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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: I’ve 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


You can’t outrun heredity!
7/11/2014 3:55:34 PM,  21 COMMENTS

Lord knows I’ve tried. I’m sidelined for three weeks due to a left knee ‘injury’ which my doctor ascribes to arthritis. I shouldn’t be surprised...  Read more


Running: Is It All About the Bling?
7/11/2014 10:08:32 AM,  22 COMMENTS

Hey, I run for fitness. I run to help maintain my 80+ pound weight loss. I run to socialize with other runners. I run because, at least sometimes, I l...  Read more


“Too Soon Old and Too Late Smart” – An Amish Proverb, I think
7/11/2014 9:48:31 AM,  20 COMMENTS

At least I used to hear it a lot when visiting my parents near Lancaster, PA. I thought about this during my run this morning. I had just posted...  Read more


Finally Friday motivation: Commitment
7/11/2014 7:16:15 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Heading into the weekend: ...  Read more


7/10/2014 8:42:23 PM,  23 COMMENTS

Today I was honored by being asked to serve as a Beck coach. I'm looking forward to reviewing this powerful program, The Beck Diet Solution by Dr. Jud...  Read more


Random Observations
7/10/2014 4:43:56 PM,  5 COMMENTS

- Today was an interval speed training run day -- 16 quarter mile runs at a faster pace than I normally run, with a much needed 2 minute walk between...  Read more


Good news
7/10/2014 4:23:54 PM,  9 COMMENTS

On 2 July I posted a blog (McIntosh and Pink Lady) about DH and his cancer. We heard today that the MRI, blood and PET scan have all come back and the...  Read more


My feet
7/10/2014 9:40:22 AM,  13 COMMENTS

I always thought I had ugly feet, especially since I started running. But Rachel got me a pedicure for my birthday so we both got our toes done last...  Read more


Joining the 21st Century
7/9/2014 10:03:15 PM,  21 COMMENTS

I sent my first text today. It was successful. WooHoo. So I sent a second one. No problem. The text helped me meet up with my niece for a great 6 mil...  Read more


18.12 Challenge - Training week #9 and 15k Race
7/9/2014 8:48:29 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Woohoo! Life is good! Run 1 - 7.29 miles (Hot and Humid, pretty slow going) Run 2 - 4.07 miles (Felt pretty darn good) Run 3 - 10.6 miles...  Read more


I had the best workout
7/9/2014 4:05:38 PM,  7 COMMENTS

My morning workouts the last couple of weeks have been nothing to write home about, although I have upped my running (yay, 'goal met') in anticipation...  Read more


The Best Medal I Have!
7/9/2014 3:30:39 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I've been a runner since Nov 2010. We've accumulated a nice rack load of medals in that time... I got this card from My Granddaughter Giann...  Read more


I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike
7/9/2014 1:14:02 PM,  13 COMMENTS

As earworms (i.e. songs that get stuck in your head) go, "I want to ride my bicycle" (or most of the Queen greatest hits for that matter) is a lot bet...  Read more


Standing my ground with a big stick
7/9/2014 8:05:22 AM,  21 COMMENTS

Recently there have been several articles about proper etiquette for walkers, runners and bikers when sharing the trail. I’ve added my opinion about...  Read more


The underrated nap
7/8/2014 3:59:45 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Ages ago, my then-running partner used to say that thirst is often disguised as hunger. She was right to a point. But now that I have a few years on m...  Read more


Whole Workout
7/8/2014 1:33:32 PM,  19 COMMENTS

I did the whole track workout sponsored by Lakeland Runners Club located at the high school last eve: *10 minute walking warm-up before the group...  Read more


New Goals- How to walk the path?
7/8/2014 3:18:42 AM,  3 COMMENTS

What motivates people enough to walk the path and stick to what they initially set out to do? I think that I have always suffered from depression and...  Read more


Smart? Really??
7/7/2014 7:37:13 PM,  18 COMMENTS

I got my first smart phone yesterday. I have only one thing to say about it: It sure does make me feel dumb!!...  Read more


Of course you hurt, it's supposed to hurt. So keep pedalling!
7/7/2014 6:49:45 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Part 1: A Bicycle is a Unicycle with a Training Wheel When I was 14 years-old I decided I wanted to work on my balance. I bought a Schwinn unicy...  Read more


7/7/2014 11:58:48 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The more I look around the Spark Blogs of SP, the more I see the variety of ways people are losing weight. And some are not. Whether they tout Paleo,...  Read more


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