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Back on Track - Blog Update

Tuesday, May 05, 2015      2 comments

So much has happened since I last blogged. I have a new job, I'm running again -- pain free, and sadly, I lost my dear dog, Toby. Also, my husband retired, and I started a new (small) business venture. On thing that hasn't changed, however, i... Read more

On the Road to Recovery

Friday, March 01, 2013      5 comments

I don't want to jinx myself by writing this, but for the past two days the pain in my hip has been very minimal. Actually, it's more like an odd pressure, but not really uncomfortable. Last night I actually forgot to take time to ice my hip, e... Read more

Progress Feels Good

Tuesday, February 26, 2013      2 comments

Today I did something I've never done before. Don't laugh, but I did a vigorous 30 minute workout on the elliptical--something I never believed I could do. In the past I would try the elliptical and quickly give up. It seems that the machines... Read more

Some setbacks may have me down, but not out

Thursday, February 21, 2013      6 comments

It's been a stressful time lately. I've blogged about the problems with my dog. He's holding his own and still leading a quality life, but at night he is often very restless and that means no one sleeps. No sleep means I'm pretty loopy the ne... Read more

Update on Toby

Friday, February 08, 2013      5 comments

The news from the vet was not good. While he doesn't actually have cancer, he has a tumor that is growing inside him and basically taking over. The vet was amazed that Toby is doing as well as he is, because the x-rays show the tumor is massiv... Read more

Toby, my best friend

Thursday, February 07, 2013      4 comments

My dog is at the vet today to get a full body x-ray. It's expected he has cancer because of his white blood cell count and the large amount of weight he's lost recently, but we'll know more after the doctor can examine the x-rays and see what's... Read more

Accountability and Motivation

Wednesday, January 23, 2013      2 comments

This week, my friend won't be able to go to our Thursday workout at noon because she'll be out of town. I'm really disappointed. I went to the gym by myself on Monday (it was a work holiday) and had a great workout. Really, in many ways it's ... Read more

It's all about planning

Wednesday, January 16, 2013      1 comments

Yesterday was such a great day as far as meeting my nutrition and fitness goals. I ate well, and got in a 2-mile treadmill run over the lunch hour. I felt energetic all day. Why can't every day go so well? It's simple. It's all in the plann... Read more


Monday, August 20, 2012      7 comments

The running program I joined is going great. Last Tuesday evening, for the first time, I ran 1.5 miles without stopping. I was euphoric! Before then I needed 2 or 3 short breaks of about 30 seconds to take a few deep breaths, despite my effort... Read more

My Evil Whim

Wednesday, August 08, 2012      5 comments

Twice recently, I planned ahead when going out to eat to make sure I would make healthy choices, and then on a whim ordered something else that wasn't so healthy at the last minute. I did this with so little thought it's scary. Both times the ... Read more

Trying to Get Ready

Saturday, August 04, 2012      1 comments

The next 5K I have on the calendar is on September 1st. I'm really excited about it and think it will be a fun course. This week we started a new 5K training session. This one is for 12 weeks. Instead of doing walking and running intervals, ... Read more

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Friday, July 27, 2012      5 comments

So, I'm starting to feel like a runner now, even though I'm not likely to break any land speed records at least anytime soon. Lately, I've been seeking out motivational sayings and posters to help keep me going with the running program and when... Read more

Trying to put it all together

Wednesday, July 11, 2012      3 comments

I haven't been Sparking much and I feel bad about that, but in another way I don't. It's summer and I'm enjoying life outside and away from the computer. I've been really, really, enjoying my beginning runners group and for perhaps the first t... Read more

That annoying ad

Friday, May 04, 2012      5 comments

I know Sparkpeople depends on ads to keep this site free, and I'm very grateful this site is free, but there is one ad that especially annoys me. We probably all see different ads depending on what we've searched on and where we live, but one I... Read more

A Goal Met (at long last)!

Monday, April 16, 2012      5 comments

For about 3 years now, I've entertained the notion of training to run a 5K. Like many others who set goals, I've had a series of successes and setbacks. I've never been athletic, and the fear of failure loomed large in the back of my mind. Ev... Read more

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