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Three Steps forward, two steps back
Monday, December 21, 2015      2 comments

It's been years since I've felt the need - or more accurately - the desire to blog. But a recent health scare, and the fortuitous referral of a cardiologist has rekindled my desire. I was losing weight steadily when - as often happens when the ... Read more
Getting Fit and Saving Others - Bring someone along for your ride
Wednesday, November 14, 2012      2 comments

Back in the summer I wrote about getting motivated to train for a second half marathon - and it really wasn't happening. Well sort of - but I needed some umph! Thanks to so... Read more
Wrestling the bear
Saturday, September 01, 2012      2 comments

I have been pushing through heat and sickness lately to try and increase my speed on my race walking. It has seemed like an uphill struggle at times. So today, it was time to take it on the road - field test if you will what the interval and t... Read more
Do you turn lemons into lemonade or a binge party?
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      1 comments

Today was supposed to be a day to spin. I had it all figured out. I was up at 5:45, had been communicating on line with the office and was packing my things to head to class when the first lemon dropped. My younger son wandered in with a long... Read more
Setting and Committing to the GOAL.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      2 comments

Blogging my way to my next half marathon, trying to push to a different level seems to be part of my journey this time around. And gosh it has been anything but an easy one - to say the least. At my age a year older makes a difference in *eve... Read more
Small changes = BIG RESULTS
Friday, August 10, 2012      2 comments

Pilates seemed like a logical choice as I increase my mileage and close down week 4 of my 19 week training program for the Philly half marathon. Flexibility and my name would never be used in the same breath, and since being flexible is good in... Read more
Of What Are YOU Afraid?
Friday, August 03, 2012      1 comments

My fingers were shaking as I was lacing up my shoes and I could feel my heart pounding. I felt so stupid, but it was my first class in a REAL Pilates studio that was literally one block down the street from my office. I had looked in a few tim... Read more
Making it count!
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      2 comments

Today I am in the middle of week 16 and counting down toward the Philadephia half marathon. The first three weeks I worked on just getting my head in gear that I really was going to try and tackle this again - except doing a run/walk half marat... Read more
Challenging ourselves - Go for it!
Friday, March 02, 2012      0 comments

"I need a good challenge" I told my mother last week. "Why?", she asked. "Isn't a hard job, two kids and being a single mom enough?" I went on to explain that I needed a... Read more
Setting Goals - Who moved the goalpost?
Monday, February 27, 2012      1 comments

"Who moved the finish line!", I yelled to a spectator when I was coming down to the last 0.2 of a mile before I finished the half marathon. It seemed like I had beenrace walking this MUCH too long and it was time to be DONE already. I had the ... Read more
Completing goals - determination or chance?
Friday, February 24, 2012      1 comments

When I began this journey back to healthy living and weight management, I set a goal of completing a half marathon. Forty pounds and five months later I finished the Philadelphia half marathon. It became clear to me that if I was going to beat... Read more