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New Progressive Lens Purple Glasses. Officially "that age".

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657 miles now working toward the 1000 mile tee for me.

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E and I before the run. Before the sun. Such a great weekend.

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AWOL SPARKPERSON now trying to do it on her own. Weight gain has ensued, (8 lbs) but athletic goals are still in motion, as is my body. Time has been consumed by work and my old SP goal to spend less time on-line was apparently reached and now I plop on the couch vs. the computer, to watch Reality TV after my gym time. My sleep time is much improved as RTV tends to lull, as does my newfound addiction to reading on my Nook.

I quit tracking every calorie on an app long ago. (ahem)

Happy medium seeking here. Obviously doing it on my own is not highly effective, and winter wields a sword of apathy that strikes through the core (literally) of me.

Hoping to strike that non-addictive chord of balance that works so effectively when all the essences of life are aligned.

Member Since: 5/31/2009

Fitness Minutes: 15,364

My Goals:
Complete the Flying Pig Half Marathon on 5.2.10

Run a 5K.
(Goal Met 10.31.09)

Overcome the pain associated with it.

(Goal Met 10.31.09)

Finish C25K Program and return to my previously scheduled elliptical programming.

(Goal Met 9.30.09)

Incorporate outdoor and treadmill running into my regular mix.

(Goal Met 8.09)

Continue the running.


Master the calf pain associated with running.

(Considering I couldn't run one solid minute when I began in 8.09, this one is in the books too.)

Be the mistress of my bedtime.
(Get More Sleep)

An ongoing challenge as I am a night owl, but making conscious strides and gains.


My Program:
Running. (treadmill and outdoors)

Elliptical trainer.

Mountain Biking. (trail/hills/gravel)



Free Weights.

Stretching. Daily.

Weights at gym.

Rest days 1-2 x per week.

Tracking Food and Calories Daily on SP.

Interacting with SP friends daily.

Eating greener and leaner and *mostly* vegan.

Personal Information:
I am a social worker at a Skilled Nursing and Rehab center. This is my first experience in working with the elderly population.

I was a Mental Health Social Worker for 10 years in West Virginia, and then delved into Home Care and Hospice Care when I moved to California. Being a Hospice Social Worker was the first step toward healing after losing my mom to cancer and being on the receiving end of Hospice Care.
I was very active and fit when I lived in southern California. (In line skating, biking, water volleyball,and swimming)

My move to Pennsylvania five years ago, was devastating to my fitness regime as I hadn't been a "gym person" since living in West Virginia. (My Home Sweet Home state)

March 2009, I grew tired of being unfit and fat, and joined a gym.


Other Information:
Favorite Quote:

"Be Here Now"
Ram Dass

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    Hi Friend!

    Great SparkPage!

    Stopping by to WELCOME you to Your Quickfire Challenge Team and to Congratulate you for adding One more tool to your belt!

    You have chosen to be part of a New and Radically different SparkPeople Team Approach. So happy to have you part of this Special Fitness Team to help You Achieve Your Goals!

    Please check in daily for your "Quickfire Challenge Of The Day" found on the QFC Team Front Page under "QuickFire Challenge Of The Day Forum" - listed by date. When you get time, please review the "General Team Discussion Forum." Also, check in on the Announcement Tab for all New and Relevant Team Information.

    Have a GREAT journey... and remember to eliminate excuses that keep you from attaining your goals and you WILL get there, One QuickFire Challenge A Day.

    Keep Sparking! =0) Kelli, Wendy and Mic!

    Nike ~
    "If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you'd be back by now."

    "Others aren't staring at you. They're thinking how they should be running, too."

    "Someone who is busier than you is running right now."

    "The road to hell is paved with couches."

    "It's easier to sleep than run. That's why sleeping isn't an Olympic sport."

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    3942 days ago
    Yes! So much to explore here, and I'm prone to going of on "clickie" tangents. Trying to stay focused and not over extend my memberships. I've really enjoyed reading blogs here. emoticon

    Yep, I ALWAYS have loved The Mamas & the Papas! Glad you enjoyed!

    Happy New Week Debbie. :~)

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    3942 days ago
    you're welcome! take your time looking around and getting much to learn, read, do. i joined in march and still finding something new.

    btw..i clicked on "monday, monday"...damn, it's been a long time since i heard them. thanks for the memories!

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    3944 days ago
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