SLENDERELLA61
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Determine to Live a Fit Life
Saturday, September 27, 2014      10 comments

Today was a rough day, but there were lots of positives, too. I did great on the first 6.5 miles of our group run and I was really enjoying it. Lots of kind people helped me when I needed it. I'm especially grateful for my niece, nephew, and dau... Read more
Will this Book Change Me?
Friday, September 26, 2014      14 comments

I am reading Matt Fitzgerald's book, Racing Weight. It is a book for endurance athletes about eating and finding the best weight and body composition for performance... Read more
Where I'm Going
Thursday, September 25, 2014      12 comments

Sometimes I feel like I've become too accustomed to the speaker that comes after the president, telling us what we just heard. And I expect Cliff Notes, or the book club discussion section, to lead me to insights about what I just read. And I fi... Read more
Cleared
Wednesday, September 24, 2014      21 comments

The doctor cleared me for running; said my lungs are fine. However, I have a throat infection, so am on antibiotics for next 10 days. Enjoyed a run today. I started with 1 minute run/1 minute walk, 5.5 mph/4 mph, but felt so good I upped i... Read more
Fun with the Grandkids
Tuesday, September 23, 2014      11 comments

Thoroughly enjoyed taking our granddaughters to Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo yesterday. We took ponchos and knew it could rain but we enjoyed all overcast morning. I've never been so close to rhinoceros - 3 twelve year old females and a one year old m... Read more
Make-Up Run
Sunday, September 21, 2014      17 comments

It just feels so good after I run. I took 7 days off of running due to cough, but today I woke up feeling good. Although many of our group including my niece and nephew saw this posting by our Galloway Program Director and ran yesterday morning ... Read more
It All Turned Out Great!
Saturday, September 20, 2014      15 comments

The ganache finally set up and stayed in place: But my daughter had heard me uncertain about... Read more
Bonus Blog: The Birthday Project
Friday, September 19, 2014      15 comments

Almost ready for our party in 3 hours. Since there's interest, I'll show you the progress and the challenge. Here's Gwen yesterday thinking about her party. Please turn upside down -- that's the kind of day I've been having : ) : ... Read more
Great Joy
Friday, September 19, 2014      10 comments

Today we are celebrating Gwen's 4th birthday. It is very hard to fathom that it has been four years. Quite a few of my SparkFriends will remember when Gwen was born. It was an exciting time! It is always great to welcome a new life, but especial... Read more
Local Trail Runner Concerns
Wednesday, September 17, 2014      19 comments

Can't run yet due to chest cold, but I'm dreaming about getting back out there. Niece wants me to buy some trail shoes as she's planning a trail half marathon in the next couple months. I'm thinking about it, but there are some concerns: ... Read more
I'll Rest
Tuesday, September 16, 2014      15 comments

I'm not going to run today due to a productive cough. I really hate getting off my training schedule. If I don't run my group on Saturday it will be hard for me to get back on schedule for my upcoming half marathon. I don't feel bad. I really f... Read more
Got Away with It
Monday, September 15, 2014      16 comments

The Brooks Adrenaline running shoes I bought a few weeks ago did great on short runs. I had switched back to Brooks because they seemed to last longer and not wear down on the outer edge as fast. I ran about 5 training runs and 2 races in them w... Read more
You May Admire My Trophy
Sunday, September 14, 2014      34 comments

No suspense here. I took first place in my age group in this 4-race series. And I'm not too proud to accept the trophy even when I was the only one in my age group. ... Read more
He Beat Me! Hooray!!
Saturday, September 13, 2014      21 comments

My nephew, Martin, who has lost 71 pounds and brought his 5K times down from 49 minutes to 32 minutes beat me for the first time today, twice!! WooHoo!!! He is 29 years old and he is suppose to beat his 65 year old aunt. I am so proud of him. He... Read more
Are We Ready for the Aching Quad?
Friday, September 12, 2014      14 comments

Just couldn't blog yesterday. Appreciate those of you (ONEKIDSMOM comes to mind immediately) who hit a thoughtful, sensitive and positive tone. Good job! I really enjoyed reading blogs yesterday for some perspective. This eve at 7:30pm I'll... Read more

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