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You can’t outrun heredity!
7/11/2014 3:55:34 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Lord knows I’ve tried. I’m sidelined for three weeks due to a left knee ‘injury’ which my doctor ascribes to arthritis. I shouldn’t be surprised...  Read more


Running: Is It All About the Bling?
7/11/2014 10:08:32 AM,  18 COMMENTS

Hey, I run for fitness. I run to help maintain my 80+ pound weight loss. I run to socialize with other runners. I run because, at least sometimes, I l...  Read more


“Too Soon Old and Too Late Smart” – An Amish Proverb, I think
7/11/2014 9:48:31 AM,  16 COMMENTS

At least I used to hear it a lot when visiting my parents near Lancaster, PA. I thought about this during my run this morning. I had just posted...  Read more


Finally Friday motivation: Commitment
7/11/2014 7:16:15 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Heading into the weekend: ...  Read more


7/10/2014 8:42:23 PM,  23 COMMENTS

Today I was honored by being asked to serve as a Beck coach. I'm looking forward to reviewing this powerful program, The Beck Diet Solution by Dr. Jud...  Read more


Random Observations
7/10/2014 4:43:56 PM,  3 COMMENTS

- Today was an interval speed training run day -- 16 quarter mile runs at a faster pace than I normally run, with a much needed 2 minute walk between...  Read more


Good news
7/10/2014 4:23:54 PM,  8 COMMENTS

On 2 July I posted a blog (McIntosh and Pink Lady) about DH and his cancer. We heard today that the MRI, blood and PET scan have all come back and the...  Read more


My feet
7/10/2014 9:40:22 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I always thought I had ugly feet, especially since I started running. But Rachel got me a pedicure for my birthday so we both got our toes done last...  Read more


Joining the 21st Century
7/9/2014 10:03:15 PM,  21 COMMENTS

I sent my first text today. It was successful. WooHoo. So I sent a second one. No problem. The text helped me meet up with my niece for a great 6 mil...  Read more


18.12 Challenge - Training week #9 and 15k Race
7/9/2014 8:48:29 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Woohoo! Life is good! Run 1 - 7.29 miles (Hot and Humid, pretty slow going) Run 2 - 4.07 miles (Felt pretty darn good) Run 3 - 10.6 miles...  Read more


I had the best workout
7/9/2014 4:05:38 PM,  7 COMMENTS

My morning workouts the last couple of weeks have been nothing to write home about, although I have upped my running (yay, 'goal met') in anticipation...  Read more


The Best Medal I Have!
7/9/2014 3:30:39 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I've been a runner since Nov 2010. We've accumulated a nice rack load of medals in that time... I got this card from My Granddaughter Giann...  Read more


I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike
7/9/2014 1:14:02 PM,  13 COMMENTS

As earworms (i.e. songs that get stuck in your head) go, "I want to ride my bicycle" (or most of the Queen greatest hits for that matter) is a lot bet...  Read more


Standing my ground with a big stick
7/9/2014 8:05:22 AM,  20 COMMENTS

Recently there have been several articles about proper etiquette for walkers, runners and bikers when sharing the trail. I’ve added my opinion about...  Read more


The underrated nap
7/8/2014 3:59:45 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Ages ago, my then-running partner used to say that thirst is often disguised as hunger. She was right to a point. But now that I have a few years on m...  Read more


Whole Workout
7/8/2014 1:33:32 PM,  19 COMMENTS

I did the whole track workout sponsored by Lakeland Runners Club located at the high school last eve: *10 minute walking warm-up before the group...  Read more


New Goals- How to walk the path?
7/8/2014 3:18:42 AM,  3 COMMENTS

What motivates people enough to walk the path and stick to what they initially set out to do? I think that I have always suffered from depression and...  Read more


Smart? Really??
7/7/2014 7:37:13 PM,  18 COMMENTS

I got my first smart phone yesterday. I have only one thing to say about it: It sure does make me feel dumb!!...  Read more


Of course you hurt, it's supposed to hurt. So keep pedalling!
7/7/2014 6:49:45 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Part 1: A Bicycle is a Unicycle with a Training Wheel When I was 14 years-old I decided I wanted to work on my balance. I bought a Schwinn unicy...  Read more


7/7/2014 11:58:48 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The more I look around the Spark Blogs of SP, the more I see the variety of ways people are losing weight. And some are not. Whether they tout Paleo,...  Read more


