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New Year - New Actions
Thursday, January 04, 2018      7 comments

New actions meaning activities! I got a super good deal through my insurance company to join a gym network and I only had to commit to three months! I can tell you right now I am not a fan of any indoor exercise. However, I thought that this was... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A BIG leap of faith...believe in myself
Friday, January 06, 2017      88 comments

Several years of holding my weight loss have come and gone. I have been maintaining a 65-70 lb weight loss for almost 7 years now and it is time to finally time to do something drastic. I'm not talking about drastic as in climbing a high peak or... Read more
Who I am
Tuesday, April 19, 2016      5 comments

I love this! I am constantly amazed at who I am today and who I am becoming. ... Read more
5 year Spark Anniversary
Wednesday, December 02, 2015      24 comments

Boy oh boy does time fly! I have had so much fun the last five years. I was pretty much in maintenance when I joined Spark and have remained pretty much the same weight for the whole time. I have about a five pound window that I float around in ... Read more
Holiday Exercise Streak has begun!
Sunday, November 29, 2015      6 comments

Holiday exercise streak started with an absolutely spectacular hike. We started out in the early morning darkness with an almost full moon shining brightly above us. It was very cool hiking in the moonlight, once our eyes adjusted to the mo... Read more
Choose to make the best of your day!
Sunday, February 22, 2015      10 comments

You know I hear and see people moaning and groaning a lot lately about the weather. We live in Pennsylvania and it's winter! Let's be glad that we don't live in Boston area. I for one, take it all in stride and make the best of it. I realize tha... Read more
And the winner is.........
Monday, September 15, 2014      10 comments

Me! Woohoo! I have to say that today started out as just another day, get up, have some coffee and go to work. Nothing special, or so I thought. I had to drive a slightly different route this morning and it was quite foggy. I was putte... Read more
18.12 Challenge Complete! Woohoo 18.12 miles! Part 2
Saturday, September 06, 2014      13 comments

So I went to bed nice and early the night before the race. I heard the news before going to bed though, thunderstorms on the way, may delay race, may cancel race. What???!!! I just kept thinking it'll be alright, just some rain. Race will go on.... Read more
18.12 Challenge Complete! Woohoo 18.12 miles! Part 1
Saturday, September 06, 2014      4 comments

Yes! I did it! This was week #17 of training and it ended with the run. The weeks runs looked like this: Run #1 - 3.5 miles Run #2 - 2.23 miles Run #3 - 2.25 miles Big Day! - 18.12 miles! It was a rather enjoyable week with th... Read more
18.12 Challenge - Training weeks 15 and 16
Saturday, September 06, 2014      0 comments

This blog is a lot late (the race was on 8/31) but I wanted to complete them all, so it will just be the basics. I began the two taper weeks as well as went away on vacation. It worked out great! During the taper I walked more with family member... Read more
18.12 Challenge - Training weeks 13 and 14
Tuesday, August 12, 2014      6 comments

Well I will attempt to finish this now tonight. I started last night and then was told the news about Robin Williams which really bummed me out. Depression and addiction sucks. Mental illness sucks. Part of the reason that I exercise is because ... Read more
RIP....Robin Williams......Depression is so sad.
Monday, August 11, 2014      12 comments

I really don't know what to say about this except that I feel very sad about his suicide and realize that depression is a terrible thing to live with. I have had my share of depression and actually considered suicide once in my life. I know how ... Read more
18.12 Challenge - Training weeks 11 and 12
Tuesday, July 29, 2014      10 comments

Week 11 (supposed to be a "step back" week) Run 1 - 5.12 miles Run 2 - 6.45 miles Run 3 - 10.01 and not one foot more. LOL. Run 4 - 6.01 Week 12 (step back up!) Run 1 - 5.03 miles (felt great and had neg splits!) Run 2 - 3... Read more
18.12 Challenge - Training week #10, crazy hilly LSD
Wednesday, July 16, 2014      6 comments

10 weeks down, 6 to go! This week had lot's of good stuff going on. Biggest one was a family reunion in McConnelsville, Ohio. So nice to see my Hun's family, they say I get along better with them then he does! LOL! I took the time on Saturd... Read more
18.12 Challenge - Training week #9 and 15k Race
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      11 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 (LSR? Great hike with my pals!) Run 4 - 9.3 miles (15k Race) ... Read more

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