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What ever happened to being polite?
Wednesday, May 16, 2012      7 comments

I think that sometimes there is a better way to let someone know that maybe they didn't make the best choice...Instead of "that's really ugly" maybe something like, "I like you better in purple" Instead of "what did you do to your hair, it's a... Read more
American River Parkway Half Marathon Race Report
Saturday, April 28, 2012      4 comments

Well, this story starts last Saturday, when my daughters and I went hiking. Without sunscreen. So today, race morning, I was still feeling a little tight and sore from the sunburn. But I woke up right on time and got there early to pick up my... Read more
I hope it isn't true!
Thursday, April 05, 2012      1 comments

I've heard that you lose weight from the top down. If that's true, with all the starts and stops, I probably have a tiny head on top of a very large and lumpy body!... Read more
It turns out I needed outside motivation
Thursday, March 29, 2012      2 comments

I did really well last summer - until right around Thanksgiving. The holidays sometimes make me blue... Anyway, I quit tracking my food - Big Mistake! And I really slacked on my running - another mistake And I started to gain weight back ... Read more
There's a girlish figure under there...
Monday, September 19, 2011      3 comments

So I get out of my car and start walking toward the grocery store to buy the ingredients for Chef Meg's Healthy Chicken Vegetable Casserole (which is really good, by the way) and look down at my shadow. Is that really me?? I have curves in pla... Read more
I am so proud of myself!
Thursday, August 11, 2011      8 comments

My normal exercise program includes a 5 min warm up walk, 5 min warm up slow jog, one mile run (jog?), then 2 min walk break, 8 min run, 2 min walk etc until I finish my 5 mile route. I've been running at about a 13 minute mile, but just lately... Read more
What a wonderful feeling to achieve a goal!
Friday, August 05, 2011      1 comments

I set myself some pretty lofty (for me) exercise goals - at least 60 minutes, burning at least 500 calories, 5 times per week. I've struggled with meeting that goal, but this week I made it!! 5 miles per day (walked on Tuesday because I was fe... Read more
I'll be so glad when today is over!!
Thursday, August 04, 2011      1 comments

First I dropped a bottle of molasses on the tile floor in my pantry. Cleaning it up I stabbed my hand with a sliver of glass (don't worry, it didn't even need a bandaid) then the smell made me think I would like to make baked beans, but alas, I... Read more
Getting back on track is harder than getting off...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      2 comments

The first week of July I flew to Georgia to drive back to California with my daughter, who had finished her classes at the university. Driving across the country in a week isn't really conducive to eating right and exercising. Then when I got ... Read more
An interesting realization
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      2 comments

I joined a group of women last October training to run a half marathon in April. The leader of our group wanted to know why each of us had joined and I said that I wanted to accomplish a hard goal with some amazing women, but my real reason was... Read more
no running for me today
Wednesday, June 15, 2011      1 comments

Well, I tried jogging, but it was just too hot for me this morning. I got a late start - didn't leave the house until 6:35 and the sun was already getting up there in the sky. I still did the 5 miles, but mostly walking. Tomorrow I will try t... Read more
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      1 comments

sometimes what you don't want to do is the very thing you need to do. sparkfriends can be SO helpful when you are feeling discouraged!! I'm finding that the best way to stop dwelling on all the things that are bringing me down is to try to boo... Read more
I need to avoid recent pictures of myself for a while
Thursday, May 12, 2011      2 comments

I look in the mirror and I feel okay (don't really get that); I get dressed and my clothes are looser; I feel much better and have seen a definite improvement in my physical ability and stamina, but when I see a picture of myself taken since I'v... Read more
about toilets -
Thursday, May 05, 2011      1 comments

In my opinion, people who jog would benefit greatly by having public restrooms strategically placed throughout town. And open when they are needed. How discouraging to have to cut one's run short because the restroom you discovered yesterday r... Read more

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