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From Walker to (Dare I Say It) Runner
Monday, July 01, 2013      6 comments

I always liked to walk. As a young child, my grandmother took me along on many walking shopping trips. I knew she preferred taking me because I didn't whine about being tired or about hurting feet like my sister and my cousins did. I grew up wal... Read more
One Terrific Walk
Wednesday, December 19, 2012      4 comments

I'm a member of a number of Facebook groups. One of them is a group that tries to get together for Sunday morning walks/runs. On Sunday evening, the youngest member of the group posted a message asking if anyone was interested in a walk or run t... Read more
Still a Slow, Fat Runner, but...
Tuesday, December 18, 2012      4 comments

As a member of the Slow Fat Runners SparkTeam, I certainly don't deny the fact that I am both slow and fat. Through persistent efforts this year though, I am definitely both less slow and less fat and I will continue to work on becoming faster a... Read more
New Achievement
Thursday, April 05, 2012      9 comments

I already blogged about what a great JASR weekend I had. Turns out I accomplished something I never dreamed of. Finally got around to looking at the race results. I knew my time from the postings at the race site -42:49 for a 5K. Not so impressi... Read more
Just a Sparktacular Weekend!
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      15 comments

Wow! Driving to the Pittsburgh area to meet Spark friends and run a race sounded like a doable event when I first read about the plans last summer. I just knew I had to make it a goal to be there. I've been "slogging - slow jogging" through 5K r... Read more
February's Here
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      4 comments

February 1st - not a particularly notable day, but every year, I do a happy dance when this date rolls around. Having lived almost all of my days in the Buffalo, NY area and not being someone who is fond of cold winter weather, every January see... Read more
Crazy Walk It Out Game
Monday, January 16, 2012      7 comments

Because of a question asked about earning diamond medals while playing Walk It Out for Wii on the SparkPeople Walk It for Wii teampage, I decided to challenge myself by aiming to get diamonds in all four categories: calories burned, steps taken,... Read more
Monday, August 09, 2010      5 comments

Steps that is. I was really shocked when I looked at my pedometer at the end of the day Saturday and saw that number, but I shouldn't have been. How does one take all those steps in one day without even thinking about steps? Started the day with... Read more
Walk It Out Stats
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      5 comments

Here are my statistics for my first trip through Walk It Out for Wii: Days of playing - 46 Calories burned - 23,654 Steps taken - 873,944 Miles traveled - 233.4 Hours of walking - 83:21 What a fun way to walk!!!... Read more
Rhythm Island is Complete
Monday, April 26, 2010      4 comments

Yesterday, I finished building Rhythm Island on Walk It Out for Wii. It took 46 days. I already started my second trip around a couple of weeks ago. No big fanfare for finishing - just an announcement when I built the last boutique that I had I ... Read more
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      5 comments

Just got back from a 20 minute walk outside. The temperature was only 41F, and I wore my gloves, but it felt so good to be outside! I hope everyone takes advantage of sunny days when they come. Even if the walk or other activity is short, i... Read more
My New Journey
Thursday, March 11, 2010      5 comments

Hi. I joined SparkPeople 4 weeks ago and have just decided to make a commitment to healthier eating. I started with a commitment to exercise more regularly and I've been successful with that goal. I lost 66 pounds between March of 2008 and ... Read more
Top of the mountain in WiiFit Plus Island Cycling
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      2 comments

I love my Wii Fit. Been using it most days since November of 2008. I'm wondering if anyone has found a second way up and or down from the top of the mountain on the Island Cycling game. I have found one way and have to backtrack down in the Ex... Read more