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B*W*O*T*W! Me???
Tuesday, April 06, 2010      13 comments

Wow! I opened my email this evening to find a LOT of messages titled “A New Comment on Your SparkPage.” Boy was I confused. Usually, I see this subject once or twice a week, but now I see 12 “New Comments” and on top of those I see “You Have ... Read more
Rocks, Roots, Ruts, Snow, Sun - What a Hike!
Sunday, April 04, 2010      6 comments

Today, we, my friend Betty & I were to meet up with our hiking group. I invited my 22 year old son James and his friend Tom to join us. We were late arriving at the trail head (we couldn't find it easily) and the group had already headed up th... Read more
Thornton Sparkers Rock & Walk or My Walking Group Isn't That Scary!
Saturday, April 03, 2010      5 comments

This morning my walking group got bigger! Over time I have tried to encourage members of the Thornton Sparkers to come out and walk with us on the weekends. I didn't think we were that scary. Occasionally, we would have one show up here and t... Read more
A Different Kind of No Excuses, No Apology
Sunday, March 07, 2010      5 comments

If you think the US needs to apologize for it's past then don't read this, just close it and go on in yourown little world. My husband's uncle sent this to him. It's a pity that so many of us don't see things this way. Thank you to all th... Read more
New Orleans Rock n Roll Mardi Gras Weekend
Thursday, March 04, 2010      6 comments

My friend Betty, my husband and I flew into New Orleans on the Thursday before the race. We picked up the car and headed to the hotel. The hotel was on Canal Street. Before we could check in, we went to have “linner”, too late for lunch and t... Read more
What's a Half Marathon Like?
Thursday, March 04, 2010      7 comments

It’s been a long time since I have actually thought about racing, but I have been asked several times in the recent past, “What’s a half marathon like?” I’ve done so many of them now that they just happen without much thought other than getting... Read more
What Is It?
Thursday, February 04, 2010      5 comments

What amazing things you see when you go slow enough to look. Thought we could have some fun, what "is" it? You don't have to be accurate, just have some fun.... I thought... Read more
I Love This Thing Called "Hiking"
Thursday, February 04, 2010      7 comments

Well, I did another hike Wednesday, and despite that little critter seeing his shadow, it was a spring like day, at least until we got off the trail. This was a little shorter hike and didn't have as much of a vertical gain as the one last week... Read more
25 Years In the Making - A Smaller Box
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      4 comments

Last week I realized that it’s fun to do new things. So, I decided to try something new as often as possible. Over the weekend I got an email from a group I just signed up with called It was for a hike southwest of town at a place... Read more
Something New
Thursday, January 21, 2010      6 comments

My friend Betty has been going out with a hiking group for some time now. She has come back with great stories of the beautiful things they see. I have to be honest, I have felt some jealousy hearing about her hikes. But I am very cautious ab... Read more
Success Doesn't Mean Winning - Rock n Roll Vegas
Sunday, December 20, 2009      7 comments

The first weekend in December meant a ½ marathon in Vegas. What made this race different from the other 10 races I had already done this year was that my boys (James, 21 and Jeremy, 16) were going to do it with me. It’s not the first race they... Read more
Race Day - The Gun Fires, Now What?
Friday, September 18, 2009      5 comments

It’s race day and you’re up, dressed, fed, packed and ready to go. You leave early enough to get to the race venue and find a place to park. After several times through the porta-potty lines, a little stretching and warm-up you have joined the... Read more
The Week Before The Race
Tuesday, September 15, 2009      5 comments

The race is less than a week away. You’ve trained well and despite the blisters, chaffing, sore muscles and sometimes desire to eat everything in sight you are ready. But there are underlying anxieties, you are questioning yourself. Why did I... Read more
Do It And Finish
Monday, September 14, 2009      4 comments

A good spark friend’s comments made me start thinking. I used to always enter into a race with the mind set of "just finish", but after I started to increase my speed and get new Personal Bests, getting a faster time is what has permeated my ra... Read more
Chaffing and Blisters
Wednesday, July 08, 2009      3 comments

Now that you are well on your way to upping your mileage you might be finding some issues with blisters and chaffing. Many people, whether training for an endurance event or just walking or running miles to stay fit have problems with blist... Read more

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