down the cross street. I rolled down my window and they told me that a mother black bear and her 3 ... Read more

Another Beautiful Day

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      3 comments

It was another beautiful day in Western North Carolina. Wonderful day to go horseback riding, plus I got my early morning treadmill workout in and swimming this afternoon. Amazing how fast the time goes by with all these fitness things to do. ... Read more

Busy, Busy

Tuesday, May 28, 2013      2 comments

A good friend of mine told me that once you retire, you'll wonder how you had time to work. That is certainly turning out to be true. My day started at it's regular time which is 5 AM. I did 1 hour and 25 minutes on the treadmill. Then walke... Read more

Beautiful Day

Monday, May 27, 2013      3 comments

We had another gorgeous day in Western North Carolina. They had forecast scattered afternoon thundershowers but those never materialized, at least not where we live. We've had more than enough rain so far this year - about 12 inches above the ... Read more

National Memorial Day Concert

Sunday, May 26, 2013      3 comments

I hope that many of you were able to see this evening's National Memorial Day Concert. It was as moving a concert as they have ever given. To those who have served or continue to serve in America's armed forces, the nation thanks you for y... Read more

Day at Biltmore Estate

Saturday, May 25, 2013      4 comments

Spent the day with hubby showing his sister around the Biltmore Estate. Crowded due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, but we beat the worst of the crowds in touring the mansion. It was an all day affair. Had great weather after a chilly st... Read more

Friday - WooHoo

Friday, May 24, 2013      5 comments

Since I've retired, Fridays aren't the end of the work week anymore. Hope you all had a good week. And for those in the US, have a safe, enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. I got in my swim - 2000 yards - without interruption today. I had to... Read more

Up and Down Day

Thursday, May 23, 2013      6 comments

Although I had a good fitness day, I had one situation that really got me mad. I was doing a timed 1,000 yard swim. I got in right after they finished kindergarten swim class, so there was no one else in the pool. The staff member was putting... Read more

I did it - Weight Training Again

Wednesday, May 22, 2013      5 comments

Actually did my upper body weight training routine last night! emoticon It's a one day streak - better than no d... Read more

Good Day

Tuesday, May 21, 2013      4 comments

Another good day for fitness and healthy eating. Still have to do my strength training - that's the easiest thing for me to skip. I'm not totally neglecting it. I do some sort of body weight exercises most every day, but doing weights is extr... Read more

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