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New Year, Old Me
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      4 comments

The the old year didn't close out and the New Year is not starting off as I anticipated. I've been on the injured list (IT band issues, bursitis--don't old people get that??--and other aches and pains) since early November and my goal was to st... Read more
Making Lemonade from Lemons
Saturday, November 20, 2010      4 comments

About a year ago I bought P90X and was so excited to get started. I had big dreams of a new bod. A couple of the guys in our office had done it and the results were amazing. But I quickly lost motivation and found it difficult to train for lo... Read more
Amish Country Half Marathon: A New P.R.
Monday, November 08, 2010      4 comments

Saturday I ran in the 1st annual Amish Country H.M. in Bird-in-Hand, PA, with more than 1,300 other runners. It was fabulous! The race is in the heart of Amish Country and a big tourist area. I arrived Friday afternoon and checked into m... Read more
Last Long Run Before Buffalo Creek HM
Sunday, October 03, 2010      4 comments

Yesterday was one of those perfect fall days (and today is, too). I didn't get out for my run until almost noon, but it was still cool and comfortable. Without any set plan, I headed toward the park, ran two one-mile loops, then headed out of ... Read more
Women in the Wild
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      5 comments

The race was held in the beautiful Quemahoning area just south of Johnstown, PA. We didn’t get to enjoy its full beauty thanks to a foggy morning. Driving there was like traveling through dense cotton candy. At the last minute, I decided to ... Read more
This I Believe
Monday, September 13, 2010      1 comments

Our local NPR station has continued the popular national, "In This I Believe" series. It sums up my thoughts on cycling perfectly. Enjoy. wpsu.org/radio/single_en
try/LL-3108/thisibelieve ... Read more
Finding the Flair
Sunday, August 22, 2010      3 comments

This past Thursday was the first "teaser" run in a series leading up to the Mountainback Ultramarathon (50 miles). The Nittany Valley Running Club offers the "Tussey Teasers", not races, so that runners can get acquainted with the course prior... Read more
Greek Yogurt vs. Strained Plain Yogurt
Monday, August 02, 2010      3 comments

During my appointment with the nutritionist, I mentioned that I strain plain no-fat or low-fat yogurt to get a consistency more like Greek yogurt. She asked if I knew what was in the liquid that I was straining out--could I be losing key nutri... Read more
A Heavy Brick
Sunday, August 01, 2010      4 comments

I hold triathletes in the highest regard. You could say I'm in awe of them. And now they sit a bit higher on the pedestal after I did my first brick today in preparation for the September 12 Women in the Wild Adventure Challenge, a 12 mile bi... Read more
Back on (the) Track; Pun Intended
Friday, July 30, 2010      3 comments

I tried, but I couldn't wait to August 1 to test out the broken toe on a short run. It's been more than 5 weeks. X-rays confirmed that it is broken (I waited 4 weeks before having it x-rayed) and beginning to heal. I was walking the dog... Read more
What I Learned from a Sports Nutritionist
Wednesday, July 28, 2010      4 comments

I just spent the past hour typing up a new blog to tell you what I learned from my session with a sports nutritionist. Somehow I hit a wrong key and lost everything. So, here I go again . . . Reason for appointment: Increase protein int... Read more
Waiting for Xray Results
Monday, July 19, 2010      5 comments

Four weeks ago I broke my little toe--at least that was the consensus of my pals--while loading the get away vehicle for vacation. Of course, I didn't sit still for any longer than it took us to reach our destination. Then it was kayaking, hi... Read more
Another Ride on the Roller Coaster of Weight Loss
Sunday, June 27, 2010      3 comments

It's been awhile since I've stepped on the scale or posted my progress. I can ignore the small, but slow weight gain when I don't record it. It's easier to step on the scale, look shocked, then forget what I just saw. I'd make a great ostrich... Read more
Kayaking and Sleeping Under The Stars
Wednesday, June 23, 2010      3 comments

I am in the midst of a wonderful vacation with 6 fabulous, fun, adventurous women in the Adirondacks. We have a house on Lake Algonquin and we're here before the throngs of tourists arrive. It is perfect. We've been hiking, biking, and kayaki... Read more
My Morning Ride
Sunday, May 16, 2010      4 comments

Warm, bright sunshine Cool refreshing breeze Cotton ball clouds Birds chirping Cows passively watching me ride by Horses frolicking Gentle rolling hills Tumbling, rollicking roadside stream Farmland and forest Ridge and valley ... Read more

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