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.
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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
Clear Thoughts, Purposeful Actions
I take a weekly yoga class, which I find is a wonderful complement to running, to help stretch and strengthen, as well as relax and clear my mind.
Recently I found a pack of yoga cards that I really enjoy doing between yoga classes. They ar... Read more
New Year Resolution, or Life Resolution?
I've had a bit more time off than usual lately. Well overdue, and it has felt great. It's not that I've taken any real vacation, but things are just slower over the holidays. I did take one full day off, and have the holiday off each week, too... Read more
Getting back on track
Had a good week.
Last weekend I had to change mymind set from thinking that i had a bit of weight "creep", calling it weight "gaim" and logging it. i do weigh myself regularlyn but since i typically fluctuate by about 5 pounds throughout th... Read more
It can slow down now, really
I keep saying that after this or that things are going to slow down. I hope its really true this time!
Had a special event at work every day last week. Then we had our preschool holiday program on Thursday, my son's college Christmas progra... Read more
Introverted distance jogger :-)
Yesterday I was out on a short errand in the car and caught an NPR program that I found interesting. The author of a book was discussing introverts vs extroverts and the tendencies of each.
As I tuned in, they were discussing some fun litt... Read more
A good week, and I needed that!
Feeling like i am getting back into the groove quickly with exercising and eating. Had a pretty crazy week at work--lots of unexpected stresses--but having my evenngs and weekend back made a huge difference. i ate well, exercised and slept adeq... Read more
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