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SLENDERELLA61
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Sunrise Run
Saturday, August 27, 2016      13 comments

Great run this morning, 9.6 miles with a great group of people! It was worth getting up at 4:30am and managing 2 flashlights -- one on my forehead and one hand-held. I was very careful and not too fearful of falling. ... Read more
Long Term
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      17 comments

SparkCoach's program for me today is about long term maintenance. It read, "Remember: Lifetime weight maintenance does not occur naturally. It takes daily commitment to face each battle head-on." I have never read a statement that contains more ... Read more
New Gym
Monday, August 22, 2016      9 comments

I rode my bike to the gym, did a 50 minute treadmill run and walk, a few strength machines, and I rode back home. So far so good with the new gym.... Read more
Couple More Race Pictures and Race Plans
Sunday, August 21, 2016      15 comments

Another friend sent me these pictures she took of me yesterday: That's Margo, Fritz's cheering wife, with me at the end of the race. She is alw... Read more
Bonus Blog: First Pictures of Watermelon Race Final
Saturday, August 20, 2016      12 comments

Here's pictures a friend took of Galloway runners who placed in the Summer Sunrise Watermelon 5K Series: You may recognize Nanette, 80 years o... Read more
Let's Celebrate!!
Saturday, August 20, 2016      18 comments

Finished the 4th Watermelon 5K and took first place in my age group. WooHoo!! Happy dance! Did very good first 2 miles and was on pace to hit my target... Read more
Every Step Closer ---
Friday, August 19, 2016      11 comments

If you haven't read this Spark article, I'd recommend you do: 15 things to tell yourself when you want to quit. There's times when running feels fantastic and I love every step. There are times it is hard and I have doubts about why I am doing i... Read more
Thinking About Falls
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      10 comments

I just watched the third runner fall in the Olympic track and field events. That tells me that falling is just part of it. One runner even suffered what the announcer described as a "career-ending" knee injury. That's a tragedy to go from elite ... Read more
Adoring Grandkids
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      12 comments

I asked 5 year old Gwen today how she likes her kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Legg. She laughed and said her teacher's name is said just like the body part, leg. Gwen went on to say she's nice and never grumpy. I asked her if she'd ever had a grump... Read more
Pre-Sunset Review and Plans
Monday, August 15, 2016      9 comments

Sunset is expected at 8:06pm this evening and the running workout I want to do will take me 45 minutes, so I'll start by 7:15. That should work! It will still be hot and humid, but that's okay. My race on Saturday morning will be warm and humid... Read more
Olympic Marathon Comparison
Sunday, August 14, 2016      14 comments

I just watched the women's Olympic marathon, with 3 Americans finishing in the top 10. No one medaled, but they did great. It was inspiring to watch! I realize that when I run my half marathon next January 29th, I'll be aiming to run half t... Read more
Running Over Challenges
Saturday, August 13, 2016      10 comments

Started my run today at 6am with my Galloway group not feeling super. I had a headache. We just had a newsletter discouraging the use of aspirin and pain relievers. For one thing, runners can develop bleeding in the joints. From experience I was... Read more
Senior Dance Twin Day
Thursday, August 11, 2016      7 comments

Today at Senior Dance I received a picture taken last week at Twins Day You will see Gary and me in TN garb, Having a fun active morning!... Read more
Fruit and Gym Dilemnas
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      8 comments

If you've been waiting with baited breath for me to continue the Sugar Smart Express blogs, you'll have to wait a couple more days. Hubby bought beautiful huge peaches, strawberries, cherries, pineapple, apples, bananas, and the sweetest grapes ... Read more
Son in Law is Home and Will Be Okay
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      12 comments

As I wrote in my status, DSIL got sick at work last eve and was taken to the hospital. He was given pain medication and is now drinking lots of water and trying to pass small kidney stones. I've had kidney stones before so I can certainly relate... Read more

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