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Feeling Encouraged

Tuesday, October 16, 2012      22 comments

I just went 3.35 miles on treadmill in 50 minutes. I did about 10 one minute run intervals and a couple two minute run intervals and one three minute interval. I mostly ran at 5.5mph, so I didn't push pace. It felt good; I felt no back pain. ... Read more

Camera Woes

Monday, October 15, 2012      12 comments

I had a lot of requests for pictures of my new kitchen. One issue is that I don't have a camera. All the pictures I post are taken by other people. No camera-loving friend is available to shoot my kitchen at the moment. I've been thinking... Read more

Looking for the Before Picture

Sunday, October 14, 2012      19 comments

I've been wanting to find a good before picture. I can say I lost over 80 pounds, but a picture can make it more real. Here are a couple pictures I was able to scan today. I don't think any of them are at my top weight, but you can still see qui... Read more

Kitchen Update

Sunday, October 14, 2012      18 comments

Well, it's been two full months since we started renovating our kitchen, hiring a neighbor to do most of the work. It is about 95% completed and almost paid for. The neighbor is just being extremely slow about finishing the last couple items. I ... Read more

Showed Up Ready

Saturday, October 13, 2012      14 comments

This morning I showed up to run. I was there promptly at 6am, with my new Amphipod hand-held strapped water bottle. Last week twice I dropped a bottle from my fuel belt, so I think I've solved that problem. I was dressed in my favorite running s... Read more

Celebrate Health!!

Friday, October 12, 2012      15 comments

I have really been enjoying my Saturday group runs. I'm not in this picture, but it shows the setting for our comradery after running. Here are three people (full disclosure: all 3 of these people are faster than I) that run with our Galloway gr... Read more

Tracking Galloway and Varying Miles and Activities

Wednesday, October 10, 2012      18 comments

I posted this question to the Get Help Here Fitness message board last week: I went 6.2 miles on treadmill in 70 minutes. 5 minute warm up and 5 minute cool down. The 60 minutes was one minute running intervals followed by a minute of walk.... Read more

Kids and Healthy Living

Tuesday, October 09, 2012      18 comments

Gwen and I have had a great morning with a long walk, Little Tikes basketball, chase, playing with the dog, and a lot of dancing. There was also drawing, megablocks, puzzles, singing with motions (Wheels on the Bus, Happy and You Know It, etc.),... Read more

Good Enough to Run Today

Monday, October 08, 2012      18 comments

I went to the gym today and did 45 minutes on the treadmill. I ran 12 one minute running intervals, 10 of them at 6mph and 2 slower. The rest of the time I walked. It was an easy workout. My health issue seems to be 90 percent gone and the disco... Read more

Probably Just Something Totally Inelegant

Sunday, October 07, 2012      21 comments

The old me would have been really excited because after weighing 132.4 at Weight Watchers and 130.8 here at home yesterday, I weighed 127.8 here this morning. But now I know better. The truth is that I had a strange sharp pain under my left... Read more

Unwavering Support

Saturday, October 06, 2012      19 comments

It was a heady experience finally getting a Popular Blog Award after three years of regular blogging. Thanks At Goal & Maintaining Team for highlighting me! And then a second award a week later without even being highlighted. That blog was selec... Read more

Planning on 100%

Friday, October 05, 2012      18 comments

There were 9 of us at the local SparkTeam dinner last eve. It was my first time making the reservations and it worked out fine. I do enjoy getting together with our team, local people trying to improve their lifestyles. I enjoyed some broiled sa... Read more

I Decide to Take My Own Advice

Thursday, October 04, 2012      22 comments

I spent some time thinking about it. Why is it that as an "adult onset athlete" I've come to enjoy running, walking, cycling, Zumba, elliptical, and many activities and exercises, yet I have not enjoyed the one athletic activity I liked as a tee... Read more

Eggplant Surprise

Wednesday, October 03, 2012      14 comments

When I stopped at the produce stand between my house and my daughter's they had a special on eggplant, just 50 cents each instead of $1.29. So I got one. Usually, I spray a non-stick pan with olive oil Pam cook the eggplant until soft and b... Read more

Quinoa Review

Tuesday, October 02, 2012      19 comments

A week or so ago I blogged that I was going to try quinoa and let you know what I thought about it. Well, the first time I tried it I used the microwave directions. It boiled over and I had to guess at how much water to add back in, so even thou... Read more

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