Having realistic goals – thoughts after a race
Monday, March 23, 2015 23 comments
DH & I had a lovely weekend in Virginia Beach. The Shamrock Marathon weekend is very well organized. However, I was not well prepared. I knew this and blogged about it 12 days ago. "The voices in my head and my Dad’s jacket" htt... Read more
I'm a 'B' - I'm a 'B' and I'm thrilled about it!
Sunday, March 15, 2015 20 comments
No, it's not my bra size or that word that gets deleted from online comments. My all-time spark trivia score is finally 80% which I consider the 'B' level (apologies to those school districts that calculate it differently). When I began ... Read more
The voices in my head & my Dad’s jacket
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 26 comments
I have a half marathon in 11 days. I am not well prepared. In January my allergy/asthma triggers (perfume & cigarette smoke) sidelined me for a week. In February a night out with friends resulted in food poisoning and another week lost... Read more
I broke my own rule and bought running shoes online
Monday, March 09, 2015 20 comments
It’s been a personal choice for me to support my local running stores. “Local” is a relative term out here in the country. I’m between two cities so I have a 40 min to 1 hour drive each way. Fortunately, I only need new shoes every 6 months a... Read more
The Mystery of the Missing SPAT – a “Who Done it” Story
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 27 comments
More precisely it’s a “What Done it” because after more than 2 days of searching I can blame the disappearance on “Dustin” our “Roomba.” That’s the robot vacuum cleaner that my son gave us a few years ago. Our grandchildren named it afte... Read more
A Tale of Two Weeks
Monday, February 23, 2015 25 comments
I like Spark Trophies. I once insisted to DH that we had to walk for 10 more minutes so I could reach the next level. DH: They send you a trophy? Me: No, I get an email with a picture of a trophy. DH (Rolling his eyes): Let’s go. ... Read more
Icebound in South Central Virginia? Look at my boat!
Saturday, February 21, 2015 22 comments
It’s not like I planned to go for a sail or a cruise on the lake, but this was a surprise this morning. The sailboat is 25 feet long. That’s a lot of ice. ... Read more
When a night out goes terribly wrong
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 20 comments
I posted the short version in my status Monday morning. A few hours after dinner at a local restaurant, I began having GI issues which continued until the next morning. Monday: The only activity I did was to log into Spark to get my poi... Read more
Thinking about pregnancy at age 67
Friday, February 13, 2015 27 comments
Destination Walmart – my long walk
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 23 comments
First of all, why Walmart? It’s not one of my favorite places for several reasons I won’t list here. However, suddenly they are the ONLY place that stocks my organic yogurt (Stonyfield - plain and their non-flavored Greek variety). I buy both... Read more
Tai Chi and Me and my search for a “perfect” exercise class
Monday, February 09, 2015 21 comments
I have belonged to a gym or some kind of fitness center for 40 years, beginning with “Spa Lady” in 1975. Back then aerobic classes were 20 minutes long and we jumped around shoeless in leotards, tights and sometimes even leg warmers. I lik... Read more
Can this be called food?
Tuesday, February 03, 2015 26 comments
I HATE reading! Does that shock you?
Friday, January 30, 2015 24 comments
Of course it’s not true. I’m here every day both reading and writing. I read mostly for information and to stay connected to the world. My taste in fiction leans toward historical novels. What if your child came home from school and said... Read more
Cardio, Strength Training, Flexibility, Balance – trying to work on all aspects of fitness.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 19 comments
I like physical activity. I always have. However, I don’t like all options equally. Cardio – no problem! I don’t even need music or companions or TV. Outside, nature is enough. Indoors, I’m content with my own thoughts. Strength T... Read more
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