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After the Half Marathon
Saturday, November 24, 2012      18 comments

Again, thanks to Barb (ONEKIDSMOM), Monty (MIRAGE727), and Darren (DSSECRETS) for a great and fun half marathon. Couldn't have done it without you -- at least not as fast and not as fun! Then it was to the beach for a week of family fun: ... Read more
Too Lazy to Blog!!! But I'm Celebrating!!
Sunday, November 18, 2012      28 comments

Hey, I'm kind of tired this evening, but feeling good! The half marathon was AWESOME!! Barb was very generous. She could have gone faster, but she waited for me. Love her!! She is in person just like she is on SP!! So I was so very glad she ach... Read more
Confident Running
Thursday, November 15, 2012      26 comments

I just finished my last training run before my first HM, the St Pete Women's Half Marathon on Sunday, Nov 18th. Although it wasn't a particularly fast workout nor particularly long one, it did help build confidence. I woke up not feeling quite ... Read more
It's SAD
Wednesday, November 14, 2012      19 comments

Did you know that the acronym for the Standard American Diet is SAD?? It does make me sad that there is so little good food readily available at local restaurants, in friend's homes, and events in our area. My son-in-law is only 31 years o... Read more
Just a Little Kid Before Christmas
Tuesday, November 13, 2012      18 comments

Just checked the latest on the weather for my first half marathon and the predicted weather has gone down a couple degrees. We are now expected to have a low of 57 degrees and high of 67 degrees on Sunday the 18th. The wind is predicted to be 9 ... Read more
Not the Way I Intended to Spend Today
Monday, November 12, 2012      19 comments

You won't believe this. It's true. Somehow after changing plans repeatedly, my hubby went to his alma mater's football game. I didn't want to drive him again to the airport, so he parked the car at the airport. He flew out of Tampa. So far ... Read more
More Than the Nutrition Seminar
Sunday, November 11, 2012      15 comments

I proposed that today I'd write up the nutrition for runners seminar I attended yesterday. The instructor was interesting and passionate and most of what she said about eating before, during, and after running is similar to what I've read on SP.... Read more
Kind of Cool
Saturday, November 10, 2012      22 comments

I ran with a different group today, four women in their 30's and 40's. We ran 5 miles at a very comfortable pace. They made me feel great, calling me an inspiration! I do think it is kind of cool to be kind of old and kind of fit!! (I'll pr... Read more
Can't Do It For Him
Friday, November 09, 2012      19 comments

I'm trying to help/inspire/enable/support my 27 year old nephew. He was recently hospitalized due to ketoacidosis and was diagnosed with diabetes. He spent several days in the Trama ICU, so this was a serious incident. On the good side, he is te... Read more
Thanks to the Brave Ones!
Thursday, November 08, 2012      14 comments

I want to thank all my SparkFriends who are brave enough to detail their food struggles in their blogs. You know who you are! And I love those "back on track" blogs. It really helps me understand that I am not alone, helps me accept who I am, an... Read more
Suppose I'm Obsessing a Bit
Wednesday, November 07, 2012      18 comments

I'm being a little obsessive I suppose trying to avoid illness and injury in the last 11 days before my first half marathon. Little Gwen (2 years old) climbs up into a chair and helps me put her in the crib. When she is feeling cooperative... Read more
Grieving the Loss of Food as a Friend
Monday, November 05, 2012      25 comments

Recently a good friend asked me a whole series of questions about how I lost weight and how I am keeping it off. I talked about portion control, increasing exercise, healthiest food choices, and the commitment to quit quitting - no matter what. ... Read more
Her Bib Number Should Have Been 71205
Saturday, November 03, 2012      21 comments

Her bib number was to have been 71205. I had hoped to catch a glimpse of her run from Corral #71 on the TV. But as you have probably heard, the New York Marathon has been ... Read more
Halloween Pumpkin
Thursday, November 01, 2012      16 comments

For breakfast I had cooked fresh pumpkin, applesauce, and wheat germ this morning. With a cup of tea, absolutely yummy!! I roasted the pumpkin seeds yesterday afternoon and ate them in between trick or treaters. After 9 o'clock I turned off the ... Read more
Scheduled Long Run
Wednesday, October 31, 2012      13 comments

It's all arranged. And it's certainly better than nothing, but not perfect. The Galloway program director set up my 14 mile long run for Saturday starting at 5 am. (You may remember my pacegroup leader thought the 13.5 mile run I did on 10-20 wa... Read more

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