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Training for the Local Half Marathon
Sunday, September 08, 2013      17 comments

With all the encouragement of my SparkFriends, I will attempt to get up at 3:50 AM tomorrow morning and get to a 4:40 run starting at the golf course. I'll be running with the pace setter and a group of us that hope to make a half marathon in 2... Read more
Good Run Today and Early Invitation
Saturday, September 07, 2013      13 comments

This morning I ran 6 half-mile (800') repeats with my pace group. I didn't push very hard and thoroughly enjoyed the run. My last 800 I ran in 4 minutes and 30 seconds, just 8 seconds slower than the fourth and last one I ran two weeks ago. I'm ... Read more
Brief Comment about Protein
Friday, September 06, 2013      16 comments

For a couple weeks I have tried eating about 100 grams of protein daily instead of my usual 60 grams. I find I am less hungry and sticking to my food plan is easier.... Read more
Home Blessings and Exercise
Thursday, September 05, 2013      15 comments

The really good news is that I like coming home now. Yes, I do. For months, no, for years, I entered my house with varying amounts of distress. It was often really good to be greeted by the dog, who didn't mind if we lived in chaos. And family w... Read more
Find a Way
Wednesday, September 04, 2013      13 comments

Diana Nyad's swim has touched me in a personal way more than any items in the news in years. Because we're the same age. Because I did distance swimming as a teen. Because I remember her previous attempts. Because I struggle to swim now days -- ... Read more
Finish Strong
Tuesday, September 03, 2013      15 comments

Diana Nyad, 64 years old, finished the 110 mile swim from Cuba to Florida, a challenge she first tried at age 28, sunburned and jellyfish-stung, but saying what many of us were thinking. She said to keep trying and never give up. She said that ... Read more
Tell Me About Your Goals, While Cheering Diana Nyad
Monday, September 02, 2013      22 comments

Diana Nyad is 64 years old, the same age I am. She is about to achieve a goal she set for herself years ago, swimming from Cuba to Florida. This is not her first attempt. As I write this blog she is less than 10 miles from her goal. Go, Diana! ... Read more
What a Great Saturday!!
Saturday, August 31, 2013      15 comments

Thoroughly enjoyed my run this morning. As promised, I ran at the back of the group, and did not push pace in order to help my left glute and surrounding muscles heal. My Garmin recorded the following data: Time: 2:01:19 Moving Time: 1:... Read more
Massage and Other Fronts
Friday, August 30, 2013      15 comments

I had the best and longest massage of my life today, 1.5 hours. The highly respected sports massage therapist got the sore and tight spots in my left glute, piroformis, and surrounding muscles to relax. Right now I feel like a bowl of jello! And... Read more
Dancing and Running Slower
Thursday, August 29, 2013      18 comments

Enjoyed the Senior Dance with hubby this morning. We danced 2 waltzes, 4 slow dances, and one fast dance. I also danced 4 line dances and a group twist!! Truly it was fun. They played three tangos; wish we knew how. Perhaps we can learn. Also, ... Read more
Cyndi Saves the Workout!!
Tuesday, August 27, 2013      14 comments

I packed my gym bag last night - water bottle, ear buds and MP3 player, running shoes, bra, panties, Tech Gear running shorts and wicking tank top. I packed raisins and crackers for Gwen and an apple for each of us. I had shampoo and conditioner... Read more
Powerful Positive
Monday, August 26, 2013      17 comments

Eating: Doing pretty well. Was hungry last eve and deviated from my plan and had a little extra cottage cheese and cantaloupe. Don't think that hurt much and I believe my body was saying I needed it. Have seen a middle "2" on the scale two day... Read more
Good Speed Day
Saturday, August 24, 2013      15 comments

Eating: I'm in my 4th day of following my meal plan without problem. The plan I'm on this week has me slightly over my SP range of protein and slightly under my SP range of carbs. Next week I'll be within range for both programs. Should you be... Read more
Patience, Planning, and SparkFriends' Input Needed
Thursday, August 22, 2013      18 comments

Little more patience needed. I was just sure I'd have that middle 2 on the scale today, but I was still 130.0. Oh, well. I'll get there. Stuck to my eating plan perfectly yesterday. Good today so far, too, and feeling very satisfied. Did a... Read more
A Little Patience is Paying Off
Wednesday, August 21, 2013      24 comments

Good day : good run, good housekeeping, and good eating. Glad I didn't let the scale discourage me like I have so many times in the past. Yesterday I was only down .2 pounds from vacation (after a very healthy low sodium eating day when I ... Read more

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