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  • Treading water

    5/23/2016 5:06:54 PM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    So I've been taking some time to myself lately. I still check in every day just to give myself a semblance of routine and not go completely ... Read more

  • Getting old...

    5/17/2016 12:12:35 PM, by DSBRIDE

    In 2010 in January, I woke up that morning and felt terrible. I could hardly move and had trouble breathing. I stepped on my Wii and weighed in... Read more

  • Onward to Scotland!

    5/16/2016 11:50:37 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Saturday I finished the GR20 trail in Corsica on my virtual walk. It was quite the hike. Funny, I got sucked in by the quaint old church they s... Read more

  • Back on track

    5/9/2016 1:39:36 PM, by ILOVESALUKI

    Hi guys! Returning to SP after a while. I want to get in shape after pregnancy and get rid of my sugar addiction.... Read more

  • May flowers

    5/7/2016 1:48:33 PM, by DSBRIDE

    Here it is a week plus later and I'm still giving out complements, mostly on line since I haven't seen too many people in person. If I can make... Read more

  • Beautiful Corsica!

    5/5/2016 11:06:35 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    It's a beautiful sunny day here in Michigan! I am hoping to sneak in a short walk on my lunch hour. I am going to a play in a neighboring town ... Read more

  • Life - on life's terms

    5/4/2016 3:08:30 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Life is good. I just got back from a mini vacation. I had a great time. I enjoyed some great things I love and came home feeling rejuvenated. ... Read more

  • Corsica?

    5/3/2016 4:21:40 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Well I finished my virtual walk of the Florida Keys trail while I was off on vacation in Minnesota. I was pleased that I managed to hit all my s... Read more

  • Compliments

    5/1/2016 10:55:19 AM, by DSBRIDE

    Here comes a new month, another new start and a reason to strive for happiness. Visiting my eye Dr this past week, I saw he wasn't in that great... Read more

  • Crazy past two weeks...

    4/28/2016 3:19:29 PM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Well - I'm officially 40. :) So far, so good! My schedule has been off the rails lately. I've been on vacation... back and forth to NYC -... Read more

  • It's the little things...

    4/27/2016 6:41:49 PM, by DSBRIDE

    To me, life was always about making memories. I'm so glad I cherished them when I was younger and more able to do things. Now that I got older,... Read more

  • Managing time.....

    4/22/2016 2:49:10 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I am having a hard time managing time. I work. By the time I get home it is 6pm. I usually change out of my work clothes and put on my walking... Read more

  • Changes.....

    4/18/2016 5:00:47 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Sometimes it takes a series of little things to happen before you see the light! Well, yesterday I saw the light! A year ago my daughter an... Read more

  • R.I.P., bluetooth headphones

    4/16/2016 1:24:49 PM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    My trusty bluetooth headphones - the ones I did several rounds of P90X with, the ones I wore during my entire summer training for a half-marathon... Read more

  • Better day

    4/14/2016 6:44:18 PM, by DSBRIDE

    I am having a better day today. My legs no longer hurt due to the stopping of some meds. The feet hurt but not as bad and I'm getting new pills... Read more

  • Do YOU, boo!

    4/14/2016 9:41:56 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    So I went for a run last night - nothing insane, just Couch to 5k, week 1 - and I wore my old shoes. And by old shoes, I mean OLD. They'r... Read more

  • Regrouping.

    4/13/2016 9:59:49 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Okay, so... today, my foot feels better. A tad bit stiff, maybe, but not the pain I was dealing with in the morning yesterday. Last night... Read more

  • If I ever won the lottery

    4/12/2016 4:46:24 PM, by DSBRIDE

    I've stopped taking the meds that Dr said make my legs hurt and I stopped taking the pain pills. My feet still hurt but my legs have gotten bett... Read more

  • I did it!!!!!

    4/12/2016 12:14:26 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I am beaming brightly and smiling from ear to ear. Today's going to be a good day! Ok, so I will start with the not so good. I did not fin... Read more

  • Maybe this is a test of character.

    4/12/2016 10:35:11 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Well, last night, I took my first run in a very long time. The run itself went great. It felt SO DAGGONE GOOD to be back out and running ... Read more

  • What have I been up to?

