PENNYLOU7
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Today I am a Runner
Saturday, December 08, 2012      4 comments

I'm sure it is the endorphins speaking, but today I feel like I can call myself a runner. First, I was excited to put the new shoes to the "mud" test (they passed with flying -citron, that is- colors). Second, I embraced the resistan... Read more
10K #2: Run for the Wounded: Rambling musings and reflections
Sunday, May 27, 2012      2 comments

Yesterday was my second 10K and boy did the nerves almost get the best of me. I love how running calms things down. It's just the waiting to get started part. It gives me... Read more
What Running Means to Me
Saturday, November 12, 2011      2 comments

Running allows me to wear pants with elastic waistbands, flashy colors that don't match, and funny looking hats. Running makes me break through my own resistance, test boundaries, and push through perceived limitations. Running lets me compare m... Read more
Winter 5% Challenge: Assignment #3
Sunday, December 05, 2010      8 comments

My reasons for achieving and maintaining healthy weight: Look and feel great. More energy and stamina. Enhance my motorcycle riding experience (better balance, coordination, confidence). Feel stronger. Better health. Don't get sick as much. Fewe... Read more
Winter 5% Challenge Commitment
Sunday, December 05, 2010      2 comments

I joined this challenge at the suggestion of SparkFriend MRILEY123 (Thanks Martha!). My goal is to gain 5% of my current weight. I did such a great job of increasing my fitness activity and eating within my calorie range that I actually fell un... Read more
Thanks SparkFriends!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010      3 comments

I started my day feeling very sluggish and unmotivated. I spent time in the Spark Community, and posted that I would do 30 minutes of cardio hoping that it would motivate me. Guess what, it did. I felt so energized after and proud that I complet... Read more
Celebration
Saturday, May 08, 2010      5 comments

In the midst of the hectic busyness that the end of the school year brings, I am still making healthy choices and taking responsibility. I am drinking at least 8 cups of water a day, getting at least 3 servings of fruits/veggies per day (5 servi... Read more
Peace
Saturday, May 01, 2010      2 comments

I wanted to share this quote. It definitely gives me much "food for thought." "Peace can exist only in the present moment. It is ridiculous to say "Wait until I finish this, then I will be free to live in peace." What is "this"? A diploma, ... Read more
Feeling grateful
Saturday, February 20, 2010      1 comments

I am grateful for the SparkPeople program. I never anticipated the impact it would have on my life in general. Setting goals and moving forward.... Read more

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