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Sleeves AKA Arm Warmers
Thursday, December 23, 2010      7 comments

Because I plan to keep running through the winter season, I bought some sleeves today -- the ones you wear at the start of your run, and should you warm up enough you can pull off and tuck some place (still TBD) on your body? There were a choice... Read more
Word of the Year
Wednesday, December 08, 2010      7 comments

Since 2008 (which also marks the start of my weight loss/emotional recovery journey), I've taken a word to inspire the year. 2008 was "fearless" which I also wrote as "fear less." It was my year to address my fears and to start learning pat... Read more
Out of My Comfort Zone
Saturday, December 04, 2010      3 comments

I'm planning to do my first sprint triathlon next year. My trainer told me that I'd be going out of my comfort zone for this, and I agreed. I hit one of those moments on Wednesday. My husband and I went to the bike store because my bike is ... Read more
Thinking About Cookies -- Really Thinking, Not Bingeing
Monday, November 22, 2010      6 comments

I picked up special cookies to bring to the celebration for my parents' 50th anniversary this week. Since I picked up the cookies at a more convenient location for the baker, she gave me a goodie bag with a gingerbread snowflake and a bar of ch... Read more
Breakfast of Champions (and Me)
Saturday, November 20, 2010      2 comments

I like reading healthy food and fitness blogs. OhSheGlows.com and healthytippingpoint.com are my faves curently. They've influenced my breakfast. I learned about overnight oatmeal from them which I enjoyed for quite a while. There are overnight ... Read more
Musings on Waiting for the Magic Snap
Friday, November 12, 2010      12 comments

My eating hasn't been that consistent since September. I got sick, I hosted a very large event that took weeks of prep, etc. And I still haven't put back my habits yet. This morning as I was getting dressed I thought "I need that Magic Snap... Read more
My Swimming Report
Wednesday, November 10, 2010      2 comments

So today I decided was the day to start doing some lap swimming. I haven't done that since college, roughly 25 years ago. Getting ready took forever. I knew I needed my swimsuit, goggles and a towel. Goggles weren't as easy as I thought they'd b... Read more
Swimming Starts Today
Wednesday, November 10, 2010      2 comments

Normally my husband and I go for a Wednesday morning hike, but he told me last night he was having some foot issues and needed to give his feet room for recovery. Then I remembered that I have a couple friends who swim regularly Wednesday mornin... Read more
Great Spark Article
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      4 comments

?id=1557 60-Second Health and Fitness Boosters... Read more
Operation Gratitude and Halloween Candy
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      4 comments

My kids had a great Halloween this year. We went trunk-or-treating for the first time at an LDS church near us on Saturday, plus they trick-or-treated Halloween night as well. They each gathered 100 (!) pieces of candy. Way too much to keep. ... Read more
New Trophy in Sight!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010      5 comments

I think I'm about to have some spark point fever. Less than a thousand points until this pretty trophy is mine!... Read more
Monday, October 25, 2010      10 comments

I ran 2 miles Saturday and 3 miles today. I'm getting my running groove back. I'm a slow runner, my legs are very happy running an 11 mile/pace, and my head was trying to mess with me today telling me that was too slow. Dang it, I've not been ru... Read more
The Shovel: Choosing between Bitterness and Moving On
Saturday, October 23, 2010      5 comments

A couple years ago, shortly after I started Sparking, school started back up. My boys and I bike to school, and there was this one part of our ride where we had to bike on a dirt path where some city workers had dumped a fair sized pile of grave... Read more
I'm Just Different Now
Friday, October 08, 2010      8 comments

For the last 3 years, I've run our school's book fair. That means huge long hours, standing, tidying, hunched over a register as needed. Very draining work, but very satisfying also because we get hundreds of books into students' hands plus the ... Read more
50 Reasons I Want to Do a Triathlon and Start My Own Triathlon Team
Saturday, October 02, 2010      2 comments

1. I already like running a 5k 2. Biking has gotten more fun for me 3. I don't want to let swimming prevent me from doing something. 4. Just because 25 years ago I decided I hate swimming, I want to give it a good trial to see if my body c... Read more

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