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Back at it - Week 6
Thursday, August 18, 2016      8 comments

Well, this has certainly been an eventful week and not in a good way! Thursday night my 92 year old father fell at home and my sister who lives closest was over there most of the night. Friday morning, she and my Mom took him to the Emergency Ro... Read more
Back at it - Week 5
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      8 comments

Yes, I did skip a week, I know. Just more of the same scale-wise - stuck. Just didn't feel like blogging about it, but I'm back! Busy weekend, running with my group outside on Saturday for 4 miles and it felt good! Now the miles start ramping up... Read more
Back at it - Week 3
Monday, July 25, 2016      14 comments

Well, this week was not as successful - scale is up 1.6 to 158. What went right this week? I went to my HIIT class Monday and Thursday. Ran 1.5 miles on Friday on the treadmill. I ran 4 miles on Saturday on the treadmill and went to a... Read more
Back at it - Week 2
Monday, July 18, 2016      11 comments

So, latest weigh in 156.4 - down .6 - I'll take it since it is in the right direction! This week I didn't do too bad! What went right? Exercise! I did really well here. Sunday and Thursday - HIIT class! Thursday started the new wor... Read more
Running in the Heat! Or Walking!
Thursday, July 14, 2016      7 comments

So, I don't normally post links to other blogs, but I thought this one was worth it. As I'm getting back to running and the temps are rising and as I read my fellow Sparkers blogs and comments about their struggles of running in the heat. I thou... Read more
Back at it - Week 1
Monday, July 11, 2016      13 comments

So, I did put in my weight this morning for my team - 157. I am down a couple of lbs. How did the week go? Good and bad - about 80/20 - more in the favor of good. What was good? - I started my half marathon training with a 4 mile run Sat... Read more
Getting out of Maintenance Mindset
Thursday, July 07, 2016      15 comments

So, I did so well in the beginning with SP and lost weight. For the last 18 months or so I've maintained, but to be honest my weight has been creeping up. This past weekend, I said ENOUGH! I need to get a handle on things, I am not going backwar... Read more
A Few More of my Favorite Things
Thursday, June 23, 2016      11 comments

I originally posted this back in October of 2014 and thought I would update it. I'll add some new things and update comments on whether things are still my favorites. Maybe some of my SparkFriends will learn some things and feel free to share so... Read more
Father's Day Weekend
Monday, June 20, 2016      10 comments

Well, I guess it has been a while since I've blogged! Not sure where the time goes! Last Monday before I went out of town, I stopped at the running store and got a new pair of shoes - I was overdue! I switched from Brooks Ghost to Saucony Triump... Read more
Yard Work!
Friday, June 03, 2016      21 comments

Well John and I have been busy since last weekend with yard work. When we moved in here last year, the whole yard had lots of plants/shrubs, but was very overgrown. Lots of day lilies were crowding out other plants. Certain things we were not su... Read more
Memorial Day Weekend!
Tuesday, May 31, 2016      9 comments

I ended up taking Friday off. I did have to finish up a few work items, issues with a software release. We did some work around the yard. We are digging up a lot of existing shrubs and plants that have just taken over and we are planting some ne... Read more
Finally some Spring Weather!
Monday, May 23, 2016      12 comments

Well really, almost Summer weather! It is in the mid-80's today. Yesterday I went for a 3 mile run. I was able to sneak it in before a neighbor's birthday party. The previous Saturday it was cold, chilly and rainy and I did a 5 mile run on the t... Read more
Monday Again!
Monday, May 09, 2016      9 comments

Well, the weekend flew by once again! Friday afternoon after work, John and I did some weeding in the yard. Then the neighbors invited us over for drinks. It was such a beautiful evening and we hung out on their patio visiting. Saturday mor... Read more
The Weekend - Thinking about Running!
Monday, May 02, 2016      9 comments

So, one week post half marathon. I did go for a 3.4 mile Pub Run with the running store on Monday evening. On Thursday, I went to my HIIT class and had a great workout. I have been trying to do military push-ups daily - my best was 22. But other... Read more
Women's Half Marathon!
Monday, April 25, 2016      20 comments

So, yesterday at 7am was the inaugural Naperville Women's Half Marathon! I was meeting my training group at the park where we meet on Saturday's for our training runs - it was very close to the race start. We were meeting at 6:15 and I decided t... Read more

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