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A little sore
4/21/2014 9:52:00 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm feeling a little sore after a couple hours of b-ball with the young guys last night. My run this morning was a bit more challenging than usual due...  Read more


Finally signed up for that race
4/21/2014 9:50:41 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I have enjoyed some runs this weekend and was able to run in shorts and a T-shirt, no long pants or jacket needed. I also registered for that 10k that...  Read more


Lost! Joie de Vie
4/21/2014 8:13:47 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Answers to the name Mojo..... please return to owner ......have a marathon in 3 weeks and need it desperately!...  Read more


The Plan for the Week
4/21/2014 8:02:46 AM,  1 COMMENTS

It's been a busy few weeks and thus I've gotten a little off track. Not that I've completely lost it, just that I haven't been able to follow through...  Read more


spin class and already arguing with the taper
4/21/2014 7:51:09 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I don't know why I can't just run like usual right up until the marathon. Okay, that's a lie. I know, I'm supposed to be resting up. But it'...  Read more


Not a bust - got my 20 miles!
4/21/2014 12:33:19 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Thank you for all your kind words and kudos. I got my 20 miles in! And now begins - the dreaded taper! I'm happy. It's going to be fine. I'm flying to...  Read more


4/20/2014 11:23:15 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I have been treading the water with my diet. Wanna kick myself in the butt, but this is where I am at. I exercise A LOT. Mostly running, average 22- 2...  Read more


Easter Sunday
4/20/2014 11:00:10 PM,  0 COMMENTS

My goodness today was a good day. The last week I've had my husband home helping with irrigation projects, the roof on our house, other farming activi...  Read more


Happy Easter !!!
4/20/2014 10:48:31 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Happy Easter to everyone. We went to church this morning and had a great service. Easter and Christmas is our bigger crowd and the choir is full. I'm...  Read more


Happy Easter.....
4/20/2014 10:16:32 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Hope everyone had a great Easter Sunday. I am happy to report, namely to myself, that I was within my caloric range. No candy, no sweets...just my n...  Read more


Finally, a Day of Rest
4/20/2014 9:57:37 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Just life--I haven't had a day off in three weeks, and I'm exhausted. But tomorrow I get to do nothing but rest and I'm so glad. I really need it, and...  Read more


4/20/2014 9:30:30 PM,  3 COMMENTS

GOOD TO HAVE THE 223...  Read more


Easter Sunday and a few other things
4/20/2014 8:06:52 PM,  7 COMMENTS

A busy weekend and a busy day today. Things are mostly winding down, glad to finally get a chance to sit and relax. The kids were up early and very...  Read more


3-ish miles and home owner maintenance issues
4/20/2014 7:28:04 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Today's training assignment was 3 easy miles. It's Sunday, and getting my 10K steps on Sunday can be a challenge; so I stretched it to a 3-ish 3.4 mi...  Read more


Training for the Hartford and Divas Half-Marathons- day 5
4/20/2014 6:54:49 PM,  5 COMMENTS

4/12/14: 61 minutes walking. 30 minutes of abs exercises and stretching. 4/13/14: 70 minutes walk/jog + 15 stretching and crunching 4/16/14: 61...  Read more


Happy Resurrection Day!!!
4/20/2014 3:51:26 PM,  9 COMMENTS

We were blessed with an encouraging times of worship at our Sonrise service early this morning and then our regular corporate time together. I am simp...  Read more


4/20/2014 10:48:48 AM,  2 COMMENTS

We held the memorial for my nephew yesterday (Easter Saturday). It was very nice and went very well. Organizing and preparing have require quite a bit...  Read more


Runner Angel
4/20/2014 8:01:49 AM,  28 COMMENTS

I have had some self-doubt about being able to run a Half Marathon. They say comparison is the thief of joy. Well I sometimes feel like I donít run...  Read more


20 miles or bust!
4/20/2014 7:29:47 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Meeting my sister in a little while to run with her - she's planning on 10-15, and I want 20, so I'm getting started a little bit early and hoping we...  Read more


Finally.....entering the Dynamic Duo Days!
4/19/2014 11:28:55 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well it has finally started to happen! What I refer to as the dynamic duo days. A day where excellent eating AND exercise happens within the same...  Read more


