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How do I love me, let me count the ways...
Saturday, December 11, 2010      6 comments

The other day, because it was my birthday, I began thinking about the best type of birthday present I could give myself. What would it be and although wishes rarely come true unless there is some progress and work toward those wishes, what woul... Read more
I________________ (fill in the blank)
Tuesday, December 07, 2010      8 comments

I am healthier. I exercise almost every day. I enjoy exercising. I eat better. I try new recipes. I like my reflection in the mirror. I like shopping for clothes. I have better endurance. I run. I ran... Read more
Second blog about my first 1/2
Monday, November 15, 2010      12 comments

The first wave took off. Three minutes later the second wave took off. And , three minutes after that the third wave was under way. I was in the fourth wave. I had started to jump around, warm up a little, drink some of my water, especially... Read more
My first blog about my first ½
Monday, November 15, 2010      4 comments

Thank you! Thank you! Thanks to all of you who have inspired me, rooted for me, encouraged me, answered my questions and shared experiences. I don’t know if I would have been able to complete my first half as well as I did if it were not for YO... Read more
Anticipation
Thursday, November 11, 2010      10 comments

Getting ready for my first half on Saturday I thought of the possibility of injuries, especially since my knee has been giving me trouble a day or so after my runs and usually when I am descending the stairs. I have been training since late Jul... Read more
Gu does that really work for you?
Saturday, October 30, 2010      14 comments

Had an LDR of 13 miles this morning. Since our 1/2 is in two weeks, we were going to do 13.2. Stayed pretty flat, but where we live, you can't avoid all of the hills unless you run around the track at Bunker, and that's not really an option. ... Read more
As Yoda would say, and I'm paraphrasing, I did not! but Kate did!
Sunday, October 10, 2010      6 comments

I had offered to run simultaneously, aka Ghost emoticon, a friend while she ran her SECOND marathon. I was not d... Read more
Wrapping up a challenge
Sunday, September 19, 2010      3 comments

One of the very great teams to which I belong is winding down and getting ready for a new season, just in time for fall. So have all of you FITS individuals finished your races?? Do you feel better? More fit? A sense of accomplishment since y... Read more
Quotes which help me move forward
Sunday, September 12, 2010      10 comments

There are a great many of things which motivate all of us. Some are physical, especially when the doctor gives us the lab results and lets us know it's up to us! Fortunately I have not gotten those words from my doctor. Perhaps I didn't l... Read more
Goals, Direction~ isn't that one of the chapters in The Spark?
Saturday, September 11, 2010      3 comments

What goal are you needing the most help with, and why is a question I need to respond to as one of my challenges for the WR team. It's timing is quite appropriate as I am in the process of a formal review at work and I also need to come up with... Read more
Staying motivated
Friday, September 10, 2010      7 comments

"A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner." English Proverbs, Sayings of British Origin I believe challenges help keep me motivated. I can easily get bored with doing the same thing day in and day out, even if I am still getting results.... Read more
What motivates you now to stay on Spark?
Thursday, September 09, 2010      6 comments

Is it the camaraderie? Is it the common goals of the teams you have joined? Is it the physical feats and challenges you are accomplishing? Is it the spark points? ... Read more
I know why I did it, do you?
Tuesday, September 07, 2010      8 comments

Some of you have read this information before, so I won't go into such heavy detail as I have in the past (no pun intended ... Read more
If you can help, great!
Thursday, September 02, 2010      4 comments

My sister in law had a double mastectomy on 05/15/10. We thought that was the end of it. She started chemo on 07/20/10, which prevented her from attending a family reunion and the celebration of my parents 50th anniversary. Because she is suc... Read more
Can you stand another Ghost blog??
Sunday, August 29, 2010      10 comments

It started with seven words, "Do you want to be a ghost?" It actually started earlier when Kate blogged about getting a team together for the Hood To Coast run. So many comments from people about how awesome it would be to do that. (They were ... Read more

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