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My SP 6 Month Anniversary
Sunday, April 17, 2011      6 comments

I can't believe it's been six months. For the record, it took me at least two weeks to get into a steady cardio and another two weeks to start tracking my food and doing daily strength training. When I got my act together, it became second natur... Read more
I wish I had...
Saturday, April 16, 2011      2 comments

...read The Spark in the first month I joined SparkPeople. I had to learn by experience. The good thing is that I was inspired by what my wife had accomplished and I immediately committed to the task. I have mentioned that it took me two weeks j... Read more
Something inside of me keeps on telling me to run...
Friday, April 15, 2011      5 comments

I finished week 2 of my run training. My speed is not lightning pace but I feel good and I believe I could have gone longer. We'll see how I feel in the morning. I am optimistic that once I get away from the clock, I will turn it on. I'm just ma... Read more
Feelin' Good
Thursday, April 14, 2011      3 comments

Once again, I did due diligence reading SP articles, blogs, and occasional a great recipe. I really encourage people to get more active in the SP community. Once you get it, the whole plan becomes second nature. In any case, when I get to t... Read more
Reinforced Revelation!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      4 comments

I'm amazed at how it can take me a while to catch on. I'm intelligent, accomplished in my field of expertise, but I continuously seem to forget lessons learned. Today's schedule included my Wk2Day2 running training. This morning after brea... Read more
Random Observations.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011      3 comments

Today, I realized I always look forward to my strength training. I go by SP calling the days for upper, lower, and core. I pick about 7 different exercises and set them a favorites then go for it. I sit in my bedroom and watch HDTV and only conc... Read more
Just Another Tricky Day Again!
Monday, April 11, 2011      4 comments

Got up first thing, did my weekly weigh in. I'm fine with it. Went and had breakfast. I got some really good info on good inexpensive palm trees from the friend I was sharing a table with. Then I got some drama from my son and daughter-in-... Read more
A Great Sunday at The Races!
Sunday, April 10, 2011      1 comments

4:00am came really early this morning. We hit Clearwater Beach around 5:15. It was a beautiful awakening at so many levels. Iron Girl was well run and well organized. I spoke to a lot of runners and they gave me great insight on training, eating... Read more
The Fuel Worked!
Saturday, April 09, 2011      3 comments

Carbs and protein gooood. Just completed Day3. I didn't lose any energy this time. I fueled properly. My time is slow but I'm not concerned. I'll worry about time after I perfect good form. Gonna go shower, go nite nite, get up at 4AM, wash up ... Read more
Heavy Fuel
Friday, April 08, 2011      4 comments

I ordered two books today, The Athlete's Palate Cookbook and The Runner's Diet. I realize that I need to elevate my intake as serious fuel. I'm reminded by Heavy Fuel, the song by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits. It just made my run list! An... Read more
Short and Sweet
Thursday, April 07, 2011      7 comments

Did a mild walk/jog today as I'm doing the running program. Noticed I kept getting a running nose, and scratchy throat. Got back home, and just before I jumped into the shower, I'm staring at my bedroom HDTV and the local news is showing me poll... Read more
YOU are Priority #1!
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      4 comments

I put that in some of my Spark Teams Huddles today. I actually got an email from someone that asked how could I say that. I could have really let the hammer fall. But I am learning to show restraint now. Get ready for my answer because this is o... Read more
The Bonus Plan!
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      4 comments

I get a call from my granddaughter. She wanted me to come over and watch Tangled with her this evening! We had already seen it in the theater. I can't imagine anything better. We had a great time. She's four years old and sang all the songs in t... Read more
It's All Worth It!
Monday, April 04, 2011      6 comments

Went to the beach today with dssecrets, our granddaughter, and our daughter-in-law. It was the best way to end a great weekend. While I was on the beach playing with Gianna, I chased after her and she was chasing me. We yelled and made noise and... Read more
Notes on a Healthy Trip and Disturbing History!
Sunday, April 03, 2011      3 comments

I got home this afternoon after a fabulous weekend in Cedar Key, Florida. I'm a bit worn out and a bit emotionally sensitive so I'll be brief. The Island Hotel has an incredible story behind it. It could be a mini series on just the ownership ch... Read more

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