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Icing on the Cake
Tuesday, May 31, 2011      4 comments

When a Spark Friend asked me if I get nervous before I race, I told her, no, I remind myself I run for fun and compete only with myself. If I happen to have a good day, that's just icing on the cake. For my race yesterday, the Laguna Hills ... Read more
Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes
Friday, May 27, 2011      2 comments

My favorite sweet potato recipe:
ed-Sweet-Potatoes-106070 To make heart-healthy, use olive oil. To save even more calories, use an olive oil cooking spray. ... Read more
10 things I’m thankful for...well, how about 11?
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      8 comments

My blog challenge for my team this week involves listing 10 things I'm thankful for. I suspect that my list will duplicate lots of others'. 11. Art, music, & literature: For the beauty& truth they point to and the joy they bring. 10. Natu... Read more
How important is exercise in my life?
Friday, May 20, 2011      9 comments

For my weekly Aspire & Inspire Team Challenge Blog, I interview myself about what part exercise plays in my life. Q. How do you feel about exercising? A. I love to exercise while I'm doing it and after I've done it. Getting started is som... Read more
What motivates me?
Sunday, May 15, 2011      10 comments

For a challenge this week, I'm asked to blog about “WHAT MOTIVATES ME”. I had a much more difficult time with this topic than I thought I would as it turned out to require much reflection and self-examination. 1. What motivates you to ... Read more
May 2012: What can I say?
Friday, May 06, 2011      14 comments

One of my May Challenges asks me to blog about “A YEAR FROM NOW:” What do you want to be doing a year from now? What do you want your life to be like a year from now? With a focus on health & fitness, I’d like to be able to make the foll... Read more
Best of April 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011      10 comments

For my A&I team challenge this week I'm asked to talk about the best thing that happened in the last month. It was too hard to come up with only one! I feel deeply grateful for my many, many blessings. Top 10 Things in my life for April 201... Read more
Just for Fun!
Thursday, April 21, 2011      9 comments

My A&I Team BSG Challlenge this week asks me to blog about fun! ~Have I made room for fun in my life? Yes! It's very important to me for my mental health. It's often challenging as it seems like there's so much we need to take care of ... Read more
Happy Memories from Childhood
Thursday, April 14, 2011      14 comments

My A&I challenge this week had presented the topic of happy childhood memories. In my childhood the times I felt happiest and safest were with my dad or his parents. One of my very earliest memories is also one of my fondest--camping ... Read more
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      13 comments

My A&I team challenge this week asks me to respond to two questions about a balanced life. I took the liberty of rewording the second question slightly. 1. What does a balanced life mean to you? A Balanced Life to me means the moderat... Read more
Half-Marathon Race Day
Sunday, April 03, 2011      6 comments

Just a very quick note to say we had ideal weather & I came in almost 10 minutes under my previous personal record for the half which I ran two years ago. Just got my official time & it's 2:09:49!! ... Read more
Changes: On the road from robot to mindful human
Saturday, March 26, 2011      9 comments

A challenge this week for one of my teams involves writing about difficult lifestyle changes since joining Spark, what motivates me to maintain these changes and any hints for others dealing with similar changes. This assignment has require... Read more
My Spark Journey: from trauma to health
Saturday, March 19, 2011      15 comments

The most recent of my five lifetime "years from hell" happened in 2009. I started the year with high hopes and optimism. I had begun riding my bike to work in the summer of 2008 in addition to my running and strength workouts, so I was in great ... Read more
Thursday, March 10, 2011      13 comments

I don’t like people telling me what to do generally. I like to tell others what I have done and what the consequences were, but it won’t always apply to them in the same way. So I am most likely to take the advice I give to myself, and it’s... Read more

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