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A one mile race, a half marathon and a 100 pound dumbbell-whodathunkit?
Saturday, May 21, 2016      15 comments

On 7/31/15, I ran the GNC Liberty Mile Race-11 minutes 5 s... Read more
Doing what I never thought I would be able to do
Saturday, October 31, 2015      7 comments

Yes I love lifting weights. My wrists are not strong due to the nerve damage from CTS but over the years I have modifying and training to make them as strong as I am able to make them. I've increased my fitness and abilities since my accident in... Read more
Non-scale victory, courtesy of my trainer.....
Wednesday, October 21, 2015      12 comments

I've been training at the Y for over a year now, and the trainer they assigned me was Emilee who is a hero in my eyes! She does not take my crap and whining and pushes me-that's what they are for of course. Have I called her names? Yes! Have I ... Read more
I'm a runner--I really am!!
Sunday, June 07, 2015      18 comments

I freely and fully admit that the thought of running outside terrified me. I thought it meant going at a 7-10 mph pace the whole time, and I knew I could never do that. Walking-sure I could do that! Walking for miles was just fine with me and ... Read more
Yesterday I said NO to the treadmill, but said YES to 20 plus miles and more.
Sunday, April 19, 2015      13 comments

I had everything planned perfectly yesterday. My son was on a day trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and it was a perfect day to go the Y and get some treadmill running in. My backpack was packed(Valderi, valdera, hahaha my kn... Read more
Over 20 miles in a single day at the age of 45-age ain't nothing but a number!
Sunday, April 12, 2015      13 comments

Yesterday was amazing to me-the first real day of spring after the cold cold(did I mention cold)winter we had I wanted to be out in the fresh hair and just breathe. Spring fever perhaps, but it felt so good to be out and walking-even did a bit o... Read more
My 5th year at Spark--a little older, a little wiser, but grateful to be here!
Friday, January 23, 2015      18 comments

Five years ago I was searching the internet for a site that would help me with my quest for being healthier, weight loss and just plain feeling better. As the saying goes I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. The rear end accident that h... Read more
The loss of my dearly loved friend Russ and the beginning of my journey without him.
Sunday, January 18, 2015      17 comments

Back in 2007 I was at a very low point in my life after my rear end accident. My kids were in the car-thank God we survived-but my Camry was totalled and I went through months of occupational and physical therapy. During that time I met Russ w... Read more
Yesterday's unintended by accident but ended great 14 mile in a day trek.
Sunday, December 14, 2014      4 comments

The weather was coooold yesterday morning so after I dropped my son off at the boys/girls club I happily drove downtown to go to my favorite YMCA-but all the parking garages were full. Irritated but not defeated I drove back home and decided to ... Read more
Age is nothing but a number-not letting it hold me back this year.
Sunday, November 30, 2014      13 comments

Back in 2010 when I joined Spark at the back of my mind was that I was getting older, there was only so much I could do. I wasn't a spring chicken by any means, but I would do the best that I could to become more fit. Walking(not jogging or runn... Read more
Yesterday I walked,jogged, ran over 14 miles...before my 45th birthday!!
Sunday, November 16, 2014      20 comments

Yesterday was a milestone for me and I am still giddy about it! I walked to the YMCA, did my heavy chest and back workout, ran/jogged/sprinted on the treadmill, walked back from the YMCA, then ran around our basement room-when all was said and ... Read more
My very first visit with a personal trainer-and not my last!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014      14 comments

For all that I love exercise I was a bit nervous before my session today. I made sure to inform her that I do have carpal tunnel and explained just how I normally work out and my vegan diet and my weight loss over the past several years. So what... Read more
Non-scale victory -my total cholesterol lowered AGAIN! Vegan power!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014      7 comments

Days like yesterday are a reminder that is not always about the amount of weight I can lift or mile I can walk(and now run, woohoo!)-that with the family risk factors of heart disease and diabetes that I am lessening my risk even as I grow older... Read more
I like running. No, I LOVE IT!!
Friday, August 15, 2014      7 comments

Goodness knows I would have never thought to like it so much during my fitness journey--now I am not fast admittedly, and I do slow down when I need to--but I like to run and honestly feel the difference mentally when I don't. It's a beautiful t... Read more
I ran a whole minute today without stopping! Yes that is big for me!!
Friday, June 27, 2014      9 comments

I love to sprint, LOVE to sprint--going all out for 20-30 seconds is wonderful for fat loss and endurance. But going longer than 30 seconds just was NOT going to happen--dropping back down to a walk or stopping on the side of the treadmill durin... Read more

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