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Fitness Update and Goals for April

Saturday, April 02, 2011      10 comments

Review of March CleanSWEEP goals: Clean - pretty good. I currently have 27 binge-free days and counting. Near the beginning of March I had an incident of unplanned overeating of granola bars. I also had one night of insomnia that I got up ... Read more

Last Blog About My Story

Friday, April 01, 2011      9 comments

Yes, I was a Peace Corps volunteer in India from 1971-1973. I lived in the village of Warandh, taluka (or block - kind of like a county) Mahad, jilla (or region) Kolaba, in the state of Maharashtra, located 140 miles mostly south and a little ea... Read more

Details about My Story

Thursday, March 31, 2011      11 comments
&s=books&qid=1301581295&sr=8-4 Since at least one SparkFriend asked for the details, above is the link to the book that is suppose to c... Read more

Trying Not to be Disappointed about a Little Delay

Wednesday, March 30, 2011      13 comments

By this time I expected to be a published author. However, according to Amazon, the book that is suppose to contain my story has been rescheduled to be released September 2011 instead of March 2011. I signed a contract on this little piece... Read more

Running On

Tuesday, March 29, 2011      8 comments

I finished a women's running book by Galloway and his wife. He is the one who recommends walking breaks in with the running. I'm kind of trying that method. My four mile run this morning had 30 seconds of walk break about every 5 minutes. I made... Read more

Run and Be Active

Monday, March 28, 2011      8 comments

I read a running article today that was eye opening. It cited a study of women runners over the age of 50. It found that older women runners only burned 80 calories more per day than women the same age who were non-runners. They attributed it to... Read more

I Am a Runner!

Sunday, March 27, 2011      15 comments

It is true! I found it on the web site. I came in third in my age group in my 5K race. I don't know that I want that fact to change anything and yet I am unabashedly an award junkie. Yesterday, I bought two running books. This morning I tried a ... Read more

Accolades ????

Saturday, March 26, 2011      17 comments

Today at Weight Watchers a woman I ran the Senior Games 5K Road Race with told me that I left too early. She said that despite the fact that I saw many, many people cross the finish line before me, that I came in third in my age group and should... Read more

The Advantages Far Outweigh the Disadvantages, But...

Thursday, March 24, 2011      14 comments

As I retrieved my sweaty clothes from my car after my very good gym workout this morning, many of the advantages of my healthy lifestyle were going through my mind: I'm healthier, I'm more energetic, I feel better, I look better, I feel better a... Read more


Tuesday, March 22, 2011      13 comments

Since I've been focused on running one good thing has happened. I've lost -- at least temporarily -- my obsession with the scale. I'm up a bit and then down a bit. I'm eating, not perfectly, but very good. I'm meeting all my exercise goals. My w... Read more

Training Tip

Monday, March 21, 2011      10 comments

Okay. I finished with the race tips. It's kind of audacious of me to post a training tip because my training was, at best, hit and miss. I read a poster that said there was a 5K road race for people over 50 and I said to myself I wonder if I ca... Read more

My Race Tips: Last One For Now!

Sunday, March 20, 2011      11 comments

Hey: 1,2,3,4, 4.5, 6!! I skipped 5. Oh, well. Here's my last one for now. My tip is don't flop! 5a. I wish I'd gotten my glasses adjusted before the race. My grandkids knock and pull on my glasses all the time and my glasses tend to s... Read more

My Race Tips: Number 6

Saturday, March 19, 2011      8 comments

Here's my last tip about feet, unless of course, I think up another one! My feet have not been biggest asset. I wore corrective shoes as a kid. I have big bunions and have been diagnosed with a Morton's neuroma. When I was fitted for my sho... Read more

My Race Tips: Number 4 and 4.5

Friday, March 18, 2011      7 comments

I'm still focused on the feet today, but of course, good feet are obviously essential to running. Here's kind of two tips in one. When I went to the fancy-shmancy running store and had my stride evaluated, they recommended not only the pair... Read more

My Race Tips: Number Three

Thursday, March 17, 2011      9 comments

While I continue to savor my success, I'm sharing what I learned during my first 5K race. Third tip: Double knot your shoe strings. I learned this one the hard way during a training run!!... Read more

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