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And today we stomped about in the woods with compasses and maps...

Sunday, May 04, 2014      0 comments

It was a fun day, but very tiring. We logged nearly 5 miles in the woods trying to find compass points. It was basically Army orienteering. But my knee kinda started saying "No" after that, so I didn't participate in the afternoon course... wh... Read more

APFT done!

Saturday, May 03, 2014      1 comments

I am excited that I got through my APFT with ease. My score was a little better than last month's diagnostic, on which I did have passing scores. I got out 14 push ups, which is almost the highest number I've ever had... and 37 sit ups... and ... Read more

Feeling jazzed!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014      3 comments

I went home last night from work feeling wiped out. So I took a nap and had a super healthy dinner and then went for a 5.5 mile run walk. Instead of listening to my stiff calves, I listened to my gut that wanted to get out and get some m... Read more

It's funny, but ...

Monday, April 28, 2014      3 comments

Getting back to sparking and blogging is really helping my outlook on everything. I also have my other half, whose name is ARAVINE here on SP, with me... and we are getting the time that we have so dreadfully lacked to rebuild our relationship ... Read more

Moving it along!

Monday, April 28, 2014      1 comments

I have now lost 3.4# of the original 18.2 that I want to lose total. I'm counting from the 160.2 that I restarted at. That is 18.7% of the total.... I like breaking it d... Read more

Committing myself!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014      1 comments

Sometimes you just to have to just pull the trigger and say, "I'm going to do this." So today, instead of saying "I plan to run a 10k by September"... I registered for on in September in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in Oregon! My friend M... Read more

Tuesday. More emotional I&D. Remembering Boston.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014      2 comments

IIRC, blogging really helped me lose the weight in 2008. So after yesterday's blogging the story, today will be focused on goals. I know that I am feeling better and more focused now that I am no longer under the cloud of the evil job. I ... Read more

Finding bottom and climbing out...

Monday, April 14, 2014      1 comments

Well, I moved up to the Pacific NW with a great job, or at least what I *thought* was a great job. The work itself really wasn't that hard, but little did I know, the environment I was going to enter was to prove to be the MOST TOXIC work envir... Read more

It's been a long time.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014      3 comments

My live has undergone a slew of changes since I last blogged: *I am now living in Seattle, Washington *I have a new job *I have gained 15 lbs *I am in a new Army unit *I'm living alone until my husband can join me here *My son will b... Read more

Gonna blog it today!

Thursday, August 29, 2013      0 comments

So much has been going on, blogging has been kind on the back burner lately. Writing much of anything anywhere has been on the back burner. I had interviews with the Seattle/King County Department of Health Monday this week and the Washing... Read more

And the battle cry was "Turtles in Peanut Butter"!

Sunday, July 28, 2013      3 comments

I know I haven't blogged for 2 months, I can hardly believe that. I feel like I fell off the wagon and then got run over by it, and backed over by it.... repeatedly. I w... Read more

Still healthy, fingers crossed.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013      3 comments

I am still feeling good. Got out yesterday for a long walk with my walking buddy Jasmine. It was nice to just walk easy and not feel pushed or rushed. I brought the coffee and we both brought companionship & conversation. It was an easy near... Read more

Recovery day... and I still hit the TM for a 4 mile run!

Sunday, May 26, 2013      5 comments

I just did the 5K yesterday and yet I rested most of the day today and just had to get on the TM tonight. I did a 4 mile training run with 0.24 mile warm up & cool down. After a week plus of being quite under the weather, it was really hard, b... Read more

Go Girl Run 5K 2013!

Saturday, May 25, 2013      7 comments

It's hard to type with a cat on your hand, but I will do my best... his head is on my left hand and my right arm is on top of him... So anyway, considering my training has been thrown off by stress, short sleep and illness, I came in at a r... Read more

Gearing up for tomorrow's 5K...

Friday, May 24, 2013      8 comments

I am a huge geek, I love science fiction, computers, movies, books, and spreadsheets. I really really love playing with spreadsheets, maps and related things. So I used my computer and spreadsheet fu to calculate the % elevation on tomorrow's ... Read more


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