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Times are a changing and so is my body.
Sunday, November 22, 2020      7 comments

It's been a very long time since I blogged. Life is busy; full of ups and downs. I find that age and my health make maintenance more of a challenge. I work out 6 days a week. I'm doing weight training, yoga, and run. I also cycle and I wal... Read more
Wow, life!
Tuesday, March 17, 2020      9 comments

I hope you all are well! As of today, we are out of school indefinitely. They will monitor and update every two weeks. Most of us in education doubt we'll return. We are doing e-learning, but teachers are concerned how much the kids will actual... Read more
Maintaining in life.
Saturday, November 16, 2019      10 comments

I am still around, but I don't get on much. I am maintaining in my weight around 155 lbs. It seems like my body is happy here. I can have a piece of dark chocolate each day and the occasional splurge in the area of food and still feel ok about i... Read more
Too much of a "good thing?"
Sunday, September 08, 2019      8 comments

I have been working out five morning a week AND I walk about 15,000 steps, on average, at work. I also usually run once on the weekend. However, this week a cold got me. I usually get one around the end of October, so this one is way early. I sp... Read more
New challenges and a PR.
Sunday, August 25, 2019      12 comments

It's been a busy summer and start of the school year. First, I have switched from teaching elementary students with Down Syndrome and Autism, as well as other developmental disorders, to teaching middle schoolers with severe behavioral issues. S... Read more
Gratitude
Thursday, July 04, 2019      10 comments

I am still around. I have been going to the gym five days a week and taking spinning classes, power lift (weights) and I'm still running. I don't run like I used to. My body has told me all those miles don't do this body good, but that's ok. ... Read more
The Big Red Challenge
Friday, June 14, 2019      5 comments

A week ago Saturday I participated in the Big Red Challenge. It's similar to a spartan race. It had a total of 27 obstacles. There were over/unders, carrying tires, pulling up a weight in a cart, over/unders while carrying a sandbag, over/unders... Read more
Many Changes
Monday, May 27, 2019      6 comments

I've had many changes this past month or so. First, I will start a new job in the fall. I currently teach elementary kids with Down Syndrome, Autism and other development delays. I love my kids, but after 20 years it was time for a change. I als... Read more
Bonus blog: Hamstring Happenings and Another DNS?
Sunday, April 28, 2019      7 comments

I forgot to mention that I've had some hamstring happenings. I tripped twice a couple weeks ago. I tripped with my right foot and caught my fall with my left leg. My left hamstring has been sore for some time, but the two trips didn't help. ... Read more
A Couple of Firsts
Sunday, April 28, 2019      10 comments

Yesterday was my first did not start. I had every intention of running the NE5 5 mile race. Several factors played a part in my first DNS. 1) I was at a mental health first aid training until the start of the race. I could have just run it when ... Read more
Changing it up.
Sunday, March 31, 2019      6 comments

I have been busy at the gym this winter. My normal week is one day of spinning, soon to be two; two days of weight group active class; one day of swimming laps; and walking the dog the other days. I am now running more than walking since the wea... Read more
The ups and downs of maintenance, literally!
Wednesday, February 27, 2019      8 comments

I have seen the ups and downs of maintenance, literally! Mainly they are from a device that flashes numbers when you step on it. It can really play with the mind, but.... My pants size is a bit bigger, but it has to be hold all the muscle t... Read more
I don't and I do...
Monday, January 21, 2019      14 comments

I don't run to win a race. I don't run to beat others. I don't run for a shirt, a medal or other bling. (Although, it is nice.) I don't run to get faster. I don't run to prove anything to others or even to myself, anymore. I run to recharg... Read more
Crazy
Monday, December 31, 2018      9 comments

I have learned many things on this journey called fitness. The main one is that people exercise for many reasons. I have found many trail runners are considered "crazy," although any runner often can fall into the same category. It's crazy that ... Read more
Happily moving
Friday, December 28, 2018      9 comments

The weather has not been conducive for trail running and the dreadmill literally hurts my body. (Although, I will run on it occasionally.) I continue to move, though. I am doing lots of strength training. I am participating in an arm and a ... Read more

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