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See this image largerHappy Mothers' & Grand-mothers' Day(6 comments)See this image largerISJF - 'biscuit' is like a scone, right? (4 comments)See this image largerMy courage comes in fits & starts. This photo reminds me of my courageous self. Today is psrkrun. I am wearing my new shorts, but couldn't manage the new vest, so am wearing my parkrun t-shirt today. That's my courage-limit this morning! (1 comments)See this image largerSaw this and recognised the Spark philosophy. Slow & steady wins the race. Keep Sparking! See this image largerMy hero! An a great example of an altruistic person. (2 comments)See this image larger(5 comments)See this image largeryoga........... always helps See this image largerI got up and out early this Easter Sunday - to beat the heat! trotted down tranquils lanes filled with birdsong, jogged up hills with blue skies above, flew down hills with the sea ahead! Glorious! and a personal best of 18.39k! See this image largerOn the 100 Days of Weight Loss team today, we are looking at using words which support our self-esteem - valuing ourselves, creating two positive statements to take into the day. I am beautiful. I am strong and capable. See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerI enjoyed a lovely Sunday run - sea views, wild flowers, hills, streams, flags and swans! See this image largerI enjoyed a lovely run at parkrun this morning - no record-breaking speeds here, but a real feel-good factor! See this image largerToday I enjoyed a stroll........... about 7 miles of mindful walking along flower-filled lanes and in lush exotic gardens; a perfect day! (1 comments)See this image largerAnother fabulous run/walk adventure! I get butterflies in my stomach before I start, but once I get going I'm fine. 11.78k over the luscious Penwith moors, down the wooded valleys, following the stream down to the sea. See this image largeris going to do the town trail today - in fact there are two town trails, and I'll probably do them both! See this image largerEnjoyed parkrun with my d-i-l this morning(1 comments)See this image largerI spotted this at a railway museum - it made me chuckle! (2 comments)See this image largerSwinging with my grandson! Sparky-Nanna! Gosh I enjoyed this! (not as dangerous as it looks apparently - but it felt like an extreme activity!) See this image larger6.5km run - just the job! #justdoit (this was an actual photo taken this morning on my run) See this image largerSee this image largerAfter-run glow! (2 comments)See this image largerI was thrilled to wake up and feel my running mojo was back! Up and out before breakfast - leafy lanes, grassy field paths, granite styles, bubbling streams #FeelingGreat(1 comments)See this image largerI woke to torrential rain - but it didn't stop me today - I enjoyed it! #RunnersAreWaterproofSee this image largerI got up and out to run at least 8 miles this morning - spurred on my a pledge I made to support one running every day in June for charity. He's running 16 miles on 16th June, 17 miles on 17th, 18 miles on 18th and so on! He is an experienced ultra-runner, so it's not such a big deal for him - but still a great challenge! I couldn't do 16 miles, so said I'd do a 'Half'! 13.6 km along fabulous quiet, country lanes. Lovely! (1 comments)See this image largerIt was hot today. After work I just had an irrepressible desire to run! So I did! Not far, not fast, but I ran. And it felt SO GOOD! #FeelGoodFactor See this image largerI got up early this morning - it's been extremely windy overnight and the sea is still very choppy. But the wind made it a pleasant run and kept me cool #JustDoItSee this image largerI was up early and out the door just after 5.30 am. It was a calm, peaceful morning, and the smell of the sea was just wonderful. I'm so lucky to live here. #BreathInBreathOutSee this image largerUp and out early again (hooray for the long days of summer!) and had a very adventurous run ;) don't you just love how the bindweed has worked it's way along the ironwork on this gate - I thought it looked so pretty (unlike my feet & legs which were muddy and scratched!) #EarlyBirdSee this image largersaw a bit of ordinary magic this morning on my run - the mist on the meadow was really lovely(1 comments)See this image largeron top of the world - well, not quite, but quite high up having climbed out of the bunker at Porthcurno Telegraph MuseumSee this image larger10.8 km along the lovely, flat, coast path this morning #UpAndOut I came across the set-up for a big endurance run (23 miles multi-terrain - very hard) and wondered how on earth they do it - there are HUNDREDS of entrants! https://ratracemanvscoast.co.uk/See this image larger16.8 k on a wonderful Sunday afternoon! (2 comments)See this image largerPhew! I went out for a really warm run after work today! I had hoped to run with a friend, but she didn't make it. 7.16 km and a lot of hill climbing - which also meant some lovely downhill sections too! (1 comments)See this image largerWho went out without her hat this morning? Whoops! The sun was very strong and I should definitely have been wearing a hat! 10.7 km - then I stopped and walked in the shade for another 1.5 km home. But - I did it! #IMetMyGoal! (1 comments)See this image largerI did it! 10 km trail run done this evening - fantastic evening - the rain stopped - it was beautiful! I timed myself at around 1hr 12 mins - which is amazing for me! (1 comments)See this image largerA lovely day out walking with my friendSee this image largerI'll be heading out on my bicycle later today - over the moors! (2 comments)See this image largerAfter work, and not feeling much like it, I got on my bicycle and cycled 6 miles UP and DOWN over the moors to get to Morvah Pasty Day. The UP and Down over