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I'm on to my self
7/9/2014 11:26:31 PM,  7 COMMENTS

A few months ago, I promised, via a blog, to share some lessons learned from my visits to a very helpful therapist. This is a therapist who has restor...  Read more

CANNIE50

vintage WHINE
7/5/2014 5:54:34 PM,  14 COMMENTS

"I don't want to restrict my food, give up sugary foods, pizza, etc etc etc because I already don't drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes - I don't want t...  Read more

CANNIE50

First double digit run
6/21/2014 12:21:32 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today was my first double digit run of this cycle of marathon training. I ran ten miles along the Blackwater Creek bikeway. It was not my best run. I...  Read more

RUNNERGIRLKIM

Trail Running
6/13/2014 9:35:38 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Recently I've discovered trail running! I've run on trails a few times before, but that was a year and a half ago, and I've stayed on roads and paveme...  Read more

RUNNERGIRLKIM

I want to be like HER!
5/30/2014 9:47:59 PM,  15 COMMENTS

That is what I whispered to my best friend, after we stopped to chat with a woman on the trail. My best friend and I set out on this gorgeous sunny P...  Read more

CANNIE50

Goals. Diet. Cleanse.
5/28/2014 1:34:06 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Each of the words in the title of this blog - Goals. Diet. Cleanse. - cause me a bit of anxiety and make me think of failure. I am more a fan of chal...  Read more

CANNIE50

update from CannieLand
5/20/2014 11:22:13 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Hi beautiful, Sparkly people. I've been AWOL for over 30 days but I trust you won't throw me in the Sparkly brig. Knowing you, you will welcome me bac...  Read more

CANNIE50

Food revelations
5/9/2014 9:15:56 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've been trying to be more conscious of what I'm eating. I'm not counting calories yet because I hate doing that, but I'm trying to track what I eat...  Read more

RUNNERGIRLKIM

Battling a cold and 5 mile run
5/5/2014 9:32:09 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I had the flu last weekend and was feeling really sick for a few days. Now I still have a cold and sore throat, and NO energy. I've basically just bee...  Read more

RUNNERGIRLKIM

I'm running the Marine Corps Marathon
5/3/2014 10:02:30 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've decided to run the Marine Corps Marathon. I've been wanting to do another full marathon and Marine Corps is on my bucket list. So why not now? ...  Read more

RUNNERGIRLKIM

The Odds Were In My Favor
4/14/2014 9:49:15 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I entered my name in the lottery about a month ago. I threw my name in just for fun and I received my acceptance email this afternoon. On Oct...  Read more

MAGGIENCALI

Ragnar Relay Southern California
4/6/2014 8:36:37 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I can cross this one off the bucket list. This weekend I ran my first Ragnar Relay in Southern California. We relayed our way from Huntington...  Read more

MAGGIENCALI

a measure of fitness
3/25/2014 6:55:02 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I recently saw a definition of fitness: "flexibility, strength, endurance, balance". If your immediate thought was to feel bad and think that you don'...  Read more

CANNIE50

A (brief) update
3/12/2014 12:22:10 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Whew--this year has been crazy so far! First off, I am still alive and well and here, just not online with SP a lot. 334 Since I last blog...  Read more

GETFIT2LIVE

everything but the food
3/11/2014 7:26:51 PM,  18 COMMENTS

That is what I told my therapist that I wanted to talk about, when I saw her earlier today. I have been going to see this therapist for a couple of mo...  Read more

CANNIE50

Power
2/26/2014 1:37:05 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Power is a very idyllic concept. Those who possess it can be presented with some hard choices. Some become corrupted by it. Some fear it. I think...  Read more

LAYERS_OF_ME

Holy Mother Nature!
2/18/2014 8:37:20 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Two weeks ago, tonight, I set off on a road trip to Eugene, Oregon, which is several hundred miles south of my home, to see my sister J. J. was diagn...  Read more

CANNIE50

Come along with me....
1/22/2014 6:26:36 PM,  20 COMMENTS

as I visit my therapist. Okay, I promised I would let you know how it went, when I visited a therapist to seek assistance in freeing myself from disor...  Read more

CANNIE50

Overdue Race Reports
1/20/2014 1:19:05 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I started writing my race report for the Las Vegas RNR half marathon, but got distracted by life. And when I don't write when I have inspiration, I l...  Read more

TYKXBOY

SparkPeople status and goals
1/20/2014 7:49:00 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I am an avid runner and Holy Yogi. I don't spend much time on SP these days, except to log my nutrition and fitness (beginning again with the New Year...  Read more

-H0LY-Y0GA-

Four years of Sparking and some updates!
1/15/2014 12:52:16 PM,  15 COMMENTS

This is way overdue in more ways than one--I can't believe my last blog was in September. There has been a lot that's changed in the last four months:...  Read more

