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Blog - Please!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      11 comments

Thank you to everyone who came by my page recently and gave me some supportive comments. It is really appreciated and made me realize how important Spark friends have become in my life. Being retired is a new beginning and in some ways, mu... Read more
A few insights
Sunday, March 19, 2017      7 comments

Hello, it's Sunday mid day and I made it back from visiting my mom yesterday. I've been a bit of a negative nelly about the changes to Spark, but now that I've (hopefully) set the default to my friend feed, I might be okay. Because once I did t... Read more
Is there a magic moment?
Monday, March 13, 2017      12 comments

I've been thinking about this a lot. When you read lots of stories about what motivates people to FINALLY start their journey to weight loss, to take that first step, to spur them into action - it's often a defining moment. I'd like to think I w... Read more
A few rocky days
Friday, March 10, 2017      8 comments

The past few days have been hard for me emotionally. I'm planning to go see my mom next week and meet with her doctor on next steps, probably palliative care. Last night, I was trying to trim Trinket's claws and nipped one of her little pad... Read more
Grief is not bound by time
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      12 comments

My mom is out of the hospital and back to her facility. Today, I had to have some calls with the care team about the orders moving forward. I also spoke to her doctor, thank God she knows my mom so well and understands the difficult balance of h... Read more
Definitely a Monday
Monday, March 06, 2017      4 comments

thank you everyone who commented and gave me words of support for yesterday's quick blog last night. I know lots of you are in similar situations. I surprised myself at how upsetting it was for me. And I didn't respond the way I would have liked... Read more
The day after a good day
Monday, March 06, 2017      9 comments

Today started pretty well. A 12 hour sleep after a long day outside on the trail. We decided to go to the gym - I swam which is a good recovery workout. Lunch, a bit of TV and movies. I got a call mid after noon from the nurse at the facil... Read more
How time flies
Saturday, March 04, 2017      7 comments

I just posted my weight for the 5% challenge and am once again surprised at how quickly time goes. It reminds me of that saying or story about whether it's too late to (name goal) - and that time passes anyway so you may as well go for it. Not s... Read more
One Run at a Time
Saturday, March 04, 2017      11 comments

After I completed the trail half marathon last week, I felt relief and pride. I wasn't sure I could do it, but wanted to - something I hadn't done before. Relief - because I feel that doing this kind of training and running tends to be a bit dis... Read more
March 2
Friday, March 03, 2017      6 comments

This is what happens when you blog at the end of the day but have committed to doing it. A very non-creative blog entry title. I'm tired. I stayed up too late after getting home from the triathlon info session and by the time I wound down, ... Read more
Trying to write every day
Thursday, March 02, 2017      8 comments

That's what I hope to do for Lent, and here it is, LATE. No exercise today, had appointments and felt like I was running around a lot. I went to a triathlon information clinic tonight. Yes, considering a tri. Just short distances - 40... Read more
Sometimes after I do something strenuous.....
Monday, February 27, 2017      10 comments

I get crabby. And that's what happened yesterday. I was on such a high from doing that half marathon that I guess it was bound to happen. Plus, right when I got onto Facebook, there was one of those "memories" pictures from 2 years ago. Of my da... Read more
Lost Trail Half Marathon
Monday, February 27, 2017      13 comments

Yesterday I completed my first trail half marathon. This is me finishing; I'm the one closest in the picture. It's interesting to see myself in thes... Read more
When you have to ask...some thoughts from weekend trail run/hike
Monday, February 20, 2017      15 comments

This is me from the back during my Saturday trail hike. That was supposed to be 16 miles and ended up being 10. There was a LOT of mud and river crossi... Read more
It's Friday even for us retired folks
Saturday, February 18, 2017      12 comments

And I feel like I worked a full week. My husband had some more heart symptoms so we were at his cardiologists first thing this morning. Things seem to be okay for now. But I'm exhausted tonight and have LOTS of miles on the schedule for tom... Read more

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