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The happiest 5K on the planet- the color run. St. Paul MN!
Sunday, July 12, 2015      24 comments

Today was the color run in St. Paul MN. The color run goes all over the US and does the race in different cities through out the Spring and Summer. It is a lot of fun, non competitive and you can either walk or run, there is no chip timing what... Read more
2 years of Maintenance- how does it feel?
Friday, July 03, 2015      29 comments

I have been on SP for 3 years and in maintenance for 2 of those years. Losing weight was challenging. I was determined that I could do it, but there are bumps in the roads. I kept at it though, I pushed through the plateaus knowing that even if ... Read more
The glass of water
Thursday, June 25, 2015      26 comments

I read this on facebook today after another tough day and it was just what I needed to see and read. I put this glass of water down when I got home and said to myself "enough, don't give the people that bother you the power to bother you." I... Read more
Oh my goodness, Today is 3 years on Spark!!!
Sunday, June 21, 2015      24 comments

June 2012 3 years ago, I had just come back from a fantastic trip to Paris and I was at an all time high for weight and looking at the pics, I saw ho... Read more
It is all about the attitude!
Saturday, June 20, 2015      16 comments

I saw this on facebook the other day and it hit home for me. I have been having some rough weeks at work and one morning as I was walking into work, ... Read more
Wake up!
Sunday, June 07, 2015      24 comments

Wake up every day and be thankful that you are here on this earth and you get another day to make the most of your life and be thankful for what you... Read more
A walk around Minneapolis and the Stone Arch Bridge
Friday, May 29, 2015      16 comments

When I am on vacation, I love to find new areas to go for a walk. Minnesota has done a great job making all of their parks accessible and clean and well taken care of. We live in St. Paul which is separated from Minneapolis by the Mississippi R... Read more
A wonderful weekend in Duluth, Two Harbors and Gooseberry Falls.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015      17 comments

We decided to head North for the weekend which was the right place to be since it was cold and rainy here in the Twin Cities for some of the time. Up north however, the sun was shining and we were able to walk for miles and spend lots of fun tim... Read more
Always have a plan.
Sunday, May 17, 2015      19 comments

Do you wake up some days and wonder, what does today have in store for me? Will work go ok? Will I have time to workout? What will I eat today? Planning ahead is always a great way to go. I pack my lunch for the week on Sunday evening an... Read more
Had an eye opening experience!
Thursday, May 07, 2015      24 comments

I work in a very busy hospital in a very busy MRI department. For the last 2 days, by the time I got home, I had in over 10,000 steps and 4.5 or 5 miles in depending on the day. I have 2 phones on my ears somedays at the same time, people that a... Read more
A day at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum-a perfect day!
Sunday, May 03, 2015      22 comments

Today we decided to go to an Arboretum that I had seen on Facebook but I had never been there. It is about 45 minutes from our home, if it was closer I would love to have a membership there. It is 11,000 acres of trails and land. Perfect in the ... Read more
My first 10K-how did it go?!
Sunday, April 26, 2015      29 comments

I always have a hard time sleeping the night before I am going to run an organized race, Why, I really don't know. I know I am not in it to win first prize or anything but s... Read more
A cloudy day for a Spring walk
Sunday, April 19, 2015      18 comments

My husband wanted to do his 10K training run today so I walked and took pictures while he ran around the lake 4 times. Yesterday it was sunny and warm, today it was a little misty, cloudy, cool and overcast but it had a beauty of its own so I... Read more
A beautiful day for a last 10K training run
Saturday, April 18, 2015      17 comments

I decided to get out this morning for one last training run before the real thing next Saturday and it was so gorgeous out, a perfect 62 degrees and a little breezy. I am no... Read more
Wake up
Sunday, April 12, 2015      20 comments

This is something we must do every single day! Yesterday as I was running a 10K (6.2 miles) that seemed like it was endless, I was thinking to myself "Why am I doing this?"... Read more

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