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A&I WK2 (Luscious Lavenders) – My Favorite Hobbies

Sunday, November 11, 2012      6 comments

My assignment: Write a blog about your hobby(s), an activity you enjoy doing for pleasure and/or relaxation during spare time. Spare time? What is that? emot... <a href=Read more

Race Report: Half Marathon #5 for 2012

Sunday, November 04, 2012      11 comments

I ran this race (Santa Clarita Half-Marathon) last year and today. The weather was the complete opposite. Instead of steady rain & in the 40s-50s F we had plentiful sunshine and temps rising from 50 to 70 F over the course of the race. Like... Read more

November Strategies

Thursday, November 01, 2012      7 comments

November is full of things I see as obstacles to my success: ~Travel ~no race scheduled until March 2013 ~Thanksgiving I need to find a way to deal with each of these, and transform the way I perceive them, so I can at least crawl, if... Read more

October: Finally Success!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      7 comments

At the beginning of October I wrote: “In October, I plan to: 1. Stay in my calorie range. 2. Stay in training mode for my half-marathon on November 4 plus run my annual 10K the Sunday before that. If I can do these two things I will b... Read more

One-Word Answers

Friday, October 26, 2012      4 comments

Thanks to Sheila for this idea! You can copy and paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to use one word answers. Where is your cell phone? desk Spouse? Tom Your hair? up Your mot... Read more

A&I Challenge Week 4: Things I like about myself.

Friday, October 26, 2012      3 comments

Short & sweet--a lunch hour blog! “THINGS I LIKE ABOUT MYSELF” - We sometimes have difficulty seeing the good in ourselves. Write about at least 5 things you really like about yourself and how they help define you as the unique and special ... Read more

A&I Challenge Week 3: Meaningful Quote

Wednesday, October 17, 2012      8 comments

“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.” ― Maya Angelou I can relate to this quote on many levels--large issues and small. A... Read more

Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park

Saturday, October 13, 2012      12 comments

Our weekend away this month came at a good time, the end of the season for hiking in the High Sierras means dry and cool conditions. We did one last long hike, about 12 miles round-trip, with 3,000 foot elevation gain, so easier than our hike in... Read more

September? Don't Ask! -- October Goals

Friday, October 05, 2012      5 comments

I think this September is the worst month diet & exercise-wise than I've had since beginning SP. There's no way to go but up! In October, I plan to: 1. Stay in my calorie range. 2. Stay in training mode for my half-marathon on November ... Read more

Switzerland! (aka Cheese-a-palooza)

Saturday, September 22, 2012      9 comments

Traveling for work has its advantages and disadvantages. I often find myself in places I would not normally visit. But once I’m there, I have little time on my own to do... Read more

August recap & September Goals

Sunday, September 02, 2012      11 comments

August: Most of August I spent trying to not stress over strictly meeting calorie ranges and exercise minutes while also trying not to lose too much ground. I ended the month about the same weight as I started it (about 10 pounds above... Read more

Five Words: Then & Now

Sunday, August 26, 2012      10 comments

A&I Challenge Blog Assignment: What 5 words best described you at the beginning of your Spark Journey? Why/how did those words relate to you at that time? What 5 words best describe you at this point on your journey and why/how do they relate ... Read more

Not My Imagination!

Monday, August 06, 2012      6 comments

It seems like it's so much harder to stay on track when I'm stressed... Because the evidence confirms it is!! Force of habit: Stress hormones switch off areas of the brain for goal-directed behaviour www.sciencedaily.com/rel
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Alta Peak Hike

Saturday, July 21, 2012      10 comments

On Friday we drove out to the parking lot at Wolverton to find the trailhead for our hike the next day and ate our picnic lunch there. Later, we checked in with the ranger to talk to her about the hike. She was very encouraging so we felt optimi... Read more

Alta Peak Preview

Monday, July 16, 2012      13 comments

My DH took this of me taking pictures while lying on the very top rock at the summit of Alta Peak. You can actually see Mt. Whitney through a gap in the Great Western Divid... Read more


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