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Tried Some New Recipes
7/20/2014 10:18:01 AM,  16 COMMENTS

My husband does the grocery shopping and he keeps buying those taco kits. I've told him repeatedly that I can make taco seasoning cheaper and healthie...  Read more


Our cottage in Castine
7/19/2014 8:23:51 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Made it over 1,800 miles across the U.S. today. Got settled , went for groceries at a tiny local market and are having dinner on the water. I'm exh...  Read more


Bonus Blog: Runners Socializing
7/19/2014 1:27:41 PM,  11 COMMENTS

That's me, first on the right, socializing after our run this morning. Ally, my niece, is to my left at the end of the table. Great time!...  Read more


Hey, Look, SparkGuy Put a Comment on My Page!!
7/19/2014 12:51:50 PM,  17 COMMENTS

No kidding. SparkGuy. Put a comment. On MY page. I feel like a celebrity. OK, that's getting carried away. He's the celebrity, but I feel like I've be...  Read more


Great Wyoming (DE) Buffalo Stampede 10K Recap
7/19/2014 12:01:20 PM,  6 COMMENTS

OK, to the important stuff: Ran a very respectable 1:02:06 today in my 2nd ever 10K race. My plan today was be in the 10 minute mile range for t...  Read more


New Garmin, first impression
7/19/2014 10:59:22 AM,  10 COMMENTS

My old Garmin 305 died and I was looking to repair/replace it. When I contacted Garmin, they said I could repair it for $99 or get up to a $99 credit...  Read more


Oh Fiddle Dee Dee! Itís Scarlett and Me!
7/19/2014 6:46:51 AM,  21 COMMENTS

Scarlett OíHara and I have something in common. No, itís not her 20Ē waist. Itís a vegetable. Remember the scene in ďGone with the WindĒ when...  Read more


Finally Friday motivation: Just stop!
7/18/2014 6:50:56 AM,  8 COMMENTS

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Horoscope and Hawaii Taper Run Recap
7/17/2014 10:46:50 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Don't waste time looking back to uncover your mistakes; instead, look ahead and plan for your future success. Nevertheless, it's not wise to make chan...  Read more


Resting on My Laurels
7/17/2014 11:03:18 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Brooklyn born just wrote an excellent blog in which she mentioned "resting on your laurels". This has been a problem for me lately - wake up, run 4...  Read more


Rethinking the Scale
7/17/2014 7:08:55 AM,  22 COMMENTS

The problem is not the scale and the feedback it gives me; the problem is my attitude. When I feel bad all day because the number is bigger than I tho...  Read more


How Professor Dumbledore got me off the couch
7/17/2014 6:48:02 AM,  19 COMMENTS

Yesterday was supposed to be a strength training day, but by late afternoon I was laying on the couch resting on my laurels. I was proud of myse...  Read more


My New hair and a NSV
7/16/2014 11:40:46 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Have a NSV to share today. I bought a skirt/shorts a few months ago at Goodwill because I thought it was too cute to pass up. Only problem was it was...  Read more


Disney Has Let Me Down!
7/16/2014 10:17:00 PM,  6 COMMENTS

So a SP friend and I WERE planning on running the Princess Half Marathon at Disney World in February. The "tickets" went on sale yesterday. First, I d...  Read more


A Secret to Success!
7/16/2014 9:32:24 PM,  9 COMMENTS

In everything we do... ...we will find how much potential we have within! And THAT will determine our success! Much love... 247 ...  Read more


Functional fitness for the win--except...
7/16/2014 3:35:41 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Rock wall: 1 Barb: 0 Always up for fitness on the job, that's why I volunteered to do some EW--Extreme Weeding in the rose gardens at work, inc...  Read more


A blog about nothing?
7/16/2014 2:21:34 PM,  2 COMMENTS

One of my quirks on SP is that I always like to finish the day with my points at either a 5 or a 0 (i.e..65, 70, 75, 80). Don't know why...guess that...  Read more


Just checking In and looking back over the past ten months or so.
7/16/2014 2:08:05 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It looks like I haven't logged in here or checked out my blog post since February or March, but lots has happened over the past few months. Some good,...  Read more


Scale Obsession?
7/16/2014 11:18:24 AM,  24 COMMENTS

Today my SP start page recommended an article on breaking an obsession with the scale. Although I am doing better with my relationship with the scale,...  Read more


Iíve Got to Stop Sleeping Around
7/16/2014 8:40:50 AM,  16 COMMENTS

I can fall asleep anywhere Ė on the couch, in a recliner, on any padded flat surface, even on a plane if I have something or someone to lean against....  Read more


