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A new sore.
Thursday, April 02, 2015      13 comments

I went on a 6 1/2 mile run on Wednesday and man am I sore! I need to take my right orthotic back as it keeps giving me a blister when I run. My right leg is so sore and I think it may be because of the orthotic, too. Both of my hamstrings ... Read more
Loving my sparkfriends
Tuesday, March 31, 2015      10 comments

I am loving my sparkfriends. Of course I always do, but recent comments have made me realize just how blessed I am. I am blessed not only to have found Spark, but to have met so many wonderful and supportive people on-line. I never would h... Read more
No more fast runs, no more long runs, just runs.
Sunday, March 29, 2015      15 comments

It's been a busy week and weekend. I was getting ready for my Mom's surprise 70th birthday party that we had yesterday. Lots of cleaning, shopping and cooking. It was a success!! She had no clue! We had around 50 people. It was a great turnout a... Read more
The longest run of the year, so far.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015      13 comments

I went out last night and ran 4.26 miles. It was a slow run with an average of 10.30 minute miles, but I was running! I still am surprised how nonchalant I am about the time. I am VERY competitive, especially with myself. However, I know if I w... Read more
Back in the saddle.
Sunday, March 22, 2015      18 comments

It will be four years on July 24th that I lost my soul mate in horse form. She was a once in a lifetime horse. I raised her from a weanling to the age of 31. I've ridden maybe twice since she died, but that all changed today. I was back in... Read more
Four miles and five pounds!
Saturday, March 21, 2015      9 comments

I ran a little over four miles this morning. I walked a lot in the beginning and I'm walking every hill. It takes me quite a bit of time to "loosen" up now. It felt pretty good, but I'm still frustrated. My right hip is still complaining and ... Read more
Don't blink!
Thursday, March 19, 2015      18 comments

Today is my oldest daughter's 20th birthday. As she said, "Twenty sounds so much older than nineteen. Probably because there isn't a teen at the end." I agreed! I can't believe how fast 20 years has flown bye! I was very fortunate to have n... Read more
Back to "reality."
Sunday, March 15, 2015      12 comments

Tomorrow I go back to work and reality. No more adding lots of exercise just because I have the time. No more staying up late. No more sleeping in past 5:00 AM. I'm getting ready for it by doing lots of moving today. Another run today of... Read more
A beautiful day!
Friday, March 13, 2015      10 comments

I got two long walks in and lots of time with my girls. I finished up the monkey bread, but surprisingly I stayed in my calorie range yesterday and today. I am at my goal weight, right on the nose! I've learned that if I'm going to "splu... Read more
Lots of exercise and monkey bread!
Thursday, March 12, 2015      14 comments

I've gotten lots of exercise in today. I ran 2.65 miles in 28 minutes, did 17 minutes of stretching, 40 minutes on the elliptical and 40 minutes of walking the dogs. A good day, right? It is in the fitness minutes, however I made monkey br... Read more
I'm sore, but it's a good sore!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      15 comments

I feel like I was hit by a car! (A small car.) It's great! I love being sore because it means that I worked my body. I love knowing that I challenged my body and my mind. I expected to be sore since I haven't run in three months. I have lots... Read more
I ran!!!
Tuesday, March 10, 2015      13 comments

I forgot that with the time change it's still dark out in the morning. I did a few things around the house and then laced up. It was obvious to me that I hadn't run for a while. I forgot my gloves which I HATE. I wore shorts and a long sleeve.... Read more
I went, I tried and I bought!
Monday, March 09, 2015      19 comments

I went back to the running shoe store and talked to an older and more experienced runner/associate. I explained my injury and asked about neutral shoes with my orthotics. He agreed that they would be a better choice. I also texted my cous... Read more
I went, I saw, I didn't buy...
Saturday, March 07, 2015      10 comments

Yes, two blogs in one day. I went to buy running shoes and my hubby went along. I shared my l experience with my last pair of shoes that were bought in September, worn through December and that I wound up injured and seeing a chiropractor. I e... Read more
"Fall" yard work
Saturday, March 07, 2015      6 comments

I got home yesterday and the temps were in the low 60's. I decided to clean the yard since it really hasn't been done all winter. For some reason our trees were "late shedders" last fall. I decided to rake the yard and get all the dog was... Read more

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