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It was just a stumble

Wednesday, July 09, 2008      7 comments

I haven't blogged for a long time because I seemed to be saying the same things over and over and I was even boring myself with all my whining about not being able to stay on the wagon. I'm not only on the wagon again - I'm driving it. ... Read more

Back on Track - Mentally and Physically

Thursday, May 01, 2008      6 comments

It has been over a month since I've blogged. I'm finally beginning to feel like myself again, and it's time to get back at it. This winter was particularly difficult for me - mentally. My depression was exacerbated to the point where I aske... Read more

When life hands you lemons...

Monday, March 10, 2008      10 comments

We've all heard the expression about making lemonade when life hands you too many lemons. When mother nature hands us way too much snow, some enterprising students from the college near my house got creative with it. The photo speaks f... Read more

Spring Forward (into a winter storm)

Saturday, March 08, 2008      8 comments

This is the day we set our clocks ahead an hour so we have more light in the evenings. It used to happen in April, but now it's a month earlier. I'm used to having it happen when it's actually Spring. We're far from it. This photo was taken... Read more

Lunar Eclipse

Thursday, February 21, 2008      5 comments

Yesterday couldn't have been more perfect for me. It was freezing bitter cold outside, but the sun was shining and that makes all the difference in the world. I ran 4 miles in the morning, and spent the afternoon with aching legs because I haven... Read more

Back in Control

Tuesday, February 19, 2008      3 comments

My last blog entry resulted in a flurry of mail from folks who are in the same boat I am. It's winter in the northern hemisphere, and our bodies still think we're cave people. Dark gloomy days with no game running by the cave door are not an exc... Read more

Fear

Sunday, February 17, 2008      5 comments

I fear many things. Snakes. Heights. Spinning out of control on black ice. Getting fat again. Getting fat again is my number one fear, so why am I taking steps to get myself back to that place? The weather in these parts has been horrendous... Read more

Spa Weekend

Monday, February 04, 2008      5 comments

My daughter and I spent this past weekend at a lovely inn in the Muskoka Lakes area of Ontario. It's a very long drive from my house, so the plan was to pick her up Friday after work, and head to my sister's north of Toronto to spend Friday nigh... Read more

A week without salt

Friday, January 25, 2008      7 comments

Last week I went up north to spend 5 days with my grandchildren while their parents went to Jamaica. I was concerned before I left that I wouldn't eat properly because their house is filled with junk. They are HUGE night-time snackers. I packed ... Read more

Bad Ending to the Week

Friday, January 11, 2008      4 comments

I say bad because my run this morning was definitely the worst one I've had for a long time. I schedule called for 4 miles. My plan is to start running on the path where my next half marathon will take place so I can be familiar with the terrain... Read more

Training Plans

Monday, January 07, 2008      3 comments

Here we are into the second week and January, and I finally feel as if I'm back on track and into a routine. Today was the first day of training for a Half Marathon I plan to run on April 13. I plan to run the whole thing - no walking. Tha... Read more

Happy New Year

Tuesday, January 01, 2008      6 comments

I want to wish all of my Spark Friends the very best that 2008 can bring. We all struggle with issues from time to time - if we didn't - we wouldn't need Spark. I don't know about the rest of you, but this is the only group I have ever found tha... Read more

End of the Year 2007

Monday, December 31, 2007      5 comments

Here we are at the end of another year. In previous years, I haven't had a lot to shout about health and weight-wise. This year has been different. I have become much fitter, and even though my weight hasn't changed by much, I am smaller all aro... Read more

Back on Track - Again!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007      6 comments

The past two weeks have not been good for me. I let myself get too close to the edge of the slope and I started a serious slide. I think I caught myself in time - and I'm back in control. I had grandchildren visiting over the weekend, and before... Read more

The Beauty in Winter

Thursday, December 06, 2007      1 comments

I've been kind of cursing winter the last few days. I was a point where I really felt I was making progress with my runs, and then we got hit with a big dump of snow. I'm no stranger to running in the snow, but it does tend to slow you down a bi... Read more


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