I must have lied
I did another half yesterday, and it was really a let down for me. A few year back, when I posted my original Sparkpeople profile, I said that I was 1722 out of 1791 and I wouldn't have cared if I was last.
Between then and now, I had fall... Read more
Notre Dame Bucket List trip
Ever since I was a little kid, I have wanted to go to Notre Dame for a football game. You grow up Irish Catholic, it's on your list. When it was time for me to apply to college way back when, I did not put too much thought into it. I was fort... Read more
My admiration and appreciation of my Sparkfriends is real
One of my Sparkfriends was needing some motivation today and I relayed something from this weekend that each of you needs to know about too.
While we may be connected only through the magic of Sparkpeople, I realized just how real the suppo... Read more
I have been putting it off as long as I could. I added two notches over the past month or two. But, since the beginning of the year, I have gone from the outermost notch to my second, "handmade" notch. And, I need another. But, the loose end... Read more
Landscaping, weight loss and steaming human waste
When my wife and I bought our first house in Philly back in 1992, it had no landscaping. We wanted to get some put in, but did not have the money to have it installed. So a local nursery made a plan and told us you just "drop the shovel in the... Read more
49 and ran the fastest 10k of my life on Saturday!
Yes. I was 22nd out of 22 in my division, so not winning any medals, but I had set what for me was a lofty goal of 1:13 for this 10k, which would have been just under a 12 minutes mile. It was going to be a stretch.
But I came in just und... Read more
Mind game that's working for me
One thing that has always sabotaged me in the past and derailed not only my weight loss efforts but my attempt to make an overall healthy lifestyle change is the fickleness of the scale. Going down, down, down, and then up. Everyone on here wi... Read more
I got to the gym 15 minutes early today. I was really excited that I would get an extra 15 minutes on the treadmill. I chugging along at 38 minutes, keeping a decent (for me) average pace of 5.1 mph, happily listening to Pandora. And, then I ... Read more
"He'll regret it till his dying day, if ever he lives that long."
The Quiet Man - How can you not love that movie? But, I'm feeling a bit like that line right now. Feeling a little emboldened by the progress I have been making, but like I am idiot at the same time.
I just signed up for another Half. Th... Read more
Tortoise and Hare Trail Half Marathon - Done!!!!!!
Last weekend, I was still registered for this Trail Half Marathon. My daughter was not, but wanted to be. I had signed up back in late April/early May with hopes of setting a goal and finishing the event. I have been running and walking, but ... Read more
OCD, Fitbit and striking a balance - Anyone else have issues?
I love numbers. On the treadmill, I can occupy my time doing the math of "if I speed up to here for x minutes, then ..." So, when I got a Fitbit, I was ecstatic. And, I love my Fitbit. But I have to say, I hate my Fitbit too.
On days th... Read more
Couldn't bite my tongue and now I feel like s#$t
I normally keep my mouth shut when something pisses me off on Facebook. But, today, I couldn't do it.
The post started with "Why is every high school coach I meet, except for soccer, fat?" Then the comments started - a sarcastic "because ... Read more
Parents! Don't let today be the day!
I read a statement yesterday that is completely gut wrenching - "There was a day that your parents put you down and never picked you up again." I'm 49. My parents have been gone for 10+ years, so it was not too gut wrenching from that perspect... Read more
My only skill, and progress and The Princess Bride
I have no talent or ability. I am not athletic, artistic or the least bit musically inclined (though I run, swim and sing regularly - just with no talent or ability). But, I have one absolutely useless gift (or curse). Somehow, my mind stores... Read more
Son's eating disorder and hating people
I am really beside myself right now - feeling so helpless.
My son was diagnosed with an eating disorder this week. He is going in to junior year of high school. He used to be a pudgy little kid that we just found out was tormented in midd... Read more
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