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Running is good too!
Monday, August 13, 2012      9 comments

In 14 weeks, I turn 60. There is a 5k race that my husband and I have signed up for in the past that's on my "birthday weekend" and we signed up for it a couple days ago. I haven't run seriously in about a year and a half....so I clearly have ... Read more
Why I Like to Bike (Bicycle that is...)
Sunday, August 12, 2012      11 comments

One of the great things about riding a bike long distances is that it gives me time to think and ponder over life's greater mysteries. One of the things I've pondered over is: "just why is it that I like biking so much?" For some reason for m... Read more
What bicylists do on a rainy day.....
Thursday, August 09, 2012      11 comments

We clean our bikes..... and plan our next ride.... www.everytrail.com/guide
/white-river-state-trail ... Read more
Bicycling on the Prairie Path in Illinois
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      11 comments

We have one week before school starts and hubby has to go back to work. We have decided spend the week riding as many bicycle paths as possible in the northern Illinois area. We spent yesterday and today biking the Prairie Path. It goes from... Read more
Thinking of Bicycling Across America.....
Friday, August 03, 2012      10 comments

My husband and I are seriously considering a self-supported ride across the US next summer! It's been on my "secret bucket list"for a while. Hubby is retiring next spring. About three months ago, we started seriously talking about what we wan... Read more
Totally blew my "accountability" but had a great month
Thursday, August 02, 2012      6 comments

At the beginning of July, I boldly announced that I was going to blog about 7 daily goals every day....I blogged for 2 whole days in a row and then quit blogging! I ran into hosting my family of 20 on the 4th of July, forgot totally to blog on ... Read more
Day 2 Accountability. Emergency alert on Cell Phone
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      7 comments

I'm blogging daily for the month of July to make myself accountable. Here are my goals for the month and how I did yesterday. Goal #1 Lose 4.2 pounds for the month. Starting weight..141.8 Will do a weekly weigh-in. I did sneak a peek th... Read more
Accountability Day One--Banana "ice cream"
Monday, July 02, 2012      14 comments

Yesterday, I posted goals for July and said I would blog on them daily all month. Here are my goals and results to date. Goal #1 Lose 4.2 pounds for the month. Starting weight..141.8 Will do a weekly weigh-in. Goal #2 -E... Read more
July 2012 Goals
Sunday, July 01, 2012      8 comments

I haven't written down my goals for the month in a long time. Today, July 1st, is the perfect day to do it. I'm feeling very motivated. My husband and I went out to dinner last night with a couple that are friends of his since high school. ... Read more
"accidental" exercise kayaking and crazy tree house
Thursday, June 28, 2012      8 comments

Yesterday morning, hubby and I decided to explore an inlet on the lake where we kayak. We went back as far as we could go on it and had a blast. What started out as a 30 minute kayak outing turned into a two-hour exploration. What a great way... Read more
Enjoying exercise more...variety!
Friday, June 22, 2012      6 comments

I've never been one of those people that "loves" to exercise. I envy people that really look forward to doing it. I'm just not one of them. This summer, I decided to try really mixing things up and seeing if I enjoyed things more. So far, i... Read more
More great fitness related Apps for Smartphone
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      8 comments

While I think SparkPeople is the best website hands down for fitness and motivation, I'm discovering there are some awesome apps for smartphones that I have found that are so much better than the SparkPeople App. Hopefully, with time, SparkPeop... Read more
Fitness Apps for Smartphones--Endomondo
Sunday, June 03, 2012      6 comments

I've been playing around with various fitness apps for smartphones. Mapmyfitness, Endomondo, and Allsports (by Trimble). I like all three of them, but have currently been using the Endomondo app the most. These apps are awesome for track... Read more
Horsey Hundred Two Day Bike Ride
Tuesday, May 29, 2012      4 comments

Over Memorial Day weekend, hubby and I did a two-day organized bike ride in Georgetown, KY called the Horsey Hundred. There were about 2,000 riders there and we loved it. It was the first organized ride for hubby and the first for me in about ... Read more
Back to road biking and loving it!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012      11 comments

I used to be an avid road biker about 15 years ago. I lost my riding buddy, and didn't feel safe doing it alone. Now, my "new" husband (of 6 years) and I are starting to ride. He hasn't done much road biking since he was a teenager, so I've b... Read more

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