    4/11/2016 4:24:44 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    No, I haven't been on spring break to some warm and sunny beach. I was home completely jealous of those who were! Here in Michigan, Old Man Win... Read more

  • Recap

    4/11/2016 10:34:49 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    This weekend... not the greatest. Right on schedule, my period started, and it took all the energy out of me - and I mean ALL OF IT. No workout... Read more

  • Time for the good cycle!

    4/9/2016 11:59:55 AM, by DSBRIDE

    Today I'm going to gradually ease back into all the things I took a break from since my legs were hurting. I also will stop the pain pills and s... Read more

  • Not bad - not bad at all :)

    4/8/2016 11:16:20 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    So yesterday, I attempted plyo. It's the first time since last year... I have been, up until recently, under strict orders for no leapy-jumpy st... Read more

  • Peaceful sleep

    4/7/2016 11:35:03 AM, by DSBRIDE

    It's been 2 days now that I stopped the med that the Dr thinks is hurting my legs. Last night I took the pain pill he gave me and I slept 11 hrs... Read more

  • Unexpected treasures

    4/7/2016 10:38:19 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Wilmington gets a bad rap. And not all of it is underserved - violence is at an all-time high with no end in sight. (Though I do take issue wit... Read more

  • Hanging in!

    4/6/2016 10:15:29 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    So I promised myself yesterday that even though I was in a poopy mood, I would do at least fifteen minutes of my planned kickboxing workout - and... Read more

  • Leg pain

    4/5/2016 6:08:52 PM, by DSBRIDE

    Today I had a Dr appt for my legs and the terrible pain that doesn't let me sleep. After reading all the on line and web md stuff, I was convinc... Read more


    4/5/2016 9:46:54 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Cold weather really robs me of my mojo. We're having a bit of a cold snap - March felt more like April, and April - at least at first - seems to... Read more

  • Apple Watch!

    4/4/2016 11:28:32 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Well, my beloved, trusty heart rate monitor - the one I wore during P90X, the one I trained with for 5ks and the Beat the Blerch half marathon - ... Read more

  • Cabbage lasagna recipe

    4/1/2016 4:45:42 PM, by DSBRIDE

    I mentioned cabbage lasagna in my last blog and I was asked several times for the recipe so here it is: Being an Italian cook, I don't reall... Read more


    4/1/2016 10:41:05 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    AND THUS BEGINS THE MONTH-LONG 40TH BIRTHDAYPALOOZA JUBILEE EXTRAVAGANZA!!! I'm having an amazing day, and I've really got nothing to add. ... Read more

  • Checking in...

    3/31/2016 12:21:01 PM, by SMARTCOOKIECRUM

    Just a short note to say I have been successful at tracking my meals and falling in my 1200-1500 range. It hasn't really led to weight loss but I... Read more

  • Day 3

    3/31/2016 11:28:53 AM, by DSBRIDE

    Day 3 of not sleeping thru the night! My legs/feet are killing me! I can get in 1-2 hrs of sleep and then my legs hurt so bad I have to sit up ... Read more

  • Oh hormones...

    3/31/2016 10:03:20 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    I know that I must be entering the PMS Zone because just about everything is making me cry. I got my performance appraisals from my boss and... Read more

  • Mama got some new shoes!

    3/30/2016 11:24:28 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Well, the shoes the running store ordered for me came in. I finally made my way there to try them on. I was apprehensive after my last experien... Read more

  • Coasting for the rest of the week :)

    3/30/2016 9:40:01 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Boss is GONE until next week!! WOO HOO!!! This means I can get away from my desk a little more and walk. My foot is feeling pretty good, e... Read more

  • Well, that explains a lot

    3/29/2016 9:32:23 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    I felt so crappy yesterday because it appears that I'm fighting something - and I'm thinking it's just a cold. I went to bed last night with ach... Read more

  • Day 13

    3/28/2016 8:24:24 PM, by DSBRIDE

    Ok, I'm a failure! I just don't have it in me to finish this challenge. The Easter bunny came and I've been feasting on my goodies plus eating ... Read more

  • Good advice

    3/28/2016 1:17:48 PM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    I'm not what you'd call a religious person, by any means. I'm extremely spiritual, but for my own spiritual practices, I don't adhere to organiz... Read more

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