Fantabulous year 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016      3 comments

Right now it seems as though everyone I know is moaning about how horrible 2016 has been and eagerly anticipating 2017... Carrie Fisher died! We elected Trump! Morley Safer and Gwen Ifel are gone! But seriously, I've had a fantabulous y... Read more
Hadrian's Wall Adventure
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      2 comments

Hadrian's Wall Adventure I meant to write this down while it was fresher in my mind, but I didn't, so here goes... (caution - very long blog ahead...) A few years ago my daughter and I did an epic trip across Europe. The one thing tha... Read more
Hallmark Christmas
Tuesday, December 29, 2015      4 comments

I was going to write my New Year's resolution blog a little early - but my resolutions are basically the same every year - lose 10 pounds, run faster, get leaner. My sister-in-law commented that I'm having a "Hallmark" Christmas - you know,... Read more
Wineglass Half Marathon
Thursday, October 08, 2015      5 comments

What can I say? It all went as planned! I try to plan my distance events so that my husband will not be annoyed when I expect him to show up for them... I don't expect him to come cheer at local 5K's, but when I've put in the effort for a... Read more
Metro 10 - my first 10-miler
Wednesday, August 26, 2015      1 comments

A 10 mile race that starts at 10:00 (but in August? What were they thinking?) I guess they were thinking that 10 at 10 sounded good. Starting at 8 or 9 would have been about 10 degrees cooler... just saying! Otherwise a good race, w... Read more
Have you considered starting a walking program?
Friday, July 31, 2015      3 comments

A few years ago my new doctor asked me this. Must be on her list of standard questions for people my age. I laughed - and suggested politely that she might want to ask what I was doing for exercise before offering this suggestion. I was in th... Read more
Epic run of the summer
Monday, July 13, 2015      0 comments

So - it was an absolutely PERFECT lake weekend. Warm weather, but not too humid until late Sunday morning. Got in Friday night and daughter wanted to do the run to Hamilton the next day. This is a 9-mile run, with several big hills (one MO... Read more
Summer and the scale
Friday, July 10, 2015      1 comments

Well, I survived a week of vacation without gaining an ounce. Lots and lots of walking, 2 8-mile runs, a hilly 5-miler, swimming and lots of self-discipline about drinking and over-eating. Annoyed the family by making a huge salad to have with... Read more
Ready for Vacation
Friday, June 26, 2015      0 comments

So, the last couple of weeks have been good on the eating/exercise front, in spite of the sore hip. And the scale is finally starting to reflect that with about a pound a week loss finally putting me back in the 140's. The upcoming week wi... Read more
Update 6 19 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015      1 comments

Good week/bad week... Last Friday I lost my swim goggles and discovered I cannot swim the crawl with my eyes closed under water (I don't go straight!!!) So I swam mainly breast stroke. And my hip protested the extra work from the frog k... Read more
Struggling with PF - hanging in there
Tuesday, June 09, 2015      1 comments

No blog in over a year... Recovering from PF has been a long hard slog. The worst was over in 5 months, just as predicted. However, any uptick in activity or slacking off from stretching is rewarded with flare-ups... It's an iffy situation a... Read more
Warning - self pity ahead
Thursday, February 20, 2014      0 comments

Plantar fasciitis sucks. After 8 weeks of a night boot, steroids and limited exercise I finally got to an ortho. More "conservative treatment" ahead. More night boot (different boot of course) and $$$ orthotics (probably for life they... Read more
The AthHalf race report
Wednesday, October 30, 2013      1 comments

Based on my time, this was not a great race. Based on the circumstances and experience - it was! I had not planned to run this half marathon. I ran a marathon in early September and was enjoying running fewer miles and feeling good about ... Read more
The Most Fun You Can Have - while running a marathon
Thursday, September 19, 2013      3 comments

I've been looking at the Marathon du Medoc for several years. This year, for a variety of reasons, was THE year. A little background - I did my first marathon last year in Cleveland. The temperatures got very hot, I walked a lot - basic... Read more
Enjoying the Power Surge
Thursday, June 13, 2013      1 comments

Sometimes when you are training it seems as though you go forever without progress. Then in the space of a couple of weeks you make a HUGE jump in fitness/weight loss/whatever your goal is? I call this a power surge. I am delighting i... Read more

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