Mini Goals = Mini Results
Wednesday, July 15, 2009     

My half marathon class consists of 18 weeks ... with four runs of varied length per week. Essentially after 72 runs I will be able to complete a half marathon. Every run is one mini goal and every step of each run is one mini goal. Eventually th... Read more
Counting My Blessings
Thursday, July 09, 2009     

I've been really hard on myself the last few days. The weather here has been more like April than July. The sun hasn't been shining and I find my spirits plunging like a roller coaster. Today while corresponding with another fellow sparker, I re... Read more
One Pound = One Marathon
Friday, July 03, 2009     

Last night as part of our marathon half-training we had a nutritionist address the group. My biggest takeaway from all of this... In one FULL marathon she consumes only about 3500 calories. I thought OMG for every pound I gain I have to run a ma... Read more
Not Quite a Month
Tuesday, June 30, 2009     

It's now been 3 weeks since I signed up for half marathon training. I'm regularly running 4x per week (it's supposed to be 5 but I substitute Pilates Reformer for one run). Sunday I ran 7 km and then my husband and I went for a long walk (... Read more
Life in the Running Lane
Tuesday, June 23, 2009     

The running class is progressing. I've even invested in one of those new fangled GPS gadgets that tells you how fast and how far you've run. It will even monitor your heart rate and download all the information to your computer. Quite fascinatin... Read more
Is Trying and Failing better than Not Trying at All?
Thursday, June 11, 2009     

I'm 47 years old. Over the years I have done some running. Nothing really serious. I seem to take up running whenever I want to lose weight. I know it uses calories up quickly. I like that I can do it by myself. I like that it doesn't cost much ... Read more
E-mails are Blessings
Saturday, May 30, 2009     

While I was away this winter my SparkPeople e-mails simply filed themselves away in a little folder on my computer for future reading. Since I've been home picking up my old routines again I'm finding this is one of my biggest regrets. I learn s... Read more
Thinking but Not Doing
Thursday, May 21, 2009     

So, I'm thinking a lot. Thinking about exercise, thinking about making better food choices. Thinking about raiding the pantry. I just seem to be having a hard time committing. Today is a little better. I'm using the FlyLady method of using a tim... Read more
Weekend Confession
Tuesday, May 19, 2009     

So we're home. Our hotel had terrible internet access so I didn't update my Spark points all weekend. Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, the scale shows a small gain. I'm going to summarize what I think happened to cause this. 1. Althou... Read more
Weekends are Challenging
Thursday, May 14, 2009     

So, I'm back on the SparkPeople wagon. Already I am noticing small differences in how my clothes fit. I think I was pretty bloated. The water helps. Weekends do me in. I think if I can learn to manage those I'll be more successful. at keepi... Read more
Looking Foward - There is No Excuse.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009     

I am blessed that I was able to spend my winter in warmer climes this year. I left gung ho that I would maintain my SparkPeople routines. After all, weather wouldn't be an excuse. BUT I did find other excuses and as I look back, that's all... Read more
I am in Control
Saturday, October 04, 2008     

As the whole world spins in economic crisis, it's created quite a bit of distress for me (and everyone else I know). On the whole we are lucky. We have our health and can continue working as long as there are jobs. My heart aches for seniors who... Read more
Listen to Yourself
Wednesday, September 03, 2008     

Last year my husband and I were presented with an opportunity to consult in Australia for several years. He flew over and met with the company and did some ground work and I flew over a few weeks later to see if I would like living in Sydney. Wi... Read more
Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
Thursday, August 14, 2008     

Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul - "Simone Weil" "A diamond was only made beautiful after millions of years as a lump of coal.... Read more
Tuesday, July 29, 2008     

So maybe I've already hit a plateau. I kind of knew this was coming, I've struggled so much before to break through 160. Right now I can get just below 162 then bounce up again. I know it's only been a few days (which probably really isn't a pla... Read more

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