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4.8 million steps in one year!
Monday, September 09, 2013      0 comments

Today marks 1 year since I received my FitBit. I have worn it every day since I got it and I have taken 4,802,375 steps - traveling 2,502 miles and climbed 3,636 flights of stairs! I have worn it while walking, running and hiking. It has bee... Read more
30,000 steps
Sunday, August 11, 2013      3 comments

Today I took on a challenge to walk 30,000 steps started by Shelli - MOSTMOM1. I was wondering early on if I was going to make it or not. My husband is going to go hunting in Colorado in October and hasn't been to the shooting range for a whil... Read more
New exercise streak
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      1 comments

Monday I began a new exercise streak. I do exercise every day in the form of walking. I will on a normal basis walk 4 miles or more each day. On Monday I decided it was time to step it up. I recently saw an episode of Dr Oz that featured Sha... Read more
Hiking Big Sur
Sunday, January 06, 2013      4 comments

A friend and I had planned to go to Big Sur yesterday. When we originally planned it the forecast was for a sunny day but as the day got closer the weather was changing. Forecast for rain was coming at noon. We almost backed out. But after a few... Read more
Silicon Valley Santa Run
Sunday, December 16, 2012      4 comments

This afternoon I ran in the inaugural Santa Run created to help provide funds to keep Christmas in the Park going in downtown San Jose. There were about 2,700 Santa's out there! Here is the view from in front of me ... Read more
Santa Run
Wednesday, December 05, 2012      3 comments

Today I signed up for the Silicon Valley Santa Run on December 16. I also signed up my daughter in law and son! My son will push my grandson in his stroller. This should be fun! We are all getting long sleeve t shirts and a Santa costume. Th... Read more
Breakfast by candlelight?
Friday, November 30, 2012      4 comments

I woke up early this morning due to the sounds of wind and rain. I looked at the clock to see what time it was, but it was dark. The storm passing through had knocked out the electricity. Fortunately my phone had an alarm set, so I didn't nee... Read more
Holiday Family and fitness
Tuesday, November 27, 2012      2 comments

I had a great 4 days off from work. On Thursday I participated in the nations largest timed Turkey Trot held in downtown San Jose. There were over 20,000 participants! We all raised over $1.2 million dollars for 3 charities. After shower... Read more
My Lost Ring
Sunday, November 11, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday when heading off for San Francisco to run the Mermaid 5K, my hand felt weird and when I looked at it, my wedding band was missing. I never take it off, which meant it felt off. I got this wedding band from my husband at Christmas tim... Read more
Mermaid San Francisco 5k
Sunday, November 11, 2012      3 comments

This morning I was up at 5 to get ready to run another 5k in San Francisco. This one was sponsored by The Mermaid Series. I drove up to meet my daughter-in-law and her friend in Fremont. I got there by 6 and we were delayed a bit getting out of... Read more
Inspired by Love
Monday, May 14, 2012      2 comments

On Saturday, May 12 I got up at 5:45 to get ready to run the Mermaid East Bay run in Fremont, California. The 5k was to begin at 9am and I needed to meet up with my daughter in law at 7:15 so that we could park and be ready to run by the time o... Read more
408k Race to the Row
Sunday, March 11, 2012      1 comments

This morning I got up at 5:45 to get ready to run the inaugural 408K Race to the Row. This was the first day of Daylight Savings Time, so it was really still quite early. The race was organized to benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation. Pat Tillm... Read more
Completed 1st go round of Coach Nicole's 28 day Bootcamp DVD
Monday, February 27, 2012      2 comments

I completed my first 28 days of the 28 Day Boot Camp DVD yesterday! I must say I really like the way it is laid out so that their is always variety and 3 levels to work at. Sometimes I am working at Jewel's level, sometimes at Nicole's and somet... Read more
Toys for Tots Challenge
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      0 comments

For the past week I have been participating in a Toys for Tots on line challenge. It was sponsored by - an online fitness tracker. People from all over the world register to this and use various trackers (Runkeeper, Fitbit, Garmin,... Read more
Mermaid San Francisco run
Saturday, November 12, 2011      3 comments

Today I got up at 4:30 to meet up with a friend and my daughter in law to go do a 5k in San Francisco. This was Michelle's 1st 5k, Veronica's 2nd and my 4th. We arr... Read more