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  • Here I Go Again

    11/18/2019 6:27:57 PM, by I2BZ2W8

    Last week I got word that we loss my 27 year old cousin..no foul play and no known reason...so it was a wake up call for me..so my cousins and I made a pack to eat healthier. I met my sister for a keto friendly lunch and I picked up a rotisserie chicken and I am cooking kale for dinner. I have to ... Read more

  • Wonderful Woman Wednesday Wisdom - Part 1

    11/13/2019 11:50:10 PM, by SHARON10002

    Stuck in a rut? Stuck on a plateau? What are you holding on to that’s holding you back? When you find that things are not moving forward, or you're not moving forward there is a reason for it. It’s usually happening to see if you have the willingness, the courage, and the wherewithal to take a cha... Read more

  • Is Riding an Ebike Exercise? My Take

    11/13/2019 5:33:39 AM, by GBOOMER

    There have been several articles online addressing whether riding an ebike is good exercise or not. Here is one example: https://www.outsideonline.com/
    2404475/riding-e-bike-not-
    cheating This is my own take. First the pithy version: Riding an ebike gives you all the exercise benefits o... Read more

  • How I Finally Decided to Buy and Which Ebike to Buy: Part 2

    11/12/2019 6:51:00 AM, by GBOOMER

    Over the last decade I've seen electric biking grow as a thing in the US. A few local shops have sprung up and there are more and more articles in the online media. "Regular" bike stores all stock an ebike, or two or three nowadays. The ratio in stores and on the local bike trails still massively fa... Read more

  • How I Finally Decided to Buy and Which Ebike to Buy: Part 1

    11/11/2019 5:59:32 AM, by GBOOMER

    When I was 16, my family took a European vacation, and I fell in love with mopeds. My parents allowed me to rent a moped in Paris and tool around the city independently. It was soooo much fun. About 10 years ago I got the idea to see if mopeds were still a thing and to maybe get myself one. I f... Read more

  • Ebike

    11/10/2019 7:25:10 AM, by GBOOMER

    Last week I bought my first ever ebike. I've gotta admit that it is a fun, luxury buy. But I am exploring its use for exercise and transportation as well as a means of saving money down the line. I remember when I was a kid and rode my bike all over the place because I was too young to drive. A... Read more

  • PAI Score 2: More High Intensity Intervals

    11/7/2019 6:53:06 AM, by GBOOMER

    About two months ago I switched to using PAI score as my main metric for exercise decisions. To learn about PAI score, read my previous blog post and, more importantly, read about it here: https://www.paihealth.com/ Making decisions based on PAI score has led to somewhat different exercise de... Read more

  • Wonderful Woman Wednesday Wisdom

    11/6/2019 11:51:48 PM, by SHARON10002

    When is your favorite quiet moment? Is it in the last lingering moments of darkness before the dawn breaks? Is it over your morning cup of coffee as you gaze out the window on your world? Is it in the soft, serenity of candlelight that caresses you and gently lulls you into yourself? My favo... Read more

  • PAI Score: Deciding When to Push and When to Rest

    11/6/2019 5:51:42 AM, by GBOOMER

    I used to measure daily and weekly step counts as an exercise metric. I also experimented seriously with measuring HRV (heart rate variability) to improve exercise recovery and not over do it. HRV didn't work that well. Measuring steps is somewhat helpful, but all steps are not equal aerobical... Read more

  • Pickleball and Me

    11/4/2019 6:27:34 AM, by GBOOMER

    Pickleball is: • a social way to get exercise • multiple mini aerobic sprints in a game lasting around 10 minutes • an easy way to get 10,000 steps in during 1-2 hours of play • a competitive sport • a technical challenge of coordination and strategy • something that gets retired me out ... Read more

  • Wonderful Woman Wednesday Wisdom

    10/30/2019 6:14:05 PM, by SHARON10002

    The power hidden within your mind is one of your strongest powers that reside within you. Your thoughts are directly responsible for everything that happens in your life. They influence your behavior and attitude, your emotions, and your actions and reactions. The good news is that you can train,... Read more

  • Motivational Monday Musings

    10/28/2019 11:30:08 PM, by SHARON10002

    Hi dear Spark friend. . . It’s Motivational Monday! This is the last week of this month, and time to think about goals for November. It’s also a good time to evaluate what has been working and what has not. We're just 10 short weeks away from reaching our last quarterly goal(s), we set for ours... Read more