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Restaurant eating.....how to make it okay
Thursday, October 22, 2015      7 comments

We eat out....A LOT! Now, before you think it's because I am too lazy to cook or am looking for an easy way for dinner, that is only half the story. We travel frequently on weekends to our granddaughter's gymnastics meets. That usually means ... Read more
I AM A Triathete!
Saturday, September 12, 2015      11 comments

As many of you know, I have wanted to (successfully) do a triathlon for a long time. I did one in the spring, but could not finish the bike course. I was signed up for 2 during the summer, but due to illness, was not able to compete. Toda... Read more
vacation travel
Sunday, August 02, 2015      9 comments

My DH and I recently returned from our road trip to NY state; I usually fly and go alone, since he doesn't like to camp. But, this year, we borrowed his sister's RV and had our own campsite instead of me bunking with my sister, Grandma1951. ... Read more
How far would you travel to exercise?
Friday, July 10, 2015      11 comments

I live in a small community in southern AZ, near the international border w/ Mexico. There is no where to swim where we are; no community pool, no fitness club. So, I drive to a fitness club in Tucson to swim twice a week. It was okay when I ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I want to be a triathlete.....
Thursday, April 02, 2015      41 comments

First of all, thank you all of my Spark friends for the "goodies" and encouraging words for my triathlon, which was last Sunday. Having the support of others gives me such a big boost. Unfortunately, I was not able to finish the race.....t... Read more
What I learned from my triathlon training
Monday, March 23, 2015      30 comments

I am doing a sprint triathlon this next Sunday, March 29th. It is at a resort and the swim is in the lazy river, against the current. The bike ride is up and down hills, 3 times around, then the run is down hill for 1.55 miles, then back up...... Read more
So glad I got that over with....
Friday, February 27, 2015      8 comments

Fridays are my 1/2 day at work, so I decided to get a training bike ride in when I got home today. It was VERY windy, and we always seem to bike into the wind on the 1st half of our ride. Besides the wind, it was a pleasant low 70s day, so I p... Read more
Time to change in 2015
Thursday, January 01, 2015      6 comments

This is my year! I am going to retire and it is time to take back my life! I am signed up for a sprint triathlon with our youngest daughter and a 1/2 marathon with my sister. I want to do well, not just finish. All my life, I feel like I... Read more
My goals for the next year
Saturday, August 30, 2014      5 comments

My birthday is on Monday, so thought I would reflect on where I have been and where I want to be in the next year. This has been a tough year.....I feel as though I have "let myself go", so did not get near the exercise in that I wanted. B... Read more
Where have I been since last week?
Monday, July 28, 2014      4 comments

I have been "out of touch" since last Thursday, spending the past few days in a hotel. Unfortunately, I did not exercise or do any of the "normal" fitness things I do when in a hotel. We went to Phoenix, where our daughter FINALLY delive... Read more
How could I fail my PFT's?
Wednesday, June 18, 2014      3 comments

Several years ago, I spent 9 days in the hospital with pneumonia. Since then, I have my asthma controlled MOST of the time, but am triggered by a change in weather or a smell (couldn't get out of a restaurant fast enough recently when a gentlem... Read more
New Orleans Conference
Sunday, June 01, 2014      2 comments

I spent this last week in New Orleans at the Healthcare for the Homeless conference. The view from my hotel window on the 39th floor was AWESOME! ... Read more
Come play with us
Saturday, May 24, 2014      0 comments

I am part of the 5% challenge; anyone looking for a fun way to lose weight? Here is a link to join the summer 5% challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/m
yspark/groups_individual.a
sp?gid=63123... Read more
What is ME Time?
Monday, April 21, 2014      9 comments

I sometimes wonder what counts as ME time on SP challenges? Is it doing something we wouldn't normally do? Is it just spending a few minutes with an activity we enjoy? Is it exercising ALONE? To me, my ME time can be any and all of these... Read more
Did I REALLY catch up......AGAIN???
Saturday, February 22, 2014      5 comments

My sister, Grandma1951, is 18 months older than me. When we were little, both of us remember us being the same age - a total impossibility! Yet, we both "remember" when I would catch up in age FOR YEARS! When we told Mom this as we got older,... Read more

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