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Preparing for Mayfaire
Saturday, May 13, 2017      18 comments

I'm running the 38th annual Mayfaire 5K this evening. About 1,600 participants are expected. The course is around 2 lakes and through the historic district of our town. It is predicted to be over 80 degrees, but at this point, the rain and thund... Read more
Natalie Has Talent! (video blog)
Friday, May 12, 2017      11 comments

Last evening I saw Natalie perform in the Highland City Elementary Talent Show. The stage was decorated with balloons, paper plate flowers, and a big c... Read more
Cute Diploma, Almost as Much Fun as the Class!!
Thursday, May 11, 2017      16 comments

Don't be too impressed with this diploma! It says, "Be it known By Square Dancers everywhere and others of good will that Gary & Marsha Having attended the College of Do Si Dos and Allemande Lefts and having completed the prescribed c... Read more
Expect to Keep on Improving!
Wednesday, May 10, 2017      12 comments

Here's my WeightGrapher data for the last year: It clearly shows my gain during July-December, my loss January - April, and that currently my weig... Read more
I Helped!
Tuesday, May 09, 2017      32 comments

Here's a picture of Natalie's 4th grade science project. She collected data about heart rates before and after Disney rides. I'm in some of the pictures of us all on the rides. I cut the board out of a box and OldDad helped her paint it. She use... Read more
I'm Inspired!
Monday, May 08, 2017      31 comments

Our local Galloway Program Director, Sarah, worked so very, very hard for many years. And yesterday, finally, after numerous tries, she ran a 3:51 marathon and qualified for the Boston Marathon 2018. She is the mother of pre-teen twins, she work... Read more
Doing What I Can Do
Sunday, May 07, 2017      30 comments

My nephew, Martin, and I have been running Sunday mornings for about the last 8 weeks. He's had some aches and pains trying to get back into running, and some weeks we've hardly run and mostly walked. But not today. We ran-walked-ran 3 miles per... Read more
Panther Point Trail Group Run
Saturday, May 06, 2017      14 comments

Great run this morning! It was just 60 degrees when we started, when 2 days ago it would have been 15 or more degrees more than that. Might be our last cool run of the season so I was cognizant to enjoy every step!! I've got on the red Achi... Read more
Hot Running
Thursday, May 04, 2017      19 comments

I ran in 90 degree heat today around 2pm. I was out a total of 40 minutes, 5 minutes walking warm up, then 35 minutes of :30/:30 run/walk. I cooled down (very literally) in my house, appreciating the A/C. I probably should have gotten up an... Read more
Excitement
Wednesday, May 03, 2017      14 comments

We have a local SparkTeam dinner this eve. Exciting! My weight is good and I'm feeling great. I'm excited that Natalie, 10 year old granddaughter, wants to run the Mayfaire 5K on May 13th. She plans to run with Martin who is going to run :1... Read more
An Indulgence That's Not Necessarily Unhealthy
Tuesday, May 02, 2017      16 comments

For quite a few years the only dressing I used on my salads was oil, usually EVOO, and vinegar. One of the changes I made after first counting sodium when I started on SP was giving up bottled salad dressing. When I felt like I was in a rut I we... Read more
Love the Sunrise!
Sunday, April 30, 2017      21 comments

My nephew and I are going to run again this morning near my home. I'm ready and he'll be here any moment. Snapped a few photos of the sunrise this morning. There were years I rarely saw the sunrise. No more. What a great way to start the day! ... Read more
Pretty Lellow Flowers
Friday, April 28, 2017      20 comments

Yesterday after school 6 year old Gwen walked up to me and said, "yellow". She said it perfectly. We both smiled. "I can say yellow now." Both of us nod and smile. Maybe a half hour later when we were taking a walk she asked me what the nam... Read more
Long Term Challenges
Monday, April 24, 2017      40 comments

Maintaining a large weight loss is challenging. I would bet if you are reading this blog, that is not news to you. Most Sparkers have read about it, if not experienced it themselves. Watermellen recently blogged about how after a little foo... Read more
Running Easy
Saturday, April 22, 2017      21 comments

Yesterday I had a follow up PT appointment aimed at breaking my pattern of getting my back and piriformis healed up and then straining them again when I'm trying to strengthen them. The physical therapist could see, and I could too, progress sin... Read more

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