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Planning to Run 'til I'm 100

Friday, April 22, 2011      13 comments

The reason that I was thinking I should not run two days in a row is because I read the book, "Running Until You're 100" by Jeff Galloway. (I'm really suppose to underline a book title, aren't I? But I don't know how to do it in SP. Anyone?) He ... Read more

Didn't Mean To

Thursday, April 21, 2011      12 comments

I ran yesterday morning, but I didn't mean to. My plan was to run 3 days this week with at least one less strenuous day in between. Somehow, Wednesday morning I woke up raring to run and did. I forgot I had run the day before. Then I went to the... Read more

Early to Bed, Early to Run - Part 2

Sunday, April 17, 2011      9 comments

I did it! I got up at 5 am and met the group before 6am. I enjoyed two laps around a lovely lake @ 2.84 miles per lap, watching the sun rise and an amazing variety of birds. I ran most of it, but I did take some walk breaks. Even with the walk b... Read more

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

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