18.12 Challenge - Training week #10, crazy hilly LSD
7/16/2014 6:56:42 AM,  6 COMMENTS

10 weeks down, 6 to go! This week had lot's of good stuff going on. Biggest one was a family reunion in McConnelsville, Ohio. So nice to see my Hun's...  Read more


To 5K Your Way Running Team & All Needing Motivation!
7/15/2014 4:26:11 PM,  9 COMMENTS

There are days when my mind starts to play games with me and all these bs excuses start to come out! "My stomach aches!" I THINK I have a headache."...  Read more


Motivation and Aging
7/15/2014 1:03:51 PM,  21 COMMENTS

I've been at or below my current goal weight 64 months now. I'm maintaining around BMI 21 with a daily commitment, but without a lot of struggle. I ha...  Read more


Be Careful Out There
7/15/2014 11:51:09 AM,  23 COMMENTS

My Spark email this morning contained a link to an article about Inspirational Workout Songs. I agree that music has the power to motivate us. I wou...  Read more


Annual race as a fitness barometer
7/15/2014 11:36:09 AM,  9 COMMENTS

For 4 of the past 5 years I have been able to run in the same race, a 5-miler in my DW's home town near Cleveland, OH. It is a flat course that start...  Read more


One month Spark--the intangibles
7/15/2014 6:40:30 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Here is my list of intangible things that have happened over the last month: A much stronger belief in my physical skills and strength is one of...  Read more


Enthusiastic Running Friends on Hills
7/14/2014 9:18:58 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Here's David and Ashley, two members of the Super Sloths, promoting a Galloway Training article on running hills. Probably had I taken the slow...  Read more


Missoula HM
7/14/2014 12:54:11 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Yesterday was the Missoula half marathon that I look forward to every year! We got up at 3:45, on a bus by 4:30. There were hundreds of buse...  Read more


One month on Spark, by the numbers
7/14/2014 5:41:18 AM,  5 COMMENTS

515 Strictly the numbers today. Here's what happened: Weight: 55 6 pounds** B/P: 55 (diastolic) 119/65 Resting heart rate: 55 56 ...  Read more


What a week I'm having!!!
7/13/2014 11:58:29 PM,  4 COMMENTS

The girls are here from Washington state and we decided to take them to Santa Cruz for a night of fun. I work extra hours to get Wednesday off and we...  Read more


Press PAUSE - I Want to Stretch my Weekend!!!
7/13/2014 10:26:47 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I had such a wonderful weekend, I am not ready to go back to work! Last night we went to Barrielicious. We made a reservation at the FarmHouse and tri...  Read more


Sleep earlier, lose weight
7/13/2014 8:35:10 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Researchers have found that a good night's sleep helps people lose weight. See I also found that by skipping late night TV an...  Read more


Proud, Happy, Blessed
7/13/2014 8:31:12 AM,  21 COMMENTS

Here's part of my Galloway running group, Dream Chasers, yesterday during the Miracle Mile. I'm in purple running shorts, mostly blocked by Frit...  Read more


Protein supplements: animal vs plant
7/13/2014 7:46:10 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I thought I'd read an article here on Spark about animal protein supplements (like whey) not being good for athletes because they cause an inflammatio...  Read more


Going the extra mile for the team
7/13/2014 6:47:08 AM,  65 COMMENTS

My current status says that last week I recorded my 1st 40 mile week EVER. This is significant because: Iíve been running for nearly 30 years...  Read more


My BMR - my thought process
7/12/2014 10:03:02 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So I've blogged about this in the past, how I don't use the BMR that spark comes up with - I still think we should have an option to enter what we get...  Read more


My 12 Steps to Keep Stress in Check!
7/12/2014 6:46:46 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I read a spark article yesterday on stress, "Chronic Stress: Something to Worry About! How to Stop Stress in Its Tracks" -- By Ellen G. Goldman, Healt...  Read more


Rhode Island Weekend
7/12/2014 2:34:45 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I went to Rhode Island with my daughter to watch her run in the Jamestown Half Marathon. On Friday we went biking on the East Bay Bike Path. It is...  Read more


Miracle Mile
7/12/2014 1:50:32 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Jeff Galloway's method of training to run involves the "Miracle Mile," a one mile time test that tells the Program Director which pace group each part...  Read more


"I'm NOT Motivated!"
7/12/2014 10:38:29 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Hell no, I didn't say that! I will never say that! 104 Now! When you start to feel that excuse coming on.... YOU go here... www...  Read more


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