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Technology - changing my life and now reading my mind?
Wednesday, February 12, 2014      18 comments

Yesterday at my physical therapy session (frozen shoulder) we were discussing the Olympics and one of the therapists pulled up the live feed on his phone. Another found a video of the final spin of that 15 year old Russian figure skater so we c... Read more
Something old, something new and something extra
Tuesday, February 11, 2014      21 comments

Every 6 months or 500 miles I buy new running shoes. I don’t get rid of the old ones immediately. I use them for other activities. Eventually they end up as a donation to the rescue mission. The last 3 pair were all the same color. This... Read more
Sugar, sugar everywhere.
Sunday, February 09, 2014      13 comments

I posted this photo a few years ago. Some of you know that I’m married to the junk food king. It will be 48 years in June. Our table doesn’t look like that anymore. ... Read more
Where to run 10 miles? That’s the question.
Saturday, February 08, 2014      16 comments

It’s 32* at 7 am. That’s good. Any day above freezing is a good day lately. It’s overcast and there’s a 40 % chance of rain. That’s bad. I don’t mind a drizzle, but if the clouds open up, I want to go home. So here are my choices. ... Read more
10 days of hummus
Friday, February 07, 2014      21 comments

Last week I wrote about Mastering “new technology” (my food processor) www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=5609884 which produced this ... Read more
Baking potatoes 5 lb bag – 2/$4
Wednesday, February 05, 2014      19 comments

That poster in my supermarket window caught my eye. It was one of many, but it was the only heavily advertised special that wasn’t some kind of processed food. Entering the store, before even walking through the main doors, there are bins ... Read more
Amazing! I really wanted that virtual trophy
Saturday, February 01, 2014      24 comments

Yesterday, we were having a heat wave, at least compared to the temperature in recent weeks. It was 43* and DH suggested we go for a walk. Great idea! Although it was my scheduled rest day, with only some gentle yoga and taichi required... Read more
All treadmills are not created equal
Friday, January 31, 2014      17 comments

But sometimes even false achievement can push you in the right direction. On Wednesday I wrote about my terrific workout on an unfamiliar treadmill, running comfortably at a higher setting (6.1 vs 5.8 on MY treadmill) all the while covertly... Read more
Mastering "new technology”
Thursday, January 30, 2014      19 comments

To those in my age group that phrase usually means something computer related. As a technology coordinator in a school district and webmaster of the high school website, I remember the resistance from some of my peers. I, on the other hand... Read more
A false sense of achievement?
Wednesday, January 29, 2014      23 comments

I won’t know until tomorrow. At my little gym there’s one treadmill that I consider MINE. In fact the regulars also call it MINE. That’s because it’s on the end, far from the wall mounted TVs and right in front of a fan. Fortunately, thi... Read more
So who is my new friend?
Monday, January 27, 2014      18 comments

And can we go 100+ miles together? Sure we can. Because we’re not alone. There’s more than ... Read more
Speed intervals - “wind sprints” – and me
Sunday, January 26, 2014      17 comments

Whenever I think about these terms along with my senior citizen age, I get a mental image of a Seinfeld episode where George (faking a disability for advantage) is escaping from a group of angry old people – all of them, including George, riding... Read more
Am I really a “success” story?
Thursday, January 23, 2014      32 comments

I recently received an email inviting me to fill out a form to be considered a SP “success.” I replied that they couldn’t really mean me. Compared to the success stories I’ve read, hearing about me might elicit the response “big deal!” ... Read more
What do Peyton Manning and Jeremy Abbott have in common?
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      17 comments

While Manning is well known to more people, makes a lot more money and is a Sunday fixture on TV from Sept – Jan, Abbott and others like him come into our national consciousness only every 4 years. Manning is on his way to the Super Bowl a... Read more
All Spark Points are not created equal and I don’t mind
Sunday, January 19, 2014      19 comments

It took me nearly 3 years to get to 1000 spark points. That’s because I was a spark hermit. I conscientiously used the nutrition tracker because eating huge quantities of food caused my weight problem. I always loved exercise so I ignored the... Read more

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