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Focusing on the basics
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
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
Mixing it up
I am having a great time since I have added more variety to my workouts. Up until recently I was really focused on running. Now I run, bike, swim, walk and am trying to add golfing. I might still say trying to add swimming, because althoug... Read more
Intervals by heart rate
I was just commenting on SparkFriend TaiChiDancer's blog that I'm happy he likes to do research and report to the rest of us, because I am skeptical of... Read more
So today was the triathlon right by my home that I was considering when I added swimming to my workout routine. I didn't sign up because my swimming sti... Read more
No time to blog
Yesterday felt like Saturday due to the holiday today, so I forgot it was my blog day. And I'm happy to say I kept too busy this weekend for a proper... Read more
A meal that makes you feel healthy and strong
This week I enjoyed pondering one of my journal questions, and so thought others might like to think and share their responses, as well.
The prompt was, "An ideal meal that makes you feel healthy and strong:"
I came up with lots of answers to ... Read more
Numbers, numbers, numbers
I am not really a numbers person. I can work with numbers, did well in math and all, but I need the "why" behind numbers to make them interesting. Now that I got this new VivoFitHR, I am getting all kinds of numbers. Steps, miles, intensity m... Read more
New Gadget: VivoActive HR
So I've been eyeing the VivoActive ever since I started pool and bike workouts in January. I was planning to buy it a month or so ago, but then the owner of the running store pointed out that the VivoActive HR would be out in a month and it wou... Read more
Food is Fuel. And that's it.
Today when I was reading some tips on nutrition by a world class athlete, she said this: "Food is fuel, and if we put in premium our bodies will perform and feel better."
And of course it really IS that simple. And yet of course it's not. Be... Read more
Conquered it today!
Today I did the same 6 mile jog that I did last week. And it felt totally different.
Last weekend I dragged my butt through, stalling within the fir... Read more
Six miles. In three legs.
So today I decided to go for distance and hills, and it suddenly turned hot (from 30s to 90s in a few days).
Went for a long dog walk this morning with... Read more
Was that really a weekend?
I feel like I missed it somehow now that it is practically bedtime on Sunday night.
Last week I took a couple of days off to hang out with my high school son while he was on spring break. Did a couple of road trips (which he drove since he is p... Read more
Blast of Winter (in the face)!
Had a 12 mile run yesterday, and whew!, what a blast of winter we had for it. The morning was sunny and 40. Unfortunately the race started at 11 am, an... Read more
15 miles, thanks to funny people and the quest for a potty break
It wasn't meant to be a 15 mile run today, and I suspect I might regret it tomorrow.
But it was a beautiful, sunny, but perfectly chilly day for a long run. And well, the honest truth is that my biggest motivation was that the only avail... Read more