My granddaughter (age 9) loves to accompany me when I go for my runs on her bicycle. However, yesterday it was hot (we have had a cool summer so far) and the roads were just graded and had lots of sand and rocks. It was hard for her to pedal bec... Read more
My time for the race was 1 second more than my prerun trial, (31'34") but it was still better than last years. When I crossed the finished line, the first thing my daughter said to me was "You should have see the two oldtimers who crossed the fi... Read more
It has been a while since I blogged. Things seems to be slowing down a bit now. My premie grandson is now home and doing well. He is on a three hour feeding schedule so I am taking turns with my daughter. I get the day shift!
My running is ... Read more
I ran a 10k yesterday, I wanted to check my time, but I had my granddaughter with me and got a wee bit distracted at times. 78:01, but several of those minutes were waiting for traffic so we could cross the road.
It was fun - she met her ... Read more
I grew up in a large family and we were all healthy and hearty eaters. Healthy in the sense that my mother did not make a lot of baked desserts, she reserved those for special occasions. My parents had a garden so we had lots of fresh vegetables... Read more
and I answered. I know I should stop eating sweetened overprocessed foods, yet I find myself eating them over and over and over again. Just yesterday, I had to drive into town so my daughters and I could see the baby (premature birth so he did n... Read more
I weighed myself the other morning and discovered I actually lost weight. I joined SparkPeople mostly to maintain my weight. I have been busy with moving and yard work, plus with my running class.
I am not sure if it is the right weight fo... Read more
Today, we are facing many difficult challenges to eat healthy that are different from the decades before us. When I was growing up in the 60's and 70's eating out was a rare treat. As I child, I remember eating out only for breakfast on our year... Read more
Yesterday, I posted a blog "How I am Going to Tame My Sweet Tooth" and this morning I came across this blog: www.dailyspark.com/blog. asp?post=why_are_bad_habit s_so_hard_to_change
I often call my choice to eat sugar... Read more
I have been trying for years to tame my sweet tooth and recently have been focusing on the ill effects that sugar has on me. So far, it does not seem like I am being successful, but thinking back I can see how subtle changes in my diet have chan... Read more
Well, we are almost moved back into our cabin. We decided to let our oldest daughter and her family rent our house. So, we downsized only to have our youngest move back in with house. It is going to be a challenge because she just gave birth to ... Read more
We all struggle with one thing or another at some point in the day. Often times we do not even realize that we are having some difficulty. Yesterday, I was able to hold my grandson who was born premature at 30 weeks. He weighed less than 3 pound... Read more
I went to my running class last night and choose to run with the 101 groups - 12 minutes with 2 minute rest x2. It felt so good to just get out there and run and not think about anything but what was happening at the moment.
I ran each mi... Read more
WOW! This past weekend my youngest daughter, who has fibromyalgia, has informed me that since moving back home a month ago and eating more whole foods and eliminating a lot of processed foods and soda from her diet that she has noticed about a 5... Read more
Yesterday, I managed to say no to some marshmellows and a chocolate bar. I caught myself just in time. There was some marshmellows in an open bag on the counter and I reached for the bag, opened it and then thought to myself, "I really do not n... Read more