Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon. Anyone running with me?
Sunday, May 13, 2012      2 comments

Next Sunday I will be in Virginia to run the Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon. I am getting excited but worried about hills---since I have none here in Houston. Any of my fellow Sparkers going to be there? I would love to meet you! Let me know! And let... Read more
My 150 day challenge
Friday, August 12, 2011      2 comments

emoticon I joined a Spark Team last year "The 100 Day Challenge" inspired by SpunkyDucky. I exercised for 100 ... Read more
New meaning to "long" run
Saturday, May 14, 2011      2 comments

I am so excited! Now, it may not sound like much to most people but I tried something different today. I have done many runs, I follow the run/walk method and I have been excercising consistently. Today I decided to try to run 2 miles without st... Read more
Houston Half Marathon
Sunday, January 30, 2011      3 comments

I ran the Houston Half Marathon today. It was a good run for me, faster than my last few but not my fastest. Anyway, I was pleased. The weather was warm with a start temp in the low 60s, overcast with some rain. Much better than predicted, howev... Read more
Sunday, January 09, 2011      2 comments

I saw a friend today I hadn't seen in quite a while. Actually, we were running buddies for a time. We chatted a bit, getting caught up, and she asked me "are you still running?" I said yes. She called me "crazy"--I just shrugged and said "it''s ... Read more
New Mantra
Thursday, August 19, 2010      0 comments

I recently joined the 100 Day Challenge team and accordingly have come up with a new mantra for my runs: "On day 100 it will be cool!" Certainly something to look forward to! I am sooo sick of the heat and humidity! No kidding, right? Not like a... Read more
I beat that little voice!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      2 comments

You know the one--the voice inside your head that says "Oh, it is sooo early. Don't get up--you can exercise later." Well, that may be true, maybe I can exercise later--but I also know that it is better to do it early if possible. Things tend to... Read more
Half Marathon training begins!
Friday, July 23, 2010      0 comments

Well it is that time of year again...half marathon training officially begins tomorrow. I will be preparing for my 9th half marathon and can hardly believe it! I have registered for the Surfside Half which will be in February--run entirely on t... Read more
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      1 comments

This morning I wanted to get my run in early before my DH left for work because the mugginess is almost unbearable! Wanted to beat a little of the heat. Too bad there was thunder and lightening ... Read more
Small victories!
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday I drank 8 cups of water. Okay, I know most of you will not find that exciting but it is something special for me! Being a person with about a 2L a day Dt. Coke habit that is amazing for me. Many days I would not drink any water at all.... Read more
Whatever it takes
Friday, May 21, 2010      3 comments

Last week I took my overweight self back to Weight Watchers for the third time. I know, sad but true. Anyway, I love SP but still was not committed to really lose weight. I know WW works because I had good weight loss results with them in the pa... Read more
Selective memory
Friday, May 14, 2010      2 comments

On my run this morning a song lyric reminded me of an earlier time in my life. It caused me to think how fun and carefree that time was-- but then I thought a little more. I went from "ahh, those were the days" to "what, are you kidding yourself... Read more
More fun!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      3 comments

My neighbor got me into running a few years ago. I am slow but enjoy being outdoors, doing something good for me, and the self-discipline of getting out there. When I first started running with buddies some of them would complain when we would r... Read more
SP Anniversary
Monday, April 26, 2010      4 comments

I was just updating my Spark Page--which has very little on it--so there is room for improvement. Realized as I was reviewing my page that today is my one year SP anniversary. So happy anniversary to me! I just started really enjoying SP since t... Read more