I knew I shouldn't do it! I told myself not to. With it being "that time of the month," having cellulitis, and having eaten out (MSG's) I knew it wouldn't be good. Wow, that is all I can say, WOW! I haven't seen that number in almost six years.... Read more
I took my fourth dose of meds at lunch with some ibuprofen. My foot still looks bad, but it feels better. I did use crutches starting around 10 AM, but I can stand on my foot without too much discomfort. Ah, the wonders of medicine.
I have ... Read more
Started as a blister and it blew up.
Well, my little blister blew up into something more. I should say my foot blew up, aka. swelled up.
It started yesterday. It was pretty infected last night. I soaked it in Epsom salts this morning and it felt a little better.
I got my walk i... Read more
First strong and then being a baby!
I have discovered, at least for me, that trail running is much more challenging than street running. I can run 10 miles on the street and finish thinking, "That was nice." Yesterday I ran 10.75 miles in mud, on some frozen ground, in the wind, a... Read more
Working at it.
I ran 6.75 miles last night. I met a friend for coffee and then ran home from the coffee shop. It took a little planning to run on sidewalks and not the busy street with only a shoulder. I am feeling it this morning. Road running is harder on my... Read more
Today I had coffee with a Spark friend, JAMARIEHICKEY. We meet every so often just to catch up on life and to support each other. We often meet with other local Sparkers for a reunion of sorts, every few months.
I got to meet up with ONEKI... Read more
This is not meant to be political, nor negative in any way. However, I am proud of the fact that I marched in the Women's March held in my city on Saturday night.
I should mention that I am the mother of four, two girls and two boys. I am ... Read more
We did get the predicted ice storm, but I don't think it's as bad as the weathermen/women thought it would be. No school or work for me or the kids due to Martin Luther King Day. Hubby is already at work and said the roads weren't horrible, but ... Read more
I went to pick up my swag for the BRIN Blackout 10k series. It's three 10k's spread over the running season. I got to meet ONEKIDSMOM there and celebrate her earning her medal for running all three races. She also did very well in her age divisi... Read more
I was as surprised as many of you when I signed up for a 50k trail run. Especially since I had no desire to run a full marathon. I guess I really didn't think, or consider, a 50k as an "ultra" run.
50k is 30 miles, so not much farther than... Read more
Still at it!
I appreciate all the comments! They were very helpful and I am still at it. I guess the frustrating part is being at my goal weight for 5 years only to have some "issues" come up that derails my progress.
So I have not disclosed some new l... Read more
When to accept the "new" numbers?
I am usually a pretty positive person and this blog is meant to be more questioning than complaining. With that said, when does one just accept the "new" number that is on the scale?
I am eating right, exercising daily, getting in at least ... Read more
Cold, but the Spark is keeping me warm!
Today was bitterly cold. I had a "coffee run" scheduled. The local running club puts together 6 runs that begin and end at small local coffee shops. Today's run was basically a 5k and it was fabulous!
I bought myself a new running coat, on... Read more
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Walking the walk, while talking the talk.
Many of us have heard, "You need to walk the walk not just talk the talk." I realized that I am doing just that!
It's so easy to talk the talk. "I'm going to do this and I'm going to do that," but it's not so easy to actually do it. We oft... Read more