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Early to Bed, Early to Run
Saturday, April 16, 2011      7 comments

I could go run with Lakeland Runner's Club tomorrow morning if I want to get up about 5am. It starts at 6am, but it would take me a while to get going and drive there. If I want to maximize my running, I will need to get in the habit of go... Read more
"You Look Like a Runner!"
Friday, April 15, 2011      13 comments

I went to the Lakeland Runner's Club meeting last eve and was delighted to see that it was a very diverse group of all ages and both genders. One of the certified coaches I spoke to commented, "You look like a runner." I take that as the best co... Read more
Kahlua and Running Updates
Thursday, April 14, 2011      8 comments

I guess we are past the honeymoon period. For the first several days, Kahlua (our 8 month old shepherd-labrador mix rescue dog) didn't chew up a thing. But now she needs a new Easy Walk harness as she bit hers in two. She demolished a dog toy r... Read more
Natalie's Bad Mistake Written by Old Mom
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      10 comments

Yesterday Natalie came up to me and more or less said I heard that you write stories that get put into books and do I have a story for you. You name it, "Natalie's Bad Mistake Written by Old Mom." Needless to say, I was all ears. She said t... Read more
Novice Pair
Sunday, April 10, 2011      13 comments

Kahlua and I ran some this morning. During the warm up walk one of my neighbors rolled down his car window and asked me who was winning. I realized he was commenting on the tugging I was doing at that moment. But 80% of the time she walked very... Read more
May Have a New Running Partner
Saturday, April 09, 2011      12 comments

We added a new member to our family today. She's 8 months old -- a German shepherd and labrador mix. She's really sweet, but a little skiddish. We are her third family, so she's been through a bit. With DH being home all day and our 1/2 acre fen... Read more
Massage Cane
Friday, April 08, 2011      9 comments

I'm having just a little problem with cramping on the outside of my left foot. Although my daughter is a licensed massage therapist with magic fingers, having two little kids in tow I rarely get a massage. I tried to massage my foot myself, but... Read more
Things Change....
Thursday, April 07, 2011      12 comments

I was just remembering my "home ec" class in high school and the lessons we learned about nutrition. I remember going home and telling my mom we needed to consume the liquid off the canned veggies. Her response was lukewarm at best. In school we... Read more
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

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