the moors to get home again. I was rewarded by a great feeling of accomplishment, and some beautiful views! This photo is of Lanyon Quoit (neolithic) (and an engine house in the distance) (2 comments)See this image largerMy big victory for today is getting through it on-plan, and not giving in to the temptation of chocolate! #BeStrong #Sparking this info-graphic about 'forward' and 'backward' food has really been helping me be strongSee this image largeris feeling good after 2 days off - back to work for the weekend and planning to stay relaxedSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerAcceptance See this image largerapprox 9 km (possibly 10) this morning doing a run/walk thing....... lovely quiet, fresh, sunny, Sunday morning #GetOutdoors(1 comments)See this image largerI spent some time just relaxing in the sea-front gardens today - and wanted to share this picture - I thought they looked so pretty (part of the 'rewilding' project going on)(1 comments)See this image largerPretty darned good today: 16 mins hill run repeats before my first coffee; then a trail-type walk of 90 mins this afternoon. I'm posting the walking as my #fitness for today. The photo is of a 'stepped stone stile' - I love the granite stiles (2 comments)See this image largerI've had a lovely restorative Sunday - lucky me, eh? (1 comments)See this image largerI'm working this afternoon/evening, so took the opportunity to get a walk to a lovely local garden this morning (National Trust) #GreenTherapy (1 comments)See this image largerIt's today - Global Climate Strike See this image largerWell, my pace was 20:47/km because a lot of it was climbing over rocks on the coast path! It was a tough walk but I really enjoyed it. If you'd like to see some photos of Poldark country I've posted some in my blog today. This photo is some of the steps up to The Minnack Theatre (the 'escape route') at Porthcurno in Cornwall, UKSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerIt's been raining all night!!See this image largerI stuck to my diet plan today(1 comments)See this image largeris taking a Louse Hay affirmation with me as I head back to work todaySee this image largerinformation is key(1 comments)See this image largerThis was the beautiful Autumn evening sunshine in the park on my walk last night(3 comments)See this image larger(5 comments)See this image largerExploring new things, and learning have always been essential for me (2 comments)See this image largerDay 69 on 100 Days of Weight Loss is about using the word 'choice' and ditching negative words like 'cheat' See this image largeris off to parkrun despite the rainSee this image largeris Sparking! See this image largersetting up my exercise plans for the coming weekSee this image largergratitude and kindness go hand-in-hand - I'm so grateful for Spark People and all my Spark Friends (1 comments)See this image largerthank you for Happy Birthday Goodies - my birthday isn't until Saturday - but I'm making it a 3-day event! (8 comments)See this image largerSee this image largermy grandson and his mum in the snowglobe at Bath Xmas Market 2019(2 comments)See this image larger"Give kind comments to as many people as possible today" Action for Happiness Do Good December calendar(2 comments)See this image larger"Listen whole-hardheartedly to others without judging them" Action for HappinessSee this image largerIs very grateful for her sweet homeSee this image largeris so delighted with this word-picture that my son gifted to me for Xmas - I love it! (3 comments)See this image largerI felt very adventurous going out in the dark this morning - running by the sea and meeting only other lone runners - it was a perfect way to start this last day of the year. I was tickled to get the badge from Garmin (I love the virtual gongs and rewards on these apps - Garmin is really good at celebrating achievements) This one was for doing an activity on the last day of the year.(1 comments)See this image largerI'll admit I'm scared by the situation brewing (1 comments)See this image largerEvery morning when we wake up we've been given a wonderful gift - another day of life - so let's make the most of it. (Sarah Ban Breathnach)See this image largersomething quirky for my vision board :DSee this image largerA Sunday morning walk - the roads and paths all quiet at this time of year (2 comments)See this image largerThe Spark January calendar has a great one today: Avoid saboteurs. People will try to persuade you to go against your plan, whether they feel guilty themselves or jealous of you. Ignore them. Share your goals with positive people and stay away from these topics around the negative ones. [cut-and-paste this link] www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda
See this image largerI saw my first snowdrops today - and got so excited! I just had to share this. See this image largerI planned to run - so I ran. 30 mins vigorous exercise done before breakfast - Sparked! (2 comments)See this image largerI didn't get my bike out today after all - it was too cold for me. But I did get a walk - about 40 mins. Not 10,000 steps today, but enough to win this lovely badge from my Garmin Connect app! (4 comments)See this image largerSpark! My morning inspiration! #LoveSparkPeople I just book-marked an article to read when I get home from work - Dean Anderson on why it's so hard to maintain weight loss! Check out the LEARN tab for inspiration and information!See this image largerI'm being mindful about what I eatSee this image largerAfter today I have no work for .............8 days :D(2 comments)See this image largerMy bag is packed. My togs are on. Parkrun will happen today! (1 comments)See this image largerParkrun! Official time 5k 34:27. My tracked time included a bit of a walk from the finish before I remembered to stop the tracker! Rio(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerhave done half-a-dozen lovely things before breakfast! See this image largerHappy Groundhog Day! What's the outcome? (1 comments)See this image largerLazy day.......See this image largerit's a Very Windy Day with stay-home advisories........