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Dawg Days, Are you kidding me? edition
Sunday, December 18, 2016      18 comments

I'm doing the Maintenance Challenge over at the maintenance team page. I was in the upper 150s when I started. I set 155 as my target maintenance weight, plus or minus 3%. I thought 'd be fine - I'd at least stay at 158 or wherever I was on the ... Read more
Dawg Days, Dawg training continues edition
Tuesday, December 13, 2016      16 comments

The Every Dawg Has Her Day Tour continues. I've been following the training plan, making adjustments as necessary, and I'm turning into a numbers geek like some others who are kinda kooky about competitions. Highlights, because I'm so stin... Read more
Dawg Days, WAG edition
Monday, December 12, 2016      16 comments

Sometimes I crack myself up. Today I was thinking about the Goal Board at Spectrum. Most people have goals like "get down to 140 pounds" or "lift 195 pounds" or "do a full body-weight chin up." My first goal was to walk through Market Bask... Read more
Dawg Days, unchaperoned thinking edition
Sunday, December 11, 2016      18 comments

I've been thinking. Without a chaperone. I know. I shouldn't do that. Gets me in trouble. I can't help it. I have it in my head that I can be competitive in my age group for the NJ Triathlon in July. I'm not talking placing. But can a girl ... Read more
Dawg Days, Plank Walkouts edition
Saturday, December 10, 2016      16 comments

Let's talk about plank walkouts, Sparkatinis. They are one of those evil exercises that are so good for your core. Skip ahead to 45 seconds in the video, you will see how we do plank workouts at Spectrum http://www.youtube.com/w
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Dawg Days, sticking to the plan edition
Thursday, December 08, 2016      16 comments

Long story short, Spark-tikis. Yesterday, I was asked to do an after work activity at the last minute. It was work related and it wasn't completely unreasonable. Normally, I'd do it. But I had a 90-minute bike ride scheduled for after work. I co... Read more
Dawg Days, circuit training edition
Wednesday, December 07, 2016      14 comments

Hi Sparkers. Day 4 of the Every Dawg Has Her Day Tour went off without a hitch. On Day 2, Andrew was pleased as punch to work me like a rented mule. Consequently, the delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) kicked in last night and I was remi... Read more
Dawg Days, Puppy training edition
Tuesday, December 06, 2016      16 comments

Days 2 and 3 of the Every Dawg Has Her Day Tour were a success. Monday/Day 2 - Full on strength training with Andrew. He was so happy to really pour it on after 2 weeks of me either being out sick, or unable to do my normal, all-out work ou... Read more
Dawg Days, Grand Tour Announcement edition
Sunday, December 04, 2016      19 comments

Today was Day 1 of the new Triathlon training plan. For those of you who don't get as worked up about triathlons as ONEKIDSMOM and I do, I compete in the least demanding of triathlons: the sprint level. Swim 750 m (1/2 mile) Bike 20 k (... Read more
Dawg Days, James Brown edition
Saturday, December 03, 2016      19 comments

I'm feeling better, Sparkers. I've got ants in my pants and I want to start working out hard. I'm ready to train. I've been looking around for a training plan to get ready for the triathlon. I bought a book recommended by ONEKIDSMOM, Triath... Read more
Dawg Days, sparking without a fridge edition
Thursday, December 01, 2016      20 comments

My brand, stinkin' new refrigerator is not working. It was slowly losing its ability to keep anything cold. Last weekend, we cooked everything in the freezer and shifted the settings so whatever cold the machine could produce went to the fridge.... Read more
Dawg days, You gotta have heart edition
Monday, November 28, 2016      22 comments

Still not back to work, Doctor Sparks. Maybe tomorrow. Still coughing up a lung. Congestion improving. I called to talk to my HR person and she told me to stay home. "No one wants to get sick!" So I worked from home. My general practitioner... Read more
Dawg Days, Project 333 edition
Sunday, November 27, 2016      21 comments

Sparkeranistas! Inspiration gobsmacked me at 5:00 this morning. Of course, Dan the Man was snorkling away for another 2 hours, so inspiration had to wait for implementation. Over at the Maintenance team (don't ask me to write out the way-to... Read more
Dawg Days, reflective dawg edition
Saturday, November 26, 2016      16 comments

OMG, Sparkniks! Nothing out of me for more than a week. Now I can't keep quiet. I got a lot to say. Recent observations. I'm less hungry between meals, but I still drag out breakfast. I have First, Second, and Third Breakfast and I cal... Read more
Dawg Days, new underpants edition
Friday, November 25, 2016      20 comments

It's a funny thing how the mind works, Sparkadelics. Family and friends tell me that I look great. I can see it in the mirror. My new "skinny" clothes are too big. I've seen pictures of myself that make my jaw drop. Like this one from Spectrum's... Read more

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