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Quitting the Racing Scene

Thursday, February 12, 2015      6 comments

I've run a bunch of races in the past 13 years since becoming a runner. I am signed up to run the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach in March. I've decided to cut my losses and not go. At the moment, I don't feel like ever signing up for any... Read more

Keeping Up with the Times: Using Technology

Saturday, February 07, 2015      5 comments

DH & I bought a new car last night - well, new to us. I haven't had a brand-new car since 1992. However, this one is pretty darn close. It's a 2014 Impala LTZ. We looked at other cars as well, including a beautiful 2013 Honda Crosstour ... Read more

“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength.”

Saturday, January 31, 2015      5 comments

“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength.” That's a quote from Teddy Roosevelt that I thought of this morning, after a whole day and (sleepless) night of worry. So I woke up feeling over... Read more

Food and Happy Memories

Friday, January 30, 2015      3 comments

After my blog post yesterday on finding ways to increase my protein intake, I started looking in my pantry and cabinets to see what I already have available. I found a box of 2.5-minute (not Instant) Cream of Wheat. 3 Tablespoons of dry cereal... Read more

Getting Enough Protein without Cleaning the Blender Every Day

Thursday, January 29, 2015      6 comments

I started tracking my nutrition again this week after a LONG time off. I found that I am seriously lacking in protein. I'm lucky if I get 15% of my calories from it. So I started looking around for protein-rich snack ideas. I found this web... Read more

Sizing by the Numbers: When Bigger Is Better!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      4 comments

It’s been discussed many times before on SP. My husband even mentioned it years ago when we were first married. “Why aren’t women’s clothes sized by numbers like men’s? It would make so much more sense.” Well, the reason is because marke... Read more

I Can Run in a Closet, but It's Better with Judge Judy

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      6 comments

I took up running in 2002 just before turning 33 years old. Back in those days, I had little children (including an infant), so I spent a lot of time on treadmills while the Y child care people watched my babies. Nowadays, I do most of my ... Read more

Should I get rid of the pie?

Monday, January 26, 2015      9 comments

My kids' band sells frozen pies as a fundraiser and every year I buy quite a few. They taste good and the band makes a good amount of money. I thawed out a Chef Pierre Peanut Butter Creme de la Cream Pie (no misspellings there - that's wha... Read more

A controversial Facebook Post and Response - how we view and encourage others

Tuesday, March 11, 2014      3 comments

Maybe some of you saw this post on Facebook from a man who was "praising" a "fatty" for running. It starts out with insults but then the tone changes. As I read the initial FB post, even after the initial paragraph, where things were supposedl... Read more

I refused a Honeybun. A FREE Honeybun.

Saturday, March 08, 2014      5 comments

I have inherited a certain trait from my father. I find it hard to pass up a bargain, even when it's something I know I won't use or won't use completely. It is not uncommon to look in my parents' pantry and find 10 jars of jelly or 30 cans of... Read more

Treadmill Acrobatics

Sunday, March 02, 2014      6 comments

Recently, when I was at a conference in Baltimore, I made use of the fitness room at the hotel. (Side note: It was a lovely facility overlooking Camden Yards.) There was a man on a treadmill next to me using it in a fashion that has always fa... Read more

The BrooklynBorn & Hayburner-Cast???????

Friday, February 28, 2014      3 comments

I don’t know how many Sparkers out there have the same experience as I do, but when I’m running, new thoughts and ideas enter my brain. I think of solutions to problems and do some of my deepest thinking. I had one such idea come to me today. ... Read more

Courage and Passion Required

Thursday, February 27, 2014      2 comments

Once, a friend made a comment referring to my talent and passion for music. I am an accomplished pianist and a pretty decent soprano, and they are used to hearing me perform my job well every Sunday at church. However, as I thought about it, I... Read more

Thank you, Sparkers, for common courtesy.

Monday, February 24, 2014      12 comments

A friend shared a link on Facebook to a blog about the latest Victoria's Secret catalog. I found most of it to be humorous - such as her points that it's uncomfortable to be chasing after kids with your butt cheeks hanging out, and that you nee... Read more

Eat This, Not That - Whipped Cream Cheese/Greek Yogurt Spread

Thursday, February 20, 2014      5 comments

Around Christmas, I noticed this new cream cheese product on the shelves at Kroger. (I apologize for the image being sideways; it wasn't sideways on my iPhone or my co... Read more

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