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Trail adventure of epic beauty

Sunday, June 28, 2015      5 comments

The beauty from this trail will be hard to beat. I feel that way about nearly every adventure but this one rates way up there! While on the trail, I reflected how this would not have been possible about 4+ years ago/pre-spark. Love the co... Read more

Pictures from today's trail adventure

Sunday, June 07, 2015      10 comments

Just a few pictures from today's run/hike. We covered about 13 miles/2700 ft elevation gain on a trail that I've wanted to do for a long time. It was out of range/comfort last year but a mild challenge this year. We still had legs for a lot m... Read more

Learning from DNFd 25k

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      3 comments

It's strange to read my name in the blog of my Spark Friend, KONRAD695. But LOL! It is an honor to help inspire some good stuff and stuff that helps me! I wrote a long reply but I decided to post as a blog purely so I could reflect back. ... Read more

25k countdown and building confidence

Sunday, April 19, 2015      6 comments

My first 25k is in about a month. The longest race to this point has been 10k. Yesterday's training schedule called for a mild-paced, mostly flat 10-12 miles. Knowing I wouldn't be contending with steep hills that I would have to hike, I ... Read more

The hills are getting smaller

Sunday, April 05, 2015      6 comments

Saturday I was scheduled to run 10-12 miles for my 25k training but I was with someone having an off-day and we ended up at 6.25 miles in about two hours. It wasn’t much of a workout, but it was good to be there for someone else and I had a f... Read more

I have lots of places to go but back isn’t one of them - 160 Flights of stairs done!

Saturday, January 24, 2015      4 comments

I did it! I completed a 160-flight stair race (over 3100 individual stairs). I wasn’t as physically prepared as I planned but I got it done. I was more concerned about the mental challenges but in the end, I was prepared for that too. ... Read more

Beautiful Trail Run Saturday

Sunday, October 05, 2014      8 comments

The views were some of the best we've ever enjoyed. I felt strong and good. I think a 25k may be in my future. Read more

September Refocus

Monday, September 01, 2014      3 comments

I've reached some goals this summer and it's time to think about what's next. Over the last many months, my aim has been related to physical-activity pursuits; it's time to get some of the basics back to a level that will help me reach my weigh... Read more

Hike with Payoffs

Sunday, August 31, 2014      8 comments

A lot of our hikes this summer have been for conditioning or training. Today we hike a trail with two great pay offs! It was great to feel strong and in-control on some steep and challenging sections. It was great not to be passed but to ... Read more

Big mid-term goal reached

Monday, August 18, 2014      2 comments

2800 feet up in 1.8 miles emoticon More leg and lung burning fun for another mid-term goal. Very good wor... Read more

Stadium Stair Race - 816 Stairs Up and 816 Stairs down

Sunday, August 03, 2014      7 comments

Today was a training opportunity for a steep hike/climb in about 3 weeks. A stair race in a local historic stadium benefiting a foundation that provides sanctuary to abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats and much more. It was hard!... Read more

Hike pics from weekend and a bit of a scare

Sunday, June 29, 2014      10 comments

Two Hike Saturday - One ended at a water crossing running too fast and deep. The other was a short group hike with coworkers to a beautiful water fall. One Hike Today - Our most challenging elevation gain to date and a little more than 5 h... Read more

Active Weekend - Cake Making, Hiking, Running & Kayaking

Sunday, June 22, 2014      4 comments

As mentioned a couple days ago, hubby's old truck was stolen. When we thought we'd never see it again - assuming it was taken for parts, we were on the road to acceptance. Acceptance turned to sadness and a sick feeling when we saw what... Read more

Almost 1400 of these

Saturday, June 14, 2014      8 comments

388 up... ...then down repeat a couple times do the long-middle section an extra time before going all the way down the final round Felt like I was goin... Read more

Can strength exercise "sold" for aesthetic reasons make me stronger?

Monday, June 02, 2014      3 comments

I have a question that I probably should post on the Fitness and Exercise message board but I wanted to start here. I feel like I should know better and this is a silly question, but you know what they say about questions... As I've m... Read more


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