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OPTIMIST1948's Blogs

And While My Son Danced Zumba
Thursday, November 29, 2012      17 comments

For those of you that dont know, Zumba has a special "Zumba For Kids" program called "Zumbatomic" Its fun. My son seriously LOVES Zumba (I do too) and this is the only time its offered. When my local studio started offering it, it was pri... Read more
Bought flowers for myself - 'cause I'm awesome.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012      16 comments

Sorry no picture, because I did this a while ago. I'm awesome. Have you told yourself that you are awesome today? Sometimes its hard. Critique seems to be built into our self conscious. But you are. So tell yourself that once in a whil... Read more
Glee and Obesity
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      8 comments

Glee is a tv show on Fox. I watch it on as we will not pay the cable company exorbitant rates. I am a little behind on my watching but I am enjoying, well enjoying is the wrong word: following with interest(?) about a character wh... Read more
When will I be pretty?
Thursday, November 15, 2012      9 comments
M6wJl37N9C0 Poetry Slam about the meaning of Pretty. I'm leaking tears because TRUTH sometimes smacks you upside the head.... Read more
ow. ow. ow.
Thursday, November 08, 2012      15 comments

Things I do not recommend: Trying a new ST group class (Cardio, core & sculpt) AND Running a 5k on the treadmill in 28min which is fast for me AND Sitting in a coolish room watching the snowfall. The muscles in my legs have set up li... Read more
Hambletonian Marathon Fun Run - NYC Marathon Alternative
Saturday, November 03, 2012      6 comments

FWIW - I think Bloomberg canceling the NYC Marathon was the wrong decision, but what's done is done. BUT - if you are trained and ready and in the area, drive about 1+ hour north to Goshen NY and try out the Hambletonian Marathon course. T... Read more
Setting the Next Goal
Monday, October 22, 2012      10 comments

My official 10K time was 1:04:47, which means my pace was 10:27. Which is about normal. So my next goal is a speed one. 2 years ago I started running a Turkey Trot and this year will be the 3rd time I do it. My goal is a sub 30 min time. ... Read more
My 1st 10k!
Saturday, October 20, 2012      17 comments

1:05 OCC does a good race. This one was a fundraiser for a local family recovering from a serious motorcycle accident, and motorcycle safety. It was well organized, nice goodie bag, closed road lane to run in. Weather cooperated. 60, bea... Read more
It all trumps "did not start"
Thursday, October 18, 2012      14 comments

I will be running my first 10K on Saturday. I am not ready. I am going to do it anyway. Rewind: post triathlon season I was looking for another goal to work towards and Orange County Choppers posted they were having a 5k/10k. Seemed like... Read more
A small victory
Saturday, October 13, 2012      16 comments

I've been avoiding the scale. CHICKEN. Not working out like I should, food fest (good choices, but excess calories are still excess). My belly is pooching out again. I use my Wii Balance board as my scale. And I got this little slice of goo... Read more
I wish this happened when I was on the stationary cycle
Monday, October 08, 2012      12 comments
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moments of lunacy and clarity
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      16 comments

Chocolate craving in the supermarket. Buy a chocolate chocolate chip muffin. Eat the top. Peel off the wrapper and chuck the rest in the woods on the way home.... Read more
Didnt get the job
Monday, October 01, 2012      17 comments

(Boogers.) Sad. ... Read more
You know its wrong, but...
Sunday, September 30, 2012      9 comments

I have been holding off on posting you on this. I feel guilty and ashamed. But there are so many wonderful SparkFriends that I know are curious about how this work thing is going for me. The bad news is: poorly. Not the work part. T... Read more
So Happy I Ignored You
Friday, September 28, 2012      15 comments

So I checked in before heading out to eat last night. The will of the group was diner, with the consensus being "Go for the Healthy Option, Doofus!" Before heading out, I stopped by a colleague's room. He had never heard anything good abo... Read more

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