Sorry for my absence
Sorry for my absence to my friends and to the team I am co leading. I am currently not in a very good place to do much on here. I have not forgot all of you and wish I could get back to my old self and I am confident I will. Hoping by spring to ... Read more
1 Year and still moving
Well, been quite a year for me but a good one in some ways and some ways not. One year ago, on Valentine's day last year, I started back here on Spark but more serious. I was determined to make it work for me this time. And I did. But the best p... Read more
Game, Set and Match!!
Well, as my youngest daughter used to say when she played tennis in high school, Game, Set and Match!! And she said it often, she was a pretty good tennis player.
I feel like a winner like her. I set out my goals at the beginning of the ye... Read more
Drink your water!
Today marks the first day of the challenge I posted on the Spark CT - The Official Team page. Being one of the leaders, I am always trying to figure out ways to help others reach their goals. And be the 'resident cheerleader'. Which fits my pers... Read more
The one thing I love about Spark is the support you get from others. I have made friends on here that I never dreamed I would make. Though far away, they still support me in a way I have never seen from friends that live a mile from me. Those pe... Read more
Racing to my Goal!!!
Was a great weekend walking for breast cancer awareness. A good workout too!! The walk wasn't on a flat course, there were hills so that was good for the legs. Hanging around Bushnell Park in Hartford gave me the desire even more to train for ne... Read more
If you read my status on Oct 8th, you will know that I was sad because I was not able to participate in the Hartford Marathon this year. Some might say, well, there are other races. Yes, that is true, there are so many other races and there is a... Read more
No progress this week, but not bad because....
Well, I had no progress this week in weight loss but it isn't bad because I went to the fair earlier in the week and then out for a nice big lunch which included 2 glasses of wine yesterday. I am lucky I stayed even!! Yay me!!
I have been r... Read more
Making Strides, Making progress and challenge started
Well, I am starting off with that the Spark Connecticut team has raised $85 so far for the Making Strides of Hartford against Breast Cancer. It isn't a ton, but every bit helps in research and awareness for this disease. There is still time to j... Read more
Making Strides of Hartford against Breast Cancer
Well, been so long to blog. I was blogging mostly about my running. But, that has been put on hold due to a knee injury. That is fine, it is only a small injury that can be resolved with rest. Easy to do and not life threatening. Life threatenin... Read more
And I made it!!!
So, I am so excited for getting that 14 mile run in!! Really was beginning to doubt myself at mile 12 but,... Read more
It might only been 1 mile....
But, it was actually 1.27 miles in very thick humid air, but I did it! I ran the whole thing. And my time was as good as I would want it to be for the race. I tightened up my patella strap and started slow. All felt good, I kept going. I felt a ... Read more
Not giving up quite yet!!!
Well, been a rough week with trying to do a run on Friday. I got about 2 blocks and the knee was saying 'Uh No!!!'. So, I stopped the running and continued to walk for 2 miles. Depressing as that was, it was more depressing to not be able to get... Read more
Scheduled Walk, Marathon Training and What Not
Well, being the co leader of the CT Team, I have been busy trying to connect with members of that team and get people excited about SP and being on the team. The other leader, Lorna and I decided that a scheduled walk might be the thing to get ... Read more
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Marathon Training - First week done
Well, the first week of training is in the books! That first week is the hardest I find. I did pretty well, only missing one running day. That was due to such high winds outside. Other than that, I made all the other days. I got my first run for... Read more