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When you have to ask...some thoughts from weekend trail run/hike
Monday, February 20, 2017      10 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
For those who know what a DFL is...10 mile trail run race report (and more)
Sunday, February 12, 2017      9 comments

...yep. for those who don't know, here is the definition:
define.php?term=dfl Let's just say this was a very hard event for me. Notice that I didn't say RUN because I didn't run a lot of it. Som... Read more
10 Miles in the Mud
Saturday, February 11, 2017      15 comments

...that's what I'm in for tomorrow. I signed up for a 4-race series, and this is the 2nd one. Since it's been POURING rain all week, it should be plenty muddy out there. ... Read more
My aching feet
Tuesday, February 07, 2017      8 comments

I survived my 12+ hike on Saturday. In fact, it was a beautiful day and we lucked out on the weather. Slight drizzle here and there, but no downpour and mild temps. We hiked from the Auburn Dam Overlook downstream towards Folsom, 6 miles and the... Read more
An update blog
Friday, February 03, 2017      9 comments

I started writing a more involved blog, but not sure I'm up to it. So that will wait for another day. (topic: relationship with my body) My husband did fine with his procedure on Tuesday. He had another blockage in one of the stents. He is ... Read more
When you take away the false fixes...
Monday, January 30, 2017      7 comments

I've been trying to re-set my mind from habits that aren't so good (false fixes)* to those that serve me better. Some of my false fixes are: wine, sweets (mainly chocolate), and sometimes, shopping. Why are these false fixes? Because they don't ... Read more
Some old tapes are playing
Sunday, January 29, 2017      12 comments

Today I feel sore and a little cranky. I ran a 10k trail run yesterday and it was fun. I almost forgot to weigh in for the 5% challenge - gained 2 pounds. After my 5+ loss last week, I had hoped to at least maintain but it was not to be. I'm not... Read more
Hump Day - Always learning
Wednesday, January 25, 2017      11 comments

It's early in the day but I've been finding that if I wait until later, I often don't post a blog. So a quick one! Yesterday I got a run/walk in while KT was at cardio rehab. Not sure why, felt fatigued on the way back so ate a tangerine an... Read more
What worked this week
Sunday, January 22, 2017      13 comments

A week ago, I got scared. I stepped on the scale for the beginning weigh in for the 5% challenge and my weight was an all -time high. Funny, each pound or 5 pound or 10 pound increment I think is the highest that will be ENOUGH. I never thought ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Motivation or Habit?
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      42 comments

I'm back from my mom's and had a overall good trip. I wasn't paying attention to the weather back there (NC) and it had been SNOWING all weekend! ... Read more
Preparing for Travel
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      13 comments

I'm off to visit Mom tomorrow so keep good thoughts for safe travel. It's been really wet here and probably not great weather heading east. I made it to the gym today and then home for lunch and packing. I've been tired recently and tomorr... Read more
What I Uncovered while cleaning up
Sunday, January 08, 2017      12 comments

Today it has been another wet and windy day here in Northern California - Central Valley. Originally my trail running group was scheduled to do hill repeats up in the Cool area but our organizer decided (wisely) to call it off. WE've run in the ... Read more
BRRR - from a wussy Californian
Saturday, January 07, 2017      9 comments

I just looked up the word WUSSY and it actually is a combination of "wimp" and "pussy" (sorry, that's a direct quote from the Urban Dictionary=== ... Read more
The conclusion of 2016
Monday, January 02, 2017      10 comments

I'm a bit late to do a year end post and reflection and have enjoyed reading others. New Year's Eve day was spent hiking 9 miles up near Salmon Falls with my hiking group. It was a crowd and we did varying distances. Our group of about 4 took a ... Read more

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