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A Really Productive Day
You ever had one of those days when you can't figure where the time went and you have nothing to show for all that lost time? Unfortunately, I have them quite often. Today, however, I really feel good about my day.
I took the pooch out f... Read more
WARNING: Take your meds as prescribed
I had recently miscounted my blood pressure, B/P, medication and ordered it late (they're not expected until tomorrow). I have been taking it easy since I've been without pills for three days now, but felt too good not to do a short run. I mea... Read more
This Year's Life Inventory
It is only October, but I feel like doing inventory on my life today. I last updated my Spark page when I turned 44 and in 2 months I'll be 45 - so, let's see...
Here WERE some long and short term goals to get me on my way:
Make a wee... Read more
Perseid meteor shower
Yesterday, while doing my morning run (3am) I saw a shooting star. I was dazzled. However, living under a rock, I did not realize that we are in the midst of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Reading that I could see a peak number of sighting... Read more
National Doughnut Day. . .Really?
National Doughnut Day is celebrated in the United States. This happens on the first Friday of June each year following the original Doughnut Day created by The Salvation Army. Back in 1938 the Salvation Army wanted to find a way to honor the m... Read more
Have you ever done something to make yourself cry?
Every once in a while I just need a good cry. It releases stress. It clears out the sinuses. It can even lull one into a deep sleep. With great anticipation I await my "good cry." I have a few more days until the crying sets in - I have sch... Read more
The Color Run SHINE
I ran in the Color Run last year. It was in October. It was raining and just over 30 degrees Fahrenheit. So, I thought, "let's do that again!" Thank goodness this time it was in May. Today I ran in the Color Run and it was sun-shiny, just u... Read more
For those who know me, you know how close my mommy and I were. After her death I found it hard to have "fun" without a sense of guilt. I know she would want me to enjoy my life and keep doing things we used to do together even though she only ... Read more
Creating a habit
I have been told it only takes a few weeks to create a habit. So, I am now putting that theory to the test. You might ask what habit am I trying to create. Well, many in one fell swoop - moving, eating, and sleeping everyday. So here it goes... Read more
Well, it has been just over a year since my mommy, whom I was living with and caring for, has died. It may seem like a long time, but I am just now pulling my life together. Both my maternal grandmother and my Mommy died of colorectal cancer. ... Read more
I've hit a new low - NEED HELP
Who hasn't heard "If you see there is a problem, you're half way to recovery?" I know there is a problem. . .and each day it seems worse.
Some of you know my mommy died in October 2013. Some days it seems forever ago, but recently it wei... Read more
I fit in the seat!
Mom and I are kids at heart. We have been excited to see the World of Harry Potter at Universal since it opened last spring. We just got back from a week long trip in Florida ending in Orlando. The pumpkin juice was really good - kind of lik... Read more
Get me out of my blues!
I was running last year averaging 2 miles three days a week. And then. . .
I took it easy and rested. Then . . .
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My Fitbit and Calorie Whoas
I wonder just how many calories do I burn at night? I reach my goal of burning X amount of calories that my fitbit says to burn, but then the next day I'm under calories for previous day - what's up with that?
For those of you not familiar... Read more
Never stop learning.
I am 42yo and about to start a college course through Coursera - Introductory to Applied Physiology. If you spend time online anyway, here is a great way to enhance yourself. If you have not heard of Coursera it is a FREE site where one may t... Read more