Sweet sweat therapy
I'm here again but haven't had time to check in, as I've been struggling with keeping up with hectic life and un-winding with some sweat therapy.
News in my life since my last blog: I'm over-worked and longing for another vacation (LOL). I'... Read more
Running without HRM and other ramblings (and a great big THANK YOU to my Spark Friends)
Dear spark friends! Thank you so much for all your supportive comments as I run around nekkid, or even worse, without my HRM!
It means a lot to have such great friends here and I'll "run" around to thank you all personally, but since I'm r... Read more
HRM trouble (again)
Argh! My Polar needs to be sent in for service again (!)
I got it for Christmas, and sent it for the first service in April, and again now.
The training program is messed up, I didn't get my (well earned) trophy this week, and it says we... Read more
Twice the run
I have a regular round I run three or four times every week, and it's a rural route past fields on gravel roads and through a forest. The loop is a little over 4K. Today I had to double back just as I came to the end of the loop close to home, b... Read more
I'm a running geek
I've had so much fun today on my run since I had to calibrate my new foot pod. I can finally see _during my run_ how fast and how far I'm going, and it's such a thrill.
I know I'm a gadget freak, and I am unashamed! It motivates me so much... Read more
Avocados and pears
I'm shrinking even if my weight stays pretty much the same!
Since my last body me... Read more
Can you taste it?
The aroma as you lift the strawberry to your mouth, tickling your nose? The juice filing your mouth as you bite into a red berry?
In my garden red ... Read more
It has been one of _those_ days.
I went to the gym after my oatmeal breakfast and I was ravenous after working out for two hours at the gym, so I got a rather large taco wrap at the gym for my lunch. I could have easily stopped when I had ... Read more
Tracking - Progress, not perfection - Dropping the Fatitude
I get to know myself a lot better on this journey, and I love that part of getting healthy. I didn't realize before I got started that I would do so much mental work alongside the workouts. I'm a work in progress, and I do a lot of thinking and ... Read more
This public accountability is really the thing for me. Putting it in writing makes me want to DO it. I've been tracking my food again, and it isn't such a hassle after all! Duh!
Today I was out in my garden and one of our neighbors (I hardl... Read more
My June Tune and July GOYAAM Plan
In my "Back to Basics Blog" CJ reminded me kindly in the comment about my reply to a while back advising her to keep up with tracking in a notebook or on the mobile through the SP mobile application. DUH! I realize I can do that too! And I WILL ... Read more
Back to basics (again)
Summer is here, and after a week off with some traveling, another weekend away to do 5K and a VERY hectic schedule at work, I'm sorry to say that I've stopped tracking food and fitness on Spark.
I had a great streak tracking food and was *... Read more
Who would have thought!
I'm amazed - I can officially announce that I have WORN OUT a pair of running shoes! I know this because I ran with the new pair today and WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!
I bought that old pair specifically to start the C25K-program last June/July, an... Read more
Since my darling decided I should have new running shoes for my birthday, off we went after work today to get fitted.
I have never done that before, but got up on the mirror and onto the treadmill for a check-up. It turns out I have lovely arc... Read more
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Don't just count your years, make your years count.
I love this quote Spark People sent me today as a birthday greeting!
I have spent 42 years in this body, and I really feel that the last year has been the most valuable yet in my whole (adult) life! I've grown in ways that count and shrunk ... Read more