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WooHoo!!
Saturday, August 23, 2014      27 comments

Here's me this morning with my award, a colorful tile that says, "2nd Place Age Group Award, 19th Annual Sunrise Watermelon 5K Series." WooHoo!... Read more
Sweat As An Obstacle
Friday, August 22, 2014      21 comments

I live in central Florida where there is lots of heat and humidity. (Today our 94 degrees has a "feels like" rating of 101.) I'm not complaining. We have very little winter and can get outdoors year round. But sweat is an obstacle, a barrier to ... Read more
Before My Gym Bag Days
Thursday, August 21, 2014      18 comments

Long before I started packing gym bags, I started taking comfortable shoes to work. When I wore heels and uncomfortable shoes I found I did not walk around near as much as when my feet felt okay. I changed shoes quite a few times a day -- someti... Read more
Half-Fast Old Lady Fit Jock Says Make It Easy on Yourself
Wednesday, August 20, 2014      26 comments

I have been threatening to write a blog about how I pack a gym bag for some time. I think someone might benefit from it. Keeping a gym bag packed has been key in my transformation from couch potato to half-fast old lady fit jock. I've even ... Read more
Function, Not Fashion
Tuesday, August 19, 2014      20 comments

Here's a picture of my new shoes, Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14: I took them out this morning for a good half hour hot walk and I've got to say they don't feel like they ... Read more
Intend to Run Happy!
Monday, August 18, 2014      20 comments

I did my speed work in my neighborhood this morning. I'm in the taper week with a race on Saturday, so my plan called for 3 - 4 quarter mile intervals at 2 minutes each or 8 minutes per mile which is also 7.5 mph. The first two attempts I ran to... Read more
Surprise Funny
Sunday, August 17, 2014      19 comments

Here are my new friends, Lisa and Lucas Smelser, at Lake Hollingsworth yesterday: I met Lucas and Lisa at a Lakeland Runners Club meeting. Luke sat right next to me,... Read more
Inspiring 99 Year Old; Aspiring to Speed and Bling
Saturday, August 16, 2014      18 comments

Oh, wow! I find this 99 year old woman amazingly inspiring: www.runnersworld.com/gen
eral-interest/99-year-old-
sets-100-meter-record?cid=
socMOT_20140814_29742806 Don't know that I'll be able to run in 34 mo... Read more
Soccer (Kind Of) Pictures
Friday, August 15, 2014      10 comments

Here is Gwen and I playing with a volleyball kind of like soccer: ... Read more
It Can Be Done!
Wednesday, August 13, 2014      18 comments

If you are a member of the At Goal & Maintaining Plus.... Team, you undoubtedly have seen this great blog. But for those of you who aren't ready to transition to maintenance yet, check this out: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public... Read more
Training and Transition
Tuesday, August 12, 2014      16 comments

Yesterday after dropping Gwen off for her Jellyfish Camp from 9 to noon, I went outside, behind the Y, in a gorgeous lake and forest area. I warmed up and ran the first of the 15 intervals my training plan called for. I did not quite make it in ... Read more
Do One Thing
Monday, August 11, 2014      15 comments

I saw a friend at the Y today. She said that she now has a little Marsha who whispers in her ear! Three weeks ago she told me she was stuck, about 10 pounds over her goal weight. Just couldn't seem to get motivated to eat to get it off, despite ... Read more
Balance Today
Sunday, August 10, 2014      16 comments

The Today Show featured older exercisers and recommended some balance and core work this morning. The core work included figure eights with hand weights in front of the body. OK. I used 5 pound weights; no problem. They showed wall push-ups. Ag... Read more
One More Time
Saturday, August 09, 2014      22 comments

SparkPeople is constantly improving. Most changes I have come to appreciate even if I didn't right off. I recently heard that SP is about to delete the "Secrets of Success" feature. That makes sense. It became very repetitive and some of the "in... Read more
Blog From My Phone
Friday, August 08, 2014      20 comments

I'm playingwith my phone here at the Y. 45 minutes of cardiovascular exercise and 30 of ST done. Now to see DGD perform.... Read more

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