Sale or Scale – which do I fear?
7/7/2014 8:11:22 AM,  18 COMMENTS

There’s only one letter difference in those 2 words, but a world of difference in my life. I fear a particular kind of sale. The one my supermar...  Read more


Happy July!
7/6/2014 8:06:55 PM,  4 COMMENTS

As most of my sparkfriends celebrated 4 July and enjoyed a long weekend, my long weekend was last week (Canada Day). And to make it even better, I str...  Read more


One last blog entry on trip - Earthquake Fault in Mammoth Lake
7/6/2014 7:06:13 PM,  15 COMMENTS

I guess it's actually outside of Mammoth Lake but just a little bit. After we finished with Devils Postpile and hiking and were back in the SUV we we...  Read more


A Nice Bike Ride
7/5/2014 5:53:09 PM,  14 COMMENTS

What a difference a day makes. It has been really humid for a week. Yesterday Arthur blew through (not bad here) and today was bright, sunny and no...  Read more


2014 Kiwanis Midnight Run on Dunedin Causeway!
7/5/2014 5:17:31 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Since D & I have embraced a healthy lifestyle in 2010, we started several new traditions. One of them is doing this race every July 3 at 11:25pm. I us...  Read more


Devils Postpile and beyond - Day 5 of trip
7/5/2014 12:58:55 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I intended to do this blog yesterday or the day before but always got sidetracked before I got around to looking for pics. So I'm going to do it now....  Read more


Big Plans!
7/5/2014 12:57:35 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Enjoyed our 5.9 mile, 75 minute group run this morning. Great socializing after, too. Just love that my niece and nephew are running this year. I...  Read more


A Glacial Pace
7/5/2014 7:56:57 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Lately I've been using this phrase a lot. I've said I run at a glacial pace and that I am losing weight at a glacial pace. So I started thinking, "...  Read more


Thin blue line
7/5/2014 6:28:00 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Backslid a bit this week by a pound and few ounces, but it was a tough week emotionally. I think I've got it back in hand now. Funny how cyclical losi...  Read more


Getting Ready
7/4/2014 8:14:38 PM,  16 COMMENTS

*alarm is set for 5am *bag is already in the car: towels and wash cloth, shorts and shirt, underwear, shoes, shampoo and conditioner *laid out: ru...  Read more


Celebrate the 4th
7/4/2014 7:07:29 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Is anyone else sick of being told how we should or should NOT celebrate our freedom? Of course not to interfere with anyone else's freedom .........  Read more


A busy 4th indeed!!!
7/4/2014 2:31:58 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I did do my exercise that day...I did not was 108 so it WAS too warm but I did Jillian. Yesterday I did some arm challenges and today I am lo...  Read more


New Running Shoes
7/3/2014 10:30:20 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Monday evening I picked up a new pair of running shoes from a real running store! My 3rd pair of Brooks, and this time they were fitted properly! Al...  Read more


Embrace What it Takes!
7/3/2014 6:57:35 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Believe me when I say, "It's worth it!" Much love.. 247...  Read more


Getting to Know Your Spark Friends
7/3/2014 5:14:37 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It's time for another "Getting to Know Your Spark Friends"… borrowed from CLAIREINPARIS. Your go to chewing gum flavor… Trident Original Bes...  Read more


Good News
7/3/2014 1:43:54 PM,  35 COMMENTS

Old Dad had his two week post-op follow up doctor appointment today. He got all 25+ staples out of his abdomen. He can now drive, drink soda (???), an...  Read more


1st attempt at running since the brace has come off
7/3/2014 1:42:09 PM,  2 COMMENTS

A big whopper of 2 miles and EVERYTHING hurt - except the knee!!!! so yay!...  Read more


Corn is as high as an elephant's eye
7/3/2014 6:28:14 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Maybe a baby elephant, but it *is* at least knee high: We have 16 acres, 15 of them planted. Did I ever envision being 'in' with the farming c...  Read more


18.12 Training Week #8 and the LSR
7/2/2014 7:08:43 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Very warm and humid this week, but I am making it. New inhaler seems to be a plus. Run 1 - 6.25 miles (Hot and Humid but feeling pretty darn good...  Read more


Don't Read This 'cause I'm Ragin'!
7/2/2014 5:31:30 PM,  13 COMMENTS

227 This is not directed at anyone who has a serious medical condition that cannot be controlled. I feel and pray for healings. I'm rag...  Read more


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