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Tidbit Tuesday
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      13 comments

Five Miles I’m working on a five-mile run being the new norm, instead of three. Saturday I went for a five-mile run and started petering out approaching the 4 ½ mile mark. I skipped ahead on my playlist to Jennifer Lopez’s “ Let’s Get Loud”... Read more
Feelin Kinda Sunday
Sunday, January 10, 2016      14 comments

Happy Sunday Sparkers. It's early, the sun hasn't come up yet. I have my coffee and my labrador curled up at my side. She never lets me sleep past 5:30. Yesterday, I commented on Spark member TORTISE110's blog about early morning Sparking,... Read more
Commitment Day 5K
Friday, January 01, 2016      13 comments

Today I joined the nationwide Commitment day 5K at Lifetime Fitness Center, sponsored by The Life Time Foundation. I'm not the new years resolution type (see last blog) but I like their mission to get everyone to commit to investing in thei... Read more
New Years Themes
Thursday, December 31, 2015      17 comments

New Years quotes: For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. ~T.S. Eliot Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one. ~Brad Paisley We spend Janua... Read more
I Look Pretty
Friday, December 11, 2015      20 comments

No I'm not complimenting my appearance. I met an inspirational man at the gym today who told me to say that. I'll get back to that in a minute. Last I blogged, I wrote about running in frigid, snowy weather. What a difference three weeks ma... Read more
Baby We Were Born To Run
Sunday, November 22, 2015      17 comments

Well no I wasn't born to run, it has taken some work but I did a lot of running this weekend. This weekend alone bumped the Chicago area into one of the snowiest Novembers making two races in one weekend doubly challenging! Friday, I ... Read more
Sunday, November 15, 2015      13 comments

Today is I LOVE TO WRITE day. I'm no Bill Shakespeare but I'll celebrate the day with a blog about the week. I belong to many fitness challenges which are easy to participate in since they involve workouts I already perform. My fitbit ... Read more
Back to the Future
Sunday, November 01, 2015      13 comments

Quick blog about my day as I am melting into my couch as I type. This morning I ran a 5K with the running group to which I belong. We met at a local outdoor mall and began running at 1:45 am. That's right ladies and gentlemen, AM. Since tod... Read more
Sunday, October 18, 2015      16 comments

Those of you that read my last blog know it was a challenging week with a sinus infection. Blogging about it and reading other's blogs helped me get a grip. I'm feeling much better today. While watching yesterday's disappointing Cubs game, ... Read more
The Fritos Made Me Do It
Wednesday, October 14, 2015      11 comments

What goes up must come down right? I had a pretty great week last week and now I'm sliding downward. That's life, ride the waves, blog about the good, bad and the ugly. This has been the worst allergy season for me yet. I've been through a ... Read more
A surreal weekend!
Sunday, October 11, 2015      15 comments

Friday evening was my first non-trial class at the new fitness center I recently joined. Coworker did not show. Small panic attack on the inside. Breathed deep, got my heart rate monitor on, with the help of the female trainer, and got on a trea... Read more
Sunday, October 04, 2015      9 comments

I'm coming to terms with the fact that summer is gone and October is here. emoticon I like fall, I really do. I ju... Read more
Half Century
Sunday, September 27, 2015      21 comments

Some cool people turned 50 this year... Robert Downey jr, Brooke Shields, Viola Davis, Jeremy Piven, Diane Lane and Dr. Dre. Oh and me. Yep, got my AARP card in the mail the other day. What more could a girl want on a day she hits a half ce... Read more
The Weekend That Was
Sunday, September 20, 2015      9 comments

Whew! I need a day to recover from this weekend! At the moment, I am curled up on the couch with the labrador watching the Bears game. I may take a nap... hopefully not before I finish this blog. ... Read more
I May Join A Gym
Thursday, September 17, 2015      15 comments

I have belonged to gyms in the past. I was a regular at Bally with my daughter years ago. I remember being SO self-conscious. It was a great feeling when I finally realized nobody cared what I looked like or what I was doing, they were all focus... Read more

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