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What worked this week
Sunday, January 22, 2017      11 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
Motivation or Habit?
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      39 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
What's Next
Thursday, December 29, 2016      5 comments

I see that people celebrate "Spark anniversaries" and I couldn't even tell you when mine is, exactly. I joined in 2009, but was not a consistent user until about a year ago I became more involved in the Spark community and wrote my first blog an... Read more
Holiday Care squared
Saturday, December 24, 2016      3 comments

Every always says "take care of yourself "-- for many of us, it's a hard thing to do. I'm a professional recovering caretaker and it's hard to learn new habits, and, even know what I need to take care of myself. A couple of years ago I read... Read more
Making holidays happen
Monday, December 19, 2016      6 comments

Who makes the holidays happen in your family and life? For me, it was my mom, for a long time. She was the one who shopped and did the stockings, and decorated. When my dad was alive and they first moved to NC, they'd give a big party at our hou... Read more
Listening to/Ignoring your body
Friday, December 16, 2016      9 comments

I have been sick the past few days with a cold that's been going around. For once, I decided to try and not just medicate away the symptoms but instead, REST and hydrate more than usual and take Emergen-C. It made me realize once again, ho... Read more
You matter
Monday, December 12, 2016      10 comments

Today I had a pleasant surprise - I was checking my email and saw the comments on my most recent blog. I was so happy to see that Laura (A-NEW-OLD-LAURA) is back on Spark. I'm happy to see her back because she has a lot to share with all o... Read more
Yes I've done a marathon - three, in fact
Saturday, December 10, 2016      8 comments

People are surprised to learn I've run a marathon - I'm not thin and even heavier than when I ran my first marathon in 2004. I went on to run 2 more, in 2005 and 2006. The first two were the CIM here in Sacramento. I ran it the first year ... Read more
Always inspiring
Sunday, December 04, 2016      6 comments

The past few days have been busy. On Friday, we volunteered at the California International Marathon (CIM) expo for 4 hours and I got to meet Scott Jurek! Unless you're kind of a running geek like me, you won't know him. But google him and check... Read more
This one's for Fredie (MARINGAL)!!
Tuesday, November 29, 2016      6 comments

Okay, I couldn't WAIT to write this post and hoped to do it last night - but we had date night so that wouldn't have been too thoughtful LOL. Yesterday, I loaded the trunk with several boxes and bags of DVDs, books and an old Nintendo player tha... Read more
Opted Outside Today
Friday, November 25, 2016      8 comments

I'm surprised how many people haven't heard of REI's #optoutside campaign. Basically, REI encourages people to get outside and walk or hike instead of shopping on Black Friday. I've never been one who sees any point to stay up late or get up ear... Read more

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