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A Very Interesting Explanation of the Role of Insulin in Obesity
Friday, December 01, 2017      7 comments

It's not in this book, but this is the book that started me on the most successful weight loss journey so far. One thing is, right on the cover it says... Read more
Holy Mackerel That Was Horrible and a Revealing Photo
Thursday, November 23, 2017      9 comments

That's what my daughter, Leslie, said at the finish of our new family tradition, the 5 mile Gardner Turkey Trot. Every year has had its own distinctio... Read more
One Day in a Row and Are You Ever Too Old To Start Running?
Monday, October 23, 2017      8 comments

Yes indeedy, my daughter and I did get up at 5:30 to run. I am the queen of not thinking ahead and it wasnt until last night that it struck me that it ... Read more
Birthday 5 K Revisited and the Dinner
Sunday, October 22, 2017      10 comments

Yesterday while iI was running the race I was thinking I really wished I could take some pictures because it was just so beautiful. When I blogged, I w... Read more
A Birthday 5 K
Saturday, October 21, 2017      13 comments

Today was my daughter's birthday and we ran a 5 K together. It was a beautiful fall morning. Westminster is a very scenic New England town and it was ... Read more
4 Year Sparkversary
Saturday, September 30, 2017      14 comments

I don’t really have that much to say, but I need to memorialize the date, because unless I do, I’ll forget where I was and what I was doing, and one of the best things about SP is it helps me keep track of myself. This seems to be the year of sp... Read more
Deja Vu All Over Again
Tuesday, September 19, 2017      10 comments

So, I'm a couple of weeks into watching my 3 grandchildren (4,3,2) full time since my daughter just started her full time job. I watch them 8-6 M-F. It's a long day. Last week, on three days my daughter had to work until past their bedtime. Thos... Read more
Did I Make My Own Yogurt? Mais, Oui
Sunday, September 03, 2017      11 comments

Yoplait has a new yogurt out called Oui. It is very good and I like it. It is "French " yogurt which is less tangy, very creamy and thick and supposedly cultivated in individual batches. It comes in little glass jars with foil tops. VERY cute... Read more
Sometimes Life *is* a Day at the Beach
Sunday, August 27, 2017      13 comments

I'm not really a beach person. The sun is not my friend as you can see by me wearing a long sleeved rash guard in the picture. I also think sand is a... Read more
Big Family Vacation and Race 5 Years to the Day
Monday, July 24, 2017      18 comments

So, this year, finally, the entire family was able to get together for vacation at our cabin in Maine. My son had the idea that we should all do a race... Read more
4 on the 4th Race Report
Tuesday, July 04, 2017      14 comments

I'm getting to really like holiday races. This one was held in Keene NH, which has an absolutely charming downtown. It's about -an hour from my house a... Read more
Feeling Kind of Groovy
Monday, June 26, 2017      10 comments

As in being in the groove again. I woke up early, having gone to bed early, not wanting to stay up and be tempted to eat, and had time to enjoy an iced coffee and some time online. Then I ran 4 miles. At some point I was " in a groove" running, ... Read more
Getting Back to Running Consistently
Saturday, June 24, 2017      10 comments

I'm paying the price for a slacker winter. I ran very sporadically. I ran a 5 K here and there. The weather did not co-operate. My daughter had student teaching and I had to watch the GKs a lot. Summer is finally here. I'm getting out there agai... Read more
Back from Bitterclingerville
Sunday, June 18, 2017      13 comments

I just got back from visiting Punxsutawney PA. For MIL and FIL 60th wedding anniversary. I grew up in PA. Of all of the things that have been said in political campaigns, this is one of the statements I'll always remember: "You go into these s... Read more
Grooming the Cat - Probably TMI
Monday, June 05, 2017      10 comments

My kids make fun of me and always remember when we were playing a game and the question was -name something that smells bad and I blurted out "bloody diarrhea ". I had a patient once who we were doing a code on who had this and it was probably o... Read more

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