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When It Feels Right
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      12 comments

Day before yesterday I put it in my status. I set a goal to beat my personal record for the fastest mile on my treadmill. My previous fastest (that I paid attention to anyway) was a 10 minute mile. I was aiming for a 9.5 minute mile. I really th... Read more
Unexpected Pleasure
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      11 comments

Last eve after she had the kids to bed my daughter stopped by with a dozen big grapefruits from her tree. I hadn't had any in a month. I thought they were all gone for the season. They are delicious!!... Read more
Monday, April 04, 2011      12 comments

Saturday I decided since I plan to keep running that I might as well invest in what I need. I bought the shoe inserts to help cushion my high arch. I was having a little bit of cramping around the arch area and thought it might help. Yesterday w... Read more
Trophies and Accomplishments
Sunday, April 03, 2011      13 comments

Congrats to all my SparkFriends who received trophies for accomplishments in March. And thanks, SparkPeople, for mine! I just love trophies: Perfect Attendance, Consistency, Trivia A+ Student, 1000 Fitness Minutes and 500 SparkPoints. Good stuff... Read more
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

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