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Two Weeks and Yet Another Good Start

Thursday, June 19, 2014      1 comments

It's been two weeks since I started the South Beach Gluten Free Phase I diet. I gave myself two days after I returned from my trip to Rome, then started. I have lost 3 1/2 pounds in 2 weeks. Not bad for me...a 61 year old short (I'm 5 ft 3) fema... Read more

When In Rome...

Friday, June 13, 2014      1 comments as the Romans do. The entire quote, attributed to St. Ambrose is, "si fueris Rōmae, Rōmānō vīvitō mōre; si fueris alibī, vīvitō sicut ibi." Or.." if you should be in Rome, live in... Read more

Mid August Mindset

Friday, August 16, 2013      1 comments

Here in Oregon we've been enjoying a wonderful summer. Today, though, reminds me that fall is coming. It is cloudy. Still warm, but a cloud cover. Yesterday was cloudy with a brief bit of rain. was 80+ degrees. I can't quite get used t... Read more

Once again, with conviction

Thursday, July 11, 2013      3 comments

This has been my first blog entry in over a year! But I vow to get back to personally reflecting on my spark journey and blogging more often. This past year has been a "holding even" year for me, but I have not been happy with the status quo..... Read more

Why I Need Challenging, Fun Goals

Thursday, May 31, 2012      4 comments

Achieving goals keeps me going. Right now I am under a thousand points from achieving the next Spark Level. I trained for and ran in the Portland Marathon last year. This year I am back at it, trying to train again (so far I've complet... Read more

Accountability and a Reality Check

Wednesday, May 30, 2012      2 comments

I have been hovering under 150 for the last couple of months now. Bought a new scale because my other one was erratic and I swore it made me gain 2+ pounds. Last week I watched the HBO documentary series on obesity in America. Scary stuff. ... Read more

Everything Will Be OK

Tuesday, April 24, 2012      4 comments

I woke up this morning dreaming that I was supposed to be giving a presentation but I couldn't locate it on my MacAir nor remember how to use the finder. A crowd of people were patiently waiting for me. I was fumbling around and panicky. Even m... Read more

Two Days After Twenty Six Point Two

Tuesday, October 11, 2011      2 comments

I woke up today feeling much less sore than yesterday. I slept really well...thank goodness I scheduled a massage for after work yesterday. It took a village to help me complete the marathon...and I need to thank my massage therapist, Alice, who... Read more

Running on Empty

Monday, October 10, 2011      10 comments

Yesterday I ran the Portland Marathon. It was a tough, tough race for me...but I finished. I'm very sore and gimpy today and can't wait for my massage scheduled for late this afternoon. My time: 5 hours, 36 minutes. My goal: 5 hours. My... Read more

Running Suspended for a Bit

Thursday, July 14, 2011      3 comments

Well...I was just cruisin' on my Portland Marathon training (the race is in October)...feeling great after my 15 mile benchmark run last Saturday. I did OK on that run, averaging 10 minute 50 second miles. The first 5 miles I went out more slowl... Read more

My Trip to Portugal, Running, and Enjoying the Journey

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      3 comments

Iíve been traveling a lot. Since mid May Iíve been away from home 28 nights. Now that I am back home, it is time to reflect on my travels. I plan to blog about my other trips, but this blog will be about my most recent trip to Porto, Portugal. ... Read more


Friday, June 17, 2011      3 comments

OK, here we go again! This time I'm headed off to Portugal for 10 days to attend a conference, co-teach a 1 day tutorial, give a keynote talk on the first day of the conference and another invited talk. Then, after Wednesday, I can relax (or may... Read more

Winter Struggles and Insights

Friday, January 21, 2011      7 comments

OK...this is NOT a new topic. I'm sure some of you must even be getting tired of reading about the winter blahs. But I want to reflect what I've been going through...and see what lies ahead. I gained a couple of pounds over the long days of... Read more

Resetting Expectations

Thursday, December 09, 2010      6 comments

Today I went to a women's running session at the gym. I had talked on the phone with the coach, Michelle, who told me that her group was small (two regulars plus a few drop ins) and that I was welcome to come and try out the group. I explained a... Read more

U Turn Advice

Monday, December 06, 2010      5 comments

I try to go to studio cycling classes 3 times a week during my noon hour. Sometimes I go even more. Monday's class is taught by Wendy who is known for her haphazard music selections (she puts her iPod on shuffle) and her hard workouts (lots of h... Read more

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