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Numbers divisible by 10
Saturday, January 07, 2012      5 comments

This is a silly blog, but something that has been on my oddly organized brain. I really like numbers, not math, just numbers. I enjoy making connections with birthday numbers. When I was 52 I said that all year I was a full deck. When ... Read more
Slow, Steady, Moderate, Lifetime
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      12 comments

Having been with Sparkpeople now for a little over 6 months, I am more convinced than ever that some choices I made at the beginning of this decade were the right ones. I didn't realize how life changing it would be to make alterations that wou... Read more
We Don't Do This Alone
Saturday, December 31, 2011      6 comments

I have been watching the Clipper/Bulls game and doing my usual analyzing the psychology of the players, the teams, and the game. I have been a Bulls fan with my boys since Michael Jordan played in the 90's. We are third generation Californians... Read more
The Gift of Today
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      7 comments

We are having very spring like weather this December. Today was no exception. I had many chores to do, calls to make, cleaning and organizing, and projects. But, instead of going for a run, my husband and I got my horse out for a short, late ... Read more
Taking Action
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      6 comments

I have described my pendulum swinging personality in past blogs, but I have learned over the past decade to watch for the subtle signs that I am on the High/Low swing. I am especially vulnerable during holidays and exciting events. I watch for... Read more
Baby Steps to Success
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      6 comments

I haven't laced up my running shoes for two weeks. My urinary tract infection rendered running, or walking for that matter, out of the question. I was finding the thought of beginning training again daunting. Two weeks ago, I was ready to run ... Read more
The Eye of the Beholder
Saturday, December 17, 2011      8 comments

I took this picture of a cool reptile at the Living Desert in Palm Springs, one of my favorite places to visit. My husband is repulsed by the reptile habitat. He's not a fa... Read more
The Best Reason To Be Healthy and Fit!!!
Sunday, December 11, 2011      7 comments

I can't believe that I have been blessed with a beautiful granddaughter. She is a miracle in more ways that I will share here. Suffice to say, she has been an instrument of healing, an angel sent to bring peace and love. My journey to g... Read more
Pearl Harbor Day
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      2 comments

December 7th has always been a day that causes me to pause, ponder and give thanks to the many military men and women who fought in World War II to keep us all free. My dad lied about his age and joined ROTC, then the Army, and spent 4 years in... Read more
Finding the Middle of the Pendulum
Saturday, December 03, 2011      3 comments

I have always said that the only time I see "the middle" is when I swing past it like a pendulum. I have always been a woman of extremes, not exactly a good thing. As I grow older I strive for moderation in all things. I think this is why Spa... Read more
83 degrees at the end of November
Sunday, November 27, 2011      4 comments

As I sit here in my tank top and shorts, I am marveling at the beautiful day I spent with my husband driving to a local tourist spot for breakfast and to check out a 5k run course. The weather is gorgeous, warm, and clear. As we arrive home at... Read more
Where Are My Chocolate Covered Pretzels?
Saturday, November 26, 2011      4 comments

This afternoon my husband asked, "Did you put the chocolate covered pretzels somewhere?" I said "Why yes! I sent the pretzels, snacks, and pies home with the kids". He said "Oh are you making health decisions for both of us?" Ooooops. I rep... Read more
Remembering John F. Kennedy
Tuesday, November 22, 2011      7 comments

Today is November 22nd. When I was 11 years old and in the 6th grade in Southern California in 1963, an historical event occurred that caused me to forever remember this date. John F. Kennedy was assassinated while traveling through Dallas in ... Read more
Sunday, November 20, 2011      6 comments

I have learned the hard way that when I over commit and over do, I get crabby, negative, pessimistic, discontented, and reactive. So among many other strategies, I apply the principle of H.A.L.T. I ask myself, "Are you Hungry, Angry, Lonely, o... Read more
Never say Never!
Saturday, November 19, 2011      6 comments

After I ran (and walked) the San Francisco 1/2 Marathon in July 2010 I told myself that I was too old and had too many replacement parts (including a titanium hip) to run another 1/2 or any other long distant run. I decided with my doctor that ... Read more

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