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50 today!
Sunday, February 19, 2017      8 comments

Years, that is. And you know what? It feels great! I feel fit, healthy, happy and content with my life. The thing I didn't expect as I aged is to come to a spot where I'm no longer striving. When you are young, you are so busy deciding wha... Read more
Wind and Sunshine
Sunday, February 12, 2017      5 comments

Had a wonderful weekend. Stayed at work later than I'd hoped Friday, but still managed a three mile jog before picking up groceries for the week. ... Read more
A good week
Sunday, February 05, 2017      7 comments

Just finished week three of the Winter 5% Challenge, and so far I am staying on track well. Lost a pound each week, which if consistent through eigh... Read more
Practicing Meditation
Sunday, January 29, 2017      4 comments

So I am reading Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn. No, I have no major catastrophe in my life. The book is based on a training program for mindfulness-based stress reduction to relieve stress, pain and illness. But it is a great read ... Read more
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

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