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How a sore back helps you move mindfully
Friday, January 20, 2017      5 comments

My back is feeling better now, but for a few days I was very mindful of keeping feet, knees and hips all facing the same direction-FORWARD-when moving! As I started doing more I began noticing, ouch, when I did something sloppy. Some things I ... Read more
Doing the Math - Finally :-)
Sunday, January 15, 2017      5 comments

So I'm sort of embarrassed to admit that after all these years using Spark People and 30 lbs of weight loss that I've never really done the math. All along I have focused more on creating healthy habits--and replacing unhealthy--rather than... Read more
Sunday, January 08, 2017      9 comments

Last weekend I jogged in sunny 40-something temps. Today it was 12, and windy. Brrrrrr. But I got out there. Took the dogs out for a walk yesterday, with jogging here and there to increase my hear rate, through a nearby nature area. We had ... Read more
Prepping for the Winter 5% challenge
Sunday, January 01, 2017      3 comments

Had an absolutely beautiful day to start 2017! I ran 5 miles and later walked with dogs and husband for 4 miles. Felt wonderful to soak up some sunsh... Read more
Thoughts on a rainy day run
Monday, December 26, 2016      5 comments

So I got a bit wet on my run today... But it felt great! We've had temps in the single digits and several inches of snow. So 55 and rainy? I'll take i... Read more
Hardest run ever!
Sunday, December 18, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday I completed a one loop 11-mile trail run. Oh my, it... Read more
Getting out there
Tuesday, December 13, 2016      3 comments

Yeah, it's winter. Got our first real snow on Saturday. When I did the Gingerbread Pursuit that morning, it was just really cold. Layered up well a... Read more
Four days off in a row!
Sunday, November 27, 2016      2 comments

I know it seems silly to be excited about this, but it really has been a very long time since I even took one day off work. And weekends have been so busy that this really felt like a treat! Enjoyed hanging out with my teen boys (one home from ... Read more
Getting back in the groove ...
Sunday, November 20, 2016      2 comments

One week after marching finished for the year and my schedule is settling back into normal. Love traveling to watch my son perform in the band, and a little sad since he's our youngest and a senior. But ... It was nice that we didn't have to g... Read more
Not getting skinny. Getting happy.
Sunday, October 09, 2016      4 comments

Finding time today to blog for the first time I a while. Plenty of things I could/should be doing, but it's been too long since I checked in with my Spark buddies. Fall is always crazy time for me, both at work and home due to back to school t... Read more
Scary hair run day!
Sunday, August 21, 2016      6 comments

Yikes! Did 13.1 miles yesterday in alternating sun/clouds with a few sprinkles and shifting winds. Stopped for water refill and restroom break and got... Read more
11 today, but with several breaks
Sunday, August 14, 2016      7 comments

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Shooting for a half, after all
Sunday, August 07, 2016      4 comments

This year I've been more diverse in my exercise. I've been swimming, biking, golfing and walking, rather than focusing just on running. And lately I've been working a crazy schedule and haven't been able to get in some of my weekday morning jogs... Read more
Focusing on the basics
Sunday, July 24, 2016      4 comments

So it's almost my crazy season, but worse, because it's already starting. Back to school time and marching band season are always so busy. My time gets crunched, we do a lot of road trips, I get less sleep and more hours at work. I try to r... Read more
Letting your Spark shine
Sunday, July 10, 2016      6 comments

Is there a secret to getting positive energy, or a way to give it to others? I've been thinking about this a lot. It started at work, because there ... Read more

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