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My Colombia adventures, part 1
Friday, October 24, 2008      3 comments

It's good to be back, but we had an exceptionally fabulous time on our Colombia vacation! There were several physically intense experiences in the course of it. I'm going to write about them one by one so as not to inflict a huge long post on y'... Read more
Life keeps happening--now it's taking me on vacation
Tuesday, October 14, 2008      3 comments

Oh my, there's a lot to update here & my time is short. Here's the main stuff: 1. I recovered fine from that fall 10 days ago--went running again last Friday & had no problems. 2. My sleeping is generally better. My doc did prescribe a... Read more
So the next thing that happened was . . .
Monday, October 06, 2008      2 comments

After a couple of nights of GOOD sleep, I went out running on Saturday. My husband helped me figure out the heart monitor, so I wore that. I found that my heart rate during my normal jogging/running is up between 160 & 180! That's right at the t... Read more
Friday, October 03, 2008      3 comments

I haven't posted for a while because I've been back to fighting insomnia. It must be hormonal & related to menopause. A week ago I saw my doctor to get some vaccines in preparation for our Cartagena trip in mid-October, so I told her about the i... Read more
Something has to change
Sunday, September 21, 2008      3 comments

It was very discouraging to get on the scale yesterday morning & have it show a big JUMP--4 lbs up from the previous day! I haven't changed my ticker yet; I want to see whether that's real or a fluke. Friday night we'd had a rare treat: a f... Read more
Hydrated & soon to be monitored
Thursday, September 18, 2008      1 comments

My Camelbak is a Slip Stream--here's a link for anyone who isn't familiar with these "hydration packs":
73 I went running this morning & very much appreciated being able to gulp water when I slow... Read more
Tuesday, September 16, 2008      2 comments

"Estrenar" es a Spanish verb that means to wear/use something for the first time. Today I broke in my Camelbak! It's trim & doesn't bounce when I run--really a great design. Unfortunately I was spacy--I forgot to drink water before leaving the h... Read more
Learning the ropes
Thursday, September 11, 2008      1 comments

My new scale & heart monitor arrived today! After supper my husband & I played with the scale & figured out how it works. Once you've created your personal profile (age, height, gender), besides weight it calculates BMI & also sends a pulse that... Read more
New fitness toys!
Monday, September 08, 2008      2 comments

I'm wearing a belated birthday present from my husband: a hydrating Camelbak backpack to wear while running! It's the smallest size, quite sleek & light, with a flexible liter container for water & a connecting tube that I can drink from. Isn't ... Read more
Our Second Annual Music & Poetry Garden Party
Saturday, August 30, 2008      3 comments

The party last night was fabulous. The folks who arrived (50-60, I think) were so lively & attentive & fun; the music was fantastic; & my readings came off well. It was wonderful to share the celebration with my husband this year (last year he w... Read more
Back at it
Thursday, August 28, 2008      3 comments

With houseguests & the music & poetry garden party coming up (TOMORROW! & more than 60 people have confirmed that they'll come!), it's a funny time to launch back into an SP challenge . . . but I'm doing so with a couple of my Chispa Chicks frie... Read more
NOT my best day ever
Friday, August 22, 2008      3 comments

Thanks, everyone, for your encouraging words & ideas about my obsessing. It's not that I'm actually hungry; I'm going higher than my calorie range pretty much every day (where it looks as if I have not gone over, usually it's just that I quit tr... Read more
Tuesday, August 19, 2008      6 comments

I find myself kind of obsessing about food these days. I don't like it. Before lunch I'm thinking "oh good, it's almost time to eat!" After lunch I start thinking about my upcoming snack. Then I start yearning for supper. I'm trying to... Read more
August 18-23 reward plan
Monday, August 18, 2008      1 comments

MONDAY Get up in time to go running. Track food & stay within my range. Bed by 10:45. Reward: Write a couple of notes to Boston friends (I keep forgetting to do this!). TUESDAY Get up in time to go running. Track food. Bed by ... Read more
The sweetest August indeed
Monday, August 18, 2008      1 comments

Really, the weather this month has been more delicious than in any Chicago August I can remember. It has made me very happy . . . * I'm enjoying running (because I don't get overheated) & I've even been incorporating intervals! For most lo... Read more

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