Didn't call doctor yesterday but will Monday
4/19/2014 10:22:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Dad started to feel better yesterday but he told me this morning that he had a hard time getting his boots onto his feet because they were bloated. He...  Read more


Last paced run of the training session
4/19/2014 8:33:22 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today was the last paced run of the half marathon training. The assigned route was 6-ish miles, where "ish" has become a code word for "long." Accor...  Read more


Day 11 of DietBet10 - Day 18 of DietBet4
4/19/2014 4:23:50 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I ran my We Stand With Boston Virtual half marathon on Thursday. Actually walked it. Today I'm not feeling very good, so I decided to go for a...  Read more


4/19/2014 4:04:52 PM,  5 COMMENTS

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Weddings Galore
4/19/2014 3:56:46 PM,  8 COMMENTS

We started on Tuesday with a dinner fir all the visitors from overseas. But things quickly got more elaborate & interesting. Lots of ceremonies, lots...  Read more


Followin up on my last blog - pictures
4/19/2014 2:55:50 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Following up on my last blog, I posted some pictures - THOSE pictures - on my personal blog.
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Spring Fever Sprint Tri
4/19/2014 2:45:29 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I volunteered at my first ever triathlon today. I signed up for an early shift, but I knew I was likely to fall into the volunteer vortex and stay the...  Read more


4/19/2014 1:16:16 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Today is a nice relaxing day as we get ready for a busy Sunday morning tomorrow. Our community Good Friday service was a nice event. Hopefully, our he...  Read more


4/19/2014 11:11:47 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So I think it is time for a new scale. The one I have is very old, analog, and I need to turn the dial on the bottom to 0 it often (and sometimes it g...  Read more


Training for the Hartford and Divas Half-Marathons- day 4
4/18/2014 9:46:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

4/12/14: 61 minutes walking. 30 minutes of abs exercises and stretching. 4/13/14: 70 minutes walk/jog + 15 stretching and crunching 4/16/14: 61...  Read more


"...with all the frills upon it..."
4/18/2014 9:31:43 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I'm not one to miss a chance to go shopping, especially when it's "virtual" shopping, with no money involved! So, I'm going on a shopping spree for a...  Read more


Only 3 Miles
4/18/2014 8:08:39 PM,  5 COMMENTS

At 6 PM today, it was 61į F with a light breeze and clear skies. This is great running weather. I went out and ran 3 easy miles. Garmin reports 3.0...  Read more


Challengers of HOGWARTS "In My Easter Bonnet" Shopping (A Competition!)
4/18/2014 7:59:59 PM,  9 COMMENTS

448 449 450 451 453 452 450 449 448 Hello Everyone! I've just spent all day shopping for my Easter bonnet. I took home a small se...  Read more


4/18/2014 6:27:49 PM,  4 COMMENTS



first triathlon (okay, I'm volunteering)
4/18/2014 1:53:19 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Volunteering at a sprint tri tomorrow morning bright and early! I'm pretty excited - I'm not sure if I ever want to DO a tri, but volunteering should...  Read more


4/18/2014 1:04:22 PM,  8 COMMENTS

This evening our community will gather for a Good Friday service at one of our sister churches. It's a great reminder of the significance of this day....  Read more


Back to what works . . .
4/18/2014 12:13:19 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Starting weight: 137 Last weigh-in: 128.2 End weight goal: 120 Funny how I seem to make more progress when I focus on my daily behaviors v...  Read more


taking it easy
4/18/2014 8:51:44 AM,  14 COMMENTS

my allergies are flaring up a bit today, so i am taking it easy. my daughter says hi. all of the birds also say hello. the last day of school went wel...  Read more


oh boy some things you just have to learn yourself
4/18/2014 8:45:09 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have a good friend who once upon a time lost a lot of weight. I didn't know her then but she showed me some pictures and it was shocking. She's one...  Read more


So close in...
4/17/2014 9:58:34 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I'm so close in calling the doctor in the morning and see what he can do for dad. Dad still isn't breathing right. He is pretty much feeling like he d...  Read more


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