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Day 2 of 100
Tuesday, February 25, 2014      6 comments

So, today is my 'day 2' of my 100 day challenge of working out at least 10 minutes a day. It's 9:15 am and I just finished my at-home workout. It feels so good to be working out again! The sweat smells great! (just kidding!) Today's workout... Read more
Day 1 of 100
Monday, February 24, 2014      9 comments

Today, I started small again. I have failed so many times. But, I've also succeeded in the past, and I know I can do it again! I watched a video this morning about a lady who committed to going to the gym for 100 days.... and it made a hug... Read more
Stories of a New Clipless Rider
Saturday, November 16, 2013      6 comments

I've been having a lot of fun cycling the past 2 weekends! And, I hope to ride tomorrow... just hope the rain holds off! Last Saturday, I FINALLY went to the park and joined the cycling group I've been a member of for about 9 months. Yep! I... Read more
Momentum... It Works Both Ways
Wednesday, October 16, 2013      11 comments

Over the past 3+ years with SparkPeople, I am continuing to learn that momentum works both ways. When I'm exercising regularly, it is easier to exercise regularly. But, when I'm eating poorly...even just a few bad choices... it is easier to cont... Read more
This Week's Goal: Met!
Friday, September 27, 2013      7 comments

I have been faithfully riding my bike with my 'new' group each Sunday morning. We had been riding 22 miles each time, but bumped it up to 28 miles two weeks ago! Until a few weeks ago, I was also riding two mornings a week for about 10-12 miles ... Read more
I Did It My Way!
Saturday, August 10, 2013      11 comments

If you have been reading my blog this week, you know that I've been having lots of 'nagging' little issues with pains in my body. I knew I needed to do something different, and for awhile I was just prepared to quit running & cycling! But, that ... Read more
Blister Mystery: Solved!
Thursday, August 08, 2013      3 comments

I got a blister while running 6 miles on Saturday. I thought it was very strange as I was wearing my usual shoes & have only gotten blisters a few times... those were during actual half marathons. So, I was kind of baffled. I had my new run... Read more
Can you achieve your DREAMS without SUPPORT?
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      7 comments

First of all, I was shocked this morning when I woke up to find my very SHORT post (only 10 lines of type!) had received a "popular blog post" award. I've spent a lot of time this morning reading the comments & visiting blogs of my friends & oth... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Don't Give Up On Your Dreams!
Tuesday, August 06, 2013      141 comments

That was my daughter's advice to me yesterday when I was feeling "too old" to run & bike.... when I was tired of all my aches & pains. "Don't give up on your dreams." I appreciate all of the encouragement & advice you all gave me yesterday.... Read more
Too Old to Run & Ride?
Monday, August 05, 2013      18 comments

I know it's crazy, but I'm just wondering if my body is too old to start running & cycling. Well, I actually started 3 years ago. And, I've played everything safe - slowly building miles with each. But, I've been plagued with 'injuries' during t... Read more
July Review & August Goals
Thursday, August 01, 2013      4 comments

When I started SP three years ago, I used to do this every month. But, I've gotten out of the habit. Here's to restarting a habit! July... Swam - total of 1650 yards Bike - total of 141 miles (wow!) in 10 hours Ran - total of 33 miles... Read more
AWESOME workouts!!!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013      2 comments

I have had 4 days of AWESOME workouts. But, I guess I'm now paying for it with two achy knees. So, today is an unplanned rest day... with ice on those knees! But, here's the story of those great workouts... Saturday - We drove to my mom's i... Read more
When Lightning Strikes...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      4 comments

I was supposed to ride 50 miles in the Katy Flatland Century ride on Sunday. All week we'd been having afternoon thunderstorms & Saturday's was particularly hairy. My daughter & I were out shopping at one point and the thunder boomed so loud tha... Read more
Attacked by DOGS (w/photos)
Tuesday, July 16, 2013      24 comments

Yesterday morning I was out running in my neighborhood. The details are very fuzzy, but I don't remember seeing the two dogs. All of a sudden they were barking and one of them was jumping on me and scratching my legs. I was so scared. I lo... Read more
New Running Buddies... & More!
Saturday, July 13, 2013      6 comments

I tried out my 'new' running group today. It is a 6 month program which trains runners for a marathon or half marathon in January. The biggest benefit to me are the long runs on Saturday, though they can start VERY early! We are always done runn... Read more

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