I lied. I said blog 2 would start in May of 2009, but I found some early success photos from 1989 - 1992. These begin about 10 months after my earliest "before" picture, and stretch into my first taking up running to "keep it off", the last on... Read more
WARRIORGIRL121 has a great blog out there with advice for beginners, so if a guide to Spark Tools and resources is in order, I'll refer you there:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=6301705 ... Read more
Interesting comments on my blog yesterday "in need of a new theme". While many folks said "just keep writing", I counted 10 - 12 specific things folks asked for. Just so you don't have to go trekking through past blog comments, here's my synop... Read more
The blank blog entry space! For 26 blogs, I blogged an alphabet of topics, all the way putting them in context of my morning pep talk. But now what?
I'm ruling out doing a count-down to the Lincoln Marathon (109 days, for anyone who is in... Read more
I called myself a wimp for deciding to sit today out, but after having been out and spread ice-melt on the walks, I decided the streets didn't look too bad, and went to check on my sister's cats. She's headed home today, but I hadn't poked my n... Read more
For those of you who are "newer" readers, I name all my fitness gear. I have a Spirit treadmill that I purchased back in 2010, when my son was newly back from his first deployment... I remember because he helped me pick it out, and I did a 2-fo... Read more
A little bit louder, a little bit worse...
OK, now I've got that old kids' song rattling around in your head, I'll 'splain. It was NOT louder or worse, but it was embarrassing.
Training run, target 8 miles, yesterday morning. Dry t... Read more
My little Webster's tells me that zeal is "intense enthusiasm, as in working for a cause; ardent endeavor or devotion; ardor; fervor".
And a couple words later, it defines a zealot: "1 a person who is zealous, esp. to an extreme or exces... Read more
Yes, X, all by itself. X marks the spot, in honor of and in keeping with 2BDYNAMIC's (and other captains, too) latest Team page, "-The TREASURE Trove-" (link here: www.sparkpeople.com/mysp ark/groups_individual.asp? gid=68122 ... Read more
Those of us "of a certain age" remember a certain television commercial that focused on a distorted man in the foreground, moaning, "I can't believe I ate the WHOLE thing!" But that's not the definition I'm most interested in for this "W" today... Read more
Ever wonder the difference between "you" and the people you admire? The ones who have achieved their dreams, done things beyond what you think you ever could do?
Well, last night I had the opportunity to sit down with several people in a s... Read more
Ohmigosh! Is she gonna talk about mortician's work? Nope, this is, according to my Webster's:
"n. 1 something undertaken; task; charge; enterprise 2 a promise; guarantee"
What are YOU undertaking? If you've been following along wit... Read more
Yeah, we went from the conceptual "risk" and "search" to the literal: treadmill. Today, the footing outdoors being that awful "spotty" stuff, and it being still chilly, I opted to do my base-building on trusty Ariel, the siren treadmill
I... Read more
From my handy dandy Websters: "3 to examine closely and carefully; test and try; probe [to search one's conscience] 4 to look through (writings, records, etc.) to establish certain facts"
We came to Sparkpeople.com looking for something. ... Read more