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Random Observations
7/10/2014 4:43:56 PM,  1 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

PLMITCH

New Running Shoes
7/3/2014 10:30:20 PM,  6 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

PLMITCH

My running evolution...
6/30/2014 10:17:40 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I recently commented about a friend's post on FB where she stated "Running sucks!". To put this post into perspective, she is preparing to run in her...  Read more

PLMITCH

Great week so far...
6/25/2014 8:47:32 PM,  10 COMMENTS

So far, so good. Most everything is in balance. But, tomorrow...look out! I pick up my three local grandkids from tae kwon do and keep four days....  Read more

GRANDMABABA

Another Week, Another Chance!
6/23/2014 1:09:30 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Here I go again! I've long ago lost count of how many new beginnings I've declared. But, today I'm thinking that it really doesn't matter. Those of...  Read more

GRANDMABABA

Favorite iced tea for summer
6/19/2014 1:58:27 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I put this together recently and decided I love it so much that it is my favorite for summer. For 2 quarts I used: 2 tea bags of Green tea (Matcha,...  Read more

GRANDMABABA

Awaiting progress
6/18/2014 2:09:19 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Reduced salt: check increased water: check reduced calories: check increased activity: check reduced weight: NO, ouch! Maybe I ne...  Read more

GRANDMABABA

Adventurous run on Saturday
6/16/2014 11:27:24 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Last Saturday I easily had my most adventurous run EVER! My training schedule stated I needed to do a 6 mile long run, which I was more than co...  Read more

PLMITCH

Yes, no, maybe so!
6/16/2014 1:25:51 AM,  16 COMMENTS

I'm alone most of this week as dh must travel again. So, will work on increasing activity, filling up on clean healthy foods and getting to some writ...  Read more

GRANDMABABA

Busy weekend ahead!
6/13/2014 10:28:05 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Lots going on this weekend, so had to get started on the normal weekend chores ahead of schedule (cleaning, groceries, etc). Right out of the box tom...  Read more

PLMITCH

Another concussion!
6/13/2014 12:21:45 AM,  21 COMMENTS

I'm surprised at times that I can think at all. I never played contact sports, but still managed to get 5 concussions, the latest just three weeks ag...  Read more

GRANDMABABA

Buckle Down!
6/9/2014 12:31:51 PM,  8 COMMENTS

A new week, same plan...more resolve! Perhaps this will be the week I can actually get rid of some of those winter pounds. I will focus on more wate...  Read more

GRANDMABABA

Always glad to be back home
6/5/2014 9:50:55 PM,  3 COMMENTS

We had a great time in New Orleans! The food, the drink, the sights, the people! Ready to go back another time! But always good to get back hom...  Read more

PLMITCH

More water, less weight...more salt, more weight!
6/5/2014 4:58:18 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It seems so simple, but I decided to try this again to remind myself how much I am affected amounts of salt and water in my diet. I see-sawed more th...  Read more

GRANDMABABA

That Darn Scale!
6/3/2014 12:52:09 PM,  12 COMMENTS

It happened again. Just when I expected some loss, the scale let me down. I was at the bottom of my calorie range and had been exercising each day....  Read more

GRANDMABABA

DH Update and Thanks SP Friends
6/3/2014 12:45:41 PM,  5 COMMENTS

A quick update regarding my DH's melanoma surgery.. All went well. He did have to have two more biopsies and will get those results by the first of...  Read more

GRANDMABABA

Goodbye old friend (lawn mower)
5/30/2014 10:46:29 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Got some sad news today. My self propelled mower has officially bit the dust! According to the shop, the engine is totally seized up and nothing is...  Read more

PLMITCH

DH in surgery
5/30/2014 2:27:51 PM,  11 COMMENTS

As I write this my husband is having some surgery for a melanoma. Doc thinks it got caught early enough that surgery is all he needs. I will be anxi...  Read more

GRANDMABABA

Our last night of this babysitting adventure...
5/24/2014 12:43:18 AM,  13 COMMENTS

With our grandkids for the week, that is. I'm completely exhausted, but our time has flown by with very little drama. At ages 11, 9 and 4 we've been...  Read more

GRANDMABABA

Close Encounter
5/22/2014 10:03:45 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Very stormy afternoon here on the Delmarva. Tornado warning broadcast at 4:30PM local time, we and the puppies quickly moved to the basement. All cl...  Read more

PLMITCH

Did the roles change?
5/19/2014 9:53:05 PM,  8 COMMENTS

In early April, my dad (age 82) moved from his house to a retirement community nearby, and he resides as an independent resident. He has been living...  Read more

