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Can This Gringa Learn to Zumba?

Thursday, May 16, 2013      4 comments

Yes! I put in the step by step DVD today and went all the way to the end. I actually kept up pretty well! Some of the steps were a little challenging for my ankle (recovering from a torn tendon) but I played it smart and modified any twisting... Read more

Healthy Greens

Tuesday, May 14, 2013      4 comments

I love, love, love having a garden! There has been so much lettuce this spring and now I'm starting to get tomatoes and green onions. I have been making my lunches ahead of time so I can just grab them and go without being tempted to eat somet... Read more

Leaping Out of the Pit of Despair

Friday, May 10, 2013      8 comments

Several of my good friends and coworkers are retiring from teaching this year. I must say that after 20 years in the classroom, I am jealous. You know the sad song teachers have been singing for years; student and parent apathy, negative press... Read more

My Happy Little Garden

Sunday, May 05, 2013      6 comments

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Walking and Running

Saturday, May 04, 2013      5 comments

I have been following the Runner's World beginners program for three weeks now. I have also been strength training to target some weak areas. With the tear in my tendon, I am trying to take it slow and avoid having to have surgery, so I have b... Read more

Patience!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013      3 comments

I have had torn tendon in my ankle since July. I've been anxious to get more active again, so I have been wearing athletic shoes everywhere (even with a dress) and I have been following a sensible walking plan. My goal is to follow the plan as... Read more

Ughh...torn tendon

Saturday, November 17, 2012      1 comments

I hurt my ankle months ago, in July, and I've been going to doctors ever since. Last week I finally had an MRI and found out that I have a torn tendon and a torn ligament. I have spent the last 6 weeks in a walking cast boot and symptoms have... Read more

White Water Rafting!!! (pics)

Monday, July 16, 2012      4 comments

We recently returned from our rafting trip on the Kern river in CA. Wow! I am now addicted to white water! We spent two days in Class 2, 3 and 4 rapids. What a rush! It has given me even more incentive to lose weight and have more adventure... Read more

Shin Splints are Ruining my Plans

Friday, June 29, 2012      1 comments

I am TRYING to return to running, but I keep getting plagued by shin splints. I was running 3x week from Feb-Apr slowing building more running into my walks. I thought I was building slowly enough to avoid injury, but I developed shin splints ... Read more

Couch to 5k

Thursday, June 28, 2012      2 comments

After starting a little too fast in February, and getting a painful set of shin splints, I may be wiser. Let's hope! I started the Couch to 5k program this week hoping that I would be able to gradually increase my strength and the stress I am ... Read more

Gorgeous Reward! (pic)

Monday, March 05, 2012      4 comments

We went out to the wetlands for a walk/run this evening and we started a little later than I wanted to start. However, I was feeling good after a couple runs and decided to amp up the minutes. I have gotten better about taking it easy on my kn... Read more

Quietly Winning

Saturday, March 03, 2012      1 comments

I started off the week a little depressed. On Monday, I was contemplating my life without my boys around next year (the triplets head off to college in September). It looks like 2 of them are going north to college and leaving dad and mom behi... Read more

Difficult Day, Ended Well

Wednesday, February 22, 2012      1 comments

I had a very difficult day. It was teacher inservice (staff development) today and not a very positive day. I felt like the overall tone of the day was a focus on failure and lots of hard news. I work at an at risk school in the middle of the... Read more

Beautiful Morning!

Monday, February 20, 2012      0 comments

I went for a walk/run with my boys today at the Wetlands and I feel great! We walked 5 minutes and ran for 1.5 minutes for 2.5 miles. At the end we ran for 1 minute. I know that sounds easy, but after having knee injuries it is great progress... Read more

Lose to Gain

Saturday, January 28, 2012      2 comments

I spent my holidays (from Halloween through my birthday in Jan) cooking, baking, making candy and of course eating it! I weigh more now than I ever remember weighing! In fact, the new jeans I bought just before Thanksgiving are tight now. I w... Read more


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