GETFIT2LIVE

"you can cry while you are doing the dishes"
1/14/2014 7:08:21 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Someone gave me this advice..."you can cry while you are doing the dishes" many, many years ago when I was in my 20's and facing down alcoholism. Basi...  Read more

CANNIE50

and so it begins...
1/6/2014 10:25:45 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I met with a woman today, who offers counseling and who utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as one of her tools. Talk therapy only goes so far, and...  Read more

CANNIE50

And Down I Went
1/4/2014 10:49:20 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Wow, what a crazy 5 weeks it has been--on November 30th I went out for a 10 mile run with my running group when at mile 7.7 I caught my right foot on...  Read more

OFFWERUN

1.Keep 2.Going
1/4/2014 2:13:41 PM,  23 COMMENTS

My sister-in-law posted a quote from Runner's World, to her Facebook page. "I made two New Year's resolutions: 1. Keep 2. Going." That about sums it u...  Read more

CANNIE50

"put a team together"
12/20/2013 8:15:38 PM,  18 COMMENTS

I have been going for acupuncture for the past month or two. My doctor recommended it, along with Physical Therapy, for treatment of my damaged ligam...  Read more

CANNIE50

ALWAYS EARNED, NEVER GIVEN
11/2/2013 10:07:36 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I love mantras--the inspire me. They motivate me. They help me have a better understanding about life and the obstacles that many times go unplanned....  Read more

OFFWERUN

if you can't beat 'em, join 'em
10/28/2013 3:39:37 PM,  27 COMMENTS

When I was a teenager, I had a good friend named Margaret. She was one of the scrappiest girls I ever met which was probably what attracted me to her...  Read more

CANNIE50

Staving Off the Burn-out
10/24/2013 6:28:58 PM,  0 COMMENTS

My pace has been picking up, but I may have over-did it. That and moving my runs around too much to match my sleep schedule. I wasn't getting enough...  Read more

TYKXBOY

Vision and Mission
10/20/2013 9:38:41 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Based on the Sparkpeople featured article on Facebook www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=1849, I have decided to document ans...  Read more

LAYERS_OF_ME

100...oh, 101 pounds...
10/4/2013 2:11:48 PM,  9 COMMENTS

IT HAPPENED!! I stepped on the scale on Wednesday, and BAM! They were gone! 101 pounds!! I was so excited, that I had to try on my old clothes...  Read more

THATONEARTIST

no regrets
10/1/2013 7:03:29 PM,  15 COMMENTS

I am in week 6 of my recovery from torn ligaments. I am also dealing with an impinged nerve in my hip that was exacerbated by the walking boot I wore...  Read more

CANNIE50

The Journey of a Not So Great Run
9/29/2013 11:24:12 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Last week I was reveling in the victory of a Personal Record for my half-marathon--knocking almost 3 1/2 minutes off my half-marathon distance took a...  Read more

OFFWERUN

SparkRadio and other updates
9/27/2013 11:25:36 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Well, I was interviewed last night by Lily Hills for SparkRadio. Lily said it will air next Tuesday, so if you are interested, have a listen. It's abo...  Read more

GETFIT2LIVE

Running Down a Dream
9/26/2013 12:33:07 PM,  15 COMMENTS

My running journey began 7 1/2 years ago. In all reality I have never, ever in my entire stuck with any form of exercise for more than a few months at...  Read more

OFFWERUN

Seattle 3-Day Walk
9/24/2013 12:34:59 AM,  8 COMMENTS

"So how was your 3-Day walk?" How do you begin to answer that question? I thought I had a good idea of what I was getting myself into when I sign...  Read more

GETFIT2LIVE

Accept, Adapt, Adjust
9/19/2013 5:32:41 PM,  26 COMMENTS

I sprained my ankle over a month ago. I began physical therapy this week, after being in a walking boot. The physical therapist did some tests and t...  Read more

CANNIE50

Ch-ch-ch-CHANGES!
9/13/2013 7:36:37 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Thank you to all who commented on my last blog, "Maintenance: Nirvana?" It always surprises me when others are interested enough in what I write to re...  Read more

GETFIT2LIVE

Bloody Hell!
9/4/2013 7:32:57 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Ok, so here's a warning. This blog may contain semi-graphic descriptions and images. If you are squeamish over the slightest sight of blood, or have...  Read more

TYKXBOY

getting my house in order
9/3/2013 7:03:46 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Well, so much for exercising at home while I am rehabbing my injury and wearing BUB (BigUglyBoot - thanks for naming "him", Sparkler Jitzuroe ; ) I...  Read more

CANNIE50

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