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Art Class
7/29/2014 10:38:44 PM,  1 COMMENTS

My previous work in the medical field didn't leave a lot to the imagination (with good reason) so since retirement from the nursing world I've made an...  Read more

BA5454

Morgan Mudder Run report
7/29/2014 11:49:10 AM,  6 COMMENTS

On Saturday, we participated on the Morgan Mudder Run, run by the West Point Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) program. While MWR sponsors a lot of...  Read more

PMRUNNER

18.12 Challenge - Training weeks 11 and 12
7/29/2014 7:06:22 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Week 11 (supposed to be a "step back" week) Run 1 - 5.12 miles Run 2 - 6.45 miles Run 3 - 10.01 and not one foot more. LOL. Run 4 - 6.01 ...  Read more

CHANGINGHORSES

Counting Run Intervals and Plans
7/28/2014 7:19:09 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Today my training plan (from Jeff Galloway's 5K/10K book - 3rd week) calls for 11 quarter-mile intervals. For an under 30-minute (29:59) 5K goal, he...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Summer Update
7/28/2014 6:49:45 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've been working hard every day this summer on the farm. Things look good. I finally figured out how many people I need to be working with me to make...  Read more

SHIRE33

Our Health Care System More of a System than Health Care
7/28/2014 1:49:17 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Warning if you are not currently active in the health care System, you will find this completely boring. However, if you or a loved one is sick, or...  Read more

GLADGAD

Runnin' in the rain (sung to the tune "Singin' in the Rain")!
7/28/2014 11:32:52 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Went out for a run last Saturday. According to my Galloway recovery program for a 10K race, I was to run 3-5 miles. So since I needed to go to the l...  Read more

PLMITCH

9.5 miles done Groundhog Day-style
7/28/2014 10:42:50 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I did loops of what I call 'humblers' this morning. Humblers are hills, or in my case, one lengthy hill run several times. I wasn't trying to prove an...  Read more

BA5454

Peaks Island 5 Miler
7/28/2014 10:00:47 AM,  4 COMMENTS

It wasn't pretty and no PR for sure. What a beautiful race though. Gorgeous day on Saturday and we brought our bikes with us on the ferry. F...  Read more

MARGARITTM

Exercise how's and when's
7/28/2014 9:45:27 AM,  2 COMMENTS

GENERAL Exercise is as basic a need as eating. I believe in a fitness lifestyle in which you achieve a balance between your eating habits and how an...  Read more

OLDEROWL

Official Fitness Test
7/28/2014 8:09:35 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Part 1: Football Officials Fitness Test Although I am not sure why, I have been a high school football official for 16 years. For the first 14...  Read more

SPEEDYDOG

Aging gracefully
7/27/2014 5:22:43 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I agree that aging can be hard, but the saying "GROWING UP SEEMS TO BE GIVING UP THE JOYS OF BEING YOUNG AT HEART/ FEELING ALIVE " doesn't have to be...  Read more

OLDEROWL

Dreams without Goals are just that 'only Dreams'
7/27/2014 1:08:01 PM,  2 COMMENTS

OK Jane Wishing is not going to do it... I've heard that dreams are just that 'only dreams' unless you have goals to back up those dreams. Here I have...  Read more

HOBBESIS49

Pictures from the Watermelon 5K #3
7/27/2014 4:59:50 AM,  24 COMMENTS

Well, I wasn't exactly smiling, but I think I look pretty good for just having run a 5K in 82 degrees and sunny with 96% humidity. My chip time was 28...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

No Breaks!
7/26/2014 9:58:07 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I believe any lifestyle is 24/7! ...  Read more

MIRAGE727

Lose 5 lbs fast
7/26/2014 7:20:29 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Ran 10M this afternoon. Probably not the wisest thing because the temp hit 90F by the end of my run (which ultimately involved some walking as I attem...  Read more

PASTAFARIAN

Watermelon #3 of 4, 5K Race Report
7/26/2014 12:53:27 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Here's the results to date of the 3 Watermelon Sunrise 5Ks for my age group: **** FEMALE AGE GROUP: 65 - 69 **** Name Age...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Good News and How I Am Spending My Time
7/25/2014 8:46:02 AM,  5 COMMENTS

