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Success in failure
Monday, December 22, 2014      14 comments

I'm out of the weight maintenance challenge by the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team. I missed my weigh in by 3/10's of a pound. Most would call that a failure. However, I see a success in that failure. How you ask? ... Read more
On the mend
Saturday, December 20, 2014      14 comments

I went to the chiropractor on Thursday and he said that I'm looking better. He said it's the best I've looked since we started. Yay!! I can tell I'm mending. My right hip has been sore, but not my left leg. I took that as the muscles and... Read more
Wednesday, December 17, 2014      12 comments

Happy Hanukkah to those that celebrate. Soon it will be Christmas and then Kwanzaa. This time of the year always makes me smile, but also brings some anxiety. As a person in maintenance, this time of year can be a slippery slope. One din... Read more
Naughty and Nice
Sunday, December 14, 2014      14 comments

My daughters, a friend of mine and I participated in the Ugly Sweater 5k this morning. I was naughty and ran the entire "race," but it felt so nice! I had a little soreness in my left leg and later in my right hip, but it was worth it. I loved ... Read more
Tuesday, December 09, 2014      14 comments

Frustration! More of it. I've been watching and logging my calories daily. I've also taken to weighing myself every morning. The calories are doing well, but that darn scale is still creeping up! I still walk everyday and usually take a ... Read more
No running in the new future.
Monday, December 08, 2014      13 comments

Back to the chiropractor today. I will be going three days a week for the next few weeks. He said it was good that I came in when I did and that most people aren't that proactive. Usually, they are hobbling in and that delays their recovery. ... Read more
Second adjustment and lessons learned.
Friday, December 05, 2014      13 comments

I went back to the chiropractor yesterday for my second adjustment. I can touch my toes again and even the floor! I'm really still in the hamstrings and the back of my calves, but I can stretch out. Still no running or elliptical, but the cra... Read more
Wednesday, December 03, 2014      14 comments

I went to the chiropractor. I had a couple of x-rays and an adjustment. I found out I have a slight case of scoliosis that bows to the left. Before I was adjusted my left leg was 1/4 of an inch longer than my right. I also found out that my d... Read more
An attitude adjustment!
Tuesday, December 02, 2014      12 comments

A quick stop by! I was in a very ticked off mood after my meeting. I had typed out a long blog about the frustrations of being a teacher, the politics of teaching, the expectations or lack of them by teachers, etc. To make a long story sho... Read more
A new challenge
Monday, December 01, 2014      14 comments

I'm starting a new challenge for December. It may be one of the most difficult ones, yet. It's not hard to replace an activity for exercise, in most cases. However, I've been challenged to replace 30 minutes of "computer time" with 30 minutes ... Read more
Does anyone really take time off?
Saturday, November 29, 2014      15 comments

I was reading various articles on Spark and one mentioned taking time off from running. Not only taking the physical time off, but mentally, too. Don't run, but don't think about running. Is this possible? What does one do with all tha... Read more
Thursday, November 27, 2014      15 comments

I ran the Feast & Feathers 10k this morning. I ran/walked the first 5k with a friend. We had a nice time chatting as we went. She finished and I went on for the next 5k. I LOVED IT! I had a slower time than I normally would, but it didn... Read more
Wednesday, November 26, 2014      9 comments

This time of the year is a joyous one. I love Thanksgiving! It's my favorite holiday! Many people get caught up in the buying part of the season, but Thanksgiving is all about being thankful. I am thankful for this journey and what brought... Read more
Countdown to my 10k
Tuesday, November 25, 2014      16 comments

Thursday is my 10k run. Of course, it's going to be the coldest day of the week. I'll be layering up, but not quite sure how many. I'll figure it out and I can always take some off. The other problem of the day is that we aren't eating un... Read more
Using the dog....
Monday, November 24, 2014      13 comments

I've noticed many of us have dogs. Many, like me, use the dog as an excuse. We use our dogs as an excuse, aka motivator, to get our butts off the couch and out of the house. Our dogs don't care if it's dark out, cold, raining, snowing, etc. ... Read more

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