Rules for Good Eating
So I'm much better at exercising than I am at eating right. Oh, I do just great when I lay out my menus for the week and then simply follow the plan. That makes it easy.
But (as you can see from last week's blog about plan B,C and D) when... Read more
It's often about Plan B, or C or even D ...
One of my Spark friends recently posted a graphic about "Plan B", and the past couple of weeks I've realized how important it is to always have that backup plan.
I've been working 12 hour days. Several of them, in a row. Which isn't as bad as ... Read more
Shorts for the first time this year!
What glorious running weather we had this weekend! It felt wonderful to go out in shorts and tee shirt and feel the sunshine on my face, arms and legs!
I did 10 mile... Read more
Trying to keep up ...
Whew. Last week was really busy at work, which meant I got less done at home, which made for a busy weekend, too.
Did a 20k last Saturday, but then didn't run again until today. Yikes! A whole week! But I tried to walk and exercise a lot a... Read more
Journaling and healthy habits
Ok. I have always been a writer, so maybe it's just me. I was that crazy girl in school who LOVED tests with essay questions and would rather write a paper than do just about any other kind of homework. I was a newspaper journalist for several... Read more
Ran 7 miles yesterday and was considering another run today. I don't usually do two days in a row, but have lately on the weekends if I can't get any running in during the week. But got to doing little things around the house, feeling kinda lazy... Read more
Pi Day Pi K Race (and pie)
Started out with a Pi Day Pi K race this morning! Talked my 15-year-old son and his girlfriend into joining me- OK, well it was not so much my talking as the pizza and fruit pie presented at the finish line that got them. But it was fun.
... Read more
Treats and Rewards - What works?
Let's admit it. We all work better with some positive reinforcement. Lately I have read a few Spark blogs about treats and rewards, and so I have found myself thinking this over.
I work with children (and adults) and I have two black labs... Read more
Slowing things down
Lately I have been trying to do more yoga and meditation, and I have noticed a big difference in my patience, my focus and my happiness.
Taking the time to stop, focus inward, and check in on my own mind and body helps me focus on the "now"... Read more
Embrace the Season
I grew up mostly in the Northwest. Now that I am transplanted to the Midwest, I so miss the mountains and the ocean. But I love having four distinct seasons. Yes, even when it is sooooooo cold and even when it's terribly hot.
OK, I won'... Read more
Does the walk/run method frustrate other runners?
This year's Fanny Freezer 5K wasn't. Freezing,that is. It was in the mid-30s, and beautifully bright with sunshine. Such a treat! Plenty of snow at the park, and a large group of happy sledders in the middle of the loop that we circled twice... Read more
Snowy day jog
We have been having warm weather, but today turned snowy again. Not terribly cold, hovering right around 30 degrees, with some wind. I decided on a nearby trail run so that I would be off roads and slick pavement. Wore my snow cleats because ... Read more
38 of 615 miles down
As of today I logged 38 miles toward my 615 miles in 2015 goal. (I am doing a challenge with 3 other family members from other areas of the country to complete a combind 2,105 miles in 2015.)
I felt spoiled today to get a realtively warm (3... Read more
Doing 2,015 in 2015
As part of a team, that is! My sister-in-law asked if I would be part of a 3 or 4 person team to complete 2,015 combined miles this year. We managed to harass three others into joining us, but I have committed to jogging 615 miles for my team th... Read more
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