Wave Runners: Springing into Action – Vision Collage
This week's challenge: Create a vision board that represents what you want out of this challenge.....what you want to accomplish during the spring and where you want to be and WHO you want to be when summer approaches.
I've avoided making ... Read more
Wave Runners challenge: Workout game
This was challenging! I see a lot of TV-themed games online, but I've cut down on my TV watching quite a bit lately. I do go to work every day, though, so that's the theme of my workout game.
Every incoming... Read more
Wave Runners: Springing into Action – About Me
I don’t like writing about me! But I do like challenges, so here goes.
I’m Heather, I just turned 36 (how did that happen?!), I’m married to the best person I know, and I have a very spoiled cat, Missy.
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Best gifts ever!
My mom sent me a package with some belated birthday gifts yesterday. While my husband looked on with a confused look on his face, I squealed in delight. BEST GIFTS EVER!!!!
The items themselves are pretty ordinary and not the greatest quali... Read more
A glimmer of Wonder Woman
This weekend was pretty great fitness-wise. On Saturday, my husband and I walked the beach in Encinitas. It was a beautiful day – sunny, 75 degrees, a light breeze – just try to stop me from going to the beach! My husband has been nursing an inj... Read more
Working it at work
It only took me a year and 3 months, but I finally did it: I took a break and I took a walk. It's such a simple thing, but it's been such an obstacle for me to overcome.
OK, I already know this isn't good or right or whatever, but this is h... Read more
Distance tracking 2012
I always forget about the reports you can run on SparkPeople! They're super helpful when you want to take a close look at what you're doing (or not doing). I thought I'd take a look at how many miles I covered in 2012, so I ran a report to see m... Read more
Happy new year, Sparkpeeps! I'm actually pretty excited about 2013. Maybe it's because things are going fairly well these days. It inspires optimism. I hope the new year has good things in store for all of us.
I recently took a short vacat... Read more
I stumped the dietitian!
In my new quest to make my health a priority, I asked my doctor for a referral to a nutritionist recently. Today was my first appointment.
The woman was really nice and she listened to everything I had to say. I made sure to be really hone... Read more
Nov. 6-8: Being thankful
Nov. 6: Election Day! I’m truly thankful for the right to cast a vote for whomever my heart desires. It wasn’t that long ago that women weren’t able to vote, so I take pride in going to the polls and letting my voice be heard (although I rarely ... Read more
Nov. 3-5: Being grateful
Nov. 3: I’m thankful for an adventurous palate and the friends who long ago exposed me to new foods. I remember at 18 a first date with Eric, who took me to an Indian restaurant. I had never tried Indian food before, so I was nervous. I don’t re... Read more
Starting over, being grateful, and a new challenge
I haven’t been running in a while, partly because my foot still hurts after just walking a few miles and partly because I’m just not doing it. I have the super-awesome Iron Girl event coming up in less than 2 weeks, and I’m trying to look at it ... Read more
New shoes will have to wait
No more running (or even walking) for me this week. I’ve been sidelined with foot problems, likely some form of plantar fasciitis. It’s so painful!
I was SO excited last weekend: I retired my first real pair of running shoes! When I started... Read more
Fighting a new battle
It's been a while since I've blogged. I'm on Spark every day, lurking, reading blogs, silently cheering people on. I'll post a comment once in a while, but mostly I just haven't wanted to interact with anyone. I don’t have a real good reason for... Read more
Quote to remember
Running is not a private activity. People are watching. Show someone what it's like to want something.
Marc Parent, Runner's World columnist
This quote resonated with me this morning. After I... Read more