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Collecting Inspirational Women

Monday, August 28, 2006

I'll turn 40 this year and I've been so afraid of that...I feel like I'm running out of time to do those things I've wanted to do. I've been trying to collect information on women who pursued physically demanding adventures after a certain age. One of the first ones I found was Hulda Crooks - - - this lady broke age barriers for sure! From the age of 66 to 91 she climbed Mt. Whitney 23 and at age 91 climbed Mt. Fuji!!!!!

Another woman very inspired by Hulda is Powerk Hiker Sandra Johnson. She took up the sport of power hiking at 56 years old and now has quite the resume.

Women like this are amazing and they inspire me. I've said before that I want to make it a hobby to "collect" these ladies - - - buy their autobiographies, learn about them, be inspired by them.

They are living proof that we're never too old!

AND you folks here at Spark are inspirations.

So now to make a list of my dreams and start to follow them. I might achieve them... I might not...but it's a direction to choose that's good and healthy!

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ANNEWALK 8/29/2006 9:51AM

    Wow! That Hulda Crooks is amazing!

I turned 40 this past year and have not been taking it well at all so I know how you feel.

Also a smoker and hoping to quit after next week when my final kiddie flees the nest (my bf will just have to put up with the ensuing rage;)

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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Money doesn't define us...I like that.

It's so easy to get caught up in the money race. I get that 'high school reunion' mentality. It's not so much that I want money or need money, I just want to feel as worthy as my peers. Does that even make sense?

So I'm going focus on something deeper today.
It's Saturday - I don't have to go anywhere if I don't want to...I have my day, my time.

And that's all I have to say this morning.


June 6, 2006

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Ahhhh..D-Day! What a great day to start a D-iet. ha ha

I really don't have a big problem with the exercise portion of this thing. My problem is that I absolutely LOVE TO EAT...

and the fact that I just quit smoking doesn't help with the munchies.

Well, I did pretty good on my nutrition plan until supper. I get so darn hungry at night. But I ate less than usual and ended up just 50 calories over my goal intake.

I started to run this evening. I've been running a little with the dogs and then doing something on my own..well, today the temperature was around 105 so the dogs and I all decided to come home after 1/4 mile. I just did step aerobics in the house. I can handle the heat a little better than they can...of course, having sweat glands helps a lot. Panting doesn't seem to cut the mustard.

Going to bed in a little while. I'll brush and water pik my teeth so there's no way I'll eat anything after that. My latest weakness is sunflower seeds - they work great when you quit smoking.

And that's all folks!