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Strong and Lean in 2017 - April Recap - One Second Everyday (video blog)
Monday, May 01, 2017      7 comments

Happy May Day Sparkers! April was another fabulous month and I am posting highlights for the month from my One Second Everyday App. We started in AZ, then drove home to OR staying in our 5th Wheel. Once home, we attended a beautiful wedding,... Read more
Strong and Lean in 2017 - Adventures in Hawaii
Friday, April 28, 2017      6 comments

My DH and I are on our way home after a wonderful vacation in Hawaii with my Sis and Bro-in-law. We are so lucky to have them in our life and they are fun to travel with. We have had many adventures together in the past and have more planned i... Read more
Strong and Lean in 2017 - Hiking Diamond Head - Honolulu, Hawaii
Saturday, April 22, 2017      17 comments

04-20-17 Hike to the top of Diamond Head - Honolulu, Hawaii The hotel where we stayed in Honolulu was right off of Waikiki Beach and close to Diamond Head. We had a great view of it out of our room and thought it might be a nice place to... Read more
Run Run Rhonda - Blooms to Brews Half Marathon Recap
Wednesday, April 12, 2017      14 comments

This past week-end I ran a half marathon in Woodland, WA... the "Blooms to Brews". The course was scenic and flat with views of the Columbia River in areas; however no tulips! The weather has been too cool and wet for the tulips to bloom and m... Read more
Strong and Lean in 2017 - Hiking Pena Blanca Canyon South (Pajaritos Mtns)
Friday, April 07, 2017      8 comments

I am late posting my blog and we actually did this hike last week... but better late than never. My Spark Friend Elisa, aka LDYHZE and her husband came to AZ to visit us for a short 4 day vacation. It was fabulous to be able to meet in person ... Read more
Strong and Lean in 2017 - March One Second a Day (video blog)
Saturday, April 01, 2017      15 comments

Hi Spark Friends! March has been another great month for me. I managed to stay on plan despite taking several road trips, having company and eating out. What this means is that I should have NO EXCUSES for not staying on plan when things in l... Read more
Strong and Lean in 2017 - Hike in Picacho Mountains to see Petroglyphs
Saturday, March 25, 2017      12 comments

March 23, 2017 - Fabulous club hike in the Picacho Mountains with DH and my guest Cheri to view ancient Indian Petroglyphs. We were absolutely amazed that you could actually drive right up to the location. After viewing the first area with lite... Read more
Strong and Lean in 2017 - Outing to Chiricahua National Monument
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      9 comments

For the past two days, we have camped at the Magic Circle RV Park in Willcox, AZ with our sweet neighbors Caroline and Jack. Today, we did an excursion to Chiricahua National Memorial which is about 35 miles from Willcox. Talk about stunning s... Read more
Strong and Lean in 2017 - Hiking to Ft Bowie
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      12 comments

03-21-17 - Trail to Ft Bowie from Apache Pass Trailhead - Chiricahua Mtns - Arizona Ft Bowie commemorates the bitter conflict between the Apaches of the area and the US military. I did the 3 mile round trip hike with my DH Jim and our neighb... Read more
Run Run Rhonda - Kiss Me I'm Irish Half Marathon Recap
Saturday, March 18, 2017      17 comments

This morning was the Kiss Me I'm Irish Half Marathon in Glendale, AZ. Beautiful community and the race venue at the Westgate Mall was great... lots of parking and the DH was able to sit in a restaurant/bar right at the finish line and stay cool... Read more
Strong and Lean in 2017 - Hiking in the Atascosas
Thursday, March 16, 2017      12 comments

Enjoyed a 5 mile hike with the hiking club today in the Atascosa Mountains. This is a range South of Arivaca, AZ and about 5 miles from the Mexican border. We hiked through grazing lands with beautiful rock formations to Frog Tank at the end of ... Read more
Strong and Lean in 2017 - One Second a Day Video (video blog)
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      14 comments

I haven't posted a Video Blog before, but thought I would give it a try. Last month, I started using a new app called "One Second Every Day". Every day you can add a one second video clip or photo and then put them all together in a mash-up. ... Read more
Strong and Lean in 2017 - Adventures in Snowmobiling
Friday, February 24, 2017      16 comments

The DH and I went to Leavenworth, WA over the week-end to visit friends and it was a Winter Wonderland. They have a house (they call it a cabin) and they choose to live in that area specifically because they like to play in the snow. They have... Read more
Hiking Journal makes for fun memories
Monday, February 13, 2017      12 comments

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Run Run Rhonda - Heart Breaker Half Recap
Sunday, February 12, 2017      15 comments

Today I ran the Heart Breaker Half in Hillsboro, OR. This makes 24 consecutive months that I have run a Half Marathon. Some notable things about today's run.... it was my slowest time. It was a hilly course, but the biggest problem was what I... Read more

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