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Before My Gym Bag Days
8/21/2014 7:30:28 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Long before I started packing gym bags, I started taking comfortable shoes to work. When I wore heels and uncomfortable shoes I found I did not walk a...  Read more


Moving... And Distance Report/Goals
8/20/2014 11:04:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

OK... Here is the what's up with Julia... Almost one month since my last post! The last week of July was super crazy at work because we packed ev...  Read more


Half-Fast Old Lady Fit Jock Says Make It Easy on Yourself
8/20/2014 6:03:01 PM,  25 COMMENTS

I have been threatening to write a blog about how I pack a gym bag for some time. I think someone might benefit from it. Keeping a gym bag packed has...  Read more


8/20/2014 2:06:19 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I finished my 30 days of Whole30 Monday and am starting to add foods back into my diet to see how my body reacts. I have to say, I did the Whole30 wi...  Read more


Getting back on track after gaining back 12 pounds
8/20/2014 10:04:12 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I've maintained 120 pounds of the 130+ pounds that I initially lost, which is great, but within the past 5 months I just put on 12 pounds. Argh! ...  Read more


I've Gone Basil Crazy!!
8/20/2014 9:34:03 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I love to cook. I love to eat well, too. One of my most favorite ingredients for the past 1+ years is basil. I don't use the dried basil - either fr...  Read more


Gravitational pull
8/20/2014 8:19:01 AM,  5 COMMENTS

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Mini Bootcamp Challenge 8/20/14
8/20/2014 7:52:41 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Well, hello! Thanks for comin by!! I've been working on my own daily bootcamps and have a challenge for you too! I love Pinterest and have...  Read more


Oops! That wasnít deodorant.
8/20/2014 7:24:28 AM,  21 COMMENTS

We travel a LOT and regularly by plane. So Iíve become expert at packing efficiently even for 3-4 week trips. I have a light-weight carry-on wi...  Read more


Two week turn around results
8/19/2014 7:43:38 PM,  15 COMMENTS

This summer didn't go exactly as planned (but then when does it?). I have been trying to maintain a range between 180 and 185 lbs, but had drifted up...  Read more


You say COLOR...I say FUN!!
8/19/2014 4:31:57 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I FINALLY got to experience what the COLOR RUN is all about! With only having eye laser surgery 4 days before I was instructed that IF I was g...  Read more


Ninja's Coming! (I'm a Navy Ninja in the BLC)
8/19/2014 2:18:00 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Looking for something else on Pinterest and I kept seeing Ninja pictures! Had to share the fun... ...  Read more


A homemade home gym
8/19/2014 1:17:37 PM,  8 COMMENTS

My husband thinks I watch too much 'American Ninja Warrior' or as he asked today: Are you going to try out for American Ninja, Senior Division? I migh...  Read more


Function, Not Fashion
8/19/2014 10:54:27 AM,  20 COMMENTS

Here's a picture of my new shoes, Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14: I took them out this morning for a good half hour hot walk and I've got to say...  Read more


8/19/2014 9:16:46 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Visited with a sports Dr. yesterday to get a prognosis on my right knee, which a month ago was really hurting me. It actually was (and is) much bette...  Read more


Look where I am Ė virtually, that is.
8/19/2014 6:33:41 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Iím running/walking across the USA thanks to a Spark Team Ė The Virtual Walk/Run Challenge
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Life's a beach...
8/19/2014 3:23:22 AM,  3 COMMENTS

and sometimes you just need to share it with someone....  Read more


Honey-ginger salmon
8/18/2014 7:53:41 PM,  7 COMMENTS

We bought some salmon the other day and *surprise* it still had the skin on one side. So we wondered what to do about because we didn't have a clue. I...  Read more


Intend to Run Happy!
8/18/2014 7:50:38 PM,  20 COMMENTS

I did my speed work in my neighborhood this morning. I'm in the taper week with a race on Saturday, so my plan called for 3 - 4 quarter mile intervals...  Read more


Another example of great customer service (Fitbit)
8/18/2014 11:16:56 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So easy to get caught up in the negative side of customer service, so I really try to make a point to let people know about great customer service. A...  Read more


Six Week Anklebreakerversary
8/18/2014 8:17:16 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Today marks 6 weeks since I slipped and broke my right ankle, and I believe healing is coming along as it should. Shortly after the break, a coup...  Read more


