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Wednesday, December 17, 2014      10 comments

Happy Hanukkah to those that celebrate. Soon it will be Christmas and then Kwanzaa. This time of the year always makes me smile, but also brings some anxiety. As a person in maintenance, this time of year can be a slippery slope. One din... Read more

Naughty and Nice

Sunday, December 14, 2014      12 comments

My daughters, a friend of mine and I participated in the Ugly Sweater 5k this morning. I was naughty and ran the entire "race," but it felt so nice! I had a little soreness in my left leg and later in my right hip, but it was worth it. I loved ... Read more


Tuesday, December 09, 2014      14 comments

Frustration! More of it. I've been watching and logging my calories daily. I've also taken to weighing myself every morning. The calories are doing well, but that darn scale is still creeping up! I still walk everyday and usually take a ... Read more

No running in the new future.

Monday, December 08, 2014      13 comments

Back to the chiropractor today. I will be going three days a week for the next few weeks. He said it was good that I came in when I did and that most people aren't that proactive. Usually, they are hobbling in and that delays their recovery. ... Read more

Second adjustment and lessons learned.

Friday, December 05, 2014      13 comments

I went back to the chiropractor yesterday for my second adjustment. I can touch my toes again and even the floor! I'm really still in the hamstrings and the back of my calves, but I can stretch out. Still no running or elliptical, but the cra... Read more


Wednesday, December 03, 2014      14 comments

I went to the chiropractor. I had a couple of x-rays and an adjustment. I found out I have a slight case of scoliosis that bows to the left. Before I was adjusted my left leg was 1/4 of an inch longer than my right. I also found out that my d... Read more

An attitude adjustment!

Tuesday, December 02, 2014      12 comments

A quick stop by! I was in a very ticked off mood after my meeting. I had typed out a long blog about the frustrations of being a teacher, the politics of teaching, the expectations or lack of them by teachers, etc. To make a long story sho... Read more

A new challenge

Monday, December 01, 2014      14 comments

I'm starting a new challenge for December. It may be one of the most difficult ones, yet. It's not hard to replace an activity for exercise, in most cases. However, I've been challenged to replace 30 minutes of "computer time" with 30 minutes ... Read more

Does anyone really take time off?

Saturday, November 29, 2014      15 comments

I was reading various articles on Spark and one mentioned taking time off from running. Not only taking the physical time off, but mentally, too. Don't run, but don't think about running. Is this possible? What does one do with all tha... Read more


Thursday, November 27, 2014      15 comments

I ran the Feast & Feathers 10k this morning. I ran/walked the first 5k with a friend. We had a nice time chatting as we went. She finished and I went on for the next 5k. I LOVED IT! I had a slower time than I normally would, but it didn... Read more


Wednesday, November 26, 2014      9 comments

This time of the year is a joyous one. I love Thanksgiving! It's my favorite holiday! Many people get caught up in the buying part of the season, but Thanksgiving is all about being thankful. I am thankful for this journey and what brought... Read more

Countdown to my 10k

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      16 comments

Thursday is my 10k run. Of course, it's going to be the coldest day of the week. I'll be layering up, but not quite sure how many. I'll figure it out and I can always take some off. The other problem of the day is that we aren't eating un... Read more

Using the dog....

Monday, November 24, 2014      13 comments

I've noticed many of us have dogs. Many, like me, use the dog as an excuse. We use our dogs as an excuse, aka motivator, to get our butts off the couch and out of the house. Our dogs don't care if it's dark out, cold, raining, snowing, etc. ... Read more

Hair and shoes, wow what a difference.

Saturday, November 22, 2014      15 comments

I'm not too sure about the hair. I had to have a lot of length taken off due to breakage from pulling it back into ponytails. I'm now researching headbands so I can grow it back out. It's a new color, as well as a new cut. I think it makes m... Read more

It sneaks up on you

Friday, November 21, 2014      13 comments

Today I went over my calorie range. (Good thing I already weighed in for my maintenance team challenge!) It started innocently enough, a colleague brought in mini blueberry muffins and homemade chocolate chip, banana and cranberry bread. I had... Read more

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