SLENDERELLA61
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Today's Thoughts
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      9 comments

What to blog about today? So many things running through my head. Random thoughts: * love my new, bright, clean gym * the gym has 3 showers, each very attractive and private in its own little room * won't be posting any more pictu... Read more
Aiming for a Deficit Today
Sunday, September 04, 2016      12 comments

I read it here on a blog several years ago, "You can't outrun a bad diet." So very true. Yesterday, despite burning 600+ calories exercising, and eating lots of healthy food, I did not have a calorie deficit for the day. I am over my scream weig... Read more
Just Paranoid Enough
Saturday, September 03, 2016      13 comments

Today was race rehearsal of 6.5 miles for my Galloway group. We ran a trail near my home, starting in the dark. Here's a sunrise on the trail picture: ... Read more
First Personal Trainer Session at Anytime Fitness
Wednesday, August 31, 2016      14 comments

My first workout with the trainer lasted about 40 minutes. I don't even know the names of all the equipment. We warmed up on the row machine (which I had never used before but really liked) and then used several different straps and weighted bar... Read more
Personal Trainer, Running Plans, Schedule Change
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      10 comments

I met with the personal trainer today. Looking forward to doing some very challenging strength training. I start tomorrow. Rode my bike the 20 minutes there and 20 minutes home as Gary had doc appt. I also did 30 minute elliptical while at gym a... Read more
I Want It All
Monday, August 29, 2016      17 comments

OK. First, for the easy things to blog about. I did my free week at Anytime Fitness. The facility is new, bright and clean. They have a wide variety of new equipment and a range of classes. I have not yet had a session with the personal trainer,... Read more
Sunrise Run
Saturday, August 27, 2016      13 comments

Great run this morning, 9.6 miles with a great group of people! It was worth getting up at 4:30am and managing 2 flashlights -- one on my forehead and one hand-held. I was very careful and not too fearful of falling. ... Read more
Long Term
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      17 comments

SparkCoach's program for me today is about long term maintenance. It read, "Remember: Lifetime weight maintenance does not occur naturally. It takes daily commitment to face each battle head-on." I have never read a statement that contains more ... Read more
New Gym
Monday, August 22, 2016      9 comments

I rode my bike to the gym, did a 50 minute treadmill run and walk, a few strength machines, and I rode back home. So far so good with the new gym.... Read more
Couple More Race Pictures and Race Plans
Sunday, August 21, 2016      15 comments

Another friend sent me these pictures she took of me yesterday: That's Margo, Fritz's cheering wife, with me at the end of the race. She is alw... Read more
Bonus Blog: First Pictures of Watermelon Race Final
Saturday, August 20, 2016      12 comments

Here's pictures a friend took of Galloway runners who placed in the Summer Sunrise Watermelon 5K Series: You may recognize Nanette, 80 years o... Read more
Let's Celebrate!!
Saturday, August 20, 2016      18 comments

Finished the 4th Watermelon 5K and took first place in my age group. WooHoo!! Happy dance! Did very good first 2 miles and was on pace to hit my target... Read more
Every Step Closer ---
Friday, August 19, 2016      11 comments

If you haven't read this Spark article, I'd recommend you do: 15 things to tell yourself when you want to quit. There's times when running feels fantastic and I love every step. There are times it is hard and I have doubts about why I am doing i... Read more
Thinking About Falls
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      10 comments

I just watched the third runner fall in the Olympic track and field events. That tells me that falling is just part of it. One runner even suffered what the announcer described as a "career-ending" knee injury. That's a tragedy to go from elite ... Read more
Adoring Grandkids
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      12 comments

I asked 5 year old Gwen today how she likes her kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Legg. She laughed and said her teacher's name is said just like the body part, leg. Gwen went on to say she's nice and never grumpy. I asked her if she'd ever had a grump... Read more

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