New Running Shoes - if only for a day
8/17/2014 11:09:46 PM,  6 COMMENTS

It was time for new shoes. I'm getting ready to run half a dozen races or so this fall and wanted (needed) new shoes. I went to a speciality store her...  Read more


Serene Summer Thoughts
8/17/2014 5:44:42 PM,  1 COMMENTS

As the weather has begun to cool and I'm back to regular hours at work it's a time for reflection. Looking at the calendar I know there's a full month...  Read more


Surprise Funny
8/17/2014 3:13:15 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Here are my new friends, Lisa and Lucas Smelser, at Lake Hollingsworth yesterday: I met Lucas and Lisa at a Lakeland Runners Club meeting....  Read more


What we can learn from the Ferguson, Mo events.
8/17/2014 12:09:44 PM,  4 COMMENTS

The vary tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri seem to have people on both sides jumping to contrary conclusions. Maybe a deeper understanding and appr...  Read more


Training with real people
8/17/2014 7:37:56 AM,  17 COMMENTS

I love SparkPeople and especially the friends Iíve met here. DH calls them my ďimaginaryĒ friends. Regardless of their title, these online fri...  Read more


The week that Water was my Nemesis
8/16/2014 7:56:19 PM,  15 COMMENTS

At our camp in Maine our neighbor got a new driveway put in. We now call it the spillway because it is causing a river to flow onto our property when...  Read more


Inspiring 99 Year Old; Aspiring to Speed and Bling
8/16/2014 3:31:49 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Oh, wow! I find this 99 year old woman amazingly inspiring:
ear-old-sets-100-meter-record?cid=socM...  Read more


Yoga...I may be doing it wrong
8/16/2014 9:19:13 AM,  9 COMMENTS

In honor of my yoga this morning, in which I haven't reached nearly the level of flexibility demonstrated here: ...  Read more


Soccer (Kind Of) Pictures
8/15/2014 3:28:41 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Here is Gwen and I playing with a volleyball kind of like soccer: Natalie took these pictures. Natalie and Gwen posed: ...  Read more


I Beat a Pregnant Woman
8/15/2014 3:20:07 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Half the fun of trail races is how much we complain about them during and afterward. But how could I complain in the presence of her: 29 weeks pregnan...  Read more


Hike up Lime Kiln Trail
8/14/2014 9:56:16 PM,  11 COMMENTS

It is just a tad over 2 miles to the Lewistown Overlook on the Lime Kiln trail. It was a beautiful morning and we got up and back down before it st...  Read more


Half marathon training, interrupted
8/14/2014 4:12:59 PM,  12 COMMENTS

It feels like something is loose on the outside of my left knee. It catches and gives way at the oddest times. Going through the self-diagnosis...  Read more


Biking with the young guys
8/14/2014 11:39:26 AM,  12 COMMENTS

I like biking. I am blessed to be able to bike to work (most days) and enjoy taking my road bike out for a lunch time ride when I can. But I really...  Read more


Expanding my horizons with a Spark Recipe Ė Moroccan Chicken & Lentils
8/14/2014 7:29:45 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Iím an impatient cook. I want it to be healthy and taste good, but I donít want to take a lot of time doing it and I donít want to baby-sit it. It s...  Read more


How I sifted thru conflicting diet infro.
8/13/2014 6:35:42 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I was kind of sold on a carb cycling/exercise plan by Shaun Hadshall and have lost enough weight on it to feel that it is working for me. Also, I fou...  Read more


It Can Be Done!
8/13/2014 3:47:52 PM,  18 COMMENTS

If you are a member of the At Goal & Maintaining Plus.... Team, you undoubtedly have seen this great blog. But for those of you who aren't ready to tr...  Read more


New Heating and A/C System
8/13/2014 10:34:12 AM,  2 COMMENTS

OK, so not as much fun as say a new PC or some other "toy" I'd like, but I am pretty excited that we are getting our new heating and A/C system instal...  Read more


My homemade Bootcamp workout!
8/12/2014 11:38:10 PM,  7 COMMENTS

So I've been working the last couple weeks on a morning workout routine to get some strength training in. I have always made excuses on ST but know it...  Read more


18.12 Challenge - Training weeks 13 and 14
8/12/2014 8:09:58 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Well I will attempt to finish this now tonight. I started last night and then was told the news about Robin Williams which really bummed me out. Depre...  Read more


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