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Power in Motion Week 2
Thursday, March 11, 2010      7 comments

Last night was the second session of my 10-week newbie runner training. I discovered that I had been moved to a different group, one notch up from newbie, primarily due to the huge hordes of runners in each group not due to any merit of mine. ... Read more
A strange day
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      15 comments

Yesterday was a total melt-down day for me. And no, I'm not feeling guilty about it, I just think I need to examine it. It actually started late Monday night when I left a friend's house. As I was driving away my cell phone rang - he was ... Read more
Looking ahead
Monday, March 08, 2010      8 comments

One of my friendly challenge competitors threw down the gauntlet this morning: create a plan of action to stay healthy and active. What a wonderful assignment! First, I’m thrilled at the words healthy and active, because that’s really bee... Read more
Maybe I'm onto something....
Thursday, March 04, 2010      15 comments

OK, I'm probably obsessing so just stop reading if you're bored. About my goal to become a runner: I'm not going to quit without giving it my all. My usual tactic when tackling something new is to read about it, getting my hands on eve... Read more
Today's long run - it's all relative
Sunday, February 28, 2010      20 comments

Actually, today was W8D2, and was supposed to be 5 minutes brisk walk, 28 minutes run (or 2.75 miles), and then a cool-down walk. It was a gorgeous day, so I headed out to the path along the bayou. 55 out and sunny, not a cloud in the sky.... Read more
"So you think you can run?" update
Friday, February 26, 2010      8 comments

One of my SparkFriends just celebrated her first runnervesary. As I read her blog with interest, I realized I hadn’t kept track of the date of my first ‘run’, and I use the term loosely. (OK, I’m going to stop doing that. From here on in I wi... Read more
Tuesday, February 23, 2010      12 comments

Thanks for all the comments, Spark friends. First, let me say the card was yanked immediately. The only reason she had the card was to pay for doctor visit co-pays, school expenses such as books, and the occasional authorized trip to the g... Read more
A low blow
Monday, February 22, 2010      17 comments

I detest blogging when I'm low, but probably need it more than ever. When I got home on Friday, I went through the day's mail as I usually do. One of my credit card bills had arrived and I had a shock when I opened it: a bill I expected t... Read more
5K Post-mortem
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      15 comments

A couple of days late, but I needed to recover. This 5K was organized by teens, and it was extremely well done. Here are a few random thoughts. * 37 degrees in Houston is just too cold. * Trotting around in place for 30 minutes... Read more
Watch the whole thing.....
Monday, February 15, 2010      7 comments

42E2fAWM6rA a palindrome I really liked!... Read more
The first in a long time
Monday, February 08, 2010      15 comments

Day of feeling discouraged, that is. About life in general, not anything strictly health related. I'm tired, still feeling a little sick. Sluggish.... Sad still about the end of my relationship with the SO, and he's gotten nasty ... Read more
Employee Benefit Costs
Friday, February 05, 2010      7 comments

One of today's SP blogs asks "Employee Benefits: The Less You Weigh, The Less You Pay?" It seems some employers are contemplating charging their employees for health insurance based on BMI. As SP tells us, this is a guideline, but by no m... Read more
Update on 2010 goal
Wednesday, February 03, 2010      7 comments

Just a quick update on the goal to become fierce. We had a sales training session today - my employer brings in outside trainers to help us learn how to 'sell', and extends this training to those of us who are in support positions, because ... Read more
Rambling thoughts about overdoing it
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      15 comments

I have a problem: I can't say no. More specifically, I can't say no to others, which leaves me overcommitted and stressed out. Then life adds on those little challenges that you don't have a choice about. At least I haven't figured out... Read more
Monday, February 01, 2010      9 comments

I had some interesting dreams while I was staying at my parents' house this past weekend. In one dream, I was on a bus with my youngest brother Marc. We'd barely taken off, and the bus stopped for something. Marc got off the bus, and the ... Read more

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