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
Band season over, and I am back!
It has been almost a month since I last did my "weekly" blog.
I have a son in marching band, and for the past month we have been at regional rather than local competitions, which took up my Saturdays from about 5 am until often 1 or 2 am on... Read more
Did 10 miles ... In two parts
OOPS ... PHOTOS NOT LOADING ... WILL TRY TO ADD THEM LATER!
Wanted to add some diatance today, but am hoping to get a 10k race in next weekend (if the family schedule cooperates). So today I jogged just short of 7 miles, then hit pause. I t... Read more
Picking up the pace with cooler temps
The weather suddenly turned back to fall again for the past few days, and bam, I suddenly felt so much stronger and more energized on my runs!
Had a good run Thursday night after a few short and slow runs for the previous week. I know some... Read more
Struggling for time and motivation
I have been absent from Spark People for a couple of weeks. Things are OK, just very busy.
I am trying to keep up on my health and fitness goals, but it is a struggle. Not getting enough exercise, not eating as well as I should, and not get... Read more
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