(3 comments)See this image largerI got out to the gym before the heavens opened this morning! (1 comments)See this image largerSparking! See this image largerWishing you a wonderful day filled with Sparky self-love first ............ then whatever else does, or doesn't come your way, you'll be fine! #HappyValentine'sDaySee this image largerWow! I accidentally ran 14.5km this morning, by missing a turning, and ended up on the moors amidst the old mine-houses! It was blowing hard and raining even harder - it was, shall we say, an ADVENTURE! See this image largerStorm Dennis is noisy and destructive. I'm glad to have a safe home - hot-water bottle, cosy PJs, warm bed and a good book to read xxx(1 comments)See this image largerrustling up a tasty lunch - Garlic Cannelli Bean Spaghetti (4 comments)See this image largertrying out a new exercise system - metabolic renewal(3 comments)See this image largerI've been at work all day. It's dark. It's cold out there. But I have my workout gear on and I'm setting off for the gym. 30 mins workout - because I'm worth it! See this image largersalad :D (1 comments)See this image largerSo good to feel the sun on my face today! Vitamin D in the park! (1 comments)See this image larger3rd workout in Week 1 of metabolic renewal - and it feels good. #PushUntilYouCantRestUntilYouCanSee this image largerFriday night at home.......... an hour or two of relaxation. (1 comments)See this image largereven though I'm working, it still feels good to know it's the weekend. This evening my treat is 'Emma' at the cinema with a friend See this image largerYWA Cosy Yoga session before bed - can't stop yawning - hope I sleep well......zzzzzzz(1 comments)See this image largerI'm grateful to have Sunday morning at home - work later :) See this image largerDidn't feel super-charged this morning, but went out anyway and got my heart, lungs and legs pumping. #JustDoIt See this image largerit's a new week :D See this image largeris planning March :) (1 comments)See this image largerending my day with a comforting hot chocolate - not intentionally 'keto' but it is raw cacao, coconut milk, salt, and a small bit of xylitol(1 comments)See this image largeris enjoying a relaxing weekend.See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largertake care of yourself - you are important xxxSee this image largerI got out for a run this morning - I think it's been over a week since I did that. It felt good! See this image largerThere's a helicopter ?police ?search & rescue above my house this morning - been there for over half-an-hour - the noise is deafening! See this image largeris struggling with anxiety over the pandemic - Spark helps xSee this image largerrelaxing with a Clary Sage and Juniper bath bomb(1 comments)See this image largerItaly on total shut-down prompted me to do a search here for Italian members - seems there's no Italy Team - so guess we're all English speakers here on Spark? Anyone riding out the storm in Italy at the moment? Take care xxxxSee this image largerprayers for the world - whatever your faith See this image largerOne of my work colleagues, who loves Xmas, said that if he has to self-isolate he'll put up his Xmas tree & get the decs out! It made us all laugh, but actually, it's not a bad idea! See this image largerI got my bike out today to go to a meeting, which was cancelled just before I got there! So I stopped for a coffee by the harbour in Hayle before cycling back again. See this image largerThis Scottish gin distillary is switching production to make sanitising hand-gel - isn't that brilliant! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-t
See this image largerReady with a rainbow of colours. I treated myself to some GOOD colouring pencils - they are so soft and lovely to use - they blend nicely. See this image largerOne of the advisories is to keep your outdoor shoes, outdoors. Well, I haven't got any area outside my front door where I can keep shoes, so I decided the best I could do would be to keep my outdoor shoes in bags. My brother suggested a plastic box, but I don't have one, or have room for one. Top left are gym shoes that'll only be worn for exercise at home, middle left are my runners - which I'll leave on the doorstep if I DO go running, bottom shelf are winter boots I'm not using now.See this image largerYesterday I wore a mask at work. Today two more people started wearing masks............ someone has to start the dance! (3 comments)See this image largerAt home with my coffee, all quiet outside, it doesn't seem such a threat......... then I put my coat on, pick up my bag, don my mask and off into the mad world! (5 comments)See this image largerfrom me, to you xxx(1 comments)See this image largerPE with Joe Wicks on You Tube 9 am (UK time) every day(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerEaster crafts are a nice distraction See this image largeris collecting the tubes from toilet rolls for an Easter activity at work! (1 comments)See this image largerI just had to share this! See this image largerLooks like it's going to rain - well, that makes a change. I hope it 'cleans' the air a bit. See this image largerhow to construct a salad jar - for the curious :)(3 comments)See this image largerMy and my son June 2015(6 comments)See this image largerfacebook(7 comments)See this image largera typical mine building seen in West Cornwall - this is called Wheal Sisters, nr Cripplesease(5 comments)

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