PLMITCH

First 10K Race A Success!
5/17/2014 1:54:48 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Made the big step up to 10K racing today. Ran in the Kennett Run race in Kennett Square, PA (25th anniversary) -- perfect racing conditions -- mid 50...  Read more

PLMITCH

This headache just won't quit!
5/16/2014 4:47:10 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Some days are such a challenge. I have several migraine triggers and some are pretty hard to avoid. Bright light and loud noise are two things I do...  Read more

GRANDMABABA

A little change that can mean a lot!
5/14/2014 1:09:22 PM,  8 COMMENTS

How do you talk to yourself? I suspect many of you do what I do and it is not a good thing for our health, mental or otherwise! I talk to myself in...  Read more

GRANDMABABA

Energy Crisis
5/13/2014 2:12:10 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I'm stuck. No energy and not much strength for more than a month now. The ms exacerbation makes every task a huge effort. We had a fun, but busy, w...  Read more

GRANDMABABA

Reset?
4/29/2014 12:16:25 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I just reset some of my options to read again encouraging stories and helpful advice. I've reset before, but this time it feels like I'm resetting me...  Read more

GRANDMABABA

Racing / Mac Updates
4/21/2014 3:23:56 PM,  6 COMMENTS

- Saturday, April 19 Ronald McDonald "Run for the House 5K" race: This is the 2nd race I've used my Garmin Forerunner 220 in, and interestingly...  Read more

PLMITCH

Spring Fever
4/15/2014 5:12:29 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I just returned from a spectacular walk through an amazing display of spring blooms. Every color of the rainbow merged with those delightful perfume...  Read more

GRANDMABABA

Technology Disorientation (would be a good title for a Big Bang Theory Episode!)
4/15/2014 5:01:40 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesterday late afternoon my MacBook Pro really started to run slow, so like all good technical folks I started running some diagnostics only to find i...  Read more

PLMITCH

Big Day For My Dad
4/9/2014 2:21:01 PM,  8 COMMENTS

A very big day for my dad -- he is moving from the place he has called home for the last 30 years to a nearby senior living community! He has been li...  Read more

PLMITCH

Feels like a Monday...
4/8/2014 10:14:06 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Good news: Nice 3 day weekend and was able to recover from my trip to Arizona. Bad news: Tuesday is here, and I am NOT in the mood to work! Good n...  Read more

PLMITCH

Heading home...
4/1/2014 4:55:04 PM,  5 COMMENTS

As much as I have enjoyed the warm 80+ degree temps, low humidity, and great southwestern cuisine, I am ready to get home to be with DW and the puppie...  Read more

PLMITCH

Very good trip to Arizona
3/29/2014 11:33:21 PM,  6 COMMENTS

After this winter on the Delmarva peninsula, any reason to go to Arizona would make it a good trip, but as it turned out, this one was even better tha...  Read more

PLMITCH

"My Little Pony" Bully Debate
3/19/2014 2:10:54 PM,  9 COMMENTS

www.nydailynews.com/news/national/boy-told
-ditch-pony-bag-article-1.1726433 Is this a tough issue or what? When I first heard the story on...  Read more

PLMITCH

"Spirit" *destroyed*.......Spark break needed.......
3/16/2014 5:55:27 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Today was a *disaster* - am too upset to even think about blogging the details - I no longer have a spirit left for this journey - will need to take a...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Sunday status......
3/16/2014 7:44:43 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Had a full, productive and fairly pleasant day - but being in the fresh air knocked me out! Would have been nice to take an outdoor walk in a park, b...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Weekend is starting fairly well, *but*......
3/15/2014 7:19:26 AM,  2 COMMENTS

......had to dodge a potential weather bullet - yet *again*! 198 Hopefully the prediction as of this writing (paraphrased words: "accumula...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Result: 20,818 days
3/14/2014 4:39:19 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I turn 57 years old tomorrow, and while that may be an unremarkable age, what caught my eye is turning 57 and having been born in 1957. Symmetry... ...  Read more

PLMITCH

Another week kicked to the curb!
3/14/2014 5:12:23 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Slow, but steady, financial recovery from the "slow pay month from h**l* is in process- W"OOHOO! 104 224 Got a compliment the other...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Relieved!
3/13/2014 7:14:53 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Three reasons: 1) We DIDN'T get hit with "Vulcan" snow! (Now *rain* - that's another story.......) 224 2) A long-delayed event came...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

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