First, the good news: I went to the doctor yesterday and after an x-ray he told me that the bone has moved back into place and is healing as expe...  Read more

GLADGAD

Met a Sparkfriend!
7/25/2014 8:18:34 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Had lunch today with Theresa. 334 ...  Read more

NINETOZE

Finally Friday motivation: Perseverence
7/25/2014 7:09:07 AM,  7 COMMENTS

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BA5454

Philosophy Inspiration!
7/24/2014 10:01:55 PM,  5 COMMENTS

On my last trip to Ottawa, the hotel offered cute toiletry items... I threw it in my suitcase, and now that I am about to use it, it is almost like it...  Read more

JULIA_RUN2SMILE

WOW! What a Great Team!
7/24/2014 7:32:34 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Thanks Jeff Galloway Training for Any Length Race Team. I had 9 positive messages from teammates about my Watermelon Sunrise 5K #3 coming up Saturday...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

My 8 Week Marathon
7/23/2014 7:57:04 PM,  8 COMMENTS

About 2 weeks ago, I was carrying a 40 lb bag of water system salt to my softener tank. It had been raining on and off for several days, which is t...  Read more

GLADGAD

Another Yearly Blog
7/23/2014 12:06:06 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So here it is, almost a year later since my last blog post. I am heavier now, and just had my bloodwork done. Not good news for me. My triglycerid...  Read more

DAVIDTHEHARP

Negative People!
7/23/2014 11:17:44 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I have to remind myself every day! People outside of my circle of influence, former friends, and seeing what others tolerate can really get old! I wil...  Read more

MIRAGE727

Hot for Chinese food
7/23/2014 9:45:32 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Quite possibly TMI, but here goes. DH and I decided not to cook last night so we ended up ordering Chinese food. Haven't had it in a while and now I r...  Read more

BA5454

anyone still in?
7/23/2014 9:00:41 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I am over 14,00 exercise minutes - on taget for 24,000 for the year miles a little behind because of injury but still aiming for over 1,000 this...  Read more

MARGARITTM

A tale of magic miles
7/22/2014 11:56:59 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Magic miles are one mile time trials, so-named from Jeff Galloway, the run-walk-run guru. He has established "a prediction formula based upon a one mi...  Read more

BA5454

Desire, Ease, and Excuses
7/21/2014 10:24:09 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Last week I read a blog from Gretchen Rubin, "My New Book about Habit Formation, as Distilled in 21 Sentences." * and it lead me to reflect on habit f...  Read more

JULIA_RUN2SMILE

Our day in Acadia & Bar Harbor
7/21/2014 9:03:24 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Here's a link (at the bottom) to more pictures taken but below are a few highlights... We are having fun. We are wore out by the time we get "hom...  Read more

NINETOZE

BLC25 NSV....Le Tour!!
7/21/2014 2:36:31 PM,  8 COMMENTS

When it was announced last year that Le Tour de France would have it's Grand Depart from Yorkshire, England I was stoked!! That meant it would only be...  Read more

HILLRUNNER

Aw, Monday's sad bear
7/21/2014 1:36:06 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Someone needs a hug. Happily, my Monday has been a bit better than this, hope yours is, too. ...  Read more

BA5454

After NINE rounds, still loving the BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge)!
7/21/2014 12:53:58 PM,  6 COMMENTS

510 It is hard to believe that I've been SParking for over five years, now. If you know me, or have read the bio information on my SPark Page, you kn...  Read more

FIT-AT-50

Scale Again ($#%%&) and Running Again : )
7/21/2014 8:40:40 AM,  17 COMMENTS

MAINTENANCE - Changing attitude about the scale: I am up one pound from yesterday. Still solidly in my goal weight range. I ate excellently yesterda...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

jumbles with pics
7/20/2014 3:24:41 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I'm trying to get in there....you know where. The balance between life and yourself. We took in two extra kids who didn't have a place to stay (18 &...  Read more

HOPEFULHIPPO

Corn sunrise
7/20/2014 10:45:49 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Captured this on Friday when it was clear and cool (not so much anymore, lol): ...  Read more

BA5454

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

SLENDERELLA61

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

NINETOZE

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

SLENDERELLA61

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

SLENDERELLA61

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