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A race, a funeral, a parade and a concert – not a regular Saturday

Saturday, December 06, 2014      25 comments

Sometimes everything just comes together at once. This morning was our town’s annual Christmas Classic 5K. I run it every year along with about 70 members of our church. DH even participates. He’s part of our walking contingent. His ... Read more

Glad I fell on my face and not on my knees. Weird, huh!

Sunday, November 30, 2014      30 comments

Friday’s run was the perfect storm. It started as a routine practice run. My only goal was to run up that last hill on the 5k course that always defeats me. Usually I check my watch and decide there won’t be much difference if I take a 1 min... Read more

Wearing a small size doesn’t make you “anorexic”

Friday, November 28, 2014      21 comments

Fat shaming is wrong and the stories about the devastating effects are constantly posted here on Spark. The inspirational stories about challenges faced, incremental progress and final success provide motivation to millions. However i... Read more

Now here’s something you don’t see every day – A HOUSE in the road!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      14 comments

It was right at the end of my driveway. That prompted a change of running route. I watched with neighbors for a while then ran in the opposite direction. I returned in t... Read more

Over 2 years ago I posted a blog asking “Who are these people who always get 100% in Spark Trivia?”

Monday, November 24, 2014      16 comments

I was lucky to see a “passing” grade. On the scoreboard you would have to scroll 50 to 80 pages to find my name. I persisted for quite a long time. I know I could have googled the information before answering a question, but it was a pe... Read more

Gee, Eileen got FAT! - Remembering a Thanksgiving Day comment.

Friday, November 21, 2014      18 comments

It was a family dinner sometime back in the 1980s and that observation was loudly expressed by my aunt. I’m pondering that memory today for several reasons. Thanksgiving week marks 5 years of maintenance for me. A Spark email th... Read more

My “brush” with an SUV

Wednesday, November 19, 2014      18 comments

What’s going on? For the 2nd time in a week a driver almost ran me down. Last time while on her cell phone, the woman didn’t even notice me. This time the driver saw me and either couldn’t judge distance or just didn’t care. Here’s the l... Read more

Sometimes you just gotta eat the cheesecake - Choices for 4 days on the road

Monday, November 17, 2014      21 comments

This was a combination trip for us. We drove to the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina to: Check on my 94 year old MIL in her assisted living facility At MIL’s request, visit the old family vacation/retirement cabin a few h... Read more

Unintended consequences of technology

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      23 comments

My daughter got her first mobile phone in 1994. It was called a “car phone” back then and it was huge. Her new husband bought it for her since she had to drive 1 hour to work along country roads which were very deserted in the early morning. ... Read more

My very long, extremely productive, spark filled day

Sunday, November 09, 2014      20 comments

It actually began Friday afternoon when I read an email from my favorite running store about a sudden “flash sale.” I planned to visit them at some point anyway and this seemed like a personal invitation. DH decided to come with me and com... Read more

I must be the only person who does not own or want to wear jeans

Friday, November 07, 2014      22 comments

It’s not because I’m old. I haven’t owned a pair since 1975. That’s when the 60s officially ended for me. At that point I was a mother of 3. So many articles and blogs talk about getting back into those “skinny” jeans. I don’t covet any... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 4 Billion Spark Points? I’m watching a milestone achievement right now in real time.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014      50 comments

I’m referring to the counter on the Spark Points page. It’s like watching my car’s odometer as it approaches 200,000 miles. I like seeing my own spark points add up. I like observing how many cumulative points my teams are earning.... Read more

Remember the movie “The Invasion of the Body Snatchers?”

Friday, October 31, 2014      16 comments

This is one scary vegetable to appear on Halloween. It triggered a memory of the “pod people” from the 1950s version of the movie that freaked me out as a kid. DH p... Read more

Is this a Halloween decoration? No, just me cleaning out closets.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014      28 comments

It’s getting colder and my hands are the first part of my body to freeze. I always need to have gloves with me when running or walking or just running errands. Abou... Read more

I’m the mother of a 5k Masters Champ. 1st place trophy for me too (65-69)

Saturday, October 25, 2014      30 comments

Here we are after the “I am Woman 5k” in Lynchburg, VA this morning. What a wonderful atmosphere! 600 women of all ages, shapes and sizes, running and walking for a goo... Read more

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