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Monday, January 16, 2017      15 comments

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
A Beautiful Run.
Saturday, January 14, 2017      11 comments

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Too little?
Friday, January 13, 2017      8 comments

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
Thursday, January 12, 2017      12 comments

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!
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      9 comments

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?
Sunday, January 08, 2017      13 comments

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!
Saturday, January 07, 2017      13 comments

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
Walking the walk, while talking the talk.
Thursday, January 05, 2017      11 comments

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
Living life to the fullest.
Monday, January 02, 2017      10 comments

My dog, Halo, and I are a therapy team. Halo goes to work with me and my special education students love him. He listens to the Kindergarteners and first graders read during library and visits several assisted living and dementia facilities. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The first day of the rest of your life.
Sunday, January 01, 2017      38 comments

January 1st makes people reevaluate their lives, recommit to themselves, and reconnect to goals that were set. The old saying is, "This is the first day of the rest of your life." While a new beginning with the new year is a great way to look a... Read more
Reflections for 2016
Saturday, December 31, 2016      13 comments

We are almost to a new year and for many, they are relieved and ready. My 2016 wasn't horrible, but not a woo hoo year, either. I was able to do a few runs, which I love! I was also able to run with one of my inspirational sparkpeople, ON... Read more
Old, Good, Habits and Looking Ahead
Friday, December 30, 2016      6 comments

I did an hour walking dogs and 30 minutes on my elliptical. I am motivated to continue being "back" to my old, but good, habits. My Fitbit is reinforcing what my oldest is telling me; I am not eating enough calories. And Spark is saying that I ... Read more
Three dogs and extra walks.
Thursday, December 29, 2016      13 comments

I am pet sitting for a mini Schnauzer for the next five days. He's been here before, but it's a first since we got our little Cairn Terrier mix. The best thing is I get extra walks in keeping them a little on the tired side. A tired dog is a goo... Read more
My Supportive Family!
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      7 comments

My kids all went in together and got me a Fitbit Charge 2. So far I am loving it. I'm still playing with all the features, but I love the step counter and how it keeps track of workouts, even when I forget to set it. I'm just going to let it "go... Read more
Double Workout Day
Monday, December 26, 2016      12 comments

I ran 4.35 miles this morning and then, hit the gym with the girls. We did the stair stepper to warm-up and then hit the weight room. My Fitbit said over 18,000 steps today. Tomorrow will be a nice long walk with both dogs. I need to